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..

HOLOPLOT Partners With Creative Technology to Enter UK Market

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HOLOPLOT today announced a partnership with Creative Technology, adding HOLOPLOT products to Creative Technology’s audio portfolio. This is aimed at helping HOLOPLOT enter the UK market. Consisting of Modul 96 and Modul 80-S, HOLOPLOT’s X1 product line is marketed as an entirely new category of sound systems, aimed specifically at solving challenging acoustic environments or adding more authenticity […]

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Sony Receives Crestron and Cisco Certification for BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays

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Sony has enhanced its interoperability and integrations with third party alliance partners, by receiving certification from Crestron and Cisco for its BRAVIA 4K Professional Displays. Crestron has developed a global certification program, Crestron Connected, that is turn-key at the engineering level, allowing certified manufacturing partners to natively connect, communicate, and monitor from one central location. With previous certification for […]

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Key Digital Features New Transmitter and Receiver Pairs

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The KD-X444LP HDMI CAT5e/6 extender set from Key Digital is a 4K 18G transmitter/receiver pair featuring Power over CAT (PoC) with bi-directional IR and RS232 control extension. The single CAT5e/6 UTP/STP extension, with fully automatic, cable-length-dependent equalization and amplification, has a range of more than 70 meters (230 feet). The KD-X444LP supports video resolutions up […]

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Samsung Showcases Future of Micro LED Technology at ISE 2022

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Samsung Electronics is showing what it calls the future of Micro LED technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022 in Barcelona, with three new models of The Wall. At ISE this year, Samsung introduced three new versions of The Wall (Model name: IWB) – a modular Micro LED display that will now be available in 0.63 […]

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LG Partners with Blackdove to Bring Digital Art to LG Displays

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LG Electronics (LG) has entered into a global partnership with the US-based Blackdove to deliver digital art experiences on LG’s advanced digital signage displays. Integrating software and curated art from Blackdove’s digital art gallery and NFT (non-fungible token) platform, LG’s display solutions will provide a convenient way to showcase digital art, which has emerged as a prominent medium in the global […]

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PPDS Intros Android-Based SoC Phillips E-Line Series of Touch Displays for Education at ISE 2022

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PPDS (also known as Philips Digital Signage), just announced a new lineup of interactive touch displays for education, launching the brand-new Android SoC Philips E-Line series. Unveiled at ISE 2022 in Barcelona (Philips Booth 3Q600), the Phillips E-Line is PPDS’ most complete SoC (system on a chip) education display range to date. It’s aimed at […]

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Kramer Debuts a New Ecosystem of AV-Over-IP Solutions, Including KDS-7 Family

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At ISE, Kramer debuted a new ecosystem of AV-over-IP solutions including the KDS-7 family of encoders and decoders, which send 4K60 4:2:0 video at 1G across a network AV installation. In the booth’s UCC section, this is the first time people can see Kramer’s new collaboration devices including a speakerphones, video cameras and all-in-one collaboration […]

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MAXHUB Receives Zoom-Certification for Three UC Products

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MAXHUB just announced that it now has Zoom certified products including the UC BM21 speakerphone, the UC S05 Conference Bar with Camera and the UC W21 Business Webcam. The MAXHUB UC BM21 speakerphone is just under 5 inches in diameter and 1.5 inches high, includes noise reduction and echo cancellation and incorporates a six-element PZM boundary […]

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AtlasIED Debuts an Array of EN 54-24-Approved Loudspeaker Solutions at ISE

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AtlasIED is debuting an array of EN 54-24-approved loudspeaker solutions at ISE. Newly certified additions in its ALA column line array, SM all-weather surface-mount, FS horn and FAP in-ceiling lines will all be readily available to integrators through the company’s Belgium warehouse. AtlasIED’s EN 54-certified loudspeakers have also been tested and approved for the United Kingdom’s equivalent certification for use in life safety and voice […]

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Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay Expands To a New Studio in Helsinki

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Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay streaming TV service has a brand new studio in Helsinki, complete with wraparound LED screen backdrops driven by Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 Media Servers. The broadcaster’s purpose-built design by Viaplay, in collaboration with NEP Finland, features a curved 2.6mm LED screen behind the presenter’s table comprising 4416 x 960 pixels and standing large at 11.5 […]

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RTI Expands Family of Music Control Solutions With MS-1 Music Streamer

