Gary’s Rants & rAVes

Listen to Gary Kayye’s exclusive podcast – Rants & rAVes. Every episode, Gary talks with some of the biggest names in the AV industry and covers all the latest trends. Tune in, #AVTweeps!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1155: Did You Know the Samsung THE WALL LED Now Comes as a 2K or 4K All-In-One Display?

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Gary was joined on his podcast today with Samsung Senior Manager, Shari Sentlowitz, to explain Samsung’s new All-In-One THE WALL MicroLED solution. It’s not only an all-in-one LED but it’s actually packaged together in ONE box – including a 110” HD version or a 146” HD or 4K resolution version that is packaged with the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1154: Need Help With dvLED? TD Synnex Has Nine Brands and a Plethora of Support Options

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Gary was joined on today’s Rants and rAVes with Sandi Stambaugh, TD Synnex’s senior vice president, end point solutions. Certainly, the new debuts of all-in-one LED solutions have simplified LED applications, but the custom and experimental options still dominate the LED landscape. So, watch this recording to see how TD Synnex can help! 

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1153: Ross Uses Gary’s Podcast to Intro Its Hyperconverged Solutions Concept to the ProAV Market

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What the heck is “Hyperconverged?” Let’s talk about it! Ross has been doing it 10+ years in the broadcast market and is now bringing it to ProAV. Imagine buying a processor — not just any processor — but one that’s always upgradable, always feature-rich and always signal-type or transport-protocol agnostic. Now, imagine signal distribution in […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1151: Here’s One Way to Turn AV Systems Into Recurring Revenue

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Exertis Almo’s Rob Voorhees joins Gary on this episode of Rants & rAVes to talk about the benefit of offering recurring revenue-based services to your clients. Exertis Almo’s Business Communication Services include bandwidth, voice, live TV, Mobility, cybersecurity and more. It’s all explained in this videocast! Watch to learn more information.  Podcast: Play in […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1149: What’s the Deal With Crestron’s Acquisition of 1Beyond?

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Many may assume Crestron purchased 1Beyond simply to augment its UC lineup of products. However, you assume wrong. The strategy expands beyond UC and into schools, hospitality and even the home. Gary was joined on today’s videocast by Crestron’s EVP of marketing, Brad Hintze, who breaks down the future of 1Beyond inside Crestron AND even hints how there will be a carryover of 1Beyond’s […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1148: Matrox Featured the Matrox QuadHead2Go Digital Signage Content Mapping Controller at IC22

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Among the many products Matrox was showing at InfoComm 2022, one that received a lot of attention was a creative digital signage controller known as the QuadHead2Go. The QuadHead2Go is a 1-input (HDMI or DisplayPort) to 4-output (HDMI) controller that allows you to re-map the input content to any configuration of 4 displays similar to a mini-monitor wall […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1147: Mike Blackman and ISE Are One and the Same

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>Gary caught up with ISE’s Mike Blackman at the InfoComm 2022 show to talk about the 2022 ISE event as well as what he expects for 2023. This was literally an impromptu interview of Mike as he walked through the show floor in early June. Enjoy a happy Mike!  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1146: For Epson, InfoComm 2022 Was All About Experiences With Projectors

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Epson’s booth at InfoComm 2022 was abuzz due to its debut of the show’s only 21:9 projection-based Microsoft Teams Rooms Front Row demo. We shot a video of it — the complete system includes a bundled solution from MS Teams, Jabra Heckler and Epson (you should watch it; it gives you a glimpse into the future of HyFlex […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1145: Sennheiser Used InfoComm to Launch the New EW-DX Wireless Family

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On the latest post-InfoComm-2022 videocast, Gary’s guest is David Missall, Sennheiser’s insights manager consultants & technical application engineer manager. The two talk about the new EW-DX Wireless Mic family debut as well as the massively popular UCC-based TeamConnect family of products. We actually captured four videos in the Sennheiser booth — one included an in-depth tour of the new EW-DX. Check out […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1144: NETGEAR Might Be Gary’s Favorite ProAV Company

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Gary was joined on today’s post-InfoComm 2022 videocast with both NETGEAR’s John Henkel and Laurent Masia to talk about the company’s presence in over 60 booths at the IC22 show. According to Gary, the importance of IP in AV cannot be overstated and he, John and Laurent explain how the services that NETGEAR is providing are a big differentiator for them […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1143: A Retirement Tribute and Interview With Ron DeVoe and Elaine Jones

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Gary was joined by two industry icons who are both retiring this month — Ron DeVoe and Elaine Jones. Ron reflected on what it meant to be a value-add manufacturer’s rep firm for more than four decades while Elaine Jones will be leaving the AV industry as one of AV’s best-ever writers. Both will be missed, but they […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1142: The Post-InfoComm Aurora Multimedia Interview With Paul Harris

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Aurora launched a product at InfoComm that Gary has been talking about for years. What is it, what does it do and why does he think it’s going to be big? Watch this! Also, don’t forget: We shot nine videos at Aurora‘s booth at InfoComm. You can watch them all here: https://www.ravepubs.com/?s=Aurora&cat=29068&post_type%5B%5D=rave-video. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1141: CEDIA Is Exactly 100 Days Away — Here’s What’s Happening

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Gary caught up with CEDIA’s Jason McGraw to talk all about this year’s expo. The 2022 show will take place Sept. 29 – Oct. 1. By the way, it’s no longer just a home tech conference. Since being acquired by Emerald Expositions, CEDIA Expo has added work-from-home and resimercial and wellness categories — plus it signed a […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1140: Here’s Why You Should Be a Dealer for PTZOptics and HuddleCamHD

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PTZOptics Chief Revenue Officer Paul Richards joined Gary Kayye on the latest Rants & rAVes episode to talk about the company and its sister company, HuddleCamHD. There is one new product that many wanted to order on the show floor, but it’s still 60-90 days away from shipping. Watch and see why. Plus, Paul reviews […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1139: Lenovo Used InfoComm to Launch the World’s Only Mic/Speaker/Camera Bar with Windows 10 Inside

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Gary was joined by Lenovo’s own Brian Mignault to talk about its all-new Think Smart 1 All-in-One Videoconferencing Bar With Built-in Windows 10, which made its debut at InfoComm 2022. It’s the only bar-based product with Windows 10 built right in and allows for a computer, camera, mic and speakers as an all-in-one solution for small to medium-sized rooms. We shot this, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1138: ROE Visual Was All About LED at InfoComm 2022. Here’s Why.

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Gary was joined by ROE Visual’s East Coast account manager, Nick Jevons, to talk LED. When entering the ROE booth at InfoComm, attendees were greeted by a three-story high Black Pearl II giant LED wall designed for XR virtual production sets. This videocast covers that along with the plethora of both rental and install LED products shown at […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1137: The Sharp NEC Display Booth at InfoComm 2022 Will All Be About Solutions

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For InfoComm 2022 attendees who enter the Sharp NEC Display Solutions booth (N2305), something called NaViSense will grab their attention — it’ll be the way that you can drive sales through services to your clients. Of course, Sharp/NEC will also have a host of LED, LCD, projection and signage displays — but the solutions the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1136: Barco’s TruePix LED System Makes Its US Debut at InfoComm 2022

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Barco’s InfoComm 2022 booth (W1203) will include everything from ClickShare to live events solutions. However, we predict the biggest attention will be given to its TruePix LED System that’s like the UniSee of LED. On this episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary was joined by Barco’s Alina Mishra and Inge Govaerts, who take us on a journey through what we’ll see inside the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1135: Philips (PPDS) is About to Have Its Best InfoComm Ever

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With the launch of an all-in-one LED (the 6000 Series) and a re-introduction of the brand into the US market, PPDS (aka Philips) will likely have the best InfoComm show they’ve ever had. Philips is already the largest manufacturer of LCDs in the world but with a complete line-up of LEDs (shipping 1.2mm+ but with […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1134: Christie Digital Wants You to Say ‘Wow’ When You Enter Its Booth at InfoComm 2022

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Christie isn’t holding back. Following an amazing ISE Show for them in Barcelona last month, Christie Digital is back in the USA for InfoComm and will feature nearly an entire product line – all interconnected via its Terra AV-over-IP ecosystem – on display at InfoComm in booth N2145. Gary was joined with Christie’s Joel St-Denis, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1133: Nureva Will Bring the New XT Classroom Kit, CV30 Camera and Demo Console to InfoComm 2022

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Gary was joined on this pre-InfoComm 2022 videocast with Nureva’s Director of Product Management, James Rempel, to talk about what they have planned in booth W2537 in Las Vegas. Its newest product is the CV30 camera that’s part of the Nureva XT classroom kit – and it allows for simple AI-based teacher tracking. And, now, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1132: Visix Returns to InfoComm with Three New Digital Signage Tools for ProAV Integrators to Leverage

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Gary was joined on this pre-InfoComm 2022 edition of his videocast with Visix’s President and CEO, Sean Matthews, to talk about what they have planned for the show. Visix is the only exclusively digital signage company that has supported the ProAV market from the beginning – selling through AV integrators. And at InfoComm 2022 in […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1131: Telestream is the Only Turnkey Production, Streaming and Archiving Video Solutions Provider in ProAV

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Telestream will use InfoComm 2022 (booth N1374) to launch the Wirecast Gear — a fully configured live video streaming production system. Every single client you have either wants to add in-house production or streaming to their operations — and Telestream wants to be your turnkey supplier. The Gear is purpose-built for cloud-based production capable of […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1130: Matrox Will Focus on AV-over-IP at InfoComm 2022; Including Both HDBaseT and IPMX

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Gary was joined on this pre-InfoComm 2022 videocast with Matrox‘s Vice President of Sales – AV/IT Group; Americas & Asia Pacific, Samuel Recine. Matrox has its own booth (N1563) at the show but will also be demonstrating new encoding and decoding products in the IPMX/AIMS Alliance booth as well as the HDBaseT booth. It’s all […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1129: Logitech Shouldn’t Just Be a Stop at InfoComm; It Should Be Your Destination

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Some AV companies look at Logitech as just an accessory manufacturer — peripherals for AV installs. However, Gary Kayye says that’s the wrong way to look at it. He points to the Logi Dock as the “secret sauce” to the future of work. Plus, with the Rally series of collaboration products, Logitech could have the strongest lineup of UC […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1128: Here’s What Epson Has Planned for InfoComm 2022

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Epson never disappoints at a trade show. InfoComm 2022 will be no different. It will debut the world’s smallest (and highest) 20,000-lumen laser projector. It will also showcase a series of projectors that output 21×9 aspect ratios (and even wider) designed to fulfill the new Microsoft Teams Front Row feature as well as upcoming Zoom Room ultra-wide functionality […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1127: Here’s Everything Sony Has Planned for InfoComm 2022

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Sony wasn’t at InfoComm 2021, so this will be the first time most of us will see the new CLED B- and C-Series LEDs, its new BRAVIA digital signage displays — including the new 100” LCD, and a plethora of new projectors for classrooms, meeting rooms and even larger spaces. Sony’s Rich Ventura joined Gary on the latest pre-InfoComm videocast […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1126: MAXHUB Will Debut Some Cool New Products at InfoComm 2022!

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MAXHUB not only entered the UCC market just a few months ago, but did it with a Red-Dot-Design-Award-winning product, the UC M40. It’s a 360-degree hybrid meeting room camera with both video and audio AI. The company very well could win another Red Dot Award with its new Smart Lectern — an ADA-compliant touch-screen-integrated front-of-room controller with a built-in 21” LCD, […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1125: TeamBoard Relaunches Interactive Flat Panel Lineup in North American Market at InfoComm 2022

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Like for many other companies in early 2020, for TeamBoard, timing was everything. The company spent thousands of dollars (globally) to launch its new lineup of IFP (Interactive Flat Panels) — including a mobile one — in early 2020 only to see momentum following ISE swallowed up by COVID. So, InfoComm 2022 will be a sort of a relaunch for […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1124: DTEN Adds AI to DTEN ME and Will Show New ONboard, D7 and Mate at InfoComm 2022

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DTEN’s CMO Rick Corteville joined Gary Kayye for a pre-InfoComm videocast. DTEN will exhibit in booth W2555 at InfoComm 2022 and will add some interesting AI to its personal collaboration board, the DTEN ME, which will likely be the talk of the show (I’m serious!). In addition to being a work-from-home personal collaboration appliance, the DTEN ME is about to become […]

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