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..

Listen Technologies Launches Listen EVERYWHERE at ISE 2019

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Listen Technologies is launching Listen EVERYWHERE, its new Wi-Fi product, at ISE 2019. Listen EVERYWHERE is the latest in the evolution of Listen Technologies Wi-Fi products. It replaces Audio Everywhere and features upgraded hardware and a new server with professional audio outputs. Listen EVERYWHERE is a professional-grade system with and can accommodate thousands of users […]

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Crestron Adds “Pixel Perfect Processing Technology” to AV-over-IP DM NVX Line

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Crestron will announce the next generation of its DM NVX network AV line at ISE. Adding something they are calling “Pixel Perfect Processing” technology, to the DM NVX. Working with Intel and intoPIX (the companioning y who makes their AV-over-IP 1G processing chip, Crestron says they’ve made the image quality better — and they are […]

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Barco’s Newest Is FL40 Laser Driving Simulator Projector

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Barco will debut the FL40 series in a compact, interactive driving simulator at ISE 2019. The FL40 projector is a solid-state projector, using the latest in HLD and LED illumination technology. Built on the Barco Pulse software platform, the FL40 has a flexible architecture that allows for up to 4K (3840×2400) resolution and low-latency processing […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 801: LG Gives An Update On OLED Technology

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OLED is the most innovative of the direct-view display technologies — even companies without OLED talk about OLED. And, LG is leading the OLED revolution in monitors by miles. They have transparent, bendable, curved, convex, wallpaper and now rollable OLED. What’s next? And, what’s the use case — can you use OLED in a retail application where the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 800: The SDVoE Alliance Heads to ISE with Over 40 Members and 150 Products

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The SDVoE Alliance will be at ISE, again, in Hall 3 Stand B150 with 40+ other companies showing the industry’s only AV-over-IP standard of products. Gary was joined on today’s podcast with Justin Kennington  the SDVoE Alliance President, to talk about the state of the AV-over-IP market and the products that will be at ISE — including an […]

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New Userful Solution Is Cloud-Based AV Management and Content Distribution System for AV Gear

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Userful Corporation announced today the launch of a new communications concept, the visual networking platform, an architecture that centrally manages all video and visual communication throughout an entire organization. As part of this launch, Userful also announced the first three products that will comprise the platform: Userful Enterprise, Userful Cloud and the uClient. Integrated with […]

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ClearOne Debuts COLLABORATE Versa Product Family of BYOD Web Conferencing Solutions

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ClearOne today introduced an expanded line of COLLABORATE Versa solutions. The product family now includes the all-new COLLABORATE Versa 50, Versa Pro 50 and Versa Pro 150 models, which are now available for immediate delivery to customers worldwide. The newly expanded line will be showcased at ISE 2019 at Stand #D-130 in Hall 11 at […]

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BenQ Ships Voice-Controlled Interactive Flat Panels for Education

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BenQ is expanding its portfolio of interactive flat panels (IFPs) for education. The new Premium RP Series, aimed at the classroom, includes the 4K-resolution (3840×2160)gar 65″ RP6501K, 75″ RP7501K and 86″ RP8601K displays. In addition, BenQ Smart Eye-Care technology eliminates the health effects associated with blue light and glare. The IFPs intuitively sense when someone […]

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ClearOne Prevails Against Shure in Trial Before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

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ClearOne today announced that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) yesterday issued a final written decision confirming the patentability of all claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,264,553. The ’553 Patent covers aspects of ClearOne’s innovations in beamforming microphone arrays (BMAs). The case at the PTAB […]

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Dynaudio Intros Range of High-End Studio Reference Monitors

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Dynaudio is launching Core — its latest high-end professional reference speakers. The series comprises a three-way monitor (Core 59) and a two-way monitor (Core 7). Both Core 7 and Core 59 have digital inputs (AES3) and support up to 24-bit/192 kHz signals, and the internal DSP (digital signal processor) operates at the same high level […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 799: AV People #11: Meet Stephanie Gutnik – A Young, AV Professional Driving Digital Signage

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When Stephanie Gutnik was graduating from McGill University in Montreal just 8-years-ago, she had no idea she’d  be working inside the industry most creative professionals think of as the future of advertising. But, she is. And, not only is she, at less than 30-years-old, already the Vice President of Business Development for Broadsign (a leading DS provider), but she’s also on the […]

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Extron Intros Collaboration Systems with One-Gang Wall Plate Transmitters

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In its second UCC announcement in less than seven days, Extron has introduced the HC 402 Series of Meeting Space Collaboration Systems. They combine video switching, scaling, signal extension, and system control into a one-gang wallplate transmitter paired with a receiver. Wallplate transmitters are available in U.S. decora style and international EU and MK-style form […]

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1 Beyond Debuts AutoTracker Camera

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1 Beyond has announced the 1 Beyond AutoTracker3 camera that incorporates a combination of motion and facial detection. The new AutoTracker 3 camera is Power over Ethernet (PoE+) and uses a new software manager in addition to improved tracking and higher quality wide-angle camera. With the addition of PoE+ , the AutoTracker 3 camera can […]

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Procella, Trinnov and Kaleidescape Combine at ISE for Super-Stand

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Want an immersive home theater experience at ISE!? When Trinnov announced the Altitude48ext, that gave Porcella more channels to play with. So they’ve redesigned their sound room to take advantage of a higher channel count to produce an immersive and cinematic audio experience. That means a 21.4.10 channel system. Start with five screen channels — […]

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Just Add Power Adds Dante and AES67 Audio to the Ultra HD-Over-IP Family at ISE 2019

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Just Add Power (J+P) announced its technology lineup for Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019, taking place Feb. 5-8 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre. In Stand 1-N110, where the company’s new 3G+ 767DSS Dante Enhanced Sound System transmitter (1G AV-over-IP) will debut. It adds compatibility with Dante and AES67 audio networks to Ultra […]

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AudioControl to Show ProAV-Aimed 70/100 Volt CM-Series Amps and Home Theater Products at ISE

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Seeing the demise of much of the residential AV market, AudioControl will be expanding its amplifier offerings with the introduction of their new CM line of 70/100-volt amplifiers, aimed at the commercial AV market, at ISE 2019 on stand 5-R96. AudioControl’s CM-Series 70V/100V amplifier solutions, delivering 750 watts per channel all-channels-driven, is useful to integrators […]

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Extron HC 404 Collaboration System Now Preconfigured for Zoom Room Control

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Extron just announced that the HC 404 Meeting Space Collaboration System is now available preconfigured to extend control capabilities to Zoom Rooms running on an Apple Mac. It provides a one-touch user experience for conferencing, collaboration and AV room control. A single interface on your Extron TouchLink Pro Series touch panel is all you need […]

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ClearOne Intros COLLABORATE Space Cloud Collaboration Service

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ClearOne today announced the addition of COLLABORATE Space to its family of collaboration solutions. Designed as a collaboration suite, COLLABORATE Space provides users with the ability to make calls to landlines and mobile phones, as well as many other unified communications capabilities. With COLLABORATE Space, users can work together one-on-one, or in groups of hundreds, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 798: Nureva Hints at Big ISE 2019 Launch

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Nureva has clearly used the ISE Show  annually, as a launching pad for their new products. They have a big, new audio-based product coming at ISE but a whole lot more, too. In addition to some big Span updates, they will be there with simpler software functionality for casual Nureva Wall users and demo’ing their Microphone Mist technology. This podcast includes […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 797: PanaCast Debuts PanaCast 3 Camera on rAVe RADIO

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Want to see a live, real-time demo of the new Altia Systems PanaCast 3 UCC camera? Gary was joined today by Altia Systems CEO Aurangzeb Khan and he did a demo of the PanaCast 3 — using the PanaCast 3. It’s smaller than the PanaCast 2, has three higher resolution cameras and is officially debuting stand number 13-B150 at […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 796: DVIGear to Debut New DN 150 10G AV-over-IP System at ISE

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Gary had a chance to talk to DVI Gear’s Matthew Pulsipher who detailed what the DN 150 is and why it’s replacing the DN 100 Series  — it all has to do with 4K and the need to convert it into a “virtually matrix-able” AV-over-IP signal (10Gbps via SDVoE . And their demo of it is going to be pretty […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 795: CTOUCH Hints at Windows Collaboration Display Debut at ISE

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On today’s pre-ISE podcast with CTOUCH CCO, Francois Barlinckhoff, it’s clear that they are laser-focused on the UCC market.  In fact, they have moved their stand, for the ISE 2019 show, to the UCC Hall — Hall 11 stand B150. CTOUCH already has a comprehensive lineup of 65” to 86” 1080p and 4K resolution collaboration and interactive touch displays, but if […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 794: Matrox Plans to Lead with AV-over-IP at ISE

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Matrox is well known for their graphic cards as well as their streaming video technology. But, starting with ISE 2019, they want you to know them for their AV-over-IP technology — especially in the 1G AV-over-IP space. Gary was joined by Matrox’s Vice President of R&D, David Chiappini  today to talk about where Matrox stands and where they intend to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 793: Sharp to Show 70” Windows Interactive Display at ISE 2019

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Gary was joined by both Birgit Jackson, Commercial Director of Visual Solutions and Jason Cort  Director of Product Planning and Marketing, at Sharp Europe to talk about their unique Windows Collaboration Display  While the rest of the collaboration board manufacturers are making stand-alone interactive boards for meeting rooms, Sharp’s been innovating a unique way to allow the their […]

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ISE 2019 Simplifies Show with Six Tech Zones — You NEED to Read This Before Going

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There are 15 halls at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam 5-8 February and show management has worked year after year to try to find a way to help visitors, well, visit. It’s LITERALLY impossible to go to the show and stay all four days and see the entire show floor — impossible In fact, that’s why […]

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Epiphan Video to Show Kaltura CMS Integration and Crestron Control Module for Pearl at ISE 2019

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Epiphan Video is showcasing full API integration with Kaltura Content Management System (CMS) and the first-ever Crestron Control Module for the Pearl family of all-in-one video production systems. The Pearl family of hardware encoders now support scheduling of multi-view VOD and webcasting events directly within the Kaltura Management Console. Pearl’s built-in touch screen and Admin […]

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Pliant Technologies Will Debut CrewCom Updates at ISE 2019

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Pliant Technologies’ latest updates to its CrewCom wireless intercom system will be on display for the first time internationally at ISE 2019 (Booth 7-V228). The newest firmware incorporates general system improvements as well as new Oceania 900MHz models. Pliant will also feature the system’s new Fiber Hub for a more efficient system deployment. The Fiber […]

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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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