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..

Screen Research Receives Professional Video Alliance Certification

Screen Research says they are the first screen manufacturer to have received certification from the Professional Video Alliance (PVA). The materials for Screen Research’s ClearPix, SolidPix, and FusionPix series of screens will be featured as part of the Adeo Group’s exhibit at ISE 2023, Stand 2L600. The PVA thoroughly tests video products to ensure that […]

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Pure Resonance Audio Adds New 70-Volt Ceiling Mount Speaker

Pure Resonance Audio has expanded its portfolio of commercial ceiling speaker products with the C5 Micro 4″ 70-volt ceiling mount speaker. Similar to its sister product, the extremely versatile C3, the new C5 70V in-ceiling speaker adds an additional inch in diameter, making this speaker a larger option that offers a more robust sound yet […]

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ClearOne Will Show Range of Solutions for Small, Medium-Sized Rooms at ISE 2023

ClearOne will return to ISE 2023 (January 31—February 3 in Barcelona) with a complete range of solutions custom configured for small and medium sized meeting rooms, as well as large conference rooms and auditoriums. The solutions will be showcased at Booth 2V650 at the Fira Barcelona. According to ClearOne CEO Derek Graham, the intent is […]

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Bolin Technology Launches Dual-Stream Dante AV PTZ Cameras

Bolin Technology just launched new dual-stream Dante AV PTZ cameras. Making their debut at ISE 2023 in Barcelona, the new D412UH and D220UH are some of the first PTZ cameras in the AV-Over-IP industry to offer simultaneous hardware and software codec streaming to multiple endpoints, providing total flexibility in network bandwidth and image quality selection. […]

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Here’s Your Guide to All the ISE Audio Demo Rooms

The Audio Demo Rooms are a free-to-attend feature located in Hall 8. Across the four days of ISE, 31 January – 3 February 2023, visitors can fully immerse themselves in the latest audio innovations in a controlled, specialist environment. Exhibiting brands including AED Group, Coda Audio, d&b audiotechnik, Holoplot, Martin Audio, Pioneer PRO AUDIO and […]

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Humly Will Show New Premium Hardware Booking Solution at ISE 2023

Humly is at ISE 2023 with a new premium hardware booking solution that is small, adaptable and affordable. The new Humly Booking Device addresses the evolving challenges of the hybrid workplace, providing staff and visitors with a versatile capacitive touchscreen solution to view and reserve available bookable spaces on campus. Its flexibility is balanced with […]

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AudioControl Will Show CM Series Amplifiers at ISE 2023

AudioControl will show its CM Series amplifiers for 70-volt applications at ISE 2023 in Barcelona. The CM Series amps use Constant Power Mode architecture featuring GaN (Gallium Nitride) semiconductors — a circuit engineered by AudioControl to deliver more output power, greater efficiency and sound quality — the company says it far surpasses the performance of […]

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RGB Spectrum Appoints Ken Pefkaros Sales Director for Europe

RGB Spectrum announced the appointment of a new sales director to cover Europe, Ken Pefkaros. As a 20-year veteran of the RGB Spectrum team, Ken is transitioning to this new role in marketing. Initially domiciled in San Francisco, he will be establishing a new office in Paris later this year. Ken has a wealth of […]

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Leyard Europe Will Show New Products and Collaborative Solution at ISE 2023

ISE 2023 sees Leyard Europe, the LED company, highlight its range of new products and a collaborative solution. First in the new product lineup is DirectLight Pro, an LED solution based on MicroLED Technology. A 1.2mm pixel pitch DirectLightPro will be on display, offering the opportunity to experience its service-friendly interior and front-access for easy […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1203: Epson Will Launch 8 New Products at ISE. The Coolest Is a 4K Projector That Makes a 120-inch Image From a 3-inch Throw!

