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..

Jabra and HP Team for Microsoft Teams and Zoom Room Certified RBS Bundle

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Jabra announced a UCC-based bundle combining video and audio solutions for meeting rooms in collaboration with HP. The bundle features Jabra PanaCast, a 180 degree Panoramic-4K USB camera and HP Elite Slice room PC for UCC systems. The bundle is designed as a RBS — room-based systems — solution to UCC for video and audio […]

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DPAA Launches Ad Campaign to Support DOOH Advertising

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DPAA will announce tomorrow at its annual Video Everywhere Summit that it is launching an ad campaign to support digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. The campaign breaks tomorrow and was developed by DPAA in conjunction with legendary advertising creative executive Jon Bond and the independent ad agency, Madwell, with sponsorship support from Ubimo, the location intelligence […]

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QSC Adds Q-SYS Control Plugins for Cisco and Barco ClickShare

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QSC today announced the availability of two new Q-SYS Control plugins, enabling integration and a consistent user experience for the Cisco conferencing and collaboration endpoints and the Barco ClickShare Conference family of devices within the Q-SYS Ecosystem. Both plugins are available through the Asset Manager portal within Q-SYS Designer Software. The Cisco In-Room plugin enables […]

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CEDIA Announces Winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards

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Following a memorable evening showcasing the best work and products in home technology integration, CEDIA has announced the winners of 2020 CEDIA Awards in the Americas region, global honorees and manufacturers. Eleven unique projects from integrators located in the United States, Canada and Mexico have been honored as the best of the best in the […]

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The Nicest Guy in AV, Dan Dugan, Just Won an Emmy!

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Dan Dugan, the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer, will be awarded an Emmy at the upcoming 72nd Engineering Emmy Awards. His award, for “Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development”, honors his invention of gain sharing automixing technology and will be presented in a live-streamed ceremony on Thursday, October 29. In a press release issued earlier […]

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Futuresource’s Virtual Audio Collaborative 2020 Is NOT to be Missed

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This is likely going to be THE audio show of 2020. With under a month to go before Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative event begins, the line-up continues to grow, with a wealth of world-class industry leaders coming together to discuss the future of audio. Joining registrants from their virtual seats will be the chief products […]

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Marantz Debuts 8K Surround AV Pre-Amplifier

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Marantz today announced its new 8K surround AV pre-amplifier, the AV7706, which features 11.2 channel XLR and RCA pre-outs. Designed for use with high-quality external amplification like the Marantz MM8077, MM7055 and MM7025, the AV7706 is not only an AV processor, it’s also an analog preamplifier with Marantz’s proprietary HDAM circuitry in the preamp section, […]

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DSF AND AVIXA Just Made Sure Digital Signage Will Be Fastest Growing Segment of AV in 2021

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AVIXA has partnered with the Digital Signage Federation (DSF) to bring digital signage education content to the association’s trade shows and events. AVIXA will announce details later this month on events where DSF will bring its content. The Digital Signage Federation is a not-for-profit organization that supports digital signage professionals through education, certification, networking and […]

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Alcons Extends Studio, Residential Lines — Releases SRHV/9040 System

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Alcons extended its Studio and Residential lines with the new SRHV/9040 system. The CRMS-SRHV/9040 is based on the Alcons pro-ribbon driver with a patented transducer technology. The two-way passive-filtering crosses a vented mid-bass driver with the RBN401 pro-ribbon driver. With a lowest-usable LF response of 58 hertz, the CRMS-SRHV can be used as stand-alone monitor, […]

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ARISTA Corporation Announces New 1U Rack-Mount Dual HDBaseT Transmitter/Receiver

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ARISTA Corporation just announced the Alvista RS-124-A07, a 1U rack-mount dual HDBaseT transmitter/receiver system. Available in three configurations, the RS-124-A07 is designed for extending audio, video, IR control, Ethernet, and power over a single Catx cable. With support for video resolutions up to 3840×2160 (4K UHD) video, the RS-124-A07 is capable of sending signals up […]

