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..

Audinate Announces Bolin Technology Adopts Dante AV

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Audinate has announced today that Bolin Technology has adopted Dante AV for inclusion in Bolin products. Bolin Technology designs, manufactures and distributes PTZ cameras for use in audiovisual, broadcast, live streaming, lecture capture and telemedicine applications. At ISE, Bolin and Audinate will demonstrate Dante AV AV-over-IP with independent audio and video streams. Bolin PTZ cameras […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 950: Viewsonic Demo Both Display and UCC-Based Collaboration LineUp at ISE 2020

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Gary was joined on today’s pre-ISE videocast with ViewSonic‘s EMEA Marketing Manager, Kevin Cheng, who explained what hey have planned for ISE 2020. Viewsonic is one of the few display manufacturers who has both projection and flat-panel along with wireless and touch-based collaboration integrated into its product line. And, they’ll bring it all to Hall 1 […]

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SpinetiX ARYA at ISE

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SpinetiX, at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), will announce new business, technology and product innovations. Building on the success of SpinetiX ARYA, introduced 18 months ago, SpinetiX expands its cloud-based services providing more businesses access to the benefits of digital signage. In addition to the already existing fully functional FREE Discovery plan, SpinetiX launches two new […]

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AVI-SPL and Whitlock to Merge into One Giant Global AV Integrator

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AVI-SPL and Whitlock have jointly announced an intention to merge (technically, it’s a “definitive agreement to merge”) — both will be held by portfolio company, Marlin Equity Partners (a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management). As you likely know, this means the second-largest AV integration firm is merging with the third-largest — jointly creating […]

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Waves Audio Announces X9 With More Processing Power

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Waves Audio announces X9 versions with more processing power for three SoundGrid DSP Servers. With X9, users now get more processing power for the same price; these three units have been updated with 9th-generation Intel Core CPU, for processing audio through hundreds of plugins at ultra-low latency. Waves immediately starts shipping Intel 9th-generation processors with […]

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QSC Takes on Crestron with Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager

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QSC says that Q-SYS Reflect Enterprise Manager for real-time monitoring and management for the Q-SYS audio, video & control (AV&C) Ecosystem is now available. As the first software service deployed on the new Q-SYS Reflect Cloud platform, Enterprise Manager brings data oversight and managed services capabilities to AV systems. This new cloud-based subscription service is […]

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XTEN-AV Adds New AV System, X-DRAW to Cloud-Based Platform

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XTEN-AV has added a new AV system drawing and editing tool, dubbed, X-DRAW to the company’s cloud-based system design and specification platform. X-DRAW allows users to create their own customized product blocks on the spot, bypassing the standard product blocks created by the platform for them. Users can also search and add products from the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 949: Peerless-AV’s Thomas Fenton Details ISE 202 Plans

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Peerless-AV is one of those “glue” companies in the AV industry and one that you should ALWAYS plan to see at any AV show. In addition to having solutions to manage and mount any kind of display, Peerless-AV also has the top-of-the-line outdoor displays with its Xtreme line — and, at ISE 2020, they will introduce a 65″ […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 948: This May Be the Biggest ISE for SpinetiX, Ever

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SpinetiX is already a well-established leader in digital signage but, at this year’s ISE 2020 show next week, they will roll-out some major industry-wide innovations. If you watch this videocast with SpinetiX CEO, Francesco Ziliani, you’ll hear that cloud-based solutions will be a central theme but, not as just another option to deliver content. Nope, it’s way, way bigger than that. Watch! Oh, and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 947: Got LED? Well, Barco Does and Here Is What To Expect for Barco’s LED Team at ISE 2020

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Gary spoke to Barco‘s Vice President LED, Bram Dieryckx, on today’s pre-ISE 2020 podcast about Barco’s LED plans at the show. As you may remember, Barco took a giant stake in Unilumin back in 2019 and the new XT Series was a huge performer for Barco over the last year. Barco wants to become an all-in-one LED […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 946: Eventually You Will Be a NETGEAR Dealer So…

