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..

HB Communications Publishes Free (and Awesome) How-To Digital Workplace Guide for Businesses and Schools

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As organizations around the world rethink the design of their workplace, technology continues to play a pivotal role in this transformation. Though the workplace is constantly evolving technologically, current needs such as deploying a remote workforce, increasing adoption in videoconferencing, and deploying digital signage for communication is causing a rapid increase in this evolution. Being […]

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Broadsign Helps Captivate (and AV Integrators) Get Into Programmatic Digital Signage Advertising in Canada

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Captivate and Broadsign announced a collaboration that will expand programmatic access to Captivate’s network of elevator and large format displays in highly-trafficked office buildings via the Broadsign Reach supply-side-platform (SSP). More than 1,800 of Captivate’s displays across Canada have been onboarded and are now available to more than 30 demand-side-platforms (DSPs) globally that are integrated […]

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Comprehensive Releases New Presentation Adapter for Meetings and Classrooms

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Comprehensive’s SimpliShare SSH-500T 4K is basically a presentation adapter cable to simplify connection of any source in a meeting room, huddle space and classroom. Using a multihead cable adapter design, it includes connections for HDMI, Mini DP or USB-C video to any HDMI 4K display and passes up to Ultra HD 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) 18G. It’s […]

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In Surprising Move, Sennheiser Separates Consumer and Professional Groups

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Sennheiser plans to exclusively focus on its professional business and aims to secure a partnership to strengthen its market position in consumer electronics (translation: The company is looking for either a buyer of the consumer products division or an investment partner). With this decision, Sennheiser is consistently continuing on its course to build greater independence […]

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Here’s How to Perfect Zoom’s Audio Settings for a Live Multisite Music Jam Session or Broadcast

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Are you one of the tens of thousands who miss jamming and playing music together? Well, Zoom’s now amped up its audio settings to allow for a more professional music experience for both the participants and the listeners. And, a longtime friend of mine, Brian Huff CTS-D, CTS-I, a Berklee College of Music graduate, and […]

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UPDATED: Borgarting Appeals Court Acquits Norxe AS of Intellectual Property Claims Made by Barco

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Update: Inge Govaerts, corporate public relations manager at Barco, sent rAVe the following statement Tuesday: “It has been a tough case for both parties, but the starting point has been that it was believed that there was such clear evidence of objectionable actions that the outcome was a trial. Barco is of course disappointed not […]

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Extron Intros PlenumVault Direct View System for Classrooms

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Extron has introduced the new PlenumVault Direct View System for classrooms with flat panel displays. This system delivers an experience for students and instructors, providing enhanced audio and video quality for in-person, hybrid and remote learning environments. Customers can add their choice of user interface options, AV signal extension, speakers, mounting hardware and cabling for […]

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Vaddio Now Shipping New Recessed Ceiling Camera

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A flipping, recessed ceiling camera from Vaddio, the RoboFLIP 30 HDBT, is shipping and fully rotates into its enclosure when in standby mode, allowing room occupants a visual assurance that video feeds are not active. The RoboFLIP is a native 1080p@60 resolution camera (via HDBaseT and HDMI) using the Exmor R CMOS sensor. Equipped with […]

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Almo Pro A/V’s Spring E4v Event Is Set for March 9-11

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Almo Professional A/V revealed its next live, digital education event — the E4 Evolution (E4v) — is taking place March 9-11, 2021. Part of the E4 Experience platform, the E4v features the ability to access six customized subject matter “halls” — digital signage, education, emerging technologies, corporate AV, pro audio and UCC — for a […]

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Could the KLANG:kontroller Be the Perfect “Personal” Mixer for Schools and Houses of Worship?

