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 72: The Digital Signage Expo

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We have a team of reporters heading to Las Vegas at the end of the month to cover the Digital Signage Expo. DSE, as it is known, is the industry’s largest digital signage show covering not just hardware but also software and content providers. Here’s how to follow ourDSE coverage: Having trouble listening to the podcast on […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 71: Mitsubishi Goes Laser

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Mitsubishi’s newest introduction is laser-based DLP projectors and there are three different models. In this podcast, I tell you why these are important to the AV market. 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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InfoComm Formally Introduces New CEO and Executive Director to EMEA Market

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Just four weeks into his new role as CEO and executive director of InfoComm, Dave Labuskes (formerly withRTKL Associates) hit the ground here in Amsterdam at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show – the world’s largest AV trade, which is co-managed by InfoComm and CEDIA. ISE kicked off the show by celebrating its10th Anniversary and recognizing its founding exhibitors, including companies like AMX, Crestron, Vogol’s and Christie. After cutting […]

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Cisco Debuts at ISE 2013

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After a couple of years of not being at ISE, Cisco is back and early indications are that the company will return in 2014. It had exhibited in the past under the Tandberg logo but, after it purchased the company back in 2009, didn’t attend ISE in 2011 or 2012. But as its ProAV guru Paul Depperschmidt told me last week […]

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Barco Announces an Upgraded ClickShare at ISE 2013

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I had the opportunity to sit down with Barco’s Dirk Hendrickx (VP of EMEA) yesterday morning ahead of the “official” announcement of the company’s ClickShare feature additions. He was upbeat about three specific additions to their one-click wonder. You may recallClickShare has the capability to route video via a network — without any cables or switchers required. All you do is connect a […]

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Watch Gary Moderate the Expert’s Panel at the AOpen European Forum Today

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rAVe Founder Gary Kayye was asked to moderate the Expert’s Panel at the end of the day-long AOpen Forum here at ISE 2013 in Amsterdam. It was attended by more than 140 people and experts on the panel included manufacturers, creative content companies and everyone else in the digital signage business chain including market analysts. Here’s a complete list of the panelists: […]

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Barco’s Dirk Hendrickx Talks Cloud Visualization and Barco’s Future

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In this pre-show ISE 2013 video interview, rAVe’s founder Gary Kayye sits down withBarco’s vice president of EMEA, Dirk Hendrickx, and he speaks all about Barco’s future strategy. It’s way, way more than projectors. In fact, he outlines a really interesting vision forBarco’s future including something he coined as Cloud Visualization. He believes that Barco’s role in AV’s future will be to help in the convergence of AV and […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 63: Do You Do Webinars and Where’s ISE?

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Do you watch and learn from the plethora or webinars now offered in AV? We want to know what you do and don’t like as we’ve gotta plan! And, it ain’t your father’s Webinar! And, today I discuss our ISE live podcast plans and where you can hear them. Take the rAVe survey and let us know! Having trouble listening to […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 62: Christie’s All-Weather LCD

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Christie will officially launch an all-weather LCD next week, but we have the story already! Listen to hear the size and applications for it. rAVe Article: Christie Intros All-Weather Displays 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 60: Our Integrated Systems Europe Show plans

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I detail our ISE 2013 plans for the week of January 28th when we’ll be reporting live from the Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam. 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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If You Missed CES, There Are Only Four Things You Need to Know

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Last week’s CES had to be the most over-hyped trade show in history. It reminded me of one of the last years of the famed PC-industry shows called COMDEX – the coincidences aren’t lost on me. For example, CEA — the people who put on the CES-fest exclaimed at show’s end that it was the BIGGES CES, ever. In fact, they bragged there were over […]

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rAVe’s Pre-Show Interview with ISE’s Mike Blackman

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With two weeks to go before showtime, rAVe’s Gary Kayye, sat down with ISE’s Managing Director, Mike Blackman and gets filled in on all the pre-show preparation and what to expect as ISE 2013 opens at the end of the month! The key takeaways are BIG, BIG, BIG: Biggest AV Show ever Most exhibitors than any other AV show in history More show […]

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rAVe Exclusive: An Interview with InfoComm’s New Executive Director and CEO, David Labuskes

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We are excited to share this exclusive 30-minute interview with David Labuskes, the new executive director and CEO of InfoComm International. Our own Gary Kayye had the pleasure of “sitting down” with David last week for his FIRST interview in his new role — literally on the last day or his first week on the job. This interview is a […]

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My Elevated Partnership with Chris Chinnock at Insight Media

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Today, rAVe is announcing that we are partnering with Insight Media to bring the AV industry even more in-depth video coverage and analysis at trade shows and major industry events. Chris Chinnock and I have been friends a long time. There’s a huge amount of mutual respect and he’s provided invaluable editorial content over the years with our partnership […]

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