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..

BenQ Receives ISO 27001 Certification for InstaShow Wireless Presentation System

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BenQ’s InstaShow wireless presentation system just got ISO 27001 certification. ISO 27001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of an organization, thereby ensuring that data remains secure, complete and usable. After undergoing stringent reviews by the British Standards […]

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Jetbuilt Unveils Time Tracking Feature for Install Platform

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Jetbuilt just unveiled Time Tracking — a feature in its Install platform designed to simplify project management, accounting, payroll and other processes. Time Tracking will enable technicians to log their on-site labor. Meanwhile, managers can oversee profits and losses on existing projects with timesheet data, and build reports to estimate project labor for future proposals […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Hires Daniel Horan

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Drawing on 10 years of experience in the AV mounting industry, in roles ranging from design, marketing and brand management right through to technical sales and key account management, B-Tech announced that Daniel Horan will primarily oversee its custom design projects as the customer’s first point of contact and liaison to B-Tech’s in-house design, engineering […]

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CEDIA Launches Beta Testing for CIT Certification

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As part of a comprehensive overhaul of its certification program, CEDIA has delivered on another key objective: launching beta testing for the CEDIA Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification. CIT Certification is geared toward those who are just starting in the industry or are embarking on the early stages of a career as a technician. […]

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QSC Releases New Native Network Video Endpoint for Q-SYS Ecosystem

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QSC announced the release of the NV-32-H (Core Capable) native network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, which now allows you to toggle between “Core Mode,” which transforms the device into a fully capable Q-SYS processor with local HDMI switching capabilities, and its existing “Peripheral Mode,” which is designed for network HDMI video distribution over […]

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McIntosh Announces New Processor, Amplifier

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McIntosh just introduced two more products: the MX100 A/V Processor and MI347 7-Channel Amplifier. The MX100 and MI347 represent a streamlined approach to McIntosh’s home theater product offerings. Designed to be heard more than seen, both can easily be mounted in a hidden or out-of-the-way AV equipment rack. Accordingly, the MX100 has a 2U height […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications’ YVC-330 Speakerphone Now Interoperable With Zoom

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Yamaha Unified Communications has announced that its YVC-330 portable USB and Bluetooth speakerphone is certified by Zoom Video Communications Inc. for use with Zoom. The certification verifies that the YVC-330 is interoperable with Zoom, making it seamless for users to connect and control audio directly from the Zoom interface. The YVC-330 features various expandability and […]

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Almo Pro A/V to (Virtually) Host Fall 2020 E4 Evolution Oct. 27-29

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Next week, Almo Professional A/V is hosting the fall 2020 E4 Evolution (E4v), it’s highly successful virtual program that provides live online education and expert insight on topics resellers and integrators need to evolve and thrive. Part of the award-winning E4 Experience platform, all E4v sessions are first-run and led by the industry’s most sought-after […]

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LG Electronics’ XE4F Now an HDBaseT-Enabled Outdoor Digital Signage Display

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LG Electronics’ XE4F is now an HDBaseT-enabled outdoor digital signage display for all outdoor applications. LG, a co-founder of the HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry association tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT standard. The LG XE4F provides a range of features to customers, including a slim and robust design, upgraded brightness even under strong and […]

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RTS Announces OMS Hybrid Main Station for Party Line Intercom Systems

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RTS just announced the global introduction of OMS (OMNEO Main Station), a hybrid IP/digital/analog main station for party line intercom systems and the core component of a new product family: RTS Digital Partyline. Housed in a compact 1RU enclosure, OMS is a solution capable of interconnecting both wired/wireless and IP/digital/analog devices. Full TCP/IP connectivity is […]

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Barix’s IP Former Transforms Analog Loudspeakers Into Networked IP Speakers

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Barix is now shipping its IP Former for transforming analog loudspeakers into networked IP speakers. Enabling upgrades of existing audio deployments to support advanced IP functionality, the new module lets systems integrators and installers offer customers a digital audio environment using their current speakers. Replacing the 70/100-volt transformer traditionally used with analog loudspeakers, IP Former […]

