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..

Projection Pioneer Jack Kline Steps Down After 40 Years at Christie

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Christie has announced that Jack Kline, a pioneer in digital cinema technology and architect of the innovative Virtual Print Fee (VPF) that accelerated the adoption of digital projection in movie theaters and created a revolution in global entertainment, is stepping down as Chairman, President and CEO of Christie after 40 years with the company, effective […]

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Crestron Expands Entry Door Security Line and Adds Two New Partnerships

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At ISE 2019, Crestron announced a partnership with 2N, a global provider of IP intercoms and ekey biometric systems GmbH, a provider of fingerprint access solutions. The latest firmware update to 2N IP-based video intercom door stations makes them Crestron Rava SIP intercom and phone technology compliant. As a result, they integrate with Crestron TSW-x60 […]

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Samsung Intros 8K Digital Signage, New Version of The Wall and Multi-Link LED HDR at ISE 2019

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Samsung Electronics just added 8K to the digital signage market by launching the first signage products featuring 8K QLED 8K at ISE 2019. In addition to the QLED 8K Signage, Samsung also showed The Wall 2019 and Multi-Link LED HDR technology for signage. Samsung will present the new 82” QLED 8K Signage, which combines extremely […]

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TASCAM Demos New Dante Compact Processor

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TASCAM’s new Dante Compact Processor series comprises seven half-rack Dante audio converters featuring on-board digital matrix mixers with signal processing. Designed for a wide variety of public facilities, broadcast applications, recording and post production studios, sound-reinforcement systems, corporate boardrooms, these Dante-enabled input/output endpoints deliver up to 24-bit, 96 kHz audio conversion. Dante Compact Processors can […]

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DiGiCo Launches New DMI options and Previews KLANG Integration at ISE 2019

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DiGiCo announced the launch of a number of innovative new products at ISE 2019. These include the expansion of the DMI-AMM (Automatic Mic Mixing) card onto DMI enabled SD-Range consoles, the A3232 DMI for S-Series and the initial steps of the planned integration of KLANG:technologies immersive in-ear mixing into the SD-Range, all this and a […]

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MuxLab Integrates Scheduling with New DigiSign Software

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MuxLab’s on-board CMS system, DigiSign, works with the company’s Digital Signage Media Player (model 500769) to manage and control AV content from a variety of sources. It fully supports streaming content via the H.264/H.265 codec over a local Ethernet or the Internet as well as content loaded onto its internal memory drive and via external […]

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ELAN Launches Software Update Featuring Enhanced Surveillance Camera Support

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Nortek Security & Control (NSC) today announced the introduction of the ELAN 8.3 software update, which features expanded support for the growing line of ELAN Surveillance Cameras, plus advanced IntelliVision video analytics. ELAN 8.3 is making its worldwide debut at ISE 2019 in Nortek Security & Control Stand 1-N50 in the RAI Centre. Most notably, […]

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Sonic Foundry Demos Latest Release of Mediasite at ISE 2019

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Sonic Foundry today announced the latest innovations to its Mediasite Video Platform. Updates include enhanced collaborative video capture solutions, real-time video monitoring and DVR capabilities, a caption editor and easily accessible video for any training room, huddle room or classroom. The features include: Comprehensive video and web conference capture with Mediasite Join. Live streaming capabilities, […]

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Crestron FT2 Series FlipTops Debut at ISE 2019

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Crestron just debuted the FT2 Series of FlipTops at ISE 2019. The new FT2 FlipTops fit into almost any standard desk/table cut-out and sit flush on the surface. When presenting in a meeting, a touch of the button on the FT2 FlipTop activates its door (which retracts). All connectors and cables are revealed at table-level […]

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ZeeVee Unveils Two-Channel IP Encoder at ISE 2019

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ZeeVee is introducing the ZyPerMX2, a two-channel IP encoder for distributing two independent HD sources over IP networks employing 1GB or faster switches. The new ZyPerMX2 encodes and distributes HD video content up to 1080p @ 60Hz and supports both multicast and unicast UDP and RTP encoding. The ZyPerMX2 encoder is on display at the […]

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CEDIA Launches Member of Excellence Program

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Today, CEDIA has announced the launch of the CEDIA Member of Excellence Program. This highly anticipated program aims to celebrate excellence. There are two designations CEDIA members can achieve to demonstrate their company’s commitment to delivering exceptional experiences to their clients, investing in professional development and technical excellence and serving their community. “We thought long […]

