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..

Crestron’s DM NVX Solutions Now NIAP Certified and Common Criteria Compliant

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Crestron announced that its DM NVX solutions are now NIAP certified and Common Criteria Compliant. Crestron says this evaluation opens up new avenues for DM NVX products, including Federal Civilian agencies and agencies supporting the DoD, as well as government entities around the world while reaffirming Crestron’s dedication to delivering the most secure solutions. NIAP, […]

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AtlasIED Introduces New Controls and Firmware Updates to Atmosphere Audio Processing and Control System

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AtlasIED introduced new compatibility and design opportunities for its Atmosphere audio processing and control system. Designed for hospitality, education, worship, retail and other commercial environments, Atmosphere uses touchless control, automation and artificial intelligence to simplify the installation, customization and operation of digital audio systems. With the introduction of new firmware updates, third-party control modules and […]

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Audinate Announces Dante Read Licensing Program for In-field Purchase of Dante Audio Channels

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Audinate announced the availability of Dante Ready, a new licensing program that gives customers the ability to purchase and add channels of Dante audio to supported products in the field. Dante Ready allows makers to lower costs at the time of manufacture and gives their customers the ability to purchase only the channels that are […]

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Polk Audio Announces MagniFi Mini AX Sound Bar System

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Polk Audio announced a new sound bar system, the MagniFi Mini AX, that includes Dolby Atmos and DTS:X using Polk’s patented SDA technology. In addition, it allows for Wi-Fi streaming via Apple AirPlay 2, Chromecast, Spotify Connect and Bluetooth. The MagniFi Mini AX sound bar uses only a 14.5-inch wide design but integrates a five-speaker […]

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Vivitek Adds BYOM Upgrade Feature to Novo Ecosystem Solutions

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Vivitek added support for the emerging Bring Your Own Meeting (BYOM) trend to its Novo Ecosystem solutions. This new BYOM upgrade option means that users of Vivitek’s wireless collaboration solutions, the NC-X700, NC-X900, NovoDisplay and NovoTouch, can now control mainstream meeting peripherals such as cameras or audio devices from the meeting moderator’s own laptop. Vivitek […]

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Snap One Unveils New Control, Audio and Remote Monitoring Solutions

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Snap One unveiled an array of new products across the control, audio and remote monitoring categories. The new products include: OvrC Pro + Control4 OS3: Snap One recently introduced updates to Control4 software and hardware, including the addition of OvrC Pro capabilities to Control4 OS3. Every OS3 system can now be remotely managed using OvrC […]

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Extron DTP System and Pro Series Control System Provide Wireless Audio Processing and Streaming for The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

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The Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum includes a state-of-the-art Cinemark Theater that provides a premium viewing environment for the heart-stirring survivor testimonials shown every hour. It includes a theatrical-grade projection system with a wall-to-wall screen and an immersive surround sound system. Museum administrators decided that they wanted to enhance the theater space’s capabilities to […]

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Listen Technologies Releases New Listen EVERYWHERE 2-Channel Wi-Fi Audio Server

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Listen Technologies released the new LW-150P-02-D Listen EVERYWHERE two-channel server with a Dante input on the rear panel. The company says this enables easy routing and management of Listen EVERYWHERE audio on a network via Dante Controller. Listen EVERYWHERE is Listen Technologies’ audio over Wi-Fi solution that streams to personal smart devices or the LWR-1020 receiver. […]

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Get a Glimpse at the Exhibitors Coming to Enterprise Connect 2022

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Enterprise Connect will feature the UCC industry’s newest technology products and services. Exhibitors will showcase the latest technologies in the Expo Hall, providing IT decision-maker attendees with a unique opportunity to learn about new solutions impacting the industry. “It’s been almost three years since enterprise communications and collaboration professionals have been able to gather in-person,” […]

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AVer Information Debuts MD330U Series 30X 4K Medical-Grade PTZ Camera

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AVer Information announced the company is debuting the MD330U Series 30X 4K medical-grade PTZ camera for telemedicine and patient monitoring. The MD330U Series camera features what it’s calling the “world’s first detachable 8MP handheld camera head and an embedded audio system with a speakerphone.” The wide-angle pan-tilt degree, 30X optical zoom and 4K output resolution […]

