Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..

PPDS Announces the Philips MediaSuite with Android TV OS

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PPDS (aka: Philips displays) has announced the latest in its hospitality TV range. The Philips MediaSuite with Android TV OS includes the new Philips MediaSuite 6214U series and the MediaSuite 5214U family.   Promoted as an all-in-one hotel TV entertainment solution, the Philips MediaSuite TVs have Chromecast built-in and are Netflix-ready, allowing guests to cast their […]

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Atlantic Video Corporation Implements Hybrid Solution for the Mobile Municipal Court in Alabama

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The City of Mobile, Alabama, is at the center of the maritime, aerospace, tourism and healthcare industries along the Gulf Coast. Known as the birthplace of Mardi Gras, Mobile is home to more than 190,000 residents. The Mobile Municipal Court handles misdemeanors and traffic offenses. In early 2020, ongoing restrictions around COVID-19 required the municipal court system […]

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CEDIA Announces Greg Durkin as Keynote Speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022

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CEDIA, the global trade association for the home technology industry, today announces Greg Durkin, founder and CEO of Guts+Data, as the keynote speaker at CEDIA Expo 2022. Durkin will speak about invaluable opportunities for integrators in the fast-evolving digital media landscape in “Entertainment Evolution 2022: Content Overload.” The proliferation of content, streaming platforms, and hardware has […]

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Extron Now Shipping USBC Pro 8K Series USB-C Cables

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Extron is starting to ship the new USBC Pro 8K Series, active, hybrid optical-copper USB-C cables that transmit 8K/30 DisplayPort AV, USB 2.0 data, and power signals simultaneously over distances up to 30 feet (9.1 meters). They are ideal for USB-C-enabled devices that support video and audio over four DisplayPort lanes. To streamline integration, they support power delivery […]

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Maxhub Introduces the 98-Inch DLED ND98PNA 4K Commercial Display

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Maxhub just introduced the ND98PNA 4K Commercial Display. Maxhub says this 98-inch diagonal Direct LED (DLED) display is recommended for presentations, UCC and digital signage. Featuring 4K resolution, Bytello DMS for remote device management and wireless BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) capabilities, the ND98PNA also has a 5000:1 contrast ratio. In terms of connectivity, the […]

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Barco Appoints LANG UK and Midwich Group as Preferred Distribution Partners in UK and Ireland

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Barco announced an update in its U.K. and Ireland distribution partnerships appointing LANG UK and Midwich Group as the preferred distribution partners in the United Kingdom and Ireland for projection and image processing solutions. The new agreement with the reputable AV companies, which comes into effect immediately, is aimed at strengthening the position of both […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Appoints Steve Riley as Director of Global Professional Services

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PSNI Global Alliance has appointed Steve Riley as Director of Global Professional Services. Steve joins PSNI with over 25 years of system integration experience. His past roles include more than 20 years within various AV integration companies, where he “developed an understanding of every aspect of system integration business operations, including international cultures, staff leadership, […]

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Audio-Technica Releases AT-ART20 Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge

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Audio-Technica just announced the AT-ART20 Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge, the latest in A-T’s ART Series of high-end phono cartridges. The AT-ART20 utilizes Audio-Technica’s magnetic-core design to achieve musical realism. Complementing its superlative vinyl playback performance, the AT-ART20 has a striking, distinctive contoured appearance. The $2900 AT-ART20 uses manufacturing and polishing techniques that have been […]

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Z-Wave Alliance Announces Its Product Ecosystem Surpasses 4,000 Devices

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The Z-Wave Alliance today announced that the Z-Wave product ecosystem has surpassed 4,000 certified devices. HOPPE AG is the Alliance member that hit that magic milestone which comes on the heels of the Z-Wave Alliance announcing the first Z-Wave Long Range (Z-Wave LR) certified devices are hitting the market for implementation into smart home systems. […]

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Yamaha Joins the SDVoE Alliance

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In probably the biggest announcement of 2022, Yamaha is joining the SDVoE Alliance, a consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of AV-over-IP via 10G in professional AV environments. Yamaha is a player in the UCC segment of the market of AV and in corporate, retail and hospitality industries. “We are pleased to […]

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Snap One Announces New OvrC Connect App

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Snap One has announced the release of a new OvrC Connect app that replaces OvrC Home to strengthen control of OvrC systems for both commercial and residential clients, along with a newly redesigned OvrC Location Dashboard that simplifies Partners’ customer service workflow. Featuring an all-new interface with simple, intuitive navigation, the new OvrC Connect app […]