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RTI has expanded its family of music control solutions with the new MS-1 Music Streamer. The MS-1 provides integrators with a single-stream solution fully integrated with RTI control systems in residential or commercial settings. It can also add a stream to an existing RTI Music system. The RTI MS-1 Music Streamer can connect to streaming services or a […]

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Audinate Announces the Adoption of Dante AV for New AV-Over-IP Extenders from Cypress Technologies

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Audinate announced that Cypress Technology (CYP), a leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative Pro-AV solutions has adopted Dante AV for a new family of AV-over-IP extenders designed for use in multiple markets including HOW, education and conferencing. As an ODM, Cypress Technology’s extenders with Dante AV are expected to launch by the end of 2022. Compatible […]

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PROLIGHTS Expands Its Jet Family With Two Wash Moving Lights

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PROLIGHTS has updated the Jet family with two wash moving lights: the Jet Wash 7 and the Jet Wash 19, both compact, fast LED fixtures with 20W OSRAM RGBW sources. The smaller fixture, the Wash7, has seven LED emitters while the Wash19 has 19. Their wide zoom range goes from a narrow 4º beam to […]

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Biamp Announces Conference Room Audio Solutions for Microsoft Teams Rooms

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Biamp today announced that four new conference room audio solutions have been certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms, enabling customers to design a complete Biamp audio solution in medium and large spaces. Each solution includes everything required for an extraordinary conferencing experience and is available to conveniently purchase as a bundle. Biamp’s four newest certified Microsoft Teams Rooms bundles contain a […]

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Nextera Video and Adeas Team Up With intoPIX to Demo IPMX AV-over-IP Proposed Standard at ISE 2022

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Nextera Video and Adeas, two companies in the FPGA IP space, have teamed with intoPIX, the AV-over-IP chip company used inside the Crestron NVX, to demonstrate a reference design using the new IPMX AVoIP proposed standard at the ISE 2022 show in Barcelona this week. The IPMX design transports 4Kp60 444 over 1-Gb combining intoPIX TicoXS Encoder/Decoder & […]

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Bond Bridge and Josh.ai Form Strategic Alliance Allows Integration in Control4 Environments

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The result of a strategic alliance between Bond Bridge and Josh.ai, home technology professionals can now marry the two in their client’s Control4 environments. The pairing provides Josh.ai’s natural voice control of motorized window shades, ceiling fans, and fireplaces that are managed by the Bond Bridge RF-to-WiFi home control platform. The Bond Bridge RF-to-WiFi hub along with the Bond Home Smartphone/Tablet App consolidate control of Somfy and […]

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Adder Technology Announces New Desktop Multi-Viewer KVM Switch

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Adder Technology today announced its new desktop multi-viewer KVM switch, the ADDERView CCS-MV 4224. Part of Adder’s Command and Control portfolio, the multi-viewer switch delivers up to four different video, audio and USB signals to a single workstation in a user-customizable window layout across one or two monitors. The multi-viewer switch uses configurable, color-coded, window […]

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Key Digital Announces New Product Bundle for Long-Distance Signal Transmission

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Key Digital has announced a new product bundle: the KD-XPS22U 4K 18G Smart Extender Kit, aimed at long-distance installs. The KD-XPS22U delivers signal extension along with system control by bundling together the KD-PS22UTx 2×1 HDMI Switcher/Transmitter (with HDBaseT) and the KD-X100MRx Receiver. Either unit can be powered from its partner Tx/Rx. It’s aimed at conference […]

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VOD Visual Debuts LED Dubbed EDGE CONNECT

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VOD Visual just debuted an all-in-one LED dubbed the EDGE CONNECT. Using HDMI ports, the EDGE CONNECT allows users to connect sources just like you would if it were an LCD monitor. The EDGE series, designed to be a direct replacement for LCDs, uses 55″ panels. Most LED display models come in 27.5” form factors. […]

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Jupiter Debuts Its 21:9 Display, the Pana 34, at ISE 2022

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Jupiter has debuted its newest 21:9 display, the Pana 34 at the ISE Show in Barcelona on May 10-13. Pana 34 is Jupiter’s third in the Pana series that includes the 105” and 81” featuring the 21:9 aspect ratio. Pana 34 is a desktop productivity tool with built-in features that make work and interactions seamless regardless of the […]

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Pliant Technologies Will Debut “High Density Mode” for Its Wireless Intercom System at ISE 2022

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Pliant Technologies is debuting its “high density” mode, which the company describes as a selectable mode of operation that greatly increases user densities, for both CrewCom and CrewCom CB2 wireless intercom systems at ISE 2022 (Booth 7Q970). For CrewCom, this new software-selectable mode supports up to 32 radio packs (RPs) on a single radio transceiver […]