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Gary was joined by NETGEAR’s Product Marketing Manager, John Henkel, who talked about what NETGEAR will be doing at ISE 2020. NETGEAR trumps all other network switch companies right now in ProAV as they have a tear solely focused on ProAV systems — so much so that they will actually design AV-over-IP systems for you (for FREE) […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 945: Christie Will Focus on AV-over-IP Terra at ISE 2020

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Christie will be at ISE 2020 focused on its Terra SDVoE-based 10G AV-over-IP platform and has integrated it into even more products — including input cards for nearly its entire projector lineup too. And, of course, the new MicroTiles LED is SDVoE. Listen to this podcast with Christie’s Product Management and Business Development rep, Karl […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 944: Want to Know What Black Box is Debuting at ISE 2020?

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Gary was joined on his daily podcast by Black Box‘s own Jonathan McCune who actually tells us what Black Box will be debuting at ISE 2020. Black Box is going to use their booth at ISE (Hall 10 stand P155) to do a side-by-side comparison between their AV-over-IP platform and the market leader, Crestron (even though […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 943: If You Want an Open AV-over-IP Standard? Then, Watch This Videocast with Macnica

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Macnica doesn’t make AV-over-IP gear – they make the chips that make AV-over-IP gear work. But, they happen to be using the SMPTE 2110 standard to drive AV-over-IP signals and have built an entire interoperable ecosystem of 1G AV-over-IP raw component systems for companies to integrate into projectors, monitors, switches, routing gear, video wall processors and even media players. Watch this videocast with Macnica’s […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 942: Here’s a LIVE Zoom Demo to Prepare You for Zoom’s ISE Launches

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Gary was joined with Zoom’s own David Calvo  live, from Amsterdam to tease some new Zoom features, in addition to showing how easy Zoom Rooms are to use. Zoom is exhibiting at ISE 2020 in Hall 15 Stand B225 — make sure you go by there as their new releases trump what Microsoft Teams and Cisco’s WebEx Rooms have!

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 941: The T1V HubVC Collaboration System is Ready; Here’s a LIVE Demo

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Ever wanted to see a collaboration board that was interoperable Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Cisco — using just ONE CLICK? Well then, we have the video for you!  This pre-ISE 2020 Videocast includes a LIVE demo of the T1V HubVC collaboration board switching, in Rea-time, between Teams cal and a Zoom call — using the same […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 940: Have You Heard of DTEN Yet?

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If you don’t know who DTEN is, you’re about to. DTEN is a collaboration board company that’s tightly integrated with Zoom Rooms — in fact, one of DTEN’s investors is Zoom founder, Eric Yuan. DTEN so tightly integrated with Zoom, software and firmware updates are automatic, white boarding and black boarding is built-in, the interface […]

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Extron Says Daktronics Achieves Quantum Ultra Video Wall System Certification

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Extron has added Daktronics to the Extron Quantum Ultra Certification program. Extron is working with display manufacturers to guarantee consistent, stable presentation of source content when using professional displays with the Quantum Ultra 4K Video Wall Processor. Displays that pass an extensive testing program are identified as Quantum Ultra Certified. The first Daktronics product to […]

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Matrox Details ISE 2020 Plans

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At stand #11-D120, Matrox will showcase its complete AV/IT portfolio, highlighting best-in-class capture, streaming, recording, extension, switching, decoding, display and control for today’s most popular and demanding media-over-IP applications. Matrox will also demonstrate an industry-unique KVM multi-system control feature, as well as announce a major expansion to its world-class video wall portfolio. Rounding out the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 939: BrightSign Heads to ISE 2020 with a BSN.Cloud Mission

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In 2019, BrightSign launched the concept of BSN.Cloud but now, it’s shipping — a completely cloud-based digital signage platform. But, it’s not just an exclusively BrightSign player platform — it’s being opened to most 3rd party CMS content partners as well as player manufacturers too, explained BrightSign’s CEO Jeff Hastings! They’ll be at the ISE Show in Hall 8 in stand […]

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Trinnov Audio Offering DTS:X Pro Free for Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors

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Trinnov Audio, a designer and manufacturer of reference audio processors for home theaters, high-end hi-fi, professional audio and commercial cinemas, is expanding its in-house platform by offering DTS:X Pro as a free-of-charge update to all new and existing owners of Altitude32 and Altitude16 processors. Promoted by Trinnov Audio throughout 2019 in partnership with DTS, Trinnov […]