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SiliconCore Debuts 1.2-Millimeter Ultra-Fine Pixel Pitch LED Floor Display

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SiliconCore last week showed a 1.2-millimeter ultra-fine pixel pitch LED floor display at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas. The SiliconCore High-Resolution Modular LED Floor with next-generation LISA technology requires no separate overlay. Viewers could walk directly on the 4′ x 7.4′ LED floor display which features a smooth non-reflective, durable, flat water-resistant surface. The floor […]

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Atlona Debuts New ePTZ Camera for Huddle Rooms and Distance Learning

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Atlona debuted Captivate AT-CAP-FC110, an ePTZ (electronic pan-tilt-zoom) camera for UCC, distance learning as well as huddle rooms and small to medium-sized meeting spaces. The CAP-FC110 is the second product in Atlona’s new Captivate family of “high-performance video conferencing solutions, joining the AT-CAP-SP100 speakerphone in enabling unified communications (UC) experiences.” Universal PC and Mac compatibility […]

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PK Sound Releases the T218 Intelligent Subwoofer

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PK Sound has released the T218 intelligent subwoofer. Onboard DSP, class-D amplification, and networking enable auto-identification and configuration within PK .dynamics software through a simple multipin connection. Dual front-loaded, 18” long-excursion transducers in a bass reflex design achieve a peak output of 144dB with an operating range of 25-100 Hz for clean and impactful low-frequency performance. T218 features […]

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Optoma used InfoComm to debut the ZU920T and ZU920TST WUXGA Laser Projectors

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Building on the ZU720T series, the Optoma ZU920T is 9800 lumens has a fixed, telecentric lens design and has a 0.65:1 short throw ratio, is designed for 24-hour operation, includes edge-blending, warping and four-corner correction, as well as 360-degree and portrait installation modes. Optoma also unveiled its cloud version of Optoma Management Suite (OMS), an […]

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RGB Spectrum Enters the Management of AV-over-IP Installs Market

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RGB Spectrum entered the management of AV-over-IP install market today with something dubbed Multi-Domain AV solutions. The scalable Multi-Domain AV solutions include the end-to-end  Zio AV-over-IP platform, the new Zio 4000 video wall processor, the  QuadView IPXe multi-image processor, the XtendPoint KVM-over-IP control solution and the Zio Mobile App. RGB Spectrum’s second-generation Zio AV-over-IP solutions allow for real-time […]

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Audinate Details Supply Chain Problems in Meeting During InfoComm; Provides Solution Date

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Addressing one of the most important, complex and dynamic commercial issues impacting the global ProAV industry, Audinate today announced the actions the company has been taking to minimize and mitigate the impact of global supply issues. In addition, as part of its strategy to ensure availability of product, the company announced next-generation, drop-in replacements for […]

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PPDS Launches the X-Line Video Wall Display Series

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PPDS (Philips digital signage) just launched the X-Line LED-backlit displays for video walls. The Philips X-Line series consists of six new LED-backlight models (NOT direct-view LED) and size variants, each featuring slim-bezel designs of 0.9 mm to 3.5 mm. The X-Line displays are equipped with a range of updated features and functionalities to support specific […]

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Signagelive’s Content Management Platform Is One of the First Chrome-Recommended Solutions for Digital Signage

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Signagelive announced today that,after meeting all the technical verifications set by Google, its content management platform has become one of the first “Chrome Recommended” solutions for digital signage. Optimized for the Chrome OS, Signagelive can be integrated with Chrome OS devices for enterprise-class digital signage solutions. Together, Signagelive and Chrome OS devices, powered by Chrome […]

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MediaMatrix Introduces the sWALL 2×2 Audio Network Interface Panel with Dante

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MediaMatrix (a Peavey Commercial Audio brand) introduced the sWALL 2×2 audio network interface panel with Dante and AES67 audio-over-IP network compatibility. This in-wall surface mount panel is designed for fixed installation in engineered audio and communication systems, offering IT and pro-audio teams the freedom and flexibility that comes from not having to run hundreds of […]

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Crestron Electronics Debuts the Sightline Room Experience at InfoComm 2022

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At InfoComm 2022, Crestron Electronics debuted the Sightline room experience, which is designed to address meeting equity problems in meetings. Sightline assembles the core platforms of Crestron, including Crestron Flex digital workplace technologies, DigitalMedia content distribution and control and management. Inside the Crestron Sightline, speakers are actively tracked and framed, and multiple displays offer improved […]

