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..

Extron Qualifies LG DVLED Display Series as ‘Quantum Ultra Certified’

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When coupled with the Extron Quantum Ultra 4K Videowall Processor, the flagship direct-view LED (DVLED) display series from LG Electronics has been certified for consistent, stable presentation of source content. The LG MAGNIT MicroLED LSAB009 Series has passed Extron’s extensive testing program and is now identified as “Quantum Ultra Certified.” “Direct-view LED systems are becoming […]

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intoPIX Adds Flawless Imaging Profile to ‘TicoXS FIP’ Codec

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AV-over-IP chip company, intoPIX, has recently extended its range of JPEG XS codecs with the addition of the Flawless Imaging Profile (FIP) in its “TicoXS FIP” Codec. The TicoXS FIP FPGA cores and software implementations allow indeed to distribute and extend 4K & 8K audiovisual content with super-low latency and perfect quality on both existing Cat5e […]

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Embed Signage Announces Integration with Nexmosphere

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Embed Signage has announced an integration with Nexmosphere. Nexmosphere is a Dutch manufacturer of sensors and controls offering interactive components for digital signage installations and POS. Hubert van Doorne, Nexmosphere’s business development manager said: “We’re happy to have officialized our collaboration with embed signage after years of working together on successful implementations. They’re running a […]

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Powersoft Offers Interactive Tour of Dynamic Music Distribution Solutions at ISE 2022

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Powersoft will be offering an interactive tour of its Dynamic Music Distribution solutions, whilst immersing visitors in an unforgettable haptic experience at on its double stand at ISE 2022 (Fira de Barcelona, 10-13 May), situated on Hall 7. Powersoft’s Dynamic Music Distribution will take centre stage at the company’s main stand (7#M700) where experts will be on hand to guide […]

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Hunter Douglas Introduces PowerView Gen 3 Automation

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Hunter Douglas today introduces PowerView Gen 3 Automation. With a completely new communications protocol, new hardware, and a faster, more intuitive setup process, PowerView Gen 3 makes quoting, specifying, and installing Hunter Douglas smart shading easier and more appealing for professionals. The automated window treatment category remains a strong growth pillar in the custom integration […]

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Here Are Macnica’s Plans for ISE and InfoComm 2022

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Macnica has its eye on IPMX and open standards education at the upcoming Spring AV shows. In addition to showcasing its IPMX Product Development Kit to ignite interoperable AV over IP product development, Macnica will power three of its own IPMX demonstrations at both shows that demonstrate the flexibility of IPMX for AV over IP […]

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MediaStar Systems’ Media Players Now Support Appspace

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MediaStar Systems announced that its range of 782 Media Players now support Appspace. This collaboration will enable customers to access a wide range of workplace experiences including digital signage, video, messaging and data from the Appspace platform via their 782 IPTV systems. The Appspace partner certification performed by MediaStar applies to the 782 SL and […]

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TSL Updates Power Distribution Units, Will Show Universal Control Solutions at ISE 2022

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As AV and system integrators continue to face more complex workflows, typically pulling in feeds from around the globe, be it for live events, houses of worship, large-scale conferences or even broadcast programming, the need for a seamless collaborative remote environment is necessary. Streamlined maintenance and minimized energy consumption has become a priority as has […]

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SIICA and Sharp/NEC Intro Next Generation of AQUOS BOARD Interactive Displays

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Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) and Sharp NEC Display Solutions of America (SNDSA) are excited to introduce the next generation of AQUOS BOARD interactive displays. Available in three sizes, the PN-L862B: 86″ Class (85.6″ diagonal), PN-L752B: 75″ Class (74.5″ diagonal) and PN-L652B: 65″ Class (64.5″ diagonal) displays are designed for higher education […]

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D-Tools Releases System Integrator Version 18

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D-Tools announced the availability of System Integrator (SI) version 18. Geared to meet the needs of electronic systems contractors, new capabilities and feature enhancements help companies save time, gain deeper insight into project processes, and improve operating efficiency throughout their business. D-Tools SI v18 will be on display at Integrated Systems Europe, Stand 2P300. SI […]

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RF Venue Intros Diversity Architectural Antenna

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RF Venue is introducing its Diversity Architectural Antenna, a new system component for wireless microphones that offers the core capabilities of the company’s Diversity Fin Antenna in a virtually invisible footprint. The patented cross-polarized Diversity Architectural Antenna is an unobtrusive, solution to the problem of wireless microphone signal dropouts, multipath interference and IMD issues plaguing […]