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KLANG:technologies has announced the release of its new KLANG:kontroller, a hardware controller that is compatible with all KLANG immersive in-ear mixing processors, and its new processor, KLANG:vokal, as a personal monitoring solution for musicians. KLANG:kontroller uses tactile user control for channel selection, groups and mixing via an intuitive interface. The studio-grade headphone amplifier delivers audio […]

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Bosch Releases Dicentis Custom Flush Devices

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Combining style to match the aesthetics of a meeting space with the familiar functionality of an industry standard, the Dicentis custom flush range can create an environment that encourages constructive dialogs. The sleek flush-mounted devices install seamlessly into the tabletop, which helps to ensure an uncluttered work area. With this new custom range, Bosch offers […]

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Hall Technologies Launches Hive Control

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Hall Technologies, a designer and manufacturer in the AV industry, announces its latest leap in technology innovation, HIVE Control. This scalable and affordable AV solution leverages the best in modern IoT, legacy control, and automation. HIVE Control will offer major improvements to the industry’s three major pillars of AV control technology: software, interface and hardware. […]

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FSR Launches Variable-Speed Temperature-Controlled Fan for Its Wall Boxes

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FSR has announced the launch of its PWB-320-FAN, a variable speed, temperature-controlled fan option for its PWB-320and PWB-320XL wall box series. The option adds a supplemental level of protection for the gear installed in the versatile wall boxes by keeping it cool while in the wall. In addition to connectivity wall, floor, table and ceiling […]

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The Marshall AR-DM61-BT Is Now Dante, Too

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Marshall Electronics reintroduced its AR-DM61-BT multichannel digital audio monitor, now available with Dante capabilities. The AR-DM61-BT-64DT also includes built-in live video monitoring and can operate as an audio/video QC solution for a range of applications including TV stations, broadcast trucks, transfer stations and house of worship facilities. The AR-DM61-BT-64DT provides versatile audio analysis functions, and […]

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Planar To Unveil New Line of 4K Commercial LCD Displays at LAVNCH WEEK 3.0

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At LAVNCH WEEK 3.0 Thursday, Planar will unveil its Planar UltraRes X Series, a line of 4K resolution (3840×2160) commercial-grade LCD displays featuring 700-nit brightness and a wide color gamut perfect for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Available in 75-inch, 85-inch and 100-inch sizes, Planar UltraRes X Series includes a 24×7 design and, when paired […]

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Pexip Announces Native Integration With Epic Health Record System

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Pexip announced a native integration with the electronic health record system, Epic. With a focus on providing an easy to use, secure system for patients and healthcare providers, the integration makes it simple to start a scheduled video meeting directly from the Epic interface MyChart, using any mobile device or browser. Pexip is already in […]

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LG Business Solutions Debuts 25 New Preconfigured dvLED Display Models

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Building on the rollout of 10 new direct-view light-emitting diode (DVLED) display series in 2020, LG Business Solutions USA is launching 25 new preconfigured DVLED display models for both indoor and outdoor installations. Available now in 16:9 and 32:9 Ultra Stretch formats, among others, the new models are designed to simplify the entire process of […]

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Digital Projection Expands Range of Single-Chip Projectors

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Digital Projection has expanded their range of single-chip projectors with the new E-Vision 15000 and 9100 models. Just as with previous higher-tier models of the series, this 15,000-lumen projector employs ColorBoost + Red Laser technology in a single-chip DLP projector. New to the E-Vision 15000 is Art-Net control which allows for easy integration into existing […]

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Shure’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction Against ClearOne Appears To Be Stopped

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ClearOne has commented on the Order issued by the Honorable Richard G. Andrews of the U.S. District Court of Delaware adopting a Report and Recommendation denying Shure Incorporated’s (“Shure’s”) motion for a preliminary injunction (“PI Motion”) to stop the sale of ClearOne’s innovative Ceiling Tile Beamforming Mic Array (“BMA CT”) and Huddle-compatible Ceiling Tile Beamforming […]

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Sony Adds New 100-Inch, 32-Inch Displays for Business

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Sony Electronics has added two new displays today, the 100-inch FW-100BZ40J and 32-inch FW-32BZ30J. These new models are optimized for use in businesses including corporations, higher-education institutes, hotels and retail establishments, from small spaces to large venues. Additional new features such as Pro Mode for customized settings, IP control and mirroring functionality enhance flexibility in […]