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PreSonus Releases New AVB-to-Dante Bridge

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A plug-and-play endpoint that bridges AVB and Dante networks, the PreSonus AVB-D16 16×16 AVB-to-Dante Bridge, enables you to send and receive up to 16 audio channels between PreSonus StudioLive Series III mixers and a Dante network. With one or more AVB-D16s, you can easily integrate PreSonus StudioLive Series III mixers, NSB-series stage boxes, and EarMix […]

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DTEN Announces New Products at Zoomtopia

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Very little is known about these specific products yet, but, since Zoomtopia was earlier this week, we felt like some information is better than none. So, here it goes: DTEN was at the 2020 Zoomtopia with its new products including DTEN’s expanding Zoom for Home solutions, DTEN ME and DTEN onTV. DTEN ME: Featuring Zoom […]

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United Launch Alliance Utilizes Extron Matrix Switcher, Video Processor for Video Walls

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United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a launch service provider, with more than a century of combined aeronautics heritage and the successful launch of more than 135 missions to orbit. Recently, a transition to high-definition cameras across the launch site facilities required an upgrade to the installation at their Denver Operations Support Center — DOSC. Xcite […]

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Mood Media Joins DPAA

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DPAA announced today, the third and final day of its annual Video Everywhere Summit, that Mood Media has joined the association. Mood Media, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is an on-premise and connected media solutions company dedicated to elevating the customer experience. The company provides in-store media solutions that help businesses connect with their customers, enhance […]

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New AVI-SPL Symphony 5.0 Offers Re-Imagined Meeting Control for End Users

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AVI-SPL today announced the newest version of its end user experience management application, AVI-SPL Symphony 5.0. The latest release further advances the application’s leadership position as the most inclusive, single pane view for audio visual (AV) and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) technologies. Symphony 5.0 offers re-imagined meeting control and automation in its pursuit of […]

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Roland Announces Its First Stand-Alone HDMI-to-USB Video Conversion Device

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Roland announced the UVC-01 USB Video Capture, Roland’s first stand-alone HDMI-to-USB video conversion device. Now available as part of exclusive Roland Livestreaming Bundles in North America, the new UVC-01 seamlessly pairs with the most popular products in the Roland V-series lineup, including the V-02HD Multi-Format Video Mixer and the V-1HD, V-1HD+, V-8HD and V-60HD video […]

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Jabra and HP Team for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Room Certified RBS Bundle

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Jabra announced a UCC-based bundle combining video and audio solutions for meeting rooms in collaboration with HP. The bundle features Jabra PanaCast, a 180 degree Panoramic-4K USB camera and HP Elite Slice room PC for UCC systems. The bundle is designed as a RBS — room-based systems — solution to UCC for video and audio […]

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DPAA Launches Ad Campaign to Support DOOH Advertising

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DPAA will announce tomorrow at its annual Video Everywhere Summit that it is launching an ad campaign to support digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. The campaign breaks tomorrow and was developed by DPAA in conjunction with legendary advertising creative executive Jon Bond and the independent ad agency, Madwell, with sponsorship support from Ubimo, the location intelligence […]

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QSC Adds Q-SYS Control Plugins for Cisco and Barco ClickShare

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QSC today announced the availability of two new Q-SYS Control plugins, enabling integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing and collaboration endpoints and the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both plugins are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. The Cisco In-Room plugin enables […]

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CEDIA Announces Winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards

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Following a memorable evening showcasing the best work and products in home technology integration, CEDIA has announced the winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region, global honorees and manufacturers. Eleven unique projects from integrators located in the United States, Canada and Mexico have been honored as the best of the best in the […]

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The Nicest Guy in AV, Dan Dugan, Just Won an Emmy!