On today’s pre-ISE 2023 videocast with Epson’s group product manager, Gavin Downey, we talk about how the company is using ISE 2023 to launch products aimed at every market. The one that may garner the most attention is the new L810E Ultra — a 5,000-lumen 4K projector that makes giant images from inches away from […]

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One of the Most Beautiful Office Products is Coming to ISE 2023: The KSCAPE from K-array

Having launched RAIL in 2019, KSCAPE has had the luxury of providing exceptional solutions for large offices to solve noise pollution as well as provide a complete audio and light solution for video conferencing rooms, museums, training facilities and residential projects where sound and illumination are essential. RAIL is the world’s first architectural lighting system […]

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Snap One Announces Luma x20 Line of Surveillance Products

Snap One has announced that the new Luma x20 family of surveillance products is now available to Partners online and at Snap One Partner Stores. Previewed at CEDIA 2022, the x20 family features products that are fully NDAA-compliant, deliver the latest AI-powered security features and provide customers greater peace of mind while simplifying installation and […]

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intoPIX Will Show IPMX Integration in AV-over-IP Chip — This Likely Means Crestron NVX Will Do IPMX, Too

intoPIX is set to demonstrate the TicoXS FIP codec running in many challenging environments, various processors and for various applications at ISE 2023: as CPU or GPU software senders and receivers using laptops or mini PCs, into Intel FPGA or Xilinx FPGA, within an 8K and a 4K over gigabit-based IP network and also combined […]

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Hasn’t Everyone Added Dante Already? Guess Not; 4 New Companies Are Added at ISE 2023

Audinate Group Limited, developer of the professional AV-industry-leading Dante AV-over-IP solution, announced today that 30 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have now licensed the Dante AV technology to build networked video devices. The list of OEMs features some of the most accomplished and respected audio/video (AV) hardware brands, including AdTechno, AVer, AVONIC, Bolin, BZB Gear, Chingan […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1202: Wow, Sharp/NEC Will Be the Talk of ISE 2023; Watch This!

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe took to my Rants & rAVes videocast today to detail its ISE 2023 plans — starting with a 100% recyclable and sustainable booth. Yep, the company is using a booth in which everything in it is either recyclable or has already been recycled. Also, it will include new 21:9 aspect-ratio […]

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Alcons Audio Teams Up With Storm Audio and TiMax at ISE 2023

Visitors to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2023 will experience the very best in residential immersive audio, as Alcons Audio teams up with Storm Audio and TiMax to present the much-anticipated return of the award-winning Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience in an updated, all-digital format. Located at Booth 7K600, the Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience will be running at 30 […]

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Genelec Adds Two New Pendant Smart IP Networked Loudspeakers

Genelec has expanded its Smart IP family of networked loudspeaker systems with the introduction of the 4435A in-ceiling and 4436A pendant models. The two new additions join the existing 4410, 4420 and 4430 on-wall Smart IP models to provide an even wider range of loudspeaker solutions. Originally launched in 2019, the Smart IP loudspeaker range […]

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Sony Launches Two Scalable New Series of Crystal LED Premium Displays

Sony Electronics is launching two scalable new series of its Crystal LED premium displays series. The BH-series (ZRD-BH12D and ZRD-BH15D) and the CH-series (ZRD-CH12D and ZRD-CH15D) are designed for corporations, retail environments and screening rooms. Both new series will be available in a P1.2mm and P1.5mm pixel pitch and deliver the exceptional picture quality and […]

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Epson Expands PowerLite and BrightLink Laser Projector Lines, Adds 12 New Lamp-Free Laser Displays

Epson announced the expansion of its PowerLite and BrightLink laser projector lines. Adding 12 new lamp-free laser displays powered by Epson’s proprietary 3-chip 3LCD technology, the new models deliver big, bright images, along with convenient collaboration tools, easy setup and ultra-wide options to ensure all participants can see, interact and be seen. Sitting a few […]

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Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 Now Certified for Tencent Meeting

Sennheiser announced that its TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) microphone is now certified for Tencent Meeting. ​ With this certification, TCC2 also officially becomes a member of Tencent Meeting’s hardware certification ecosystem. The certified Sennheiser and Tencent Meeting communications system solutions include TCC2, Q-SYS Core 110f, SPA Series amplifier, and an AcousticDesign Series loudspeaker. The partnership […]

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Lightware Discovery Center Offers Training Space for AV Professionals

Last year, Lightware introduced the Lightware Discovery Center, a state-of-the-art training and education facility offering comprehensive sessions for AV professionals. The Lightware Discovery Center features a dedicated training room fully equipped with the company’s latest signal management products, including the Taurus UCX, a connectivity powerhouse designed to utilize USB-C technology to simplify collaborations in any […]

