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..

Carousel Digital Signage and ScreenBeam Partner for Digital Signage Content Solution

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Carousel Digital Signage has partnered with ScreenBeam, a wireless display and collaboration solutions innovator, to keep meeting spaces and classrooms live with digital signage content while screens are idle. The integrated solution converts ScreenBeam wireless presentation systems for enterprise and K-12 customers into Carousel Cloud media players upon conclusion of a presentation or lecture, creating […]

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Loxone Intros New Intercom With HD Camera, Hidden Speaker and More

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Loxone’s new Intercom looks very different than any other intercom you’ve likely seen before. In addition to the aesthetic, it has an HD camera, hidden speaker, protected microphone and built-in proximity sensor that lights up an interactive bell button. The Intercom is on-prem-based, (so Loxone says there is no cloud dependence or risk of unprotected […]

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Tripleplay Releases Caveman 3.1 for Digital Signage Content Production

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Tripleplay just released Caveman 3.1 for digital signage content production. The new features include: New Site Profiles switching feature for shared venues enables multiple tenants to use the system independently of one another and for the whole display network to change profile with a single mouse click. Mersive integration bringing IPTV and digital signage to […]

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HOLOPLOT Launches X1 Line Full-Range, Loudspeaker and Sub

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HOLOPLOT announced the launch of its X1 product line, including the X1 Modul 96 full-range and the X1 Modul 80-S loudspeaker + sub. The company says these speakers claim full sound control with ultra-high precision over large distances; the X1 optimizes the listening experience for every audience member while eliminating spillover and external noise pollution. […]

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VR-Based Conference Rooms Debut to Augment UCC Meetings

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Modus VR today announces its latest upgrade with the addition of new Conference Technology objects, features and partners that specifically address the space-planning needs of enterprise technology integrators, designers, architects and customers. According to the company, the latest additions make it faster and easier than ever for all stakeholders to create conference rooms that precisely […]

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Almo Corporation Goes Green; Adds Solar Panels to Warehouse Facility

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Almo Corporation just added 529 roof-mounted solar panels to its Wisconsin-based warehouse facility. The move allows Almo to lower energy costs by operating through the use of sun-produced energy to fulfill 80 percent of the facility’s electricity needs. Installed by SunVest Solar, the addition of the WI warehouse solar panels are expected to produce 254,565 […]

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Extron Launches New IPCP Pro S1 xi Processor for Centralized AV Control

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Extron just launched a tiny fully featured control system in the form of the IPCP Pro S1 xi, a control processor designed for centralized AV control in small to medium-size applications. Extron says the IPCP Pro S1 xi features enhanced performance with greater processing power and twice the memory of its IP Link Pro series. […]

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Biamp Announces Solutions for K-12 Hybrid, Remote Classrooms

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Biamp is attempting to take aim at K-12 hybrid and remote classrooms with its Devio SCR Series signal processors and Parlé Beamtracking microphones. Biamp says setting up Devio SCR is just like connecting any USB-based mic to any UCC platform — then all you need to do is select and connect the equipment to suit […]

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Barco and L-Acoustics Combine for Amazing Exhibit in NYC

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ARTECHOUSE NYC, located in a never previously occupied boiler room beneath the iconic Chelsea Market, is one of the most unique art destinations and experiences in New York City. Despite its century-old confines, ARTECHOUSE is an innovative space for immersive and interactive art exhibitions dedicated to providing the most advanced platforms for genre-pushing artists experimenting […]

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Green Hippo Updates Hippotizer Projection-Mapping Software

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Green Hippo just released an upgrade to its Hippotizer projection-mapping software which introduces an entirely new design, pre-programming and content delivery workflow. Version 4.6 includes all-new planning, visualization and timeline control architecture, opening up further creative opportunities for designers. New design features include “Projector Planning,” giving full visibility of the projection environment and requirements and […]

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Kevin Kelly Is Replaced at Exertis

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Exertis today announced that Kevin Kelly is stepping down as president and CEO of Exertis North America, effective June 30, 2021. According to Clive Fitzharris, managing director of Exertis International, current Exertis North America Chief Commercial Officer John Dunne will become managing director of the North American business, effective July 1, 2021. John has 30 […]

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NanoLumens and VuWall Partner for Control Room Video Wall Solution

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NanoLumens and VuWall have partnered to offer a packaged video wall solution for control rooms within the transportation, utilities, government and security operations markets. The solution, offered by both VuWall and NanoLumens, allows the client to customize the size and shape of their LED display and offers multiview of data on any surface with any […]

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Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger Integrates Multiple Solutions From LG Business Solutions USA

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When the Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger opened its doors, it set a new standard that parent company Outrigger Hospitality Group intended to replicate across its Hawaiian resort properties. The Waikiki Beachcomber represented a $35 million modernization project under the Outrigger brand that sought to create the feel of a Hawaiian beach house in the middle […]

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Extron Unveils XPA U 3502 Energy-Star-Qualified Power Amp

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Extron just launched what they say is the world’s most powerful half-rack amplifier in the form of the XPA U 3502, an ENERGY-STAR-qualified power amp delivering two 350-watt channels into 8 ohms or 4 ohms. It is convection cooled, UL 2043 rated for plenum installation, and includes hardware for rack-mount configurations. The XPA U 3502 […]

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CES Details CES 2022 Plans — And, It’s 100% Live — Leaving Hybrid Coverage to Media Companies

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The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced CES 2022 will return to Las Vegas next year. Following an all-digital CES 2021, CTA will convene the tech industry in-person and digitally, giving a global audience access to major brands and startups, as well as leaders and industry advocates. CES heads back to Las Vegas Jan. 5-8, 2022, […]

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions Releases Upgraded P Series Large-Format Displays

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Sharp NEC Display Solutions today announced its upgraded P Series large format displays. The professional display lineup provides a wide color gamut panel, full metal chassis and advanced feature-set for effective and memorable UHD digital signage. These displays are ideal for professional applications in finance, healthcare, restaurant, retail and transportation. The upgraded P Series displays […]

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Atomos Just Expanded the Ninja Portfolio With Two New Products and a Major Update for Ninja V!

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Ninja V now receives the option for H.265 codec upgrade, Ninja V+ – is built for Apple ProRes RAW 8K productions, and Ninja Stream — 4Kp60 HDR for a high-quality social distancing production environment. The original Ninja V, launched in 2018, receives the ability to add the H.265 (HEVC) codec. The 5” 1,000-nit 10-stop HDR-monitor […]

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Studio Technologies Intros Two New Dante Leader Clocks

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Studio Technologies introduced two Dante Leader Clocks for supporting the timing needs of Dante-compliant devices: the updated Model 5401A Dante Leader Clock and the new Model 5402 Dante Leader Clocks with GNSS Synchronization. Both products deliver precise timing signals for use in Dante audio-over-IP applications. The synchronization needs of Dante devices connected to a local […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Adds Two New Certified Solution Providers in North America

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The PSNI Global Alliance has added two new Certified Solution Providers (CSPs) in North America; Presentation Concepts Corporation (PCC) in the U.S. and Matrix in Canada. The introduction of Matrix to the PSNI network sees The Alliance now able to boast coast-to-coast coverage alongside its other CSPs in Canada. Matrix has been providing high-quality AV […]

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Jabra Announces New PanaCast Camera Lineup

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Jabra just announced a new Jabra PanaCast camera lineup including the PanaCast 50; a video bar-style mic array, and the Jabra PanaCast 20; a personal AI-based USB-C camera. Both were introduced, globally and exclusively, on rAVe’s own LAVNCH Platform Tuesday — you can watch the entire real-time launch here: https://lavnch.com/on-demand/ Jabra says its PanaCast range […]

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Worried About Extending USB? Worry No More as Extron Just Debuted Perfection