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BrightSign and NEC Display Solutions Partner for Large-Format Displays With Digital Signage Capability

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BrightSign and NEC Display Solutions have collaborated to deliver a family of large-format displays with integrated digital signage capabilities. The full range of NEC MultiSync V Series large format displays are now available with the BrightSign OPS digital signage media player included. The new NEC/BrightSign combination makes it possible to deliver relevant, targeted digital content […]

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Communications Design Associates and Telemanagement Resources International Partner for Consultation to Enterprise, Design Clients

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Communications Design Associates (CDA) and Telemanagement Resources International (TRI) have teamed to provide high-level, expert consultation to enterprise clients and design partners. This union delivers guidance surrounding workplace evolution and technology use beyond reentry protocol and provides quantifiable future benefits. Driving this initiative is CDA Principal Michael Goldman, a global integration, enterprise AV, UC&C and […]

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HDBaseT Is About to Go AVaaS and Into the Cloud

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The HDBaseT Alliance and SyncPro, the developer of CloudOS, are working together to enable cloud connectivity capabilities for HDBaseT products. SyncPro’s cloud platform enables IT teams and Managed Service Providers (MSP) to remotely configure, monitor and maintain audiovideo, unified collaboration and digital signage products. With SyncPro’s CloudOS support, HDBaseT manufacturers can add advanced cloud-based features […]

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SYNNEX Corporation Is Now Hiperwall Certified

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Hiperwall, a video wall company, today announced a new distribution agreement with SYNNEX Corporation. The agreement falls within the SYNNEX VISUALSolv business unit. As part of the agreement, SYNNEX becomes a distributor of Hiperwall-certified hardware components, making it seamless for channel partners to procure the computing hardware, displays, and Hiperwall software required to create stunning […]

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ClearOne Updates CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager Software

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ClearOne announced the latest update of the CONVERGENCE AV Network Manager software. The new update now has an organizational portal for multiple user accounts with support for up to 2,048 combined devices and users. It also includes LDAP support and two levels of access — a secure administrator level for full access and a viewer […]

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Visix Launches Safety Message Subscription Service for Digital Signage

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Visix has launched a new safety message subscription service for digital signage clients. And, as an introductory offer, clients who purchase a new AxisTV Signage Suite content management system will receive three months of free OSHA-inspired safety content. This is a $600 value, with a new safety message for each weekday delivered to subscription holders. […]

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AmpliVox Founder Survives Cancer and Offers Free Pink Podiums to Cancer Orgs

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AmpliVox Sound Systems is renewing its offer of a free Pink Podium to cancer organizations for October Breast Cancer Awareness month. AmpliVox’s Pink Podium Promise has been in place since 2010, placing pink podiums with hundreds of cancer society chapters, foundations, hospitals and local governments. The offer is effective until Thanksgiving, 2020. “AmpliVox products are […]

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AVI-SPL Appoints Michael Kellaway as Managing Director for UK

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AVI-SPL announced the appointment of Michael Kellaway as its new managing director for the United Kingdom. Kellaway, an experienced, growth-oriented leader in the AV and unified communications and collaboration (UCC) industry, will be tasked with bolstering AVI-SPL’s leading UCC services in the U.K. market, identifying and answering future customer needs, and expanding the company’s world-class […]

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Dynacord Updates SONICUE Software for Setup of Sound Systems

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SONICUE sound system software addresses the entire sound system and encapsulates Dynacord’s core design philosophies of simplicity, clarity and transparency. Its design provides a comprehensive system overview, making it quicker to set up, tune and operate sound systems with minimal effort. Dynacord significantly expands the scope of SONICUE with the version 1.2 update. The new […]

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Magnum Power Security Adds Thermal Screening Integration Ability to Deva-Branded Camera/Speaker/Sensor

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Magnum Power Security has announced it has added the ability to integrate with third-party thermal screening software into the Deva-branded all-in-one speaker, camera and sensor product. So, any location with a Deva product can be upgraded or used to screen employees (and visitors) entering a space and provide an audio warning, or even latch and unlatch […]