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New Extron LinkLicense Upgrade Integrates SMP 300 Series With YuJa Video Platform

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Extron announced that the latest LinkLicense upgrade is available. The upgrade integrates SMP 300 Series products with the YuJa video platform to facilitate streaming and publishing of live and on-demand video content. The SMP 300 Series devices ingest recording and livestreaming schedules for publishing to the YuJa video management platform. This experience provides automated publishing workflows that deliver engaging […]

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Focusrite plc Acquires Linea Research Holdings Ltd

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Focusrite plc announced the acquisition of Linea Research Holdings Ltd, the U.K.-based designer and manufacturer of professional amplifiers, controllers and software. Linea Research is the ninth brand of the Focusrite Group, joining Focusrite, Novation, Ampify, ADAM Audio, Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Focusrite Pro and Sequential. Linea Research was formed in 2003 by a team of […]

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Chowmain Software & Apps Releases Hikvision Door Station Driver for Control4

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Chowmain Software & Apps released the Hikvision door station driver for Control4. Chowmain and Hikvision have worked closely on making the doorstation integration seamless in Control4. This includes the creation of a custom firmware tailored to Control4, allowing doorstations to call Control4 touch screens and mobile applications with video and audio communications. Integration is not only […]

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PSNI Global Alliance Welcomes Three New Certified Solution Providers in Europe and Africa

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PSNI Global Alliance continues to reinforce its global presence with the announcement of three new Certified Solution Providers (CSPs) in Europe and Africa. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Ésistemas, LAV and Audio Visual Control Systems to The Alliance,” said Chris Miller, executive director of PSNI Global Alliance. “Expanding our global footprint with three respected […]

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Vestel Visual Solutions Announces New P Series Displays

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Vestel Visual Solutions announced the P Series. The series includes six new 24/7 models that are available in the following sizes: 43 inches, 50 inches, 55 inches and 65 inches. Each offers different brightness options. The P Series has a depth of 63 millimeters and can be mounted in either landscape or portrait modes and […]

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Neutrik Americas Announces FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System for Use in Harsh Environments

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Neutrik Americas announced the FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System. Designed to meet the requirements of MIL-DTL-83526 Military Specifications, Neutrik’s FIBERFOX Fiber Optic Connection System is the ideal solution for use in harsh environments. FIBERFOX expanded beam fiber optic connectors utilize a lens to expand and accurately align the light emitting from an optical fiber. The […]

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FSR Releases Smart-Way Raceway Wire Management System

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FSR is going global with its Smart-Way Raceway wire management system. Smart-Way comes complete with two pairs of edging that allow it to be used as an in-floor solution or on-floor installation configuration. The solution can be used with any carpet, wood, tile or laminate flooring between .21 inches and .38 inches high without the […]

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disguise Acquires Polygon Labs To Expand Broadcast Workflows for Live Events

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disguise announced the acquisition of Polygon Labs, a broadcast data and content visualization solutions platform. disguise xR, together with LED screens, graphics engines such as Unreal Engine and camera tracking, combines augmented and mixed reality elements to deliver photorealistic virtual graphics during live broadcasts. This workflow has been used to boost the virtual production quality […]

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company Launches New ProAV/IT HDBaseT 4K Dual Gang Audio Wall Plate Extender Kit

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Comprehensive Connectivity Company launched the new CHE-HDBTWP242K Pro AV/IT HDBaseT 4K Dual Gang Audio Wall Plate Extender Kit with HDMI/USB-C and USB. Comprehensive’s CHE-HDBTWP242K is a 3×1 Wall Plate Extender that features HDMI and USB-C AV inputs with USB 2.0 connectivity. The USB 2.0 connectivity is designed for connecting devices such as webcams, interactive panels, […]

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ZeeVee Establishes European Subsidiary, Appoints Jan-Arne Rosenstein as Managing Director

