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..

ViewSonic Intros New Smart Portable LED Projector

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ViewSonic is introducing its latest M2e Instant Smart 1080p Portable LED Projector. This new addition to the company’s M series of smart portable LED projectors uses Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology to achieve instant auto focus in an ultralight and portable design. ToF technology enables the M2e to instantly auto focus in what ViewSonic claims is only […]

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Almo Adds Jabra

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The Unified Communications Collaboration (UCC) market is the hot market now and Almo ProAV today announced a new distribution partnership adding Jabra’s full line of PanaCast Video Conferencing Cameras and Speak Series of Conferencing Speakerphones. Additionally, Jabra has joined Almo’s spring 2021 E4 Evolution (E4v), a live, digital education event for the design and specification […]

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C SEED Releases the First Foldable Large-Format LED-Based TV

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The C SEED M1 is literally the first foldable large-format LED-based TV. At 165”, it uses microLED technology (think Sony’s Crystal LED and Samsung’s Wall) and it’s in a sculpture-like column that rises from the floor, unfolding a 165-inch 4K (3840×2160 resolution) TV made out of aviation-grade aluminum alloy. A special screen surface treatment displays […]

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Nsign.tv Launches New Version of Omnichannel Signage Platform

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Nsign.tv has launched a new version of its omnichannel signage platform that allows users to store, organize, program and play digital content in a on any screen — with AI and analytics. It can integrate into a scalable digitalization project through AI, Big Data and IoT to create differential experiences with customers and employees in […]

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Access Networks Intros Cloud-Based Configuration and Management Platform

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Access Networks added something to its enterprise-grade networking solutions with the introduction of a cloud-based configuration and management platform. The next-generation cloud-based wireless controller, ARCC, is built on Ruckus architecture and a higher level of control with more tools to customize each job and, the company claims a lower cost of entry. Additionally, it offers […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Announces Integration With Panopto

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Lumens Digital Optics announced an integration with Panopto video management system. The Lumens LC200 CaptureVision System is compatible with Panopto for recording, livestreaming and managing video content. The Lumens LC200 CaptureVision system supports capturing up to four video sources simultaneously through multiple inputs and also allows switching between them. Lectures, presentations or any video content can […]

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Prolights Releases EclDisplay LED Spotlight Series

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Prolights just released its latest EclDisplay series, an LED spotlight for galleries, retail, hotels, exhibitions and any high-profile installations. The fixtures in the EclDisplay range come in a new housing, with multiple control options, sources, colors, lenses and accessories; with over 7,000 possible fixture configurations. The EclDisplay units are available in three control configurations: DAT, […]

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DPA Microphones Just Mic-Dropped Everyone — It Was Picked By NASA to Listen to Sounds on Mars!

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We’ve been to Mars before, but we’ve never been able to listen to sounds on the planet; until now. NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover touched down on the red planet last week, with DPA Microphones along for the ride. Outfitted with DPA’s 4006 Omnidirectional Microphone, MMA-A Digital Audio Interface and MMP-G Modular Active Cable, the rover […]

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Navori Labs Intros New Aquaji AI-Driven Marketing Analytics Software

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Digital signage software pioneer Navori Labs launched Aquaji — an AI-driven marketing analytics software for improving the customer experience in physical environments, including brick-and-mortar stores, restaurants and shopping malls, and enhance digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. Aquaji counts unique visitors and gathers demographic data, length of stay, wait time and attention span KPIs over segmented time […]

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Densitron Announces ‘Intelligent Display System’ Touch Screen Line

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Densitron announced five new products in its touch screen line, dubbed “Intelligent Display System,” or IDS for short. Developed to provide control of both IDS and third-party broadcast systems, Densitron says the display and control surfaces are ideal for tasks such as production and offset timing, clocks and tally information and live visual feedback. Simultaneously, […]

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2021 Stepping Up Awards Announced by NSCA — to Be Awarded During BLC

