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 125: Our InfoComm Plans Include Giving Away 10k T-Shirts and a Car!

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Yes, you read that right. We are giving away 10,000 T-shirts at the InfoComm 2013 show next month and we’re also giving away a SMART car. But you do not have to be attendingInfoComm to win and to play along! Seriously, listen to this podcast and I give you details on where you can go register on our […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 124: InfoComm Spotlight: ALMO ProAV’s Museum-Like InfoComm Booth

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I asked Almo’s VP of Marketing, Melody Craigmyle, to jump on a podcast with me today to explain it all as she knows it better than anyone. So, just listen as she not only explains how to find Almo and what to look for, but also how you can win one of over $10,000 worth of prizes in their booth […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 123: An In-Depth Look at Barco’s ClickShare Wireless AV System

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Today, I talk to Barco’s Barco’s Business Development Manager of Collaboration, Yoav Nir, about Barco’s ClickShare. We’ve covered what new features have come out about ClickShare this past year, but now Yoav fills us in on the future (perhaps Android compatibility and more support for video?). Listen here: Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 122: 3 New Product All Integrators Will Want to Know About

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Today I tell you about three new products one from Extron, one from Vaddio and a third is a4K Media Player from a company called Red. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Audinate Goes Mainstream in Partnership with BOSE – So Much for Better Sound Through Marketing

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Everyone in ProAV generally makes fun of BOSE Corporation. For years, it’s sold products to consumers without any technical specs, performance details and without any information about how a product it makes is differentiated from another product of a different brand (e.g., Sony, Mitsubishi or Panasonic). But, there’s one thing we universally love with the […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 121: Have You Voted?

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It’s time for you to vote in our 2nd Annual Readers Choice Awards. We will announce the winners at InfoComm next month and they will come from YOUR votes – the readers ofrAVe Publications – so, tell us who your favorites are! Vote at www.ravepubs.com and click on rAVe EDGE. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 119: Is Sharp dying a slow death?

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I’m not sure there’s another company that has fallen quicker than Sharp Electronics. Listen to my podcast and see if you agree with my opinions and outlook for them. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 117: Biscotti Aims at ProAV VTC Market

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Biscotti has come out with a new version and new software update for its popular HomeAV videoconferencing product that puts it squarely in the ProAV market. Link to Gary’s Blog: www.ravepubs.com Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 116: A Pre-Configured System Aimed at Schools

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Chief, Da-Lite and Epson worked together to bring to market a pre-configured AV system aimed at schools. The best part about it is it can be installed in a couple of hours. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 114: Gary Talks to ihiji’s Mike Maniscalco

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Today, I talked to ihiji’s Mike Maniscalco about their networking technology for AV companies and he’s invited me to be a guest on their 1st Quarterly Tought Leader’s Webinar next week – so we introduce that too. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can  subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 113: All About InfoComm

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We are already starting to write about new products and new technologies that will be shown at InfoComm. The show is less than six weeks away and to keep track of everything going on that is InfoComm before during and after the show, follow us at www.rAVeNOWinfocomm.com Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 112: HDBaseT vs AVB

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Right now there are two major competing standards for combining video, audio, control, network and power routing on CAT5. One is called HDBaseT and the other is known asAVB. Gary believes HTBaseT is going to win – listen to this podcast and hear why! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 111: InfoComm Giveaways for Kids

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In addition to talking about our InfoComm plans, I also focus on a brand-new column from Midori Connolly that appeared in our rAVe GHGav publication. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 110: The Women in AV Networking Reception at InfoComm

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This podcast tells you how to sign-up to attend the Women in AV networking reception that’s going be held the first night of InfoComm. Use this link to sign up for the reception: www.wavereception.eventbrite.com Check out our coverage of the E4 tour here: www.ravenowe4.com  Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 109: We are in San Francisco for the Almo E4 AV Tour

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I want you to listen and because were coming to your live from the E4 AV Tour in San Francisco and I tell you how to follow us live online! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 108: A 200-Degree Panoramic VTC System

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You read that right, there’s a company with a 200° Panoramic VTC system that you can pay a monthly fee to use – check it out by listening to my podcast! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Why The Projection Summit Matters

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Insight Media will once again host the annual Projection Summit (PS 13) in Orlando, Fla. on June 10-11. The event will be held in conjunction with InfoComm 2013. And, you should seriously consider attending. For the past 20 years, projection has been the driver of our industry’s engine. And, the future of projection is bright — literally. Pico […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 105: AMX Finally Responds to the Switcher Shootout Controversy

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rAVe is still the only publication covering the Switcher Shootout controversy between Crestron, Extron and AMX and you can hear all about it on today’s rave radio podcast! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 104: I’ll be in San Francisco Next Week

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I’ll be at the Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour next week in San Francisco and this is a personal invitation for you to attend and hear what I have to say about the future the AV industry before InfoComm. Register here to attend the event: http://www.almoproav.com/Events/e4/ Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 103: Gary Kayye Talks with InfoComm Senior VP of Expositions About InfoComm 2013

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So, what’s happening at InfoComm 2013? Well, we went directly to the senior vice president of expositions, Jason McGraw, to find out. InfoComm 2013 will have over 950 exhibitors, over 200 educational programs, the biggest pre-show Super Tuesday line-up ever AND we’re getting you into the show for FREE. Just click here http://www.infocommshow.org and use code: MCTRA Having trouble listening to the […]

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Just Because Apple Did It, Doesn’t Mean It’ll Work for You

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I’ve seen a plethora of articles recently about how consumer electronics manufacturers have figured out what their problem is. After years of declining sales, laying off tens of thousands of people, reorganizing their corporate structurea and, in most cases, fired the president of the company, a handful of giant, Asian TV manufacturers and one giantU.S. software company […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 102: All About Blogging

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We here at rAVe have an amazing group of bloggers that represent each segment of the A/V market. We have bloggers that work for manufacturers, dealers and even those who are end-user bloggers. Have you noticed? Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 100: ALMO ProAV’s Brian Rhatigan is my Guest on Today’s Podcast

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Almo is the ProAV industry’s fastest growing distributor. Today, Brian Rhatigan, Almo Pro A/V’s director of business development, talks to Gary Kayye about where he sees the market heading in 2013 and where the big growth opportunities are. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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