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..

AtlasIED Sets a New Standard With Strategically Hidden Ceiling Loudspeakers

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AtlasIED just introduced its SHS Series, Strategically Hidden Loudspeaker. According to AtlasIED, the SHS Series incorporates a different waveguide design than any other ceiling loudspeaker. Inside its concealed enclosure is a two-way driver that provides high-definition sound. As the sound exits the two-way transducers, is passes through a patented adaptive dispersion lens for smooth and […]

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AtlasIED Announces Release of Next-Generation IP Endpoints, the IPX Series

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The IPX Series from AtlasIED is designed for quick notification through audio and visual messages, making it a solution for safety communications. Emergency notifications need to be targeted and timely with audio that is intelligible and visual alerts that reinforce the audio message. Through a unified communications environment or the AtlasIED Globalcom.IP ecosystem, the IPX […]

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ClearOne Debuts New Software for Its COLLABORATE Pro Series at InfoComm

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ClearOne announced new software upgrade for the COLLABORATE Pro series. The COLLABORATE Pro room system brings cloud video, audio and web conferencing, SIP/H.323 video conferencing, in-room wireless presentation, interactive whiteboard, capture recording, live streaming and more in a single low-cost appliance. COLLABORATE Pro includes professional quality audio endpoints and cameras. For enterprises who have adopted […]

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Texas Tough Series Racks from AtlasIED Debut

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AtlasIED has launched the Texas Tough Series, an equipment cabinet solution. Texas Tough racks provide a central point for an AV system. The series includes models available in increments of five rack units, from 20RU to 45RU with either 25-inch or 30-inch depths. Additionally, each model is available with solid, perforated or Plexiglas front door […]

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Matrox Expands AV-Over-IP Maevex 6120 Dual 4K Enterprise Encoder

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Matrox Graphics announced the launch of the Matrox Maevex 6120 dual 4K enterprise encoder appliance. Leveraging the same technology as the Maevex 6100 Series quad 4K enterprise encoders, Maevex 6120 delivers simultaneous dual 4K input capture, stream and record — with options to stream and record even more channels in different configurations — all on […]

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Cinionic and AMD Partner on Interactive and Augmented Reality Lobby Experiences

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At CineEurope 2018, Cinionic and AMD will showcase the world’s first multiplayer, Augmented Reality (AR) cinema lobby gaming applications aimed at creating a new social adventure in theaters and other location-based entertainment venues. The multiplayer experience represents the first time that digital cinema lobby signage combines with multi-player augmented reality (AR) technology. Movie exhibitors can […]

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Middle Atlantic’s New FlexView Series IFP Carts Debut

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Middle Atlantic Products has expanded its FlexView Series line with the new FlexView Series IFP display cart. These carts incorporate device mounting, built-in power distribution and finishes into a slim, sleek, and sturdy design. Solving the weight, size and aesthetic challenges of integrating interactive flat panels (IFPs), the new professional display carts are engineered to […]

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Matrox Announces Availability of Extio 3 IP KVM Extenders

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Matrox Graphics has announced that Matrox Extio 3Series IP KVM extenders are now available. Extio 3 IP KVM extenders are marketed as the world’s first to deliver 4Kp60 4:4:4 video performance — alongside extended keyboard, mouse, USB 2.0 and audio — on a 1 Gig network. Matrox Extio 3 Series cards and appliances are capable […]

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Salamander Designs Announces Custom Cabinets for UST Systems

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Salamander Designs has announced a new solution for UST projector systems. Originally created for Sony, this stealth solution can be manufactured to be compatible with virtually all other brands of UST systems. Featuring a durable and flexible aluminum support chassis, flush top surface, recessed projector cavity design and an active cooling system, plus built-in louvers […]

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ClearOne Launches CONVERGE PA 460 Amplifier for Conferencing and Sound Reinforcement Applications

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ClearOne has introduced the ClearOne CONVERGE PA 460 Amplifier, a four channel by 60 watts or two channel by 120 watts high-efficiency professional audio power amplifier for auditoriums, lecture halls, conference rooms, training rooms and more. The new ClearOne CONVERGE PA 460 Amplifier works in normal output mode for 60 watts or bridged mode with […]

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Aurora Multimedia Introduces HT Series Unshielded HDBaseT 4K60, 4:4:4, 18Gbps

