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..

MAXHUB Intros New 4K 180-Degree Panoramic Camera

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MAXHUB just introduced the UC M30 4K 180-Degree Panoramic Camera. MAXHUB says the new UC M30 captures every participant from far to the left to all the way right. The UC M30 utilizes three 12MP cameras — each with 4K UHD resolution. The new UC M30 also offers six video layouts. Compose Mode combines a […]

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Amino Debuts Enterprise Version of Amino H200 Media Player Product Line

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Amino debuted an Enterprise version of its media player product line. The Amino Enterprise solution portfolio includes the new Amino H200 Media Player, Enterprise Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Amino Engage SaaS platform. With support for advanced 4K solutions, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and custom app development, the solution provides the enterprise sector with the capabilities […]

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Biamp Is — All of a Sudden — a Control System Manufacturer, Too

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Biamp just bought Neets A/S, based in Horsens, Denmark. Neets is a small manufacturer of AV control systems that includes a family of device controllers, control interfaces and control software. Neets’ products certainly amp-up Biamp’s current control offerings but, Needs also makes collaboration bars, cameras, device hubs and in-table connectivity systems. “Neets is a company […]

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Extron Now Shipping ShareLink Pro WFA 100

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Extron says the ShareLink Pro WFA 100 is now shipping. The WFA 100 is a Wi-Fi Miracast adapter that enables anyone to share content from a Windows 10 device to a ShareLink Pro device without installing any software. It connects to the USB port on a ShareLink Pro 1100 or ShareLink Pro 500, making it […]

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Absen Wins Jury Verdict Against Ultravision In Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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On June 12, 2021, a federal jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas rendered a decision in favor of Absen in a patent infringement lawsuit. In the case, Ultravision alleged that Absen LED display products exported to the United States infringed certain patents. The jury verdict found that none of the nine […]

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rAVe To Use Patent-Pending Tech for Digital Coverage of InfoComm 2021; Register Today! 

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After a more than two-year hiatus (and you know why), InfoComm 2021 registration is finally open! Set for October 27-29, the show will be in its most familiar location: Orlando, Florida. For the first time in history, the show will be in the fall. This year marks the 24th time the show has been hosted […]

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Barco Introduces Next Generation of UniSee LCD Video Walls

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Barco introduced the next generation of its high-brightness Barco UniSee LCD video wall. This is the last step in the full LCD video wall portfolio renewal. This new generation builds on the unique strengths of Barco UniSee and further optimizes the state-of-the-art image quality for use in a broader range of applications. The next generation […]

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Tripleplay Launches Cloud Platform for Digital Deployment and Engagement

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Tripleplay announced the launch of its Tripleplay Cloud platform. For the first time, Tripleplay’s Digital Engagement Platform can be delivered as a service in the public cloud. Tripleplay Cloud is delivered across Tripleplay’s content delivery network (CDN), a network optimized and designed for video streaming and digital signage deployments and allows its users the option […]

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Sharp NEC Display Releases InfinityBoard for UCC Collaboration

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Sharp NEC Display’s latest collaboration board, the IB754Q-2.1 InfinityBoard is shipping. The 75-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution UCC board includes an ultra-high-definition InGlass touch display and two passive pens. Its design also includes an ultra-wide angle Huddly IQ videoconferencing camera and high-end conference speakers. The included PC and Windows 10 Pro so you can […]

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Vivitek Displays Chosen By ‘Education Other Than At School’ Program in Ireland

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Vivitek has announced that 62 of its interactive NovoTouch displays have been selected by Education Other Than at School (EOTAS) Centres in Northern Ireland. The consultation and installation of the panels were conducted by IMEX, Vivitek’s reseller partner in Northern Ireland. EOTAS Educational Centres were introduced to cater for children who find the mainstream education […]

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Atlantic Technology Expands AZURE Line of In-Ceiling Speakers

