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..

New ZoneMix Zone Mixer from ARX Systems Will Debut at ISE

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Launching at ISE Europe (Amsterdam, Feb 5-8th 2019 Booth 5-Z120), the new ZoneMix from ARX Systems is a multi-channel Mic/Line Zone Mixer that has been designed to cope with the variety of audio sources found in facilities and features wireless audio, USB and MiniJack inputs, two Mic/Line inputs, stereo line input and Zone 1 and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 792: Kramer At ISE 2019 Includes AV-over-IP, AVaaS and Certification

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Gary was joined by Kramer’s VP of Marketing, David Margolin  on today’s pre-ISE podcast to detail their plans at ISE — exhibiting in Hall 1 Stand F20. Kramer will debut an entire AV-over-IP product line including 1G and 10G distribution as well as an AVaaS platform — all while offering both control and AV-over-IP certification classes on the show […]

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PixelFLEX Introduces EF Series of Entry-Level LED Displays

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Created to meet the high demands of budget-friendly, indoor LED installations, PixelFLEX has announced the new EF Series of direct-view LED displays. The EF Series tiles are fully front serviceable and is aimed at houses of worship, entertainment venues, corporate and educational applications. The EF Series also offers custom upgrade capabilities for right-angle and curved […]

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New Atlona OmniStream Firmware Releases at ISE

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Atlona will unleash its OmniStream v1.2.2 firmware release at the upcoming ISE 2019 show, providing integrators and end users with a powerful AV over IP feature set to drive and manage high-resolution content over the network. The latest OmniStream firmware, to be demonstrated at Stand 5-U120 (February 5-8, Amsterdam RAI), strengthens AV over IP distribution […]

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Tripleplay Previews ISE Plans

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Tripleplay is showcasing its new features, including a Multiview feature for TripleSign Digital Signage at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019. Multiview allows up to four multicast HD streams to be delivered to one screen via a single Digital Signage Media Player. A solution for live events, sports arenas, broadcasters and town hall addresses, Multiview simplifies […]

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Barix Will Launch Multi-Site Background Music Streaming Enhancements at ISE 2019

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Audio-over-IP leader Barix will use the upcoming ISE 2019 show as the launch pad for new advances in its RetailPlayer multi-site background music streaming solution. Exhibiting in stand 8-G275 at the event (February 5-8 in Amsterdam), the company will demonstrate new features that simplify operation, streamline management across large numbers of endpoints, enhance the system’s […]

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ClearOne Intros COLLABORATE Live – Four Video Collaboration Room Systems

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ClearOne today just announced something called COLLABORATE Live, a series of four video collaboration solutions for any size room environment that includes audio and video, interactive white-boarding, presentation, recording, streaming and cloud connectivity. Aimed at large sized boardrooms, auditoriums, conference rooms, lecture halls, courtrooms, training centers and telemedicine facilities, COLLABORATE Live 900 is a high-end […]

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Nureva HDL300 System Now Recommended for Zoom Rooms

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Nureva announced that its HDL300 audio conferencing system has been designated by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. as a recommended audio solution for medium to large Zoom Rooms. The addition of the HDL300 system gives Zoom customers an advanced microphone-speaker combo with thousands of virtual microphones for true full-room pickup. The addition of the HDL300 system […]

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Yamaha UC Transforms the Meeting Experience at ISE 2019

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Yamaha Unified Communications is ensuring customers hear every word in any meeting environment on stands 11-F120 and 11-G120 at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019, Feb. 5-8. Attendees will be able to experience Yamaha UC’s lineup of purpose-built UC solutions that address the full range of collaboration use cases. “Clear, natural audio is fundamental to a […]

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Zytronic Finally Readies Hybrid Touch

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Zytronic today launched its Hybrid Touch technology, fully integrating touch and physical controls into the sensor’s active area. Zytronic’s hybrid touch allows tactile buttons or mechanical dials to be incorporated in and around the active area of the projected capacitive touchscreen and which are connected invisibly through the viewable area of the screen. Zytronic claims […]

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IMCCA to Honor Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw At First Ever Collaboration Week NY

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The IMCCA, an association for the UCC (Unified Conferencing and Collaboration) industry, today announced that it will be honoring Snorre Kjesbu and Jason McGraw with special Lifetime Achievement – Emerging Technology Fellow Awards as part of its three-day series of events focusing on new and exciting solutions and trends in the UCC space. Collaboration Week […]

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LG Amazes the TV Industry with New Rollable Display Out of CES

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The applications are truly endless for what you’re about to read about — and see. At CES last week, LG launched a “rollable” TV technology — yes, using OLED — that allows displays to be placed nearly anywhere. Sure, it’s aimed at homeowners that want their TVs completely hidden but don’t want to use projection […]

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2019: The Year of AV-Over-IP — But Don’t Believe the Hype!

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There’s no doubt in my mind that 2019 will be the year we look back on that the industry transitioned from signal routing and distribution via HDMI and so-called “digital-media” to AV-over-IP. Certainly not the entire industry — just most of it. But buyer, specifier, installer and designer beware. Not all AV-over-IP is the same, […]

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Bose Corporation Buys Cloud-Based Service ZiipRoom

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Today, Bose announced the acquisition of ZiipRoom, a developer of productivity and connectivity software for meeting rooms, conferences and devices. ZiipRoom will integrate into Bose Professional, the dedicated group within the company that focuses on the needs of professional audio designers, consultants and system integrators. The announcement was made by Akira Mochimaru, general manager for […]

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IDK Adds AV-Over-IP Encoder with 3G/HD/SD-SDI INPUT to IP-NINJAR Lineup

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IDK just introduced a new 3G/HD/SD-SDI input-capable model of AV-over-IP product, the NJR-T01SDI. It is designed to transport SDI input signals up to 1080p for local and long-haul extension over fiber optic cables. The new IP-NINJAR product converts SDI input signals into HDMI signals and enables SDI signal management within the IP-NINJAR system domain. The […]

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Bart Kresa’s Sviatovid Projection Sculpture to Debut at ISE

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Panasonic Business and Integrated Systems Europe are joining forces to bring Bart Kresa’s newest projection mapping showpiece to ISE 2019. It will provide a unique visual experience and an Opening Address from the master projection designer. Sviatovid, a faceted, five metre tall projection sculpture, is the successor to the iconic Shogyo Mujo, which debuted at […]

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Home Automation to Experience a Boom to 2025 – But Potentially at the Expense of the CI Market

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The global home automation systems market will reach $68.1 billion, annually, during by 2025 owing to growing adoption of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) automated devices in global households. Highlighted with 50 tables and 63 figures, this 135-page GMD report,“Global DIY Home Automation Systems Market by Offerings, Product, Technology, and Region 2014-2025: Growth Opportunity and Business Strategy” is […]

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Atlona Adds Dolby Vision Capability for OmniStream AV-over-IP Platform

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Atlona has announced the availability of its Dolby Vision feature option for the OmniStream AV-over-IP platform. This feature enables 4K Dolby Vision-enhanced video, at 60Hz with 4:2:2 chroma subsampling and 12-bit color resolution, to be distributed over 1 Gigabit Ethernet data networks. OmniStream with full Dolby Vision support will be showcased alongside other Atlona innovations […]

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Mackie Has New Flagship Loudspeaker Series

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Mackie says its new DRM Professional Powered Loudspeakers are its top-of-the-line loudspeaker products. With up to 2,300 watts of power, built-in DSP and full color displays, the DRM Loudspeakers offer what Mackie says is its best quality and reliability for a wide range of applications, including bands, install, houses of worship, rental systems and live […]

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Samsung Just Blew Everyone’s Mind with Its MicroLED Displays

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Remember when Samsung launched The Wall (a giant display made-up of MicroLEDs) a couple of years ago to all that fanfare? But then Sony blew them away with their version — called Crystal LED? Well, Samsung just took all the thunder back with what they showed at CES using MicroLEDs. You see, MicroLED walls — […]

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How NEC Built Two Quieter Than Whisper-Quiet 5,000-Lumen Projectors With the P525WL and P525UL

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If you guessed laser-LCD, you guessed right. The new NEC 3LCD P525WL and P525UL projectors are WXGA (1280×800)and WUXGA (1920×1200), respectively, which are virtually silent at 22dB — this is like 10dB less than nearly every other projectors in their class. How quiet is that? Well, technically, a whisper is like 28dB. So, yes, these are quiet than […]

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LG OLED Falls’ Demo Is THE ONE Everyone Is Talking About – Look Why

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A unique, immersive installation of commercial displays from LG Electronics (LG) is wowing attendees at CES 2019. The “LG OLED Falls” display features 260 LG OLED digital signage screens, in curved and flat configurations, giving tens of thousands of CES visitors an incredible experience. It is truly the one thing everyone at CES has been […]

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CEDIA Now Accepting Awards Entries for 2019 Competition

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CEDIA is now accepting award entries for the 2019 home technology professional awards program. “2019 marks CEDIA’s 30th anniversary as an association and with those year-long celebrations in mind there has never been a better time to enter the awards program,” said Giles Sutton, CEDIA senior vice president of industry engagement. “Year over year, we […]

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SDVoE Alliance Celebrates Second Anniversary with 40 Members, 158 Interoperable Shipping Products and 300 Certified Design Partners

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The SDVoE Alliance today announced its latest organizational milestones. Launched just two years ago at ISE 2017 with the goal of standardizing the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, the alliance has grown to 40 member companies shipping 158 products. In addition, more than 300 SDVoE Certified Design Partners have […]

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Riedel Details ISE Plans, With New Solutions for Broadcast, Live Performance and Real-Time Signal Distribution

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At this year’s ISE show, Riedel Communications will showcase its latest innovations in real-time signal distribution and networking solutions for broadcast and live performance. Riedel’s product line reflects the company’s continued support of standards and interoperability, ongoing development and expansion of software app-based solutions and unique concept of decentralized signal routing. Riedel will showcase its […]

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Vaddio Ships AV Bridge Mini for Conferencing and Live Streaming

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Vaddio finally shipped the AV Bridge Mini, first introduced at InfoComm. The AV Bridge Mini HD Audio/Video Encoder to encode, capture and stream content — Think Vaddio AV Bridge and AV Bridge Conference in a half-rack size. The AV Bridge Mini bridges any (up to 4K @ 30fps) HDMI and audio source into soft conferencing […]

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Extron Ships New Four-Input 12G‑SDI Switcher for 4K/60 Video

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Extron announced the immediately availability of the SW4 12G HD-SDI, a four-input, two-output 12G-SDI switcher. It switches multi-rate SDI video, embedded audio and other ancillary data between four source devices and delivers simultaneous output signals to a pair of SDI displays or sink devices. The SW4 12G HD‑SDI supports video resolutions up to 4K/60, HDR, […]

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Leon’s New Products Bring Art and Design to ISE 2019

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Leon Speakers will be showcasing a new collection of products that combine art with audio at ISE 2019, in stand 1-N80. Leon has been mixing design with technology since its inception in 1997 and the company’s latest innovations were created to elevate the modern technology experience, pushing integrators and consumers to expand their idea of […]

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Extron XPA Ultra Amplifiers Are Shipping

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Extron is shipping its new XPA Ultra line of power amplifiers, a breakthrough that provides them with the ability to put more amplifier channels in a smaller space, with less radiated heat than ever before. All XPA Ultra amplifiers run cooler than other Class D amplifiers, extending component life and eliminating the need for ventilation […]

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ClearOne Intros Ceiling Microphone Array with Built-In Dante Interface

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ClearOne today expanded its audio conferencing product line with the introduction of its Ceiling Microphone Array Dante, a tri-element ceiling microphone array with built-in Dante audio networking for conferencing and sound reinforcement applications. ClearOne’s Ceiling Microphone Array will make its official debut at ISE 2019 from February 5-8 at Stand #D-130 in Hall 11 at […]

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Luxul Details ISE 2019 Plans

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Luxul claims they will leave a major impact at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 from Feb. 5-8.  The company will be on stand 2-C50, where Luxul company officials say products never before seen in Europe will be shown and shipping. That includes managed Gigabit switches that bring […]

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