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..

ISE Highlights Opportunities for 2022 Show

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Visitor registration for ISE 2022 is now open, offering the international AV and systems integration community a long-awaited opportunity to “Rise up. Reconnect. Ignite the Future” at its new home at the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía. Integrated Systems Europe, ISE 2022, will take place Feb. 1-4, 2022. The ISE Conference program runs from Monday, Jan. […]

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IK Multimedia Partners With TASCAM To Produce T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection of Plug-Ins

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IK Multimedia announced the T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection, a collection of AAX, VST and AU plug-ins for mixing and mastering. The new T-RackS TASCAM Tape Collection draws upon the strengths of four restored TASCAM analog recording systems.  The TASCAM Tape Collection offers four analog tape machines: The TEAC A-6100 MKII: an upgraded version of the […]

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RingCentral Finds Creative Way to Compete With Zoom, Meet and Teams: A White-Label UCC Platform

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RingCentral announced RingCentral Rise, a new platform designed for service providers worldwide that will allow users to basically white-label (technically, co-brand) a UCC service. Service providers can offer their own co-branded unified cloud communications solutions to businesses in a flexible and scalable manner. Communications solutions include team messaging, video meetings, cloud phone systems and contact […]

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NDI Now Fully Compatible With Microsoft Teams

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NDI is now fully compatible with Microsoft Teams, allowing Teams users access to the full capabilities of NDI 5 enabled technologies for broadcasts, webinars and other video applications. NDI 5 is a high-performance connectivity and control standard that allows NDI devices to operate on a single IP network for ultra-low-latency video production. The NDI Tools […]

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iRoom to Show touchDock and touchDock Mini at InfoComm 2021

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iRoom, an Apple-certified iPad Docking and Smart Control Solutions manufacturer, released touchDock, a motorized docking station that fits all current iPad models. iRoom will show the touchDock and new touchDock Mini at InfoComm in exhibit booth #2211. Key Features: Available for all current iPads larger than 10.2 inches Mini is compatible with the iPad mini-Gen 3 […]

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iRoom Announces New Color Options for iTop Docking Stations

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iRoom announced four new color options for its iTop on-wall and tabletop docking stations. iTop OnWall and iTop Tabletop, made from aluminum and glass materials that match the Apple design, are now available in 14 color combinations. The two glass bezel selections, black or white, and seven aluminum base color options, green (new), blue (new), […]

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Jabra and Huddly Join Crestron Flex Platform for Enhanced Meeting Technology Capabilities

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Crestron has partnered with Jabra and Huddly to add them to the Crestron Flex platform. The addition adds more intelligent camera technology for meetings. The Crestron Flex platform integrates videoconferencing, content sharing, scheduling, management, support and more into one platform. The addition of intelligent video integration to the Crestron Flex platform offers features that enhance the […]

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Atomos Adds Panasonic LUMIX BS1H to LUMIX and Apple ProRes RAW Ecosystem

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Atomos announced another addition to the LUMIX and Apple ProRes RAW ecosystem, the Panasonic LUMIX BS1H. When combined with either the Atomos Ninja V or Ninja V+, the LUMIX BS1H will be capable of recording up to 5.9Kp30, 4.1Kp60 and 3.5Kp50 anamorphic ProRes RAW. The Panasonic LUMIX BS1H is the most recent camera released by […]

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PPDS Collaborates With Intel, Advantech and Navori Labs for AI-Powered ‘Intelligent Signage Solution for Retail’

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PPDS announced a new collaboration with Intel, Advantech and Navori Labs to create the PPDS Intelligent Signage Solution for Retail. The PPDS Intelligent Signage Solution for Retail is an AI-powered digital signage solution that combines Philips digital signage with context-aware software and camera technologies. PPDS says the solution enables retailers to make informed business decisions based on advanced analytics from […]

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Marshall Electronics Releases CV605 IP PTZ Camera With Updated Professional-grade Features

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Marshall Electronics introduced the CV605 5X HD60 IP PTZ Camera, an entry-level PTZ camera that features a 5X optical zoom range with a simultaneous 3GSDI and IP interface. The CV605 utilizes a professional-grade two Megapixel sensor to capture HD video at up to 1920x1080p resolution at 60fps. A wide-angle optical zoom lens offers an 85-degree […]

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Visionary AV-Over-IP Installation Powers All-New Connectivity in Resorts World Las Vegas

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Resorts World Las Vegas is the first ground-up resort built on the Las Vegas Strip in over a decade. The near 88-acre property boats 3,506 guest rooms and suites in three distinct hotels, over 40 world-class food and beverage outlets, a 5,000-capacity theatre and a two-story dining and retail promenade. It is equipped with an AV-over-IP […]

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Optoma Introduces ZX300 and ZW350 Laser Projectors With Updated Lighting and Input Options

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Optoma introduced the Optoma ZX300 and ZW350,  two new compact XGA and WXGA laser projectors designed for K-12 classrooms, corporate environments and small-to-medium-sized venues. The Optoma ZX300 and ZW350 offer updated brightness, image quality, operation and a variety of built-in features to provide flexibility and enhanced performance. Optoma says these projectors provide integrators and end […]

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Barix Audio Devices Updated with Two New Capabilities for Broadened Range of IP Audio Applications

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Barix has added two new capabilities to its recently launched Exstreamer M400 decoder and IP Former analog-to-IP speaker conversion hardware, enabling the devices to address a broader range of IP audio applications. Direct integration with Barix’s IC Paging solution enables Exstreamer M400 and IP Former devices to be easily added as audio playout endpoints in the company’s paging […]

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Atomos Releases AtomX CAST Modular Companion and Ninja CAST Bundle for Video Production

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Atomos announced the AtomX CAST is now available. The AtomX CAST is a modular companion for the Atomos Ninja V monitor-recorder that uses the AtomX expansion port on the Ninja V to transform it into an advanced multi-input switcher. AtomX CAST is small and fits the needs of a small crew or one-man multicamera production company. Users can now also benefit from the Ninja CAST […]

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Denon Releases Free U26 Firmware Update to Denon Home Range of Wireless Speakers and Sound Bar

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Denon announced a free U26 firmware update to its Denon Home range of premium wireless speakers and sound bar. The latest update adds Alexa Built-in voice assistance to the entirety of the lineup and wireless 5.1 surround sound capabilities for the Denon Home Sound Bar 550. Owners of the new sound bar can now pair […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1062: Why You Should Attend Next Week’s UCC Webinar with Almo and Sharp

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The future of UCC is more than software and rooms; in fact, it’s well beyond rooms. So here’s a teaser of what you’re going to learn about in next week’s webinar — worth 1 AVIXA CTS RU, too! After watching, don’t forget to register at this link. See you there!  Podcast: Play in new […]

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Macnica to Show New IPMX Technology Protocols and More at InfoComm 2021

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Macnica will be at InfoComm 2021 with the IPMX, the emerging open standard protocol for AV-over-IP networks. At InfoComm 2021, Macnica will unveil its latest technology innovations at Booth 1117, including the new IPMX Development Kit with its latest full-stack AV-over-IP modules. Macnica will also provide an advance demonstration of its software-only IPMX implementation, to be introduced […]

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PSA and USAC Partner With TSI APAC Hub for Outreach in APAC and MEA Regions

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PSA and USAV announced a new partnership with TSI APAC Hub (TSI). This APAC and MEA partnership aims to increase the companies’ outreach to system integrators and partners in those regions who provide solutions and services in various verticals, including cinema, corporate, education, energy and utilities, government, healthcare, hospitality, retail, transportation and large venues. “Our new partnership […]

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Part 3: Simple Expectations of InfoComm 2021 — Use QR Codes

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In Part 1 of my “Simple Expectations of InfoComm 2021,” series of blogs, I explained some of the elements of how InfoComm 2021 will be like no other InfoComm we’ve had in history — for OBVIOUS reasons. In Part 2, I explained why showing only one product in your booth is critical to success at InfoComm 2021. Today’s blog is all […]

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Vivitek Debuts DU8395Z Large Venue Laser Projector

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Vivitek debuted the DU8395Z large venue laser projector with 15,000 lumens. The Vivitek DU8395Z is a native WUXGA @ 60 Hz (1920 x 1200) projector and displays image sizes ranging from 40 to 500 inches. Features of the DU8395Z include: Eight motorized lenses with Lens Positioning Memory (LPS). equipped with Vivitek’s PJ-Control software as well […]

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CEDIA Opens Registration for 2021 US Tech Summits