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Powersoft Debuts a Shaker Called Mover at ISE 2019

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Powersoft is using this year’s ISE as the first chance to demonstrate Mover, a linear transducer that can be used in audio applications as a linear motor/shaker. Adaptable to various purposes, including 4D cinemas, theme parks or venues with vibrating acoustic floors – as well as applications that go beyond entertainment – Mover lets audiences […]

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Here’s How Audinate Added Video to Dante: intoPIX

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intoPIX announced today that Audinate will use intoPIX’s ProAV JPEG 2000 technology within their new Dante AV Design Suite for use with the newly announced Dante AV Module. At ISE 2019, Audinate is launching Dante AV as a video-capable extension to the world’s most popular audio-over-IP ecosystem Dante. This is the same 1G technology being […]

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UC Workspace Debuts Quicklaunch 4.0 at ISE 2019

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UC Workspace just debuted Quicklaunch Version 4 — making all UCC collaboration boards look the same. Quicklaunch 4 will be on display at ISE 2019 with Avocor (Booth 13-C110), Dell (Booth 3-B140), InFocus (Booth 2-B60) and Tech Data Maverick (5-U30) from Feb. 5-8, 2019. Quicklaunch has a number of new and improved features including: Meeting […]

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Biamp On Pace to Activate Over 3 Billion Wireless Microphones in 2019 via Crowd Mics

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Biamp’s Crowd Mics audience engagement solution transforms every smartphone and tablet into a personal microphone and interactive response system, creating an extraordinary experience for event attendees and moderators alike. At Stand 3-B120 at ISE 2019, Biamp will demonstrate how Crowd Mics puts the power of a personal, wireless microphone into audience members’ hands, eliminating the need to hand […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 813: Epson Will Launch 30K Lumen Laser Projector at ISE 2019

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rAVe RADIO got a scoop today when Epson announced on Gary’s podcast that they will launch a 30,000 lumen 3LCD laser projector at ISE in Amsterdam next month. Part of the Pro L Series  the new projector will be able to use the exact same lenses all the there large venue projectors use. In addition, Epson’s Sr Product Manager – Large […]

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ClearOne Debuts Patented Ceiling Tile Beamforming Mic Array

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ClearOne just launched a patented Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile, the BMA CT. The BMA CT also has a unique feature in that it includes a built-in 2×10-watt power amplifier to drive loudspeakers. The BMA CT debuted at ISE 2019 from February 5-8 at ClearOne’s Stand #D-130 in Hall 11 at the RAI Centre in […]

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Leyard To Showcase Latest Display Technologies at ISE 2019

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Today, Leyard announced an array of display technologies it will showcase at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 this week in Amsterdam. This marks the first time Leyard and its companies, Planar, eyevis and Teracue, are attending ISE together, demonstrating its comprehensive portfolio of LED, LCD, rear projection and image processing solutions. Leyard will launch its […]

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Logitech Tap Brings One-Touch Video to Collaboration Platforms

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Today, Logitech introduced Logitech Tap, a touch control display that makes collaboration rooms easy to deploy and use. Tap is part of pre-configured room solutions for major collaboration platform providers such as Google Hangouts Meet Hardware, Microsoft Teams Rooms (formerly Skype Room Systems) and Zoom Rooms. Like other Logitech conferencing equipment, Tap is built on […]

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BrightSign Media Players Now Integrate with Adomni’s Digital Out-of-Home Selling Platform

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BrightSign today announced that its media players are now fully supported by Adomni, an open online platform to find and buy digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. BrightSign operators can also choose how much of the share-of-voice can be opened up to purchase by outside advertisers, from as little as 10 percent to as much as 100 […]

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Clear-Com Ships V-Series IRIS Panels with AES67 Audio-over-IP

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The new Clear-Com V-Series Iris Panels, which provide Eclipse HX users with low latency Audio-over-IP (AoIP) using AES67, are now shipping. The V-Series Iris panel can monitor and send communications over three concurrent AES67-compliant uncompressed audio IP streams, enabling systems to deliver high quality, uncompressed audio from intercom user to user with significantly reduced latency. […]

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ZeeVee and NETGEAR Enable 10G Ethernet Switch with Integrated HDMI Connectivity