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Crestron’s NVX Chip Company, intoPix, Collaborates with IPMX at InfoComm

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intoPIX is one of the dozen companies joining AIMS (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) for live SMPTE ST2110 & IPMX interoperability demonstrations during InfoComm 2022. intoPIX is the technology company behind JPEG 2000, TicoXS and other codecs used in AV-over-IP products, including Crestron’s NVX product line. The new IPMX FPGA-based reference design jointly developed with […]

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VOD Debuts a 0.7mm Pixel Pitch dvLED Display at InfoComm 2022

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VOD Visual just debuted a 0.7mm pixel pitch dvLED display at Infocomm 2022. Part of VOD’s VIVID range of products and in a 62” Full HD (1080p) form-factor, it’s spec’d at 1200 nits brightness and a Rec.709 wide color gamut and has a matte black backing. The VIVID is available in 0.7mm, 1mm, 1.25mm and […]

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RTI Control Platform Now Works with Orro

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RTI announced this week that the RTI control platform now works with Orro, integrating Orro’s lighting control into any home automated with RTI. With light, motion and sound sensing, along with smart switches, Orro’s adaptive lighting automatically adjusts based on homeowner presence and preferences. RTI also enables control and automation of Orro switches from within […]

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Shure Microphones Receive Barco ClickShare Certification

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Shure has announced that microphones from its Stem Ecosystem, Stem Wall, Table and Hub, have received full certification with the Barco ClickShare Conference room system. Stem Ceiling is also compatible with the Barco solution. With this certification, Shure and Barco have partnered to make it even easier for users to seamlessly turn any “Bring Your […]

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Modus VR Announces Software Update, New Manufacturers in Match Partner Program

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Modus VR today made several new announcements this week at InfoComm 2022. First, four new commercial manufacturers have joined the Modus Match Partner Program that was launched in December 2021. Second, Modus VR has announced an upcoming software release that will add many new products, and finally, delivers on an integrator-requested new Bill of Material […]

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DTEN Debuts Inclusiview at InfoComm 2022

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DTEN debuted Inclusiview this week at InfoComm 2022. Created to better capture and present participants in small meeting rooms, DTEN Inclusiview leverages AI to deliver an unprecedented face-to-face experience via the DTEN ME Pro. DTEN Inclusiview works exclusively with the all-in-one DTEN ME Pro. With the device’s smart three-camera array, DTEN Inclusiview utilizes both auto-framing […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Unveils a Partnership with Guise AI for NaViSense, a Computer Vision Technology

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions just unveiled a partnership with Guise AI for something called NaViSense, a computer vision technology. NaViSense is a cost-effective computer vision solution for gathering anonymous customer attributes using off-the-shelf or existing camera sources and processing them through a variety of edge computing devices such as RPi4. This technology will gather data […]

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SiliconCore Technology Debuts 1.2mm Ultra-Fine Pixel Pitch LED Floor Display at InfoComm 2022

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SiliconCore Technology debuted a 1.2mm ultra-fine pixel pitch LED floor display at InfoComm 2022 this week in Las Vegas. The SiliconCore High Resolution Modular LED Floor uses the company’s LISA technology, is a breakthrough for the dvLED display industry, and the only durable 1.2mm floor available for fixed installation, requiring no separate overlay. Viewers can […]

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PPDS to Showcase Latest Range of Remodeled and Updated 4K Philips B-Line Business TVs at InfoComm 2022

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PPDS, or Philips, is showcasing its latest range of remodeled and updated 4K Philips B-Line Business TVs at InfoComm 2022. Available in new 43” and 55” sizes and designed for entertainment, collaboration and content scheduling, the Philips B-Line is designed as a signage solution for food and beverage (bars, restaurants, kiosks) as well as corporate […]

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Leon Speakers Debuts LiquidView at InfoComm 2022

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Leon Speakers has just debuted LiquidView, which will exhibit for the first time at InfoComm 2022 this week, releasing WindowLV, a virtual window using displays. Architects, interior designers and commercial customers can literally add windows to rooms where none existed before or replace a poor view. Views can be changed at any time from an […]

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AVI-SPL Symphony Launches Version 6.0 of Its Platform at InfoComm 2022

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AVI-SPL Symphony launched version 6.0 of its platform at InfoComm 2022. This release transforms the platform’s user experience for a more modern look that aligns with its most common customer use cases. Symphony is a user experience management platform used by IT departments around the world to administer, monitor, control, and analyze their multi-vendor audio-visual […]

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