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Zoom Introduces Zoom Whiteboard to Solve Equality in Meetings

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A term you’re going to hear a lot the rest of 2022 is “Meeting Equity.” Heck, Barco even owns the website and it’s filled with a podcast series that I host. It’s 12 episodes — you should check it out. Zoom’s approach to solving equality in meetings, so that remote and in-person attendees have the […]

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Shure Is Official Audio Provider for PSNI’s Global Meeting at ISE 2022

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PSNI Global Alliance, the global network of premier technology integrators and service providers, is pleased to announce Shure as the official audio provider for PSNI’s annual global meeting at ISE 2022. A Global Preferred Vendor Partner for the Alliance, Shure will provide its Microflex Complete Wireless (MXCW) Conference System to enable discussions during the off-site meeting. […]

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PPDS Announces New Senior Management Structure, Chris Colpaert Departs

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PPDS has announced a new senior management structure to extend its global growth plans, with general manager, Chris Colpaert, confirming his departure. Current vice president EMEA, Franck Racapé, and director international business development, Martijn van der Woude, together with Robert Hsu, will lead the business forward on a global level as head of global commercial, […]

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Evoko Announces Kleeo Desk Manager

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Evoko announced something called Kleeo desk manager, a desk booking product. Here, watch this video on Kleeoas this explains it all: Key Features: Users can interact with Kleeo directly on the device’s interface or via an app. The physical device is designed to create a minimum distraction with easily identifiable desk status via four different […]

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Jupiter Adds Strategic Partnership With Alleo

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Jupiter adds strategic partnership with Alleo, an enterprise-ready virtual visual canvas collaboration platform. The Jupiter + Alleo partnership creates new possibilities for visual experiences for enterprise-level corporations looking for better collaboration equity. Remote and hybrid work environments require sophisticated technologies that offer employees the connectedness of traditional work environments with user-friendly applications that closely replicate human interactions regardless […]

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Focusrite Intros Clarett+ OctoPre USB Audio Interface

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Focusrite is expanding the Clarett+ range of premium-quality USB audio interfaces for PC and Mac with the introduction of the Clarett+ OctoPre, which builds on the strengths of the popular Focusrite Clarett OctoPre, offering improved converters and powerful professional-quality mic preamps. The Clarett+ OctoPre adds eight high-quality mic preamps or line-ins/outs to any ADAT-equipped recording […]

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Xilica and Sennheiser Launch Two ‘Room Kits’ for Collaboration Space

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Xilica and Sennheiser have strengthened their partnership through the launch of two new pre-validated, plug-and-play “room kits” for medium and large collaboration spaces. The room kits, designed with IT standards in mind, bring premium PoE-powered Xilica and Sennheiser audio conferencing solutions together in one compact in-ceiling system, with all components connected over CatX network cable. […]

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Epson Will Showcase Its 3LCD Projectors at ISE 2022

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Epson announced it will be demonstrating its latest generation 3LCD projectors at ISE 2022 in Barcelona, including what it calls “the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000 lumen projectors.” In addition to the extensive range of installation projectors, Epson will be showcasing how to unlock new creative and business opportunities using projection innovation. The new solutions […]

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Gran Via and ISE Launch ISE 2022 App To Inform Delegates During The Show

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There are just days to go until ISE 2022 opens its doors for the first time at the Fira Barcelona, Gran Vía 10-13 May and ISE has launched ISE 2022 – the official show app to keep delegates fully briefed with all the latest information. With seven conferences, over 800 exhibitors across six Technology Zones and a […]

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Canon Europe Announces Range of AV Imaging Ecosystems Solutions

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Canon Europe announced it will be showcasing a range of its AV imaging ecosystem solutions at ISE 2022. Visitors can see Canon’s range of solutions, from multicamera setups with partner Seervision, to 8K Cinema cameras, as well as a dedicated VR Zone. The lineup for 2022 will be available on stand for end users and […]

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MSE Audio To Feature STNet Dante and AES67 Compatible Audio Distribution System at ISE 2022

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MSE Audio will feature a live demonstration of the STNet Dante and AES67 compatible audio distribution ecosystem at ISE 2022 in stand 3-P630. The display will also feature two new SoundTube speakers — the IPD-TSB2.0 STNet Dante-enabled sound bar and the LA 880I and LA 808I line array speakers. IPD TSB2.0 is an ultra-thin 2-way […]

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