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..

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Adds to Its Desktop Portfolio

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced two new additions to its NEC MultiSync EA Series desktop portfolio. The 24” EA242F and 27” EA272F include USB-C charging capabilities, a feature that NEC has implemented in advance of industry standards. USB-C helps users with connectivity by replacing video, audio, power and USB cabling with a single cable to […]

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New Black Box Desktop KVM Switch Designed for the Multiple-Computer User

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Black Box introduced the KVD200-2H 4K HDMI dual-head desktop KVM switch. Handling dual HDMI and DisplayPort signals from the computers (Microsoft Windows/Mac OS X/Linux) and dual output video signals (up to UHD 4K@60Hz) to one or two 4K HDMI monitors, the KVD200-2H KVM desktop switch is designed for users who require control over multiple computers […]

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Videotel Digital Updates Touchless WAVE Solution

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Videotel Digital has improved its Touchless WAVE digital signage solution to integrate both its VP71XD and VP90 4K HD interactive media players. And, you an also use it with most digital signage media players with some simple customization. WAVE, a proximity sensor that requires no direct line of sight, was originally designed to touchlessly trigger […]

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Vanco International Intros Two New HDMI Extenders Over Fiber

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Vanco International has introduced two new HDMI extenders over fiber: the EVEXFBR1 with bidirectional IR and RS-232, and the EVEXFBK1, which adds KVM over USB 2.0 passthrough. Both products are 4K HDR capable and can send signals up to 984 feet/300 meters over multimode fiber optic cables and 6.2 miles/10 kilometers over single mode fiber […]

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AVI Systems Announces the Acquisition of Avyve

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AVI Systems today announced the acquisition of Avyve, an AV integrator headquartered in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, near Atlanta. The two companies will combine their Atlanta offices into Avyve’s physical location. When fully integrated, AVI Systems will serve the entire southeast United States with audiovisual services and solutions designed for any business in every industry segment. […]

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Lumens Unveils the VC-TR1 Auto-Tracking Camera

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Lumens unveiled the VC-TR1 auto tracking camera. The VC-TR1 is equipped with an exclusive auto-tracking facial detection technology. There are three advanced tracking modes; Stage Tracking, Everywhere Tracking and Partition Tracking. Each advanced tracking mode has its own unique function. Each tracking mode has its own unique style making the camera applicable for multiple video […]

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Avnu Alliance Announces ProAV Membership

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The Avnu Alliance standards-based deterministic networking today announces a new Milan Associate Membership Level to give manufacturers of professional audio/video equipment a lower-cost path to certifying Milan end devices, broadening the Milan ecosystem and bringing end users in the Pro AV market more choice of interoperable end devices. In early 2020, Avnu Alliance approved a […]

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Marshall Electronics Intros New USB3.0 HD POV Camera

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Marshall Electronics just introduced the CV503-U3 camera model designed around its CV503 camera, which is commonly used in professional broadcast production. The CV503-U3 is a dedicated USB3.0 HD POV camera to meet the demand for USB-based workflows for both work-from-home as well as a range of remote livestreaming applications. It offers simple plug-and-play connectivity using […]

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An Unfortunate Victim of COVID, Vutec, Shutters

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Over the weekend, rAVe received this statement from Vutec: “In 1977 Vutec started making projector screens.  Over the years we have been innovative, an industry leader and enjoyed working with our customers in the growing AV industry. Times evolve, and together with our competitors, we have seen a change in the projector screen and home […]

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Extron Introduces Two NAV Encoders With Decorator-Style Wall Plate Design

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Extron has introduced two new NAV encoders in a decorator-style wall plate design. These models support streaming visually lossless 4K video with ultra-low latency. With support for 1-gigabit-per-second Ethernet networks and optional Ethernet expansion ports, the NAV wall plate encoder series uses the Extron-patented PURE3 codec to deliver groundbreaking performance with real-time, visually lossless video […]

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LG Business Solutions Wins Two International Design Excellence Awards

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The American Association of Industrial Designers has honored two advanced LED Signage displays from LG Business Solutions USA with 2020 International Design Excellence Awards. LG is the only commercial display winner across all categories this year. “This prestigious recognition is a testament to the increasingly important role display technology is playing in modern office environments,” […]

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Extron Releases New Four-Input Switcher With Integrated DTP2 Transmitter

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Extron just announced it’s shipping the DTP2 T 204, a four-input switcher with integrated DTP2 transmitter for sending HDMI and control up to 330 feet (100 meters) over a shielded Catx cable to an Extron DTP-enabled product. It supports computer and video resolutions up to 4K@60Hz at 4:4:4 color sampling. This HDCP 2.3-compliant switcher includes […]

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Atomos and Panasonic Develop 5.9K Full Frame Apple ProRes RAW Recording From LUMIX S5

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Atomos and Panasonic have announced the development of up to 5.9K full frame Apple ProRes RAW recording from the new LUMIX S5, Panasonic’s new hybrid 35-millimeter full-frame mirrorless camera. Atomos’ Ninja V will record up to 5.9K@30Hz, 4K@60Hz and 3.5K@50Hz from the LUMIX S5 full-frame mirrorless camera when combined with the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. […]

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Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² Is Shipping

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Kramer Electronics’ VIA GO² is shipping. The VIA Go² gives iOS, Android, Chromebook, PC and Mac users instant wireless connectivity with 4K and features content streaming with mirrored images and video playback (15 frames per second) while also allowing for iOS mirroring via AirPlay, Windows & Android mirroring via Miracast, as well as Chromebook mirroring. […]

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Almo Pro A/V Releases (CTS Certified) Fall E4v Sessions for E4v Bonus Week

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Last week, well over 2,000 AV industry professionals tuned in live to learn, interact and earn free AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) during the Almo Professional A/V, fall E4 Evolution (E4v) three-day virtual event that is part of the award-winning E4 Experience. Almo announced the addition of an exclusive “Bonus Week” whereby all full-length educational […]

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It’s Official! NEC and Sharp Joint Venture Creates Sharp NEC Display Solutions

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Effective Nov. 1, 2020, Sharp Corporation (hereinafter “Sharp”) and NEC Corporation (hereinafter “NEC”) completed the previously announced transaction to form a joint venture by Sharp acquiring 66% of shares for NEC Display Solutions Ltd. (hereinafter “NDS”), a subsidiary of NEC. The new website is here. In connection with the completion of the transaction, NDS has […]

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Jupiter Systems Enters New Display Category with 21:9 Aspect Ratio UCC Display Dubbed PANA

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In launching something called PANA today, Jupiter is  no longer just a video wall company. PANA is a series of ultra-widescreen (21:9) LCD-based collaboration displays. PANA’s native  5K  resolution LCD is 5120 x 2160 with the first of the series measuring 105” (dubbed the PANA 105); creating a digital canvas that’s 8 feet wide, but […]

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Almo E4v Roundup Part 5: Kehr and Guzauckas Just Provided the Keys to AV Bringing Back Live Events and In-Person Meetings in 2021

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The live events and the in-person meetings markets were, well, decimated in mid-March due to the COVID pandemic. And no one seemed to know what to do — well, almost no one. Don Guzauckas, of HB Live, joined Tom Kehr today at the Almo ProAV E4v virtual show, during his “The Future of Meetings and Events” session and explained […]

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ZetaDisplay Norway Recognized As One of the Country’s Top 500 IT Companies

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ZetaDisplay Norway, represented by Pronto TV, has maintained its status as one of Norway’s top 500 largest IT companies. The company has risen 27 positions since 2019 and is the only digital signage business recognized. The list, compiled by the Norwegian stock market, charts the top 500 telecom, software and consulting companies and IT distributors […]

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Legrand AV, InReality, BrightSign and Elo Partner for Digital Signage White Paper Aimed at AV

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InReality has launched a white paper to support strategic planning when creating a Safe Space ecosystem of prevention. “The 6 Ps of Safe Space Strategy” takes a holistic view and includes guidance on factors relating to people, process, place, pixels, proof and profit. rAVe had a chance to preview this white paper before it was […]