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ZeeVee was revealed today to be the manufacturer of the plug-in module to enable the world’s first Ethernet switch featuring integrated HDMI connectivity for video sources, including the capacity to distribute uncompressed 4K/UHD and HDR content via SDVoE. Utilizing ZeeVee ZyPer4K technology in conjunction with the 96-port NETGEAR 10G M4300-96X Modular Managed Ethernet switch, the […]

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CTOUCH Launches a Collaboration System for Microsoft Teams

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CTOUCH entered the UCC market with a collaboration system for Microsoft Teams called Leddura 2Meet Teams. Following up on their Leddura 2Meet Skype for Business back in 2017, CTOUCH aims to make the transition to Microsoft Teams collaboration easy. The integrated system allows you to draw, meet, share and book a room directly on a […]

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Aurora Multimedia Debuts 4K Two-Input, Eight-Output HDMI and PoE Splitter & Scaler

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Aurora Multimedia announced the DXE-218, an eight-port 4K60 4:4:4 HDMI PoE Splitter with downscaling per individual output. The unit delivers individual port-level CEC control, EDID management, Hot-Plug Detection and EDID reporting per output. This is all done through the LAN port for full control and statistics of all ports. The downscaling per output allows 1080p […]

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Christie Debuts New MicroTiles LED

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Nearly a decade after the launch of the original Christie MicroTiles (rear-screen DLP cubes), Christie has launched a new LED version called, appropriately, the MicroTiles LED. Marketed to be smaller, brighter and more flexible than the first-generation, Christie MicroTiles LED makes its global debut at ISE 2019 this week in Amsterdam. Delivering P3 color space […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 812: Intel Unite Heads to ISE to Demo UCC and Smart Building Manangement

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Gary was joined by Intel’s Global Director of Sales, Thomas Loza  today to talk all about their ISE plans – including a booth in Hall 12 as well as one in Hall 8 – C240. The Intel Unite platform is universal so it supports nearly every UCC video collaboration system and allows for room, gear and even environment control, […]

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Matrox Expands Video Wall Portfolio, Adds New SDI and DisplayPort Capture Card Options

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Matrox Graphics announces an expansion to its capture card and video wall portfolio. The Matrox Mura IPX 12G-SDI capture and IP encode/decode cards are the product range’s set of SDI cards, while the Matrox Mura IPX 4K DisplayPort capture and IP decode cards extend the DisplayPort-based offering. The new Mura IPX capture cards now allow […]

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Panasonic Makes Claim of Smallest LCD Laser Projectors in New Launch

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The new Panasonic PT-VMZ50 Series makes a bold claims as the world’s smallest and lightest LCD laser projectors. Aimed at the classroom, conference rooms and boardroom markets, the PT-VMZ50 Series consists of three models: the firs two are both 1920×1200, with either 5000 lumens (PT-VMZ50U) or 4000 lumens (PT-VMZ40U) of brightness. The third model is […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 811: Here’s a Real-Time Video Demo of easescreen’s Simple Digital Signage Solutions

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Gary was joined by easescreen’s own Echnaton Birkmann who took him through a live video demo of the easescreen digital signage solution and software. easescreen will be at ISE next week in Amsterdam in Hall 8 stand E120 and they have three different software solitons: Simple, Business and Enterprise. The Simple system was live-demo’ed here on rAVe RADIO and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 810: Aurora Multimedia To Show ReAX Java-Script Control Platform, New HDBaseT and AV-over-IP Products at ISE

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Gary was joined, via video, with Aurora Multimedia‘s CEO, Paul Harris, today to talk all-about-ISE. Aurora has some big launches planned for the show — in Hall 5 stand S85 — next week in Amsterdam and this will be the first public showing of the finished ReAX Java-Script based control platform and he’s use it to debut two […]

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Barco to Debut Four New UDX Projectors Aimed at Live Events

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Without providing much in the way of details, Barco has told us that it’s planning to launch four more native 4K UDX projectors, two 26K lumen and two 40K lumen units, to complete its offering of live events projection. With its 40,000 lumens, Barco says the UDX-40K is now the brightest projector under 100 kilograms […]

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SurgeX Defender Series Gets Bigger

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AMETEK Electronic Systems Protection (ESP) today announces additions to the SurgeX Defender Series line. With models designed to provide installations globally with “cost-effective” (translation: cheaper than the earlier versions) protection and conditioning, the SurgeX Defender Series includes the SX-DS1011i, a 10-amp / 230-volt plug configuration with 11 IEC outlets, and the SX-DS-1611i with a 16-amp […]

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