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Extron is shipping the new UCS 900 Series of fiber optic SuperSpeed USB extenders that extend USB data signals from peripheral devices to a host computer over fiber optic cable. These extenders are compatible with all USB standards up to USB 3.2 including previous standards, and support data rates up to 5 Gbps. The UCS […]

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Extron Now Shipping IPCP Pro xi Series Control Processors

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Extron is shipping its IPCP Pro xi Series high-performance control processors. According to Extron, the IPCP Pro xi control processors are designed to keep pace with the increasing size and complexity of today’s AV control systems. With up to four times more memory and significantly enhanced processing power for increased deployment speeds and improved runtime […]

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Barix Adds Exstreamer M400 IP Audio Decoder

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Barix has unveiled the Exstreamer M400, the first model in a new generation of the company’s Exstreamer IP audio decoder family. Barix says the new hardware offers end users and systems integrators a modern, extensible and easy-to-deploy decoder platform supporting the latest technology standards. Powered by Barix’s Linux-based IPAM 400 audio module, the Exstreamer M400 […]

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AVI-SPL Intros New Business Operation in Mexico

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AVI-SPL announced Tuesday that it has incorporated a new business operating in Mexico. “Our enhanced delivery capabilities in Mexico will make it much easier for companies to do business in-country with us,” said Mandy Scheller, director of global deployment for AVI-SPL. “We want to function as a native business partner in the countries where our […]

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Clevertouch Adds New Content Management Platform

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Clevertouch released ClevertouchLive, a new digital signage Content Management Platform (CMP). ClevertouchLive is basically a cloud-based application that includes a platform for creating and managing content in digital signage, room-booking and interactive collaboration panels. ClevertouchLive allows you to: Connect and manage all devices from a single cloud account Personalize dashboards to access frequently-used features Customize […]

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Brompton Technology Announces Tessera Software v3.2

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Brompton Technology announced its new Tessera v3.2 software with ShutterSync for users of Tessera SX40 and S8 LED processors. In addition, it has added the option to upload a custom 3D LUT directly to the Tessera LED processor. Tessera v3.2 is designed for creatives using LED on camera for both virtual production and XR (eXtended […]

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PPDS Appoints Beth Donow as New Manager, Supply Chain for Professional Displays and Hospitality

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PPDS, Philips Professional TV and Digital Signage, just announced the appointment of Beth Donow, as its new manager, supply chain for professional displays and hospitality. Beth brings almost 20 years of knowledge and channel experience to the PPDS management team in North America, having held various senior leadership and director roles at other leading organizations, […]

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FSR Intros Modular Linx System

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FSR has debuted the Modular Linx System (MLS), an expandable power platform that distributes two-20 Amp AC power circuits to create a relocatable and reusable modular power system. The MLS applications include classrooms, libraries, training and multi-purpose sites, ballrooms, conference rooms, data processing and call centers or any scenario that would benefit from daisy-chained power […]

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Portrait Displays Releases Calman 2021, Adds New Aurora Color Engine

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Portrait Displays announced this week the release of Calman 2021 with the introduction of the brand-new Aurora Color Engine. Calman 2021 offers the Aurora Color Engine, which the company say has been built from the ground-up by implementing the latest in color science research. It uses next-generation Unity Grayscale technology for 3D neutral spline bypass […]

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ViewSonic Intros Pre-Assembled Kit Solution for All-in-One dvLED Displays

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ViewSonic Corp just launched a pre-assembled solution kit (with a movable flight case) for its All-in-One Direct View 108” and 135” LED Displays. ViewSonic’s All-in-One Direct View LED Display integrates the display, image stitching, power supply and control systems into one device. Its design includes a 35 mm ultra-slim ID and 10mm edges comes in […]

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Epson Intros Three New EX-Series Business Projectors

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Epson today introduced three new business projectors – the EX5280, Pro EX7280 and EX9230. The 4000 lumen Pro EX7280 is native WXGA (1200×768), the 3500-lumen EX9230 is 1920×1080 and the 3800-lumen EX5280 is native XGA (1024×768) and are all designed for portable or fixed office applications. From home offices to video conference rooms, these compact […]

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