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Fortissimo Capital Fund Acquires Major Interest in Kramer Electronics

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Fortissimo Capital Fund just acquired a majority interest in Kramer Electronics. Michael and Ben-Zion Hochstein, two of the company’s founders, retain their interests in the company, while Joseph Kramer, the third founder of Kramer Electronics, is retiring from the company. Fortissimo Capital Fund is a private equity fund based in Israel, with proven capabilities to facilitate the […]

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Extron Just Upped the Ante in AV-over-IP

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Extron just upped the ante in AV-over-IP with the new fiber-based NAV E 511 and NAV SD 511 encoder and scaling decoder that transmit ultra-low latency, visually lossless video, audio, USB and Ethernet signals over standard 1-gigabit-per-second optical Ethernet. Using the Extron patented PURE3 codec, the NAV Series delivers performance with real-time, lossless video at […]

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Zoom Creates Virtual Concierge Service Using Zoom Kiosk Mode, Adds Touchless iOS Control of Rooms

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Zoom just added, to its Zoom Rooms product, something called Kiosk Mode — basically, it allows you to use Zoom as a digital concierge with using a touch display at a reception counter or greeting station. With Zoom Rooms Kiosk Mode, which is now generally available, a virtual receptionist can greet you or your building […]

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Extron Intros New IP Link Pro Expansion Interfaces

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Extron introduced the new IPL EXP I/O Series of IP Link Pro expansion interfaces. They are a way to put extra control ports and functionality just where you need them in your system. These expansion interfaces pair exclusively with the IPCP Pro xi Series of control processors, which are securely configured with Global Configurator Professional […]

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Black Box Intros New Temperature-Screening Kiosk

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Black Box introduced the first solution in its Return to Work suite designed to help organizations and businesses in different industries provide a safer environment for their staff, visitors and customers. The BDS-8 Temperature Screening Kiosk is an all-in-one solution with fast, contactless temperature measurement and access control through facial recognition and mask detection. The […]

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LG Business Solutions Appoints David Bacher Head of Marketing for Digital Signage

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LG Business Solutions USA has appointed tech industry veteran David Bacher as head of marketing for digital signage, hospitality solutions, IT products and solar modules. Bacher joins LG following a two decade career at HP Inc., where he held marketing positions, most recently as global head of marketing for HP’s 3D print and digital manufacturing businesses. Prior […]

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Watch This! SDS Helps Create Social-Distancing Visual Queues

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Here’s, yet another, creative way projection is being used to help people remain socially distant: SDS — the Smart Distancing System, uses a camera and projection to create social-distancing visual queues in the form of shapes. Watch this video to see how it works: Using AI and visually attractive shapes, social distancing can, theoretically, be […]

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InfoComm Moves to October — Gary Predicts 100% Chance of Show in Late October in Orlando

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Start planning your InfoComm 2021 as the show will happen, according to rAVe Founder Gary Kayye. Just today, the organizers of InfoComm, AVIXA, announced that the organization is shifting the show dates from June to Oct. 27-29 through a written statement from AVIXA’s CEO, Dave Labuskes. We’ve posted that entire statement, below, but Gary also […]

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McIntosh Intros MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier

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McIntosh introduced the MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier. The McIntosh MHA200 Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier is designed for discerning headphone enthusiasts who demand the most from their headphones. Its set of connectivity options, including balanced inputs and outputs, allows for nearly all headphone types to be connected. A pair of 12AT7 and 12BH7A dual triode […]

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Savant Enters Zoom Room Market — in the Home

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Savant has introduced an integration with Zoom’s audio/videoconferencing platform, Zoom Rooms. As part of Savant’s smart living ecosystem, Savant’s Zoom Rooms, a Savant Scene and applicable audio/video services can automatically launch each time a meeting is started. For example, at the start of each meeting, lights can dim or brighten based on time of day, […]

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