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7thSense Completes Merger with Medialon

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In June 2019, the team behind 7thSense acquired the Medialon brand and ShowControl activities from Barco to form Medialon Limited. Since then, the Medialon team and product line has expanded from offices in North America, Canada and the United Kingdom. As part of the integration strategy, which became effective on Oct. 1, 2020, all Medialon […]

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Futuresource’s Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Accelerated Growth of Livestreaming

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Focusing on the positives during what has certainly been a challenging time to date, Audio Collaborative will offer a range of thought-provoking panels and presentations discussing the future of audio, outlining the many opportunities in this space. Taking place 14:00-18:00 GMT on Nov. 4-5, the two-day exclusive event will promise to share industry insights and […]

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RTI Now Shipping New All-in-One Control Processor and Presentation Switcher

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RTI announced that it is now shipping the new VXP-82 All-in-One Control Processor and Presentation Switcher, a presentation solution aimed at conference rooms, meeting spaces, classrooms and lecture halls. It combines an 8×2 multiformat video switcher with an RTI control processor and handles video signals from up to eight sources and enables presentations on two […]

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Meyer Sound Releases Spacemap Go App for Spatial Sound Design and Mixing

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Meyer Sound has officially released Spacemap Go for spatial sound design and mixing. Available Oct. 28 as a free app for Apple iPad, Spacemap Go can transform the thousands of Meyer Sound GALAXY Network Platform processors in the field into user-friendly tools for spatial sound design and mixing. Spacemap Go works with multiple GALAXY processors, […]

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URC and Lenbrook International Partner for Integration of Total Control and BluOS

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URC and Lenbrook International, developers of the BluOS music management and operating system and parent company of Bluesound and NAD Electronics, announced today what they are calling “a new phase of collaboration in smart home technology.” Starting immediately URC and BluOS have partnered to create integrations between Total Control, URC’s residential and commercial automation platform, […]

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VuWall Just Packaged Gary Kayye’s Digital Canvas Concept Inside Its VuTrex Platform

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VuWall announced VuTrex technology Wednesday — a solution to bridge AV, IT and IP systems to manage and control any visual content across any type of display or video wall. VuTrex is now embedded in each component of the VuWall ecosystem of products. Basically, this means that, no matter the source (AV or IP-based) it […]

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BenQ Receives ISO 27001 Certification for InstaShow Wireless Presentation System

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BenQ’s InstaShow wireless presentation system just got ISO 27001 certification. ISO 27001 is an international standard that specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system within the context of an organization, thereby ensuring that data remains secure, complete and usable. After undergoing stringent reviews by the British Standards […]

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Jetbuilt Unveils Time Tracking Feature for Install Platform

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Jetbuilt just unveiled Time Tracking — a feature in its Install platform designed to simplify project management, accounting, payroll and other processes. Time Tracking will enable technicians to log their on-site labor. Meanwhile, managers can oversee profits and losses on existing projects with timesheet data, and build reports to estimate project labor for future proposals […]

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B-Tech AV Mounts Hires Daniel Horan

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Drawing on 10 years of experience in the AV mounting industry, in roles ranging from design, marketing and brand management right through to technical sales and key account management, B-Tech announced that Daniel Horan will primarily oversee its custom design projects as the customer’s first point of contact and liaison to B-Tech’s in-house design, engineering […]

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CEDIA Launches Beta Testing for CIT Certification

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As part of a comprehensive overhaul of its certification program, CEDIA has delivered on another key objective: launching beta testing for the CEDIA Cabling & Infrastructure Technician (CIT) Certification. CIT Certification is geared toward those who are just starting in the industry or are embarking on the early stages of a career as a technician. […]

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QSC Releases New Native Network Video Endpoint for Q-SYS Ecosystem

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QSC announced the release of the NV-32-H (Core Capable) native network video endpoint for the Q-SYS Ecosystem, which now allows you to toggle between “Core Mode,” which transforms the device into a fully capable Q-SYS processor with local HDMI switching capabilities, and its existing “Peripheral Mode,” which is designed for network HDMI video distribution over […]

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