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Prolights Releases ‘5 Benefits of Color’ Guide for Houses of Worship

Creating a uniform wash of tunable white light across a large platform that is accurately repeatable is very important for focusing attention on the platform in houses of worship. Tunable white light helps to ensure that skin tones and set pieces are rendered naturally regardless of the complexion of the subject(s) or the colors of […]

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WAVIT Acquires Women of Digital Signage

Women of AV/IT (WAVIT), a non-profit designed to empower women, has acquired Women of Digital Signage, a women’s organization dedicated to promoting networking, mentoring and personal growth. Women of Digital Signage will now be a sub-group of WAVIT to allow its members to continue to grow their network in the world of digital signage and […]

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Lumens Now Using Sound Location Data from Nureva Audio Conferencing Systems for Camera-Tracking

Nureva just announces that Lumens is now using sound location data provided by Nureva’s HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems to enable camera-tracking via its PTZ cameras. Until recently, sophisticated camera tracking using sound location data had only been possible with traditional pro AV solutions. Using Nureva’s sound location device API, available through the […]

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Commercial Integrator Expo Partners With DSF

Commercial Integrator Expo, owned and produced by Emerald, the new exposition and conference for the commercial audiovisual integration channel and technology managers co-located with CEDIA Expo, announces a partnership with Digital Signage Federation (DSF), the only not-for-profit independent voice of the digital signage ecosystem, as a supporting organization for the show. Commercial Integrator Expo 2023 […]

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Alcons Audio Releases QRP40/90 2-Way Point Source Column System

The Alcons Audio QRP40/90 is a two-way point-source column system with high-Q directivity for increased projection control. It is to be used as vertical sound system, for both permanent and portable applications. Its slim design packs a 1:1 non-compressed linear sound reproduction, with up to 90% less distortion. It is specifically designed for applications where […]

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Neutrik Americas Advances powerCON, speakON Product Lines

Neutrik Americas announced an advancement to its powerCON and speakON product lines. New XX series powerCON blue/grey and speakON two- and four-pole cable connectors feature new functionality, easier assembly, improved power handling capabilities, new certifications to all relevant modern safety standards, and a beautiful next-generation design language. Both the powerCON and speakON XX series connectors […]

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Brompton Enables Sustainable Virtual Production for Impossible Objects

Based in Los Angeles, Impossible Objects is a creative studio and world-building lab combining artists and engineers, specializing in virtual production for both commercial projects and original IP. Founded by Joe Sill and Jerad Anderson, Impossible Objects is working to define the future of film and entertainment by embracing real-time technology to blend the physical […]

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Sennheiser Announces Restructuring at the Top Along with New Management Team

Following the realignment of the company with a focus on the professional audio business, the Sennheiser Group is entering 2023 with a newly formed management team. The audio specialist’s new Executive Management Board includes representatives from the three business units Pro Audio, Business Communication and Neumann, as well as Supply Chain, Corporate Functions and Development. […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1201: DTEN Will Attend ISE — Will Also Launch a New Dual D7X UCC System with a Vertical-Mount Mic and Camera

Today’s videocast features DTEN’s head of strategic alliances, Scott Krueckeberg, and on this pre-ISE 2023 videocast, we discussed the new dual D7X solution with a vertically mounted camera and mic array! Why vertical? Watch this videocast, as Scott explains the system concept as well as how the company will use the all-new InclusiView Zone feature […]

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Vivitek Adds NovoDisplay DK Series Digital Signage Displays

Vivitek has introduced the NovoDisplay DK Series, a Digital Signage Display with included collaboration functionality. The DK series is available in display sizes ranging from 43” to 86” and offers 4K Ultra-HD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution, making it suitable for commercial applications such as hospitality, retail, education and business. Available immediately, the DK433, DK553, DK653, […]

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K-Array Will Unveil New Products at ISE 2023

A wide variety of new product is destined to be unveiled by the K-array Group at ISE 2023 from across its three brands; namely K-array, KSCAPE and KGEAR. Highlights include the new Mk I Lyzard miniature loudspeaker range from K-array; a new model of the RAIL all-in-one sound and lighting solution from KSCAPE; and several […]

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