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..

Zoom Updates Zoom Meetings, Webinars Software, Hardware for Zoom Rooms

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Zoom just delivered a few new updates for the Zoom Meetings and Zoom Video Webinars application as well as announced new hardware solutions for Zoom Rooms. Adding something called “vanishing pen annotation,”a Zoom user can now highlight text or objects on the shared screen without having to undo or erase highlight annotations. Use the vanishing pen […]

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RTI Ships Water-Resistant Remote Control for Pools, Hot Tubs, Outdoor Areas

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RTI is shipping its water-resistant U3 Remote Control, which is designed to be used in and around hot tubs, pools, patios and decks. With its IP66 rating, the U3 remote has control (with two-way feedback) of connected electronics in environments too harsh for standard remotes. It even floats for easy retrieval if dropped in the […]

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TASCAM Enters Massively Overcrowded Shotgun Mic Market

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It seems as though microphone companies think no one will ever want to touch a mic again as the new TM-200SG shotgun microphone, from TASCAM, is yet another addition to its expanding line of microphones. The new TM-200SG is aimed at DIY videographers. The microphone incorporates a built-in low-cut filter for environmental noise reduction, claiming […]

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Atomos Adds New Product to Ninja Lineup

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Atomos has added a new product to the Ninja lineup — the Ninja V. Ninja V supports ProRes RAW across a variety of cameras alongside other features like a 5” 1,000-nit brightness HDR screen and 4Kp120 ProRes RAW recording. In addition, the Ninja V can view ProRes RAW images in HDR in a choice of […]

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LG Electronics Earns High-Level Rating in 2020 Marriott Supplier Sustainability Assessment Program

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LG Electronics just earned the highest-level rating in the 2020 Marriott Supplier Sustainability Assessment Program (MSAP), administered by MindClick. As a supplier of hotel TVs and digital signage displays for 14 Marriott brands, LG has earned this rating for six consecutive years. Announced in advance of Earth Day 2021, the “Leader” rating demonstrates LG’s “exemplary […]

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How the Chip Shortage Could Decimate the AV, UCC and Digital Signage Markets and How You Can Avoid Its Effects

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Do not underestimate what I am about to tell you. In case you haven’t been reading the tech sections of the newspapers lately, there’s a global semiconductor shortage (branded as the “chip shortage of 2021”) and, although it hasn’t affected our market yet, it will, starting in late July. So, who cares? Well, you’d better, […]

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HD Distributing Hires Mark Coxon As Western Regional Sales Director

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HD Distributing just hired Mark Coxon as its new Western regional sales director. Coxon will manage the HD sales efforts in the Western region, with an emphasis on the direct-view LED market.   Coxon will be responsible for driving revenue and increasing awareness across all of HD Distributing’s LED-focused solution set. He will also oversee rollouts […]

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ViewSonic Releases Series of Monitors to Support Working From Anywhere

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ViewSonic intro’d a series of monitors to support the work-from-anywhere including the VG2440V and VG2740V displays with built-in webcams; VG3456 for ultra-wide screens with USB-C docking; and VA1655 for portability. The ViewSonic 24” VG2440V and 27” VG2740V are 1080p monitors that both include a built-in USB webcam, a built-in speaker and microphone. With their vertical […]

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Aveo Systems’ Mira Connect Adds Support for 13 New Products

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Aveo Systems’ latest release to its Mira Connect smart AV control system has added support for 13 new products/product families. New capabilities extend Mira Connect’s control to ClearOne’s Converge Pro 2 family of DSP audio products; AV-over-IP systems from Just Add Power, Blustream, and AVPro Edge; Samsung Pro TVs, and more. Support for network-based AV-over-IP […]

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Userful Appoints Reza Razavi as CTO

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Userful Corporation announced the appointment of Reza Razavi as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO). Prior to his promotion, Razavi was one of the key architects of Userful’s Visual Networking Platform solution, and he was the leading force behind Userful’s streaming technology. As CTO, Razavi will lead the development of the next-gen architecture for […]

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BenQ Partners With Meeting Room 365

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BenQ partnered with Meeting Room 365; the scheduling and productivity software suite is now natively integrated into BenQ’s corporate large-format displays, including its CP Series DuoBoard interactive displays and CS Series smart presentation displays. The partnership is an attempt to get enterprise and small- and medium-sized business-level UCC applications and tools into the BenQ platform. […]