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NSCA announced the winners of the 2021 Stepping Up Awards. The Stepping Up Awards temporarily step in for NSCA’s annual Excellence in Business Awards, which typically honor systems integration firms and their efforts to implement new strategies to navigate the constantly changing industry. “However, the past year hasn’t been typical,” said NSCA Director of Industry […]

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Roland Adds JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer to Roland Cloud

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Roland announces the JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer, the latest addition to the Legendary series of software-based Roland instruments available through Roland Cloud. With the JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer, the authentic experience of this influential keyboard is now available as a modern software instrument for Mac and Windows DAWs. Released in 1982, the JUNO-60 was among the earliest […]

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Pearl Technology Acquires IAS Technology

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Pearl Technology, one of the Pearl Companies, has acquired IAS Technology, which has provided integrated audiovisual (A/V) solutions to Central Illinois for 28 years. “We are pleased to welcome a leader in audiovisual technology like Integrated Audio Systems (IAS) to the Pearl Technology family,” Gary P. Pearl, chairman/CEO of Pearl Companies, said. “Adding IAS to our core capabilities positions us […]

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Key Digital Launches New Hybrid-Conferencing Courtroom Solution

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Key Digital just launched a new hybrid-conferencing courtroom solution, Courtroom Communication System. Key Digital’s Courtroom Communication System includes both communication and document sharing, participant management via any popular videoconferencing software, management of all public and private communications and distribution of participant’s voice, video and shared laptop content. Due to the nature of courtroom proceedings, Key Digital’s […]

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B-Tech BT7886 Mount Now Available for Mersive’s Solstice Pod

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Mersive Technologies’ Solstice Pod is an in-room collaboration platform, which enables users on any connected device to share, control and annotate content on displays. Users wishing to mount the Solstice pod will now be able to use the BT7886 from B-Tech — apparently an official mounting partner to Mersive — to secure the device in […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications Now Shipping ADECIA Ceiling Solution

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Yamaha Unified Communications is now shipping the ADECIA ceiling solution, a customizable audio solution for meeting spaces. It includes the multi-beamforming RM-CG ceiling microphone and RM-CR audio processor, as well as Yamaha’s PoE switches and VXL Series line array speakers. The complete solution immediately detects all components of the system and configures them to be […]

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Nugen Audio Releases New Version of Its Paragon Plug-In

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Nugen Audio releases Version 1.1 of its 3D-compatible convolution reverb plug-in, Paragon. Included among the updates is the addition of outdoor Impulse Responses (IRs) and improved balancing of early reflections. Version 1.1 also features new presets and an improved browser, with “search,” “tagging” and “favorite” functions. Unlike any other convolution reverb on the market, Paragon […]

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Epson Partners With Spinar America

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Epson announced a partnership with Spinar America. In an effort to make today’s altered work environments easier for professionals, Epson and Spinar America are spearheading AR remote assistance and collaboration experiences through easy-to-use tools. Utilizing Epson Moverio AR smart glasses and Spinar America’s “Remote Vision” SaaS product with Zoom videoconferencing, businesses can allow a remote […]

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AVer Information Launches New Enterprise-Grade Videoconference Camera and Speakerphone

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AVer Information announced the launch of two new products: the CAM520 Pro2 and VC520 Pro2. The enterprise-grade videoconference camera and speakerphone are now available. Keep meetings efficient and safe with AVer’s improved SmartFrame on the AVer CAM520 Pro2. Next-generation facial and body detection ensures that everyone is visible on the screen up to 32 feet […]

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WolfVision Announces New Extension to Cynap System Portfolio

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WolfVision has announced an extension to its Cynap system portfolio called the Cynap Core Pro — a wireless presentation, web conferencing and collaboration system that provides wireless screen mirroring capability, combined with built-in web conferencing, annotation and more. Integrated with BYOD screen mirroring functionality, the Cynap Core Pro provides wireless screen sharing for all iOS, […]

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Gamber-Johnson Acquires Premier Mounts

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Gamber-Johnson, a supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet vehicles and other mobility applications, announced today that they have purchased Premier Mounts. “We are looking forward to joining forces with Premier Mounts,” said Brian Wagner, president, and CEO of Gamber-Johnson. “Gamber is a market leader in mounting technology in mobile environments where Premier is a leader in […]