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Atlantic Technology added a new line of in-ceiling speakers as part of the AZURE line. AZURE includes three 6.5-inch and two 8-inch, two-way loudspeakers that are timbre-matched to Atlantic Technology’s range of in-room and in-wall speakers. With the launch of the five AZURE speakers atop the eight IC Series, the company now offers 13 architectural solutions […]

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Nortek Control Announces Five New SpeakerCraft Subwoofers for Music and Movie Content

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Nortek Control announced the next generation of five new SpeakerCraft Subwoofers. The flagship model, the SpeakerCraft XTEQi-12 Subwoofer, features dual 12-inch force-canceling active drivers, each powered by a high-output 1000-watt amplifier. It also features onboard Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and new Sub Station App setup and control. This Subwoofer reproduces low frequencies down to 17Hz, […]

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Roland’s Professional A/V Announces V-160HD Streaming Video Switcher for Hybrid Production

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Roland Professional A/V’s division announced the V-160HD Streaming Video Switcher, a multichannel HD video switcher with built-in streaming capabilities. Designed for hybrid production, the V-160HD allows users to connect with live audiences in Full HD with comprehensive HDMI and SDI I/O and simultaneously stream to any popular web platform via USB-C. The V-160HD also features […]

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Pixel Artworks and WrightTech Media Partner for Rock of Gibraltar Projection Mapping Project

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Pixel Artworks created an immersive light and sound installation within St Michael’s Cave on the Rock of Gibraltar. The Gibraltar Government awarded the project to WrightTech Media, a local digital marketing solutions company with extensive knowledge of the site. Pixel Artworks collaborated with WrightTech Media on the pitch as well as the design and delivery […]

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Almo Pro A/V Reveals “HoloPod,” Expands Hologram Technology

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Almo Pro A/V has announced the expansion of its hologram technology offering for businesses. Through its exclusive U.S. distribution partnership with ARHT Media, Almo now offers ARHT’s newest addition, HoloPod, a permanent version of the already available HoloPresence display. It is capable of delivering lifelike holograms that give a sense of presence in any room. […]

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Portrait Displays Rereleases Calman 2021 R2 With Feature Updates

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Portrait Displays has debuted the second release of Calman 2021 (R2). Calman is designed to make monitor setup easier by streamlining calibration methods and providing consistent updates with the latest features. The second release of Calman includes BenQ-supported displays and additional calibration functionalities of Calman Ready ASUS ProArt monitors. HDR calibration using Portrait Displays’ Aurora […]

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New Take1 Insurance White Paper Details the Safe Return of Live Events

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Take1 Insurance today announced the immediate availability of a new educational white paper entitled “Reopening Live Events Safely: An Industry View” that can be downloaded for free here. The publication of the new white paper follows last week’s announcement that Take1, in partnership with Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions and the Event Safety Alliance, will provide […]

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CEDIA Expo 2021 Opens Live Show Registration

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The first live trade show for 2021, CEDIA Expo 2021, has opened registration! CEDIA Expo begins Aug. 31, 2021, with pre-show conference sessions and show floor programming running Sept. 1-3, 2021, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. CEDIA Expo is expected to attract over 10,000 home integration professionals and 300 exhibitors, including Crestron, Elan, Harman, […]

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The ISE Barcelona Numbers Are In — Smiles All Around!

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ISE Live & Online (June 1 and 2) closed its doors at the Fira de Barcelona after a successful two-day physical exhibition, with face-to-face attendees perusing about 55 booths, in-person keynotes and roundtables as well as a concurrent ISE Digital program. You can find rAVe’s coverage of ISE 2021 in Barcelona here. “This event is […]

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TVU Networks Integrates Center Stage for Automated Subject Tracking

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TVU Networks announced its TVU Anywhere solution has integrated support for Center Stage, a new iPad Pro (M1 Chip models) feature that automates subject tracking. Subject Tracking is a feature that eliminates the need for a camera operator in many situations. Integrating technology like this opens the door to more professional production experiences that do […]