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AudioControl Now Shipping 3 CM Series Amplifiers

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AudioControl is now shipping three CM Series amplifiers. AudioControl will showcase their full lineup of multizone entertainment and cinema products at the 2022 ISE show in Barcelona at the Fira Barcelona — Gran Via from May 10-13, stand 2Q400. The AudioControl CM Series amplifiers utilize a highly sophisticated Constant Power Mode architecture featuring GaN (Gallium […]

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VESA Introduces Open Standard for Front-of-Screen Performance of Variable Refresh Rate Displays

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced the first publicly open standard for front-of-screen performance of variable refresh rate displays. The VESA Adaptive-Sync Display Compliance Test Specification (Adaptive-Sync Display CTS) provides for a comprehensive and rigorous set of more than 50 test criteria, an automated testing methodology and performance mandates for PC monitors and laptops […]

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Shure Intros MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone

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Shure announced the introduction of the MXA920 Ceiling Array Microphone. With Automatic Coverage technology, MXA920 provides pre-configured audio capture with minimal setup required, dramatically reducing the time and cost of deployments for integrators. The MXA920 also employs Next Generation Array Architecture for enhanced directional pick-up and more natural speech. Plus, the onboard IntelliMix DSP delivers […]

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Extron Updates ‘AV Technology for Learning Environments’ Design Guide

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Extron announced an update to its “AV Technology for Learning Environments” design guide that captures the latest AV product innovations and the newest AV applications for learning spaces. This guide is a resource that includes details on AV Technology and its integration within classrooms, huddle spaces, lecture halls, meeting areas, multipurpose rooms, esports spaces and […]

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ClearOne Adds New Features for CONVERGENCE AV Manager

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ClearOne announced exciting new features for their CONVERGENCE AV Manager. This is ClearOne’s unified software platform to monitor, control and audit their Pro Audio products from any location worldwide — available as a Cloud AV Manager or an Enterprise AV Manager. The Cloud AV Manager service offers multitenant Management as a Service (MaaS) on a […]

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Optoma Launches UHD55 3600-Lumen 1-Chip DLP Projector

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Optoma launched the UHD55, a 3600 lumens 4K 1-chip DLP projector with a 1,200,000:1 contrast ratio and capable of displaying both HDR-ready and HLG compatible content. For gaming enthusiasts, the UHD55 offers a built-in Enhanced Gaming Mode for a fast response time of 16 milliseconds in 4K at 60Hz and 4 milliseconds in 1080p at […]

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Nsign.tv Will Show Its Digital Signage Platform at ISE 2022

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Nsign.tv will be at ISE 2022 showing its new digital signage platform. This will be the first public showing for the start-up, actually based in Barcelona. “At this year’s ISE, as well as exhibiting our platform’s technological advances, we are going to demonstrate that digital signage is much more than simply showing content on a […]

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Epson Now Shipping EB-PU 2100 and 2200 Pro Series Interchangeable Lens Projectors

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Epson today announced it is now shipping the new EB-PU 2100 and 2200 Pro Series interchangeable lens projectors for live event and large venue installations. Offering 13,000, 16,000 and 20,000 lumen options, the new lineup includes the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000 lumen projectors – EB-PU2220B and EB-PU2120W — which are 60% smaller and 50% […]

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Scalable Display Technologies Enters Teaming Agreement With Q4 Services

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Scalable Display Technologies announced a teaming agreement with Q4 Services, an independent manufacturer and provider of innovative visual display systems for the global flight simulation and training industry. Scalable has worked closely with Q4 Services to develop a new collimated screens panel to calibrate even the most demanding displays. Traditional mirror-based collimated displays present several […]

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Verrex Celebrates 75 Years!