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Poly Releases Rove DECT IP Phone With Antimicrobial Product Protection

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Poly announced the Poly Rove DECT; an IP phone that features built-in Microban antimicrobial product protection. At rAVe, we believe this is likely going to become commonplace with new business products handled by multiple people on a daily basis but, Microban does not say the this product or its other antimicrobial coatings or surfaces prevent […]

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HB Communications Publishes Free (and Awesome) How-To Digital Workplace Guide for Businesses and Schools

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As organizations around the world rethink the design of their workplace, technology continues to play a pivotal role in this transformation. Though the workplace is constantly evolving technologically, current needs such as deploying a remote workforce, increasing adoption in videoconferencing, and deploying digital signage for communication is causing a rapid increase in this evolution. Being […]

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Broadsign Helps Captivate (and AV Integrators) Get Into Programmatic Digital Signage Advertising in Canada

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Captivate and Broadsign announced a collaboration that will expand programmatic access to Captivate’s network of elevator and large format displays in highly-trafficked office buildings via the Broadsign Reach supply-side-platform (SSP). More than 1,800 of Captivate’s displays across Canada have been onboarded and are now available to more than 30 demand-side-platforms (DSPs) globally that are integrated […]

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Comprehensive Releases New Presentation Adapter for Meetings and Classrooms

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Comprehensive’s SimpliShare SSH-500T 4K is basically a presentation adapter cable to simplify connection of any source in a meeting room, huddle space and classroom. Using a multihead cable adapter design, it includes connections for HDMI, Mini DP or USB-C video to any HDMI 4K display and passes up to Ultra HD 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) 18G. It’s […]

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In Surprising Move, Sennheiser Separates Consumer and Professional Groups

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Sennheiser plans to exclusively focus on its professional business and aims to secure a partnership to strengthen its market position in consumer electronics (translation: The company is looking for either a buyer of the consumer products division or an investment partner). With this decision, Sennheiser is consistently continuing on its course to build greater independence […]

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Here’s How to Perfect Zoom’s Audio Settings for a Live Multisite Music Jam Session or Broadcast

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Are you one of the tens of thousands who miss jamming and playing music together? Well, Zoom’s now amped up its audio settings to allow for a more professional music experience for both the participants and the listeners. And, a longtime friend of mine, Brian Huff CTS-D, CTS-I, a Berklee College of Music graduate, and […]

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UPDATED: Borgarting Appeals Court Acquits Norxe AS of Intellectual Property Claims Made by Barco

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Update: Inge Govaerts, corporate public relations manager at Barco, sent rAVe the following statement Tuesday: “It has been a tough case for both parties, but the starting point has been that it was believed that there was such clear evidence of objectionable actions that the outcome was a trial. Barco is of course disappointed not […]

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Extron Intros PlenumVault Direct View System for Classrooms

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Extron has introduced the new PlenumVault Direct View System for classrooms with flat panel displays. This system delivers an experience for students and instructors, providing enhanced audio and video quality for in-person, hybrid and remote learning environments. Customers can add their choice of user interface options, AV signal extension, speakers, mounting hardware and cabling for […]

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Vaddio Now Shipping New Recessed Ceiling Camera

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A flipping, recessed ceiling camera from Vaddio, the RoboFLIP 30 HDBT, is shipping and fully rotates into its enclosure when in standby mode, allowing room occupants a visual assurance that video feeds are not active. The RoboFLIP is a native 1080p@60 resolution camera (via HDBaseT and HDMI) using the Exmor R CMOS sensor. Equipped with […]

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Almo Pro A/V’s Spring E4v Event Is Set for March 9-11

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Almo Professional A/V revealed its next live, digital education event — the E4 Evolution (E4v) — is taking place March 9-11, 2021. Part of the E4 Experience platform, the E4v features the ability to access six customized subject matter “halls” — digital signage, education, emerging technologies, corporate AV, pro audio and UCC — for a […]

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