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Aurora Multimedia did something creative with HDBaseT at InfoComm with the ability to work at 4K60 4:4:4 with a single unshielded CAT 5e or better cable and an option for two- or eight-channel Dante. Three new HDBaseT 2.0 products were shown at InfoComm including the HTW-2 two gang transmitter Decora wall plate, HTE-TX2 transmitter box […]

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Sennheiser Wireless Now Dante DDM ready

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At InfoComm, Sennheiser announced that its industry-standard wireless microphone systems such as the new evolution wireless G4, SpeechLine Digital Wireless, Digital 6000 and Digital 9000 are now compatible with Audinate’s Dante Domain Manager (DDM). The upgrade is provided free of charge via firmware updates to Sennheiser’s SL DI 4 XLR Dante interface, the EM 6000 […]

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Dynacord Debuts New TGX Power Amplifiers

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Dynacord has just unveiled the new TGX power amplifiers. Engineered and manufactured in Germany, these power amplifiers are built as the ultimate amplification solution for medium to large-scale live performance sound applications. Featuring two models with four channels by 2,500 watts and four channels by 5,000 watts, Dynacord TGX power amplifiers offer a 4-ohm power […]

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Electro-Voice Launches EVC

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The latest member of the Electro-Voice EV-Innovation family of installation-dedicated loudspeaker systems, the five-model EVC series is designed for small/medium-sized installations. Three (8”, 12”, 15”) 2-way trapezoidal models are available for use in a wide variety of applications where wide bandwidth, vertical and horizontal directivity control and high efficiency are required in a compact, cost-effective […]

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Auralex Showcases Updated T-Coustic Ceiling Tile Acoustical Treatment

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Auralex Acoustics offers updated T-Coustic Ceiling Tile Acoustical Treatment. Many commercially available “acoustic” ceiling tiles are actually fairly reflective at low, mid and high frequencies, so they’re not very good absorbers. Auralex T-Coustic Ceiling Tiles use a 1” absorptive fiberglass core that offers 20-45 percent higher NRC ratings than standard tiles. T-Coustic tiles reduce unwanted […]

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Bose Professional Expands DSP Offerings

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Bose Professional has broadened its ControlSpace sound processor line at InfoComm 2018 with six new DSP models and three digital wall controllers. The new ControlSpace CSP-1248 and CSP-428 commercial sound processors offer I/O and simplified configuration for small-to-medium-scale projects. They are designed to serve as standalone DSP’s in commercial applications such as retail stores and […]

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Roland Claims Premium HDMI Cables and Accessory Line at InfoComm

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Roland Professional A/V is expanding its line of premium professional audio/video and music accessories with new premium-quality HDMI and SDI video cables added to the Gold Series line. Roland’s new Gold Series HDMI cables are available in 28awg internal wiring in lengths of 16 and 25 feet, and with 30awg internal wiring at lengths of […]

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Audio-Technica Debuts ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer

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Audio-Technica just debuted its ATDM-0604 Digital SmartMixer. Featuring echo-canceling and flexible web remote functionality, the ATDM-0604 is a six-channel automatic mixer is designed for meetings, conferences, soft codec applications, courtroom proceedings, radio and TV broadcasts and other applications involving the use of multiple microphones or other media inputs. Audio-Technica’s SmartMixer technology allows channels to be […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 748: LG’s InfoComm Booth: Wow!

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 LG’s VP of Business Development, Dan Smith, joined me today on my daily podcast to talk about their InfoComm booth. Greeting attendees into the booth was a set of transparent OLEDs and giant transparent LEDs — using their new transparent LED film. But, the breadth of their product line was super-impressive and they set a […]

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Focusrite Intros RedNet X2P Interface

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Focusrite has debuted the RedNet X2P 2×2 Dante audio interface. The RedNet X2P features two Red Evolution mic pre-amplifiers, balanced line outputs and a stereo headphone amp. Housed in a compact form factor, X2P provides a remote I/O solution for Focusrite RedNet or other Dante audio-over-IP networks. X2P can be simply and quickly integrated into […]

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L-Acoustics Partners with Avid on L-ISA