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ZeeVee, Inc. has established a European subsidiary, ZeeVee Europe GmbH, with headquarters in Augsburg, Germany. The new international entity reflects the growing importance of the company’s operations throughout the continent. Jan-Arne Rosenstein, who has more than 14 years of experience in the AV industry, has been promoted to managing director of ZeeVee Europe. “ZeeVee has […]

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Extron Accepting Orders For SF 8CT SUB In-ceiling Subwoofer

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Extron is taking orders for its SF 8CT SUB in-ceiling subwoofer for the Extron range of ceiling speakers that extend the low-frequency response in music and high-performance audio applications. Designed to be mounted in the ceiling structure, the plenum-rated SF 8CT SUB blends in with other ceiling speakers in the system. The eight-inch (203 mm) […]

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Savant Announces Partnership with Wilson Electronics

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Savant has partnered with Wilson Electronics, makers of weBoost and WilsonPro cellular booster solutions. “Savant’s recommended partner program is dedicated to aligning with best-in-class, scalable solutions in each category,” said George Katsiris, VP, product evangelist at Savant. “Wilson Electronics is a market leader for professionally installed cell booster and repeater technologies, and our dealers are finding these solutions […]

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Snap One Presents New Smart Home Development Powered by Boston Automations and Control4

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Imagine for a second that you’re in the process of buying a brand new home in a new community in 2022. Besides the traditional concerns of appliances, finishes, countertops and other aesthetic features, what might you include in your list of wants? If your interests include any items related to modern technology, such as app-controlled […]

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DAS Audio of America Appoints Michael Rodriguez as Marketing Manager for North America

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DAS Audio of America has announced the appointment of Michael Rodriguez to the position of marketing manager for North America. Rodriguez’s key responsibilities include deploying successful marketing campaigns from implementation through execution, ensuring effective marketing communication between the company and its customer base, oversight of all trade show management functions, supervision of the company’s North […]

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Extron Announces Multiple Solutions Now Certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms

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Extron announced that several of its audio processors, amplifiers and speakers are now certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms. The company has worked together with hardware solutions partners, such as Sennheiser, to develop solutions that deliver an unmatched user experience regardless of room type. The products that are certified for Teams Rooms have been designed and […]

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NSCA Announces Winners of 2022 Excellence in Product Innovation Awards

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NSCA has announced the winners of its eighth annual Excellence in Product Innovation awards, a recognition program for manufacturers and products that have a profound impact on systems integrators. Any manufacturer that produces low-voltage products for installation by integrators in the commercial space is eligible to apply for this award. The awards were announced on […]

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Crestron’s AirMedia Solution Now Supports Wireless Conferencing

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Crestron added conferencing features to the Crestron AirMedia solution. Crestron AirMedia now does BYOM (think ClickShare Conference) to support wireless presentation and wireless conferencing from a single solution. For organizations using multiple video conferencing platforms, wireless conferencing allows employees to use the cameras and microphones in the room from any personal device on any platform. […]

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VuWall Launches PAK Video Wall Node for Project Simplification

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VuWall is launching PAK, a networked multidecode node that can operate as a stand-alone device or be stitched with other nodes to build an IP-based video wall that is infinitely scalable. It is designed to simplify video wall project deployments by reducing the number of connections and eliminating a single point of failure. Where rAVe […]

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NSCA Announces 2022 Excellence in Business Award Winners

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NSCA has announced its 2022 Excellence in Business award winners in six categories: Business Performance: ASW (formerly Atlanta Soundworks), Fayetteville, Georgia Customer Experience: Taurus Technologies Inc., Flower Mound, Texas Differentiating Strategies: Valley Communications Systems Inc., Chicopee, Massachusetts Employee Engagement: Mechdyne Corporation, Marshalltown, Iowa Strategic Transformation: Sound Incorporated, Naperville, Illinois Talent Development: Automation Arts LLC, Madison, […]

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How Hybrid Are You?

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Although the live events market is still around 30% of what it was pre-COVID-19, the good news is there is more than light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. Unlike last summer’s fake reopening, this one seems to be sticking. Companies like Walt Disney have canceled the mask mandates at all theme parks. Cities like New York, Chicago […]

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