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AG Neovo Releases PD-Series 4K-Resolution Commercial Displays

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AG Neovo announced the release of the PD-Series 4K-resolution commercial displays that the company says promise astonishing color, startling brightness and flexible functionality in the current market. “The advanced PD-Series stands out as a fine specimen in the 4K UHD league.” Said Jessica Shih, project manager head at AG Neovo. “Featuring in 700 nits high […]

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ZeeVee Delivers on Gary Kayye’s Digital Canvasing Concept With new AV-over-IP Management Platform

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ZeeVee is upgrading its ZyPer Management Platform with new multiview, preset and grid features (aka: integrating rAVe’s own Gary Kayye’s “Digital Canvas” concept into its AV-over-IP platform). Version 2.2, designed for the company’s ZyPer4K (SDVoE, uncompressed 4K, 10 Gbps) and ZyPerUHD (JPEG2000, compressed, 1 Gbps) AV-over-IP encoders and decoders, enables source content to be simply […]

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Williams AV Announces Convey Video for Language Translation, Open Captioning and More

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Williams AV announced Convey Video — literally, real-time language translation, open captioning, and archiving system for the ProAV industry. Powered by Google’s artificial intelligence platform, Convey Video eliminates the barriers of language with real-time translation and has the ability to transcribe up to 27 languages and 70+ dialects with up to 94% accuracy. In addition […]

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Bluescape Now Integrates With Amazon Chime SDK

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Bluescape, Gary Kayye’s 2021 pick for best collaboration software platform, announced its integration with Amazon Chime SDK to enable scheduled and ad hoc video meetings. This integration allows Bluescape customers to host and join video calls in Bluescape and schedule their meetings directly through Microsoft Outlook. Video meetings in Bluescape have been redesigned and re-architected […]

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BenQ Releases BlueCore LU935ST Laser Projector for Golf Simulation

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BenQ released the next projector in its BlueCore Laser DLP lineup built for at-home and commercial golf simulators. Available for $3,999 MSRP, the WUXGA 5,500-lumen LU935ST short-throw laser projector features 92% Rec.709 color coverage for realistic golf course images, 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use, and robust features for easy, flexible installation. “The golf simulation market […]

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Atlantic Technology Adds FS-WSLR1 Active Bookshelf Speakers

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Atlantic Technology has expanded its SKAA wireless home audio ecosystem with the FS-WSLR1 active bookshelf speakers. These $649 speakers can operate as either rear-channel surrounds or as two-channel stereo speakers including as part of a SKAA multiroom audio system. The FS-WSLR1’s design matches Gatecrasher3’s premium aesthetic, with a brushed black satin nonresonant extruded aluminum cabinet […]

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Lectrosonics Intros DBSM Single Battery and DBSMD Dual-Battery Body-Pack Transmitters

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Lectrosonics introduced the two newest members of the digital wireless microphone system family, the DBSM single battery and DBSMD dual-battery body-pack transmitters. The new units are compatible with the DSQD digital receiver, DCHR digital portable receiver and DCR822 compact dual-channel digital receiver and feature a tuning range covering both the A1 and B1 bands from […]

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Vanco International Intros Five New PulseAudio Products

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Vanco International just announced five new products in the PulseAudio line that addresses both residential and commercial spaces. The lineup includes: PulseAudio PAV1100 100-Watt Single-Channel Commercial Amplifier: Like the PAV140, the PAV1100 is a 100 Watt Class-D power amplifier that is marketed as a “plug and play solution” for any 70-volt/100-volt speaker application. It can […]

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MAXHUB Intros UC S10 USB-Based Conference Bar With Camera

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MAXHUB just introduced the UC S10 USB-based conference bar with camera. The UC S10 offers 1-click wireless screen-sharing for up to four devices simultaneously. The system works with the optionally available dongle and app, and even allows screen-sharing to a TV remotely. Further, the UC S10 provides parallel Wi-Fi networking and screen-sharing with its dual […]

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Biamp Awarded Patent for Magic Cable

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Biamp says it has been awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its “Magic Cable,” used in the company’s Desono family of business audio loudspeakers. Magic Cable comprises two stainless steel suspension cables, two 18 AWG signal conductors within a separate cable jacket, and integrated ripcords that allow the installer to […]