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Verrex is celebrating 75 years of business success. A multigenerational company, Verrex was founded in 1947 by Thomas G. Berry, who started the company in his garage. Initially named New Jersey Communications Corp, Verrex began as a distributed-background music company. Berry purchased analog telephone lines and ran extra ones to his home so that hotel […]

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AV Stumpfl To Show ALR Screen Systems and More at ISE 2022

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In addition to demonstrating the benefits of its latest ALR (ambient light rejecting) screen systems, AV Stumpfl will also present its AT64-SHIFT screen system legs and Fullwhite Curve at booth #3B600 in the Fira de Barcelona. The ALR Decoframe Ambiance UST combines years of customer feedback relating to AV Stumpfl’s acclaimed Decoframe series with the […]

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Snap One’s Control4 Home Control System Now Integrates With Pandora

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Snap One has announced that the Control4 home control system now supports integration with the Pandora music streaming service, offering customers complete access to their Premium, Plus and Free accounts through the Control4 interface. By integrating a fully functional Pandora interface into the Control4 app, Snap One enables integrators to offer their clients an entirely […]

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ViewSonic Corp Receives iF 2022 Design Award for X1000-4K Soundbar Projector

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ViewSonic Corp just received an iF 2022 Design Award for the company’s X1000-4K Ultra Short Throw Smart LED Soundbar Projector. “We are incredibly proud to have received this recognition at the iF Design Awards 2022, especially given the competitive nature of the field this year,” said Dean Tsai, general manager of projector & LED display […]

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PPDS Debuts Philips 7000 Series 4K dvLED for Retail

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PPDS (aka: Philips) just debuted the Philips 7000 Series 4K direct view LED aimed at retail and public venues. Technically, making its global debut at ISE 2022 in Barcelona (stand 3Q600), the bezel-free Philips 7000 Series is available in 22”, 31” and 41” sized panels and are designed for 24/7 operation. Complementing the existing Philips […]

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Poly Unveils Sync 10 All-in-One USB Speakerphone for the Home Office

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Poly’s new Sync 10 is a new full-duplex speakerphone. The Sync 10 is a simple design that uses a touch-sensitive controls with LED indicators help you control calls. It works with all major communication and collaboration applications and is certified by Microsoft and Zoom. It’s USB powered, so no concerns about battery life, and it’s […]

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AV Link Will Use ISE to Debut 8K AV-over-IP Solutions

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AV Link will be on stand 5K105 at Integrated Systems Europe and booth W1547 at InfoComm showing MaitreView 8KPro, HS-1614W (8K/60Hz HDMI Distribution Amplifier), HRM-1641W (8K/60Hz HDMI Switcher), MaitreView 4KPro, MaitreView 4KLite, the IPS series (4K/60Hz AV over IP) powered by SDVoE and certified by NETGEAR, and HDM-3EXCU, UltraHD4K /KVM (HDBaseT 3.0) & USB 2.0 […]

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SDVoE Alliance Announces 8K AV-over-IP Transport Solution

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The SDVoE Alliance announces 8K AV-over-IP transport solution. The soon-to-be-released SDVoE transmitters and receivers deliver 8K video across a standard 10G network. They are entirely backward compatible with 4K SDVoE systems. SDVoE will show working prototypes of the new 8K AV-over-IP signal distribution solution at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022 from May 10-13, 2022, at […]

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Netgear Announces Three New AV-over-IP Products

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Netgear announced three new AV-over-IP products including the new Netgear Engage Controller application, which builds on the AV graphical user interface (GUI) found in the M4250 series managed switches and two new, smaller M4250 desktop switches to allow for streamlined installation in a range of space-limiting applications. The Netgear M4250 AV Line Series switches are […]

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Here’s All the Info About Exertis Almo’s E4 Chicago

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Newly rebranded Exertis Almo is hosting its first fully unified event for integrators, resellers and their end users — the E4 Experience Chicago — May 3. Building off the momentum from last month’s E4 Experience Anaheim, E4 Chicago features the largest exhibit hall in the program’s 13-year history. With 40 manufacturer and service exhibitors, two […]

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Hall Technologies Will Debut New Line of PTZ Cameras at ISE 2022

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Hall Technologies will unveil a new line of PTZ cameras at the upcoming ISE show in Barcelona. The HT-CAM-4K-EPTZ features 4K while the CAM-1080PTZ is native HD. The CAM-1080PTZ features ISP processing algorithms and it supports H.264/H.265 encoding as well as being integrated with USB 3.0 support for dual coding streaming. But, the HT-CAM-4K-EPTZ, is […]

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AVI-SPL Expands Collaboration-as-a-Service Offering

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AVI-SPL announced the expanded release of its Collaboration as a Service (CaaS) offering to support customers around the world. The purpose-built program, first piloted in the U.K. last fall, addresses pressing audiovisual and unified communications and collaboration technology procurement, deployment and management needs of organizations enabling hybrid work and learning. AVI-SPL Collaboration as a Service […]

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