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CEDIA has opened registration for the 2021 U.S. Tech Summits. These free, one-day events feature opportunities for the industry to meet face-to-face, attend informative seminars on upcoming technology and future trends and see updated product offerings from manufacturers. The summits begin next week and will take place throughout Q4. The 2021 U.S. Tech Summits include: […]

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Quividi Adds Vehicle Classification Feature to AMP Outdoor DOOH Measurement Tool

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Quividi announced a new vehicle detection and classification feature to its AMP Outdoor software that will measure, contextualize and optimize DOOH communication in urban environments. Based on Intel’s OpenVINO, the solution counts the numbers of vehicles passing next to a point of interest. It then breaks passing cars down by type (car, bus, van, etc.) […]

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Nortek Control Launches 4-channel Onboard Network Video Recorder Software for ELAN Surveillance Systems

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Nortek Control launched a new ELAN 4-Channel Onboard Network Video Recorder (NVR), a software-based recording solution for ELAN surveillance systems. It is tailored to mid-market and smaller installations and expands offerings for custom integrators, builders and homeowners.  Features of the ELAN 4-Channel Onboard NVR include faster installation, setup and operation; 24/7 remote access and control via the ELAN […]

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Barco Celebrates Production of 100,000 Digital Cinema Projectors

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Barco announced it has reached an achievement of the production of 100,000 digital cinema projectors. At the turn of the 21st century, the film and cinema experience underwent an unprecedented change as it moved from the traditional analog world of celluloid film into a new digital age. Barco says the digitalization of cinema accelerated after […]

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Extron Updates DTP Crosspoint and IN Presentation Switcher Series for Enhanced Deployment and Functionality

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Extron announced that its presentation switchers have been upgraded with quad-core control processors. This includes the new IPCP Q models within the DTP CrossPoint Series and the IN Presentation Switcher Series. The Extron DTP CrossPoint 4K Series matrix switchers are available in 10×8, 8×6, 8×4 and 8×2 sizes. They include 4K inputs and outputs, built-in […]

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Shure IntelliMix Room DSP 3.1 Blocks Keyboard Tapping and Chip Bag Noise from UCC Meetings

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Have you ever heard or been the person addressed as, “What’s that noise? Could you mute your mic, please?” That “noise” can range from someone tapping on the microphone or opening a bag of chips to silverware clinking when meals are served during meetings that span international time zones. Now, Shure IntelliMix Room DSP (version 3.1) […]

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LynTec Will Showcase New Lighting Control Products at InfoComm 2021

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LynTec announced it will showcase its new lighting control product lineup with the LCP Lighting Control Panel Series and Narrow Profile Panelboards in Booth 6049 at InfoComm 2021 in Orlando, Florida. The company will also display its RPC family of power control solutions and the Xtend Power Control (XPC) Series. The LCP Series supports the […]

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DSE Show Moves Closer to Big-Time Comeback By Adding David Drain

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Questex has appointed industry veteran David Drain as DSE event programs director. Drain will build an education program for DSE 2022 that covers digital and interactive display technology from concept and design to content and analytics. You may recall that DSE (formerly the Digital Signage Expo but now known as the Digital Signage Experience) was the industry’s […]

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AVI-SPL Updates Symphony User Management Platform With Automated Workflow Capabilities

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AVI-SPL updated its user experience management platform, Symphony, with user-configurable, automated workflows for scheduled and self-healing activities across the AV, UC and collaboration solutions. The updated workflows are activated through rule-based triggers and processes that target specific end users, device types and rooms.  Administrators operating AVI-SPL Symphony can set performance and configuration alarms with assigned priority levels […]

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Xilica Partners With Sennheiser to Enhance Existing Integrated Room Solutions Products

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Xilica has partnered with Sennheiser to develop an integrated room solution that will leverage audio products from both companies aimed at iT. The Xilica-Sennheiser solution pairs the Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 beamforming microphone array with Xilica’s ecosystem of DSP, user interfaces and network endpoints. As part of the alliance, Xilica has enabled TruVoicelift functionality of Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Introduces NC1803ML Laser Projector to Digital Cinema Projection Series

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced the availability of the NC1803ML laser projector in its digital cinema projection series. The NC1803ML is ideal for theaters with small and medium screens, museums, houses of worship and higher education applications. The NC1803ML offers a replaceable laser module and laser light source lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. […]

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