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Crestron Launches Horizon Thermostat

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Crestron announced the launch of the Horizon Thermostat, a touch screen smart thermostat for a two-wire install into any thermostat location. The Horizon Thermostat can react to dynamic routines in response to data from onboard temperature, humidity and proximity sensors. When integrated with the Crestron Home platform, Horizon Thermostats act in concert with other smart […]

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MSolutions Releases New, Updated GUI for MS-TestPro

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MSolutions has a new GUI for the MS-TestPro that the company says has a more intuitive and responsive experience for AV installers and tech managers, along with more accessible features that simplify and accelerate the testing and certification process. MSolutions says installers will find less clutter and more legible menus with simpler navigation while working […]

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Barco and IMAX Corporation Expand Laser Cinema Partnership

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Barco and IMAX Corporation have announced the further expansion of their long-standing relationship. The goal is to reinforce the provision of laser cinema experiences to audiences worldwide. As part of the expansion of their ongoing partnership, the companies will now collaborate on optimizing the use of Barco’s latest laser light source technology to help power […]

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Pexip to Study AI, Deep Learning Via NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated AI Software

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Pexip announced it will explore the usage of NVIDIA GPU-accelerated AI software to understand how advanced technologies such as conversational AI and deep learning can create a more immersive and engaging video meeting experience for everyone, regardless of device. The GPU-accelerated NVIDIA Maxine SDK enables capabilities such as super resolution, artifact reduction, face tracking, body […]

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Here’s the World’s First Non-Socially Distanced Concert, Thanks to L-Acoustics

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“Haere Mai Wellington, welcome to the biggest show on earth!” exclaimed Six60’s lead singer Matiu Walters to an exhilarated 32,000-strong audience at Wellington’s Sky Stadium. In fact, crowds at open-air venues welcomed the homegrown band on each of their six shows for their Six60 Saturday’s tour in early 2021. Throughout the tour, fans enjoyed the band’s electrifying […]

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Diversified Upgrades Audio System for Philadelphia Eagles Home Stadium

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Lincoln Financial Field opened in 2003 as the home stadium for the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team. In addition to Eagles football, it regularly hosts the Temple University Owls, the Army-Navy game and many soccer games each season. In 2017, the Stadium staff asked Diversified to design a new, upgraded audio system for the seating bowl. Diversified developed a comprehensive design, […]

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Utelogy Corporation Intros Drivers for Lightware Visual Engineering’s Video Matrix Switchers and Signal Extension Systems

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Utelogy Corporation has expanded its Utelligence Program by introducing new drivers for Lightware Visual Engineering’s Video Matrix Switchers and Signal Extension systems. Lightware’s solutions offer data and analytics to users in an open and agnostic way. By partnering with Utelogy, the company utilizes Utelogy’s software tools for monitoring and managing the AV devices in its […]

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PS Audio Now Shipping PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST)

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PS Audio is shipping its PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST), designed for disc playback from SACD, CD and other optical disc formats. The new PerfectWave SACD Transport is capable of playing stereo audio from most types of optical discs, including SACD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD-R*/-RW*/+R*/+RW*(*audio data file only). In addition, the PST will play the […]

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Audinate’s Dante Assists in Australian Museum’s Centerpiece Exhibition Renovation

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ACMI, Australia’s national museum of screen culture located in Melbourne, underwent a renovation that completely overhauled its centerpiece exhibition design — and its AV system — to allow visitors to take a journey through Australia’s history of moving images. By utilizing robust, immersive and interactive AV, the exhibition, titled “The Story of the Moving Image,” […]

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DVIGear Intros DisplayNet 3.0 Update With New Security Enhancements

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DVIGear released DisplayNet 3.0. Free to all DisplayNet customers, this update includes security enhancements alongside updates to the SDVoE platform and numerous user experience improvements. DisplayNet 3.0 comes with an array of advanced security features, including support for API access via SSH; TLS support with integrated certificate management; and device claiming, which protects systems from […]

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Planar Releases MGP Series Fine-Pitch LED Displays

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Planar expanded its fine pitch LED display solutions with the release of the Planar MGP Series. With the new Planar MGP Series, Planar is trying to make fine pitch LED a closer alternative (cost-wise) to projection or tiled LCD environments including retail settings, classrooms, lecture halls and houses of worship, as well as digital signage […]

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