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iRoom Announces Drivers for Creston and Elan Systems

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iRoom announced drivers for Crestron and Elan that allow integrators to use both Crestron and Elan systems with a wired control keypad next to the iPad. The iPad does not have to be present in the docking station to perform control. The iRoom iO in-wall, on-wall and tabletop iPad Docking Stations are an addition to […]

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Vivitek Appoints IMEX Instruments as Irish Distributor

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Vivitek has announced that it has appointed IMEX Instruments as a distributor in Ireland. Vivitek already has a partnership with sister company IMEX Systems in Northern Ireland, which remains Vivitek’s only approved reseller in the region. Founded in 1970, IMEX is a company with specialist knowledge in testing electronics. The company branched into the audiovisual and interactive […]

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I Miss ‘POT’ Calls

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Remember way back when, when phone calls didn’t include video? I miss these days. Unbeknownst to my clients — sans the occasional siren or Harley Davidson motorcyclist, there were many, many times where I would jump on a call with them and walk, and walk and walk while strategizing. I loved it. Not only was […]

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Optoma Announces FHDS 130-inch LED Display

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19Optoma announced an all-in-one 130-inch LED dubbed the FHDS130 SOLO LED display for boardrooms, classrooms, houses of worship, retail and hospitality. Pre-calibrated connectivity is via one HDMI cable. The native 1080p FHDS130 SOLO LED has a 3,000Hz refresh rate, delivers 800 nits of brightness with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio and is eco-friendly (<0.5W standby mode) […]

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Panasonic Announces New Series of 1-Chip DLP Laser Projectors

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Panasonic announced its new Series of 1-Chip DLP laser projectors in the form of the PT-RDQ10 Series is designed for entertainment, rental and corporate installs. It comes in three different models, ranging from 8,000 to 10,000 lumens. Panasonic says the optional ET-DLE020 Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens with zero offset adds versatility by enabling large-scale images to […]

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Tightrope Media Systems Expanding Screenweave Mobile Viewing Platforms

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Tightrope Media Systems is expanding its Screenweave mobile and OTT apps to bring community media organizations’ live channels and on-demand programs to an even wider range of viewing platforms. Complementing existing Roku and Apple TV support, a new Screenweave app brings content from Tightrope’s Cablecast Community Media platform to Amazon Fire TV devices. Screenweave apps for […]

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Unboxing the FLEX From Newline Interactive!

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Chances are, you’ve heard of the Newline FLEX — we even covered it last year when it was first unveiled on the market. The Newline FLEX is a solution completely designed for desktop collaboration. The 27-inch monitor includes capacitive touch, full device touchback capability (with palm rejection), USB Type C connectivity (with power) and an […]

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Planar Announces Release of DirectLight Ultra Series

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Planar today announced the release of the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series, a premium line of fine pitch LED video wall displays. The Planar DirectLight Ultra Series includes models with MicroLEDs, off-board power supply, proprietary alignment technology and built-in processing. Offering models in 0.6, 0.7, 0.9 and 1.2-millimeter pixel pitches, the Planar DirectLight Ultra Series is […]

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BrightSign Now Offers Free Trial Program With CMS Partners

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BrightSign is now offering a turnkey trial program with a growing number of content management software (CMS) partners. Effective immediately, all BSN.cloud Control Cloud integrated partners may offer their customers 30-90 days of free access to its CMS running on BrightSign players. Provisioning of the CMS on BrightSign is enabled by the BSN.cloud Control Cloud, […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions and Avery Dennison Debut ActiveScene System — Projection-Based Digital Signage on Glass

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced its partnership with Avery Dennison; delivering something called ActiveScene. Combining Avery Dennison’s Vela Dynamic System and NEC projection technology, ActiveScene provides a comprehensive AV solution to transform existing windows into engaging signage displays. Utilizing Avery Dennison’s Vela smart window film, ActiveScene can be retrofitted to any window or glass […]

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