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Sony Electronics’ Imaging Products and Solutions Releases New Resources for AV Professionals

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Sony Electronics’ Imaging Products and Solutions is rolling out a complement of resources designed for and alongside AV professionals. These dynamic new tools provide architects, consultants, engineers, integrators and designers with detailed background on Sony’s B2B products and solutions, creating a more accessible way to inform, spec and integrate corporate, education and entertainment projects featuring […]

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Stampede Now Called Exertis — With Kevin Kelly Still at the Top

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Stampede announced Thursday that its operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America are rebranding as Exertis, aligning with other DCC Technology-owned companies around the world. According to President and CEO Kevin Kelly, going forward the newly renamed company will, beginning with Exertis ProAV, operate a series of specialist Exertis brands focused on the […]

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Samsung Electronics Introduces New All-in-One Display Solution for Business, Schools, Entertainment and Restaurants

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Samsung Electronics America just introduced the newest product in its outdoor LED display portfolio, the XPR-B, an all-in-one display solution for various small and medium-sized businesses, including schools and local entertainment complexes, quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) and hospitality. Dubbed the “LED in a Box,” the XPR-B comes complete with a simple, web-based content management solution that […]

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Pearl Media Becomes Exclusive Advertising and Media Partner for “Welcome to Nashville” Downtown Sign

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They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway but they’re nowhere as crisp or sharp as the new large format LED “Welcome to Nashville” sign that will greet visitors as they descend on Lower Broadway in Downtown Nashville. The screen is just one of a new fifteen (15) screen digital network being installed at […]

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Nureva Outfits More Than 40 Duquesne University Classrooms With HDL300 Audio Conferencing Systems

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Nureva says that Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently outfitted more than 40 classrooms with Nureva HDL300 audio conferencing systems, and an additional 32 systems have been ordered. SMARTSolution Technologies, an authorized Nureva dealer, supported the university in its search for an audio conferencing system to help students learn in a hybrid environment, where some […]

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Rentman Releases New UI For Event Production Management Solution

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Rentman announced the release of a new user interface (UI) for its event production management solution. Via feedback over the past two years and interviewing users, the team has created a more organized, faster and friendlier management experience for the events industry. Since the latest version of Rentman was released back in 2016, the Rentman […]

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Single Chip Brightness Takes Another Leap Forward with Digital Projection’s New M-Vision 23000

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Digital Projection announced the launch of the world’s brightest single chip DLP laser phosphor projector — the 23,000 Lumen M-Vision 23000. The Digital Projection M-Vision 23000 WU boasts an unprecedented 23,000 lumens output and 10,000:1 contrast ratio, to bring budget-sensitive applications a large-screen imaging solution and near 3-Chip performance at a 1-Chip price point. The […]

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Is Poly Sneaking Back Into the Video Part of the UCC Market?

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RingCentral UK today announced that RingCentral Video (RCV), a video meetings experience for businesses client, will now be available as part of the RingCentral Office solution in Europe. In addition, the company has also announced that customers can now extend their RingCentral Video experience into their conference rooms with RingCentral Rooms and with RingCentral Rooms […]

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LG Business Solutions Intros Commercial Versions of LG UltraGear Series for Gaming

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LG Business Solutions has introduced commercial versions of the LG UltraGear series for gaming. The new 27-, 34- and 38-inch monitors are designed for esports venues and teams and schools with esports programs. With a 1-millisecond response time and a 144-hertz refresh rate, the new professional LG UltraGear series is designed for esports businesses and […]

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Control4 Founder Jumps Ship to SAVI Controls

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SAVI Controls announced the addition of Eric Smith to its board of directors and as a technical advisor to SAVI Tuesday. Eric co-founded Control4 in 2003 and served as the company’s chief technology officer for nearly a dozen years. During his tenure at Control4, Eric was instrumental in introducing a new paradigm to the business […]

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