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..

Rants and rAVes — Episode 932: XTEN-AV Demos New AI-Based Drawing Tool to Debut at ISE 2020

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XTEN-AV chose rAVe to debut X-DRAW — an AI-based drawing tool for AV systems of all sizes — a new feature added into the XTEN-AV cloud based software platform with artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop AV system designs based on AVIXA published standards and design guidelines. This is the future of AV systems design […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 931: Gavin Downey Says Expect an Experience in Epson’s Stand at ISE 2020

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Building on its history of demo’ing amazing experiences suing 3LCD, Epson heads to ISE 2020 with a booth filled with applications-based projection and one big-time attendee greeting experience. On this podcast, Epson‘s Senior Product Manager, Gavin Downey, hints at this big-reveal in the booth as well as a plethora of other reasons to make sure the Epson stand in Hall 1 (booth H90) […]

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Screen Innovations Will Introduce Zigbee 3.0 at ISE

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Screen Innovations (SI) will introduce Zigbee 3.0-enabled products at ISE 2020, adding control via Amazon, Apple and Google. All three companies, along with the Zigbee Alliance, recently formed a working group, the Connected Home over IP (CHIP), to foster the universal adoption of the standard by leading smart home manufacturers. SI is actively participating in […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 930: Justin Kennington and the SDVoE Alliance Will Bring Its 20/20 Training to ISE 2020

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In addition to showing the latest technical advances in 10G AV-over-IP, the SDVoE Alliance, and its 50+ partners, will be at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. SDVoE will host its free in-stand 20/20 Training Session all show long (and the complete schedule is here). The company is in Hall 1 in Stand F40 at ISE. The […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 929: James Meredith of WyreStorm Details ISE 2020 Plans

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Wyrestorm is about to become the oldest AV company to have a family of 1G and 10G AV-over-IP products as they will celebrate their 6th year with the lineup. And, at ISE 2020 next month in Amsterdam, the line will nearly double in size and will also include a new family of H.264 streaming products, too. Want […]

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Waves Audio Announces FIT Controller for eMotion LV1 Live Mixer

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Waves Audio has announced the Waves FIT Controller for the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer. FIT is a control surface that operation of the eMotion LV1 mixer to live sound engineers who prefer the tactile response of faders, knobs and buttons for console operations. Co-engineered by Waves and MIDI controller manufacturers MIDIPLUS, FIT is the ultimate […]

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Want to Use Zoom to Broadcast a Meeting via an Entire Digital Signage Network? Enplug Can Do That

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Enplug has added the ability to broadcast Zoom video conferences via Enplug’s digital signage platform. Enplug’s new Zoom App is freely available to Enplug users via the company’s App Market. Enplug’s new Zoom App streamlines the process of broadcasting live events and presentations to multiple screens. From within Enplug’s Zoom App, users create a new […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 928: An Interview with Sam Taylor of Almo Professional A/V

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Are you wondering the AV market in 2020? The AV economy? The UCC Market? The E4 Experience? When will LEDs overtake projection? How the developments in UCC will affect your business? And, what’s the scoop on this new Barco ClickShare coming at the end of the month? Well, ALL that’s in this videocast, watch!

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Vanco Now Shipping BAV4250 and BAV2500 Beale Street Audio Amps

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Vanco (which acquired Beale Street Audio in 2017) is now shipping the Beale Street Audio BAV4250 is a four-input, four-channel amplifier with an output of 250 watts per channel and compatibility with 4-ohm, 8-ohm, 70-volt and 100-volt speaker systems. Featuring DSP processing and a matrix mode that allows any source to be routed to any […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 927: TeamBoard Is Going International

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Today’s pre-ISE 2020 show podcast was with TeamBoard’s International Sales Manager Andy Penman — if you think that name TeamBoard (as a product line) sounds familiar, it is! Listen as you’ll learn about their 10-year history in the ProAV and UCC markets and their plans for the International launch of the TeamBoard — an all-new turn-key Collaboration Board system (and, yes, they […]

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Nureva Received Fourth Patent for Microphone Mist Technology

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Nureva just announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 10,499,151 for embedding additional information in a sound mask noise signal. This is the company’s fourth patent for its Microphone Mist technology platform, which powers its HDL300 audio conferencing systems and the HDL200 system that was announced earlier this week. The […]

