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..

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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Rants and rAVes — Episode 933: Sandi Stambaugh Shares Insights on Top Industry Trends and how SYNNEX can Support Integrators to Grow their Businesses in 2020

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SYNNEX Vice President of Product Management Sandi Stambaugh catches up with Gary Kayye to share 2019 highlights for the SYNNEX VISUALSolv business unit as well as what’s to come in 2020. Hear about top industry focuses SYNNEX will address including collaboration, fully connected solutions and the challenges that come with increasing network complexities, top trends […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 932: XTEN-AV Demos New AI-Based Drawing Tool to Debut at ISE 2020

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XTEN-AV chose rAVe to debut X-DRAW — an AI-based drawing tool for AV systems of all sizes — a new feature added into the XTEN-AV cloud based software platform with artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop AV system designs based on AVIXA published standards and design guidelines. This is the future of AV systems design […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 931: Gavin Downey Says Expect an Experience in Epson’s Stand at ISE 2020

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Building on its history of demo’ing amazing experiences suing 3LCD, Epson heads to ISE 2020 with a booth filled with applications-based projection and one big-time attendee greeting experience. On this podcast, Epson‘s Senior Product Manager, Gavin Downey, hints at this big-reveal in the booth as well as a plethora of other reasons to make sure the Epson stand in Hall 1 (booth H90) […]

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Screen Innovations Will Introduce Zigbee 3.0 at ISE

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Screen Innovations (SI) will introduce Zigbee 3.0-enabled products at ISE 2020, adding control via Amazon, Apple and Google. All three companies, along with the Zigbee Alliance, recently formed a working group, the Connected Home over IP (CHIP), to foster the universal adoption of the standard by leading smart home manufacturers. SI is actively participating in […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 930: Justin Kennington and the SDVoE Alliance Will Bring Its 20/20 Training to ISE 2020

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In addition to showing the latest technical advances in 10G AV-over-IP, the SDVoE Alliance, and its 50+ partners, will be at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. SDVoE will host its free in-stand 20/20 Training Session all show long (and the complete schedule is here). The company is in Hall 1 in Stand F40 at ISE. The […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 929: James Meredith of WyreStorm Details ISE 2020 Plans

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Wyrestorm is about to become the oldest AV company to have a family of 1G and 10G AV-over-IP products as they will celebrate their 6th year with the lineup. And, at ISE 2020 next month in Amsterdam, the line will nearly double in size and will also include a new family of H.264 streaming products, too. Want […]

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Waves Audio Announces FIT Controller for eMotion LV1 Live Mixer

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Waves Audio has announced the Waves FIT Controller for the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer. FIT is a control surface that operation of the eMotion LV1 mixer to live sound engineers who prefer the tactile response of faders, knobs and buttons for console operations. Co-engineered by Waves and MIDI controller manufacturers MIDIPLUS, FIT is the ultimate […]

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Want to Use Zoom to Broadcast a Meeting via an Entire Digital Signage Network? Enplug Can Do That

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Enplug has added the ability to broadcast Zoom video conferences via Enplug’s digital signage platform. Enplug’s new Zoom App is freely available to Enplug users via the company’s App Market. Enplug’s new Zoom App streamlines the process of broadcasting live events and presentations to multiple screens. From within Enplug’s Zoom App, users create a new […]

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