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L-Acoustics announces the development of an AAX DSP version of its L-ISA Source Control plug-in for the Avid VENUE | S6L console’s control surface, allowing sound engineers an expanded range of consoles in which they will be able to use a familiar workflow to manage immersive environments. L-Acoustics’ L-ISA ecosystem consists of a comprehensive tool […]

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ZeeVee Unveils ZvMXE+ IP Set-Top Box at InfoComm

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Providing a bridge to customers for the process of upgrading from RF distribution to AV over IP, ZeeVee has unveiled the ZvMXE+, a set top box that decodes both RF and IP HD content. The device, which supports three compression formats, including H.264, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4, enables instant viewing of channels once it is plugged […]

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L-Acoustics Enhances Interoperability Between Q-SYS Platform from QSC and LA Amplified Controllers

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L-Acoustics announced integration between its LA4X and LA12X amplified controllers and the Q-SYS Platform from QSC, allowing users to control and monitor the LA4X and LA12X through Q-SYS. Whether addressing the demands of conference facilities, houses of worship, theaters, or educational institutions, installation markets demand versatility, ease of use, reliability, and interoperability. Over the years, […]

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Leyard and Planar Intro New Video Wall Innovations at InfoComm

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Leyard and Planar announced new integrated video processing at InfoComm 2018. The Leyard DirectLight X LED Video Wall System and the Clarity Matrix G3 LCD Video Wall System are video wall solutions that incorporate the latest in 4K video standards, advanced video processing and web-based control that enable dynamic, multi-source video walls, right out of […]

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NEC Display Solutions Announces Global Customer Program

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NEC Display Solutions today announced a new global program initiative, NEC One. NEC One is a new program to deliver resources and services that enable multinational companies to realize maximum performance and value from their investment in NEC Display Solutions technology. As members of NEC One, end user customers will benefit from centralized purchasing, joint […]

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Biamp Adds AVB USB Expander With Bluetooth Wireless Technology to Tesira Platform

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Biamp today announced its new AVB USB audio expander, the Tesira EX-UBT. Designed for use in Tesira systems, the new expander provides a digital audio interface via USB. Designed for installations requiring USB connections not located in a rack or near other equipment, the Tesira EX-UBT is not limited by the specification-defined maximum USB connection […]

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Sennheiser and Crestron Strengthen Cooperation on Conferencing Solutions

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At InfoComm, Sennheiser, a member of Crestron’s Integrated Partner Program, announced that its new TeamConnect Ceiling 2 ceiling microphone will be fully compatible with Crestron’s control system platform. The announcement represents the continued collaboration between the two companies, simplifying integration and enhancing interface control possibilities for end-users. Sennheiser’s open Sound Control Protocol (SSC) is planned […]

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Torus Power Isolation Transformers Adds POWERBLOCK for ProAV

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Torus Power demonstrated both its Wall Mount (WM) line and compact POWERBLOCK (PB) units at InfoComm 2018. The company demonstrated a wide variety of toroidal isolation transformers for applications across vertical commercial markets including education, house of worship, corporate, government, entertainment, retail, broadcast studios, healthcare and more. These lines include: POWERBLOCK (PB) Series – The […]

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LG Shows Transparent OLED Concept, Introduces New Commercial OLED Features, Form Factors

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The leader in OLED commercial display technology, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions, is introducing a host of new LG OLED products designed to provide businesses unrivaled viewing experiences. LG will spotlight the new commercial OLED displays at InfoComm 2018, which opens tomorrow in Las Vegas. “As the pioneer of OLED technology in both the consumer […]

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Lightform Debuts Augmented Reality-Based Projection Mapping System

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Lightform is a design tool for projecting augmented reality (and image mapping) that works with ANY projector brand.  If you’re one of the more than 7,000 people who have watched or attended one of rAVe’s founder Gary Kayye, 4K keynotes, you may remember him showing you his vision for the future of meeting rooms and […]

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ClearOne Debuts Series of CONVERGE Pro 2 DSP Mixers that Include Both VoIP & Telco Interfaces

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Today ClearOne announced the market introduction of its new CONVERGE Pro 2 VT series that includes both VoIP and Telco interfaces in the same CONVERGE Pro 2 unit, simplifying designs and purchasing for integrators, increasing installation flexibility and offering freedom of choice. The company is showcasing the new VT (VoIP/Telco) models at InfoComm 2018 in […]

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