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Dan Dugan, the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer, will be awarded an Emmy at the upcoming 72nd Engineering Emmy Awards. His award, for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development”, honors his invention of gain sharing automixing technology and will be presented in a live-streamed ceremony on Thursday, October 29. In a press release issued earlier […]

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Futuresource’s Virtual Audio Collaborative 2020 Is NOT to be Missed

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This is likely going to be THE audio show of 2020. With under a month to go before Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative event begins, the line-up continues to grow, with a wealth of world-class industry leaders coming together to discuss the future of audio. Joining registrants from their virtual seats will be the chief products […]

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Marantz Debuts 8K Surround AV Pre-Amplifier

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Marantz today announced its new 8K surround AV pre-amplifier, the AV7706, which features 11.2 channel XLR and RCA pre-outs. Designed for use with high-quality external amplification like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055 and MM7025, the AV7706 is not only an AV processor, it’s also an analog preamplifier with Marantz’s proprietary HDAM circuitry in the preamp section, […]

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DSF AND AVIXA Just Made Sure Digital Signage Will Be Fastest Growing Segment of AV in 2021

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AVIXA has partnered with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) to bring digital signage education content to the association’s trade shows and events. AVIXA will announce details later this month on events where DSF will bring its content. The Digital Signage Federation is a not-for-profit organization that supports digital signage professionals through education, certification, networking and […]

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Alcons Extends Studio, Residential Lines — Releases SRHV/9040 System

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Alcons extended its Studio and Residential lines with the new SRHV/9040 system. The CRMS-SRHV/9040 is based on the Alcons pro-ribbon driver with a patented transducer technology. The two-way passive-filtering crosses a vented mid-bass driver with the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver. With a lowest-usable LF response of 58 hertz, the CRMS-SRHV can be used as stand-alone monitor, […]

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ARISTA Corporation Announces New 1U Rack-Mount Dual HDBaseT Transmitter/Receiver

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ARISTA Corporation just announced the Alvista RS-124-A07, a 1U rack-mount dual HDBaseT transmitter/receiver system. Available in three configurations, the RS-124-A07 is designed for extending audio, video, IR control, Ethernet, and power over a single Catx cable. With support for video resolutions up to 3840×2160 (4K UHD) video, the RS-124-A07 is capable of sending signals up […]

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BrightSign and NEC Display Solutions Partner for Large-Format Displays With Digital Signage Capability

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BrightSign and NEC Display Solutions have collaborated to deliver a family of large-format displays with integrated digital signage capabilities. The full range of NEC MultiSync V Series large format displays are now available with the BrightSign OPS digital signage media player included. The new NEC/BrightSign combination makes it possible to deliver relevant, targeted digital content […]

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Communications Design Associates and Telemanagement Resources International Partner for Consultation to Enterprise, Design Clients

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Communications Design Associates (CDA) and Telemanagement Resources International (TRI) have teamed to provide high-level, expert consultation to enterprise clients and design partners. This union delivers guidance surrounding workplace evolution and technology use beyond reentry protocol and provides quantifiable future benefits. Driving this initiative is CDA Principal Michael Goldman, a global integration, enterprise AV, UC&C and […]

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HDBaseT Is About to Go AVaaS and Into the Cloud

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The HDBaseT Alliance and SyncPro, the developer of CloudOS, are working together to enable cloud connectivity capabilities for HDBaseT products. SyncPro’s cloud platform enables IT teams and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to remotely configure, monitor and maintain audiovideo, unified collaboration and digital signage products. With SyncPro’s CloudOS support, HDBaseT manufacturers can add advanced cloud-based features […]

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SYNNEX Corporation Is Now Hiperwall Certified

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Hiperwall, a video wall company, today announced a new distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation. The agreement falls within the SYNNEX VISUALSolv business unit. As part of the agreement, SYNNEX becomes a distributor of Hiperwall-certified hardware components, making it seamless for channel partners to procure the computing hardware, displays, and Hiperwall software required to create stunning […]

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