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KUDO at ISE 2020

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In 2020, the world’s largest AV show will once again open new channels of inclusion by engaging the audience in their own language. With technology and translation services provided courtesy of KUDO, attendees will be able to select the language of their choosing during the ISE 2019 Opening Address by former Disney executive Duncan Wardle. […]

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Here’s a Detailed Look at the New Barco ClickShare Conference From the Launch Event in NYC

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Barco just added to its ClickShare family with the ClickShare Conference, an expansion aimed at what the company is calling the BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting) market. The ClickShare Conference allows you to join any type of video conference from your own device (laptop) in a huddle space, a meeting room or a board room. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 938: Have You Registered for Kayye’s Krystal Ball 2020 Webinar Yet?

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This videocast is all about why you should register for rAVe’s very-own Gary Kayye’s annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball webinar Wednesday, January, 29th at 2:30pm EST — register here. As a benefit for registering, you will get a copy of the Krystal Ball article before ANYONE ELSE in the industry – a full 24-hours! Can’t beat […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 937: DVIGear to Bring Real-Time Race Car Simulator to ISE 2020; Oh, and New Products, too!

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One of the most popular booths at ISE 2019 was DVIGear‘s due to its race car simulator. It was there to show attendees that its AV-over-IP and digital processing products don’t have latency — and, it was an effective demo. But, they’ll also be at ISE 2020 to demo new products in their AV-over-IP lineup as […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 936: Been Wanting an AV-over-IP Standard? Well, the AIMS Alliance Says Stand-By, Soon

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If you’ve been begging for an AV-over-IP standard, this is THE PODCAST for you. The AIMS Alliance is trying to do this in the ProAV market. “Instead of reinventing the round wheel,” says AIMS Alliance Chair of the ProAV Working Group, David Chiappini, “AIMS will focus on promoting and supporting AV-over-IP standards, not closed-platforms.” By the wya, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 935: James Rempel of Nureva Says ISE 2020 Will Be All-About-Audio!

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As Nureva is exhibiting at ISE 2020 in the UCC hall (Hall 11) in stand D160, they will use this opportunity to focus exclusively on their audio conferencing products; including the brand-new HDL200. Nureva’s Director of Product Management, James Rempel, joined Gary on his podcast today to talk about the new HDL200, the new Neurva Console management platform and […]

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Kramer to Debut KDS-10 Transceiver At ISE 2020

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At ISE 2020, Kramer will debut the KDS-10 transceiver that’s 4K@60Hz (4:4:4) for AV-over-IP, and it includes something called Multiview for Picture-in-Picture and Picture-aside-Picture display. KDS-10 uses H.264/H.265 compression. The KDS-10 uses H.265 High-Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoding, which uses approximately 50% less bandwidth than H.264. This bidirectional transceiver supports up to 3840×2160 picture resolution […]

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Two-Way Driver for RTI Revox Multiuser System Now Available

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RTI today announced the availability of a new two-way driver for the Revox Multiuser System. The Revox Multiuser System provides users with access to internet radio and streaming services and allows them to incorporate music servers, CD players and even televisions as sources. The system is built on a user-centric operating concept so that users […]

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Yamaha Unified Communications to Debut New Bluetooth Conference Phone, Video Sound Bar at ISE 2020

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Yamaha Unified Communications will debut its UC YVC-330 Portable USB & Bluetooth Conference Phone with SoundCap technology and the CS-700 Video Sound Bar family at ISE 2020. The new YVC-330 Portable USB & Bluetooth Conference Phone with SoundCap technology converts background noise prevalent in open workspaces into a signal that makes the meeting sound as […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 934: SMART Technologies Will Launch Major New Products At ISE 2020

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SMART Technologies has always been in the collaboration market but now, they’re about to stake a big claim in the UCC market — in a big, big way. We can’t tell you too much but you will hear hints of it in this pre-ISE 2020 podcast as SMART will use ISE — and its presence in the Amstel Boathouse […]

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