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TASCAM Ships Model 12 Audio and Multimedia Production Switcher

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After a year of talking about it, TASCAM is finally shipping the Model 12 desktop-style audio and multimedia production switcher for live performances as well as podcasting and live streaming. The Model 12 has 10 inputs for microphones and instruments with channels one through six featuring combo XLR/1/4-inch inputs utilizing TASCAM’s Ultra-HDDA microphone preamplifiers with […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 926: Intel Uses ISE to Roll Out New Unite 4.1 Features for UCC and Classroom Collaboration

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Intel’s VP and General Manager, Jason Goecke, and Intel Unite Worldwide Director of Sales & Technical Enablement, Dave Buchholz  to talk about the new Unite Cloud platform, Unite release version 4.1 and the development around the Intel Unite plug-in community. Intel will be at the ISE Show in Amsterdam next month in Hall 11 […]

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Nureva Intros Console, a Cloud-Based Product Management Platform, Adds Mac Support

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On the heels releasing a new mic-array/speaker-bar combo, the HDL200, Nureva has also introduced Console. Console is a cloud-based platform for organizations to manage their Nureva audio conferencing systems across multiple locations, from a single dashboard. Nureva Console combines a web client that installs on Windows and Mac meeting room computers and a cloud-based dashboard […]

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Hey, Do You Own an AV Integration Firm? If So, Read This!

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NSCA has just released a new white paper: “Mergers & Acquisitions — Don’t Grow Your Business into the Ground.” Over the past few years, the systems integration industry has seen an active climate of mergers and acquisitions. Approximately 30 NSCA integrator members have been acquired in the last year alone. Although a successful acquisition or […]

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Meridian Partners with Barco and LG at ISE 2020

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Meridian Audio will be working alongside its partners to showcase and demonstrate the latest innovations in high resolution audio at ISE 2020. Meridian has teamed up with Barco Residential to provide high-performance audio solutions in Room E-107. Upon entering the room, visitors will be able to enjoy the Architectural Integration Zone. Split into two areas […]

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Alcons to Debut LR24 Pro-Ribbon Line-Array System at ISE

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The new Alcons LR24 pro-ribbon line-array system will be making its global debut at ISE. The LR24 is a three-way, bi-amped “mid-size” format line-array system with Alcons’ patented pro-ribbon technology for mid and high frequencies and the system features an unusually high dynamic range with a fast impulse response with up-to-90% less distortion. The all-natural […]

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Nureva Enters Small and Medium-Sized UCC Space with New HDL200 

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Nureva is announcing the HDL200 audio conferencing system, the newest addition to the company’s line of audio solutions. Using a all-new industrial design, the HDL200 covers any meeting room up to 18′ x 18′ (5.5 x 5.5 meters), in a 10-pound speakerbar-like form-factor that’s designed to fit above or below a monitor (or even on […]

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Updated: ClearOne Says Shure’s Redesigned MXA910 Still Infringes Patent

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Update: See below for Shure’s response to ClearOne’s statement. ClearOne, in a statement sent to rAVe Monday, said it’s confident that Shure’s redesigned MXA910, the MXA910W-A released in December 2019, still infringes ClearOne’s U.S. Patent No. 9,813,806 (the “Graham Patent”). ClearOne has added the MXA910W-A as an accused product to its currently pending lawsuit against […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 925: What’s the NovoConnect Ecosystem? Holger Graeff Details Vivitek’s Focus at ISE

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Gary was joined by Vivitek’s GM, Holger Graeff, to talk about its upcoming ISE 2020 stand (Hall 5-S30) and what we can expect. For ten years Vivitek has focused on display technology and, although there will be plenty of monitors, LCDs, projectors and OLEDs in their stand in Amsterdam next month, they’ll focus on the […]

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Meridian and LG Partner for High-End Audio Soundbars 

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Featuring Meridian’s digital signal processing (DSP) technologies, the new 2020 range of soundbars from LG Electronics (LG) deliver much better audio. Introduced at CES 2020, the new range of LG soundbars is the next step in the brand’s collaboration with Meridian. The range features the SN9YG and SN11RG models as well as the flagship SN11RG; a 7.1.4 channel […]

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Zytronic Details ISE 2020 Plans 

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Zytronic will demonstrate a video wall of four multi-touch screens that are innovatively linked to enable seamless touch transition between screen tiles at ISE (Hall 8, stand G351), Feb. 11-14, 2020. Each of the four 55” multi-touch sensors in the 2×2 array features an ultra-narrow border, creating a sleek appearance by using the maximum display area. […]

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peTE CoMAN Joins rAVe [PUBS] to Cover CES, ISE, InfoComm and Other Shows

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Pete Coman, commonly known as TEC MAN, joins rAVe [PUBS] to expand rAVe’s presence at CES (and a dozen other AV shows in 2020) with up-to-the-minute, live, onsite news and videos. Pete’s passion for innovation first brought him to CES five years ago. He still recalls the mind-blowing experience as he walked every aisle with […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 924: Brian Rhatigan Details New Zoom Room Kits from Almo ProAV

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Gary was joined today on his podcast with Almo ProAV‘s Brian Rhatigan to talk about its Zoom Room Kits – all-in-one bundled Zoom Room solutions. This simplifies an AV dealer’s experience with specifying, selling and integrating Zoom Rooms as it’s not only bundled into one SKU but they are actually shipped together in one box. And, on this podcast, […]

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Mackie Redesigns Flagship SRM Series of Loudspeakers

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Mackie’s says it has reimagined and redesigned the SRM Series, its most poplar loudspeaker family. The new SRM V-Class series uses a new advanced DSP technology and is housed in an all-wood enclosure. Designed for a variety of professional sound-reinforcement applications, the series consists of three models: the SRM210 V-Class, SRM212 V-Class, and SRM215 V-Class, […]

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Savant Partners With USAI Lighting for Daylight Mode

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Savant has partnered with USAI Lighting to debut a feature called Daylight Mode, which can align lighting schemes to match the natural circadian progression based on time-of-day. Designed to promote healthy living, Daylight Mode can be personalized by each user to suit individual lifestyle and situational changes. Savant Daylight Mode is available now. Daylight Mode […]

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MSolutions Details ISE 2020 Plans

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MSolutions will unveil several built-in and modular features to its MS-TestPro portable test device at ISE 2020. MSolutions introduced the original HDMI test tool in 2010, and the MS-Test Pro was introduced in 2017 to simplify the adoption and installation of HDBaseT media networks. At ISE 2020, MSolutions will introduce and demonstrate new AV over IP testing capabilities that […]

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AVIXA Announces New Awards to Honor Emerging Talent and Event Design

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AVIXA has announced two new categories to its annual awards program: The Emerging Talent Award and Event Design Professional of the Year Award. The award winners will be recognized during a ceremony at InfoComm 2020 in Las Vegas on June 17, 2020. “The annual AVIXA Awards program honors pro-AV professionals making significant impacts in all […]

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Extron Debuts 75-Watt Audio Amps That Don’t Need Ventilation

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Extron just introduced the XPA U 758, an eight-channel half-rack amplifier; each channel has 75 watts of power. This means the XPA U 758 lets you install sixteen 75-watt channels in a single rack space without the need for ventilation (with two side-by-side units). The XPA Ultra lineup of UL 2043 plenum-rated amplifiers includes single […]

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Sharp Australia Launches Brand New HC1 4K BIG PAD Interactive Display

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Due to the success of the TH1 series 4K BIG PAD interactive displays released earlier this year for the corporate market, Sharp Australia has launched the brand new HC1 4K BIG PAD interactive display series for the educational and training environments. The BIG PAD HC1 range offers a choice of 70″, 75″ and 86″ 4K […]

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Omron Details ISE 2020 Plans

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Omron Electronic Components Europe is demonstrating its second-generation body detection, face detection and face recognition solution at Integrated Systems Europe 2020 (Booth 8-G353). With an integrated camera and image processing board, the Omron Human Vision Component HVC-P2 offers 10 times the recognition speed of its predecessor. The HVC-P2 is a development of the Omron OKAO […]

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Digital Signage Expo Names 2020 Advisory Board

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Digital Signage Expo (DSE) announced its Advisory Board for 2020 today. The Advisory Board is comprised of more than 60 professionals representing advertising agencies, digital out-of-home networks, industry consultants, professional AV integrators and a variety of end-user verticals, including corporate communications, higher education, and hotels, as well as many others. A sampling of organizations represented […]

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