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 and rAVes — Episode 975: PSA’s Anthony Bertticelli Talks TEC2020 – The Industry’s Only AV & Security Show

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AV and Security used to be separate markets. But, not anymore. TEC2020, hosted by PSA and USAV, is the industry’s only security — and av-focused show and just-in-time as those two segments of the market are converging with AV-over-IP. The show, scheduled for April 20-23, in Denver, Colorado, is open to any and all to attend! Gary […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 974: Here’s Why You Should Sign Up for Wednesday’s UCC Webinar!

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This Wednesday, March 18 at 2:30pm, Gary Kayye (with guest star Dana Cory, of Avocor) will deliver an all-you-need-to-know about UCC webinar. So, what? Well, Gary will focus on every single product used in huddle or meeting spaces and call out the best (and not so best) products out there to use and, well, Dana will […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 972: Planar’s ISE 2020 Booth Was Packed; Here’s Why!

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Not only did Planar launch the narrowest, shippable, pixel-pitch LED at ISE 2020 (How narrow? Listen to know) but, they also wow’d the attendees with its Look-Thru Displays. Listen to this ISE 2020 wrap-up podcast with Planar’s VP of product development, Steve Seminario. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 970: Miss Seeing SMART Tech’s New Collaboration Boards at ISE? Well, Here’s a Real-Time Video Demo

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Gary was joined on today’s videocast with SMART’s Manager, Enterprise Strategy, Frazer Couzens, who literally leads a real-time demo of the new SMART collaboration board lineup. And, he shows how you can use SMART’s free TeamWorks app to one-touch join a Zoom, WebEx or Microsoft Teams room from the same board! The SMART collaboration board lineup works in both Room-Based Meetings (RBMs) […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 969: Ever Wondered How Experiential Marketing, Entertainment or Amusement Park Venues Use AV?

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rAVe founder, Gary Kayye, has always been a giant fan of immersive entertainment experiences – ride simulations at amusement parks, experiential retail venues and immersive movie theaters. And, he’s always wondered what it takes, from an AV perspective, to design and integrate them. So, he asked Barco‘s own Leander Werbrouck, to join him to talk all-about-immersive experiences. If […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 968: Crestron: from ISE, to Masters to Enterprise Connect – a Spring Podcast with Daniel Jackson

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Crestron will be on the road for most of the spring demo’ing their new gear launched at ISE 2020 last month — except for the Innovation Concept center, though. So, what does Crestron have planned for Enterprise Connect, the Crestron Masters and where do they see the future of Cloud-AV? Listen to this podcast with Crestron’s Senior Director, Digital Workplace Products, Dan […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 967: The Intel Unite Post-ISE Podcast; Teacher Feature and Partnerships Dominate

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Gary was joined by Intel Unite’s VP and General Manager, Jason Goecke, and Worldwide Director Intel Unite Sales & Technical Enablement, Dave Buchholz, to talk about their ISE presence, new Intel Unite 4.1 features and where they see the collaboration market heading. Intel Unite sits in a unique position as they integrate with any UCC platform or can reside on nearly any PC. […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 966: Did You Hear About the Lightware Taurus UCC System?

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At ISE 2020, Lightware previewed an entirely new family of products called Taurus — designed to be UCC hub, of sorts, to accommodate both wired (all forms of USB) in a meeting room. Here’s a slide deck that explains it but, more importantly, Gary was joined by Lightware’s President, Jason Tirado, who explains the concept of Taurus, when […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 965: Holger Gräff and Gary Kayye Talk All-About ISE

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In today’s Rants and rAVe’s podcast/videocast, Gary speaks to Vivitek‘s GM Holger Gräff about ISE 2020, attendance, technology and wireless sharing. Holger is bullish on 2020 and sees new tech as driving the year – regardless of the fears over a work-stoppage due to COVID-19 or competition. He has an interesting perspective on the ProAV market and this is worth […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 964: Mvix Details ISE Launches and Its Cloud-based Digital Signage System

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If you don’t already have a cloud-based signage partner, Mvix should be your go-to. Gary was joined with Mvix Senior Solutions Consultant, Dan Mersberger, today to talk about their system, the new ISE 2020 launches last week and why you should consider cloud-based vs. on-premises-based signage platforms. Listen! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 963: What Did Epson Launch at ISE 2020? Listen to This Post-ISE Podcast and Learn!

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Epson hit the 52,000 ISE 2020 attendees at last week’s show in Amsterdam with its brightest projector, ever — a 30,000 lumen 3LCD. And, at the same time, launched ultra-short-throw lens that matches it! Gavin Downey, Epson’s Sr. Product Manager, joined Gary on today’s post-ISE podcast to talk the new Pro L30000 as well as the other surprise intros at […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 962: Room-Based Meetings vs BYOM — The T1V Perspective and a Demo of HubVC

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Gary was joined on this videocast with T1V‘s CTS, Jim Morris, to not only demo some new features of the new HubVC Room-Based Meeting (RBM) system but, the two of they also debated the merits of BYOM (Bring Your Own Meeting) vs RBM, too. What’s your opinion of which platform is going to win the UCC video-based meeting […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 961: Watch How Easy It is to Switch from a Laptop Meeting to a Zoom Room Meeting in Real-Time

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Gary was joined by Zoom Account Executive, Salomée Rodenburg, on today’s Rants and rAVe podcast for a live, real-time video demo of a feature that only Zoom has — the ability to switch, in mid-meeting, from a laptop-based meeting to a room-based meeting without disconnecting and reconnecting or without even logging in, again. Watch this! This […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 960: Peerless-AV Gets Three ISE 2020 Awards and Talks Booth Traffic

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Gary was joined by Peerless-AV EMEA‘s Senior Business Development Manager, Tom Fenton, today to talk all about ISE 2020. His perspective on show attendance and which products were most popular are interesting as Peerless-AV’s one of those glue-companies that everyone uses. So, Listen! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 959: So, Where Can You Find Da-Lite and Projecta Screens at ISE 2020? 

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Gary was joined via video with Rhen Taylor of Da-Lite to talk about both Projecta and Da-Lite at the ISE 2020 show in Amsterdam next week. Both companies are the screen leaders in AV and will be integrated, again, into the Legrand booth in Hall 2 stand C50, along with Chief, Luxul, Middle Atlantic and Vaddio. Watch this ISE preview and make sure you plan […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 958: So, What’s the Difference in the Barco ClickShare CS vs CX Series?

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This is a promoted post Last week, Barco launched a totally new series of ClickShare products dubbed the ClickShare Conference (the CX series); and, of course, Barco still has the CS series – the original wireless sharing products for presentation rooms. The new CX series is aimed at UCC spaces — watch this videocast with Barco’s VP of Channel Sales, Kurt DeYoung, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 957: Hear of MAXHUB Yet? Oh, You Will Soon!

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MAXHUB is a new company that’s exclusively focused on unique solutions in the UCC space. For example, they don’t just have an all-in-one Collaboration Board designed to replace projectors and flat panels in meeting spaces, they have a 32 x 9 all-in-one immersive-LED that brings a giant LED digital canvas to the front of any room — no videowall processor needed, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 956: Extron Talks DSPs, FOX3, NetPA Ultra and IPCP Pro xi Series Control Processors

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As the ProAV industry heads into Amsterdam for the ISE 2020 show, Extron is reminding AV integrators of their latest innovations. Gary was joined, today, on this videocast with Extron‘s VP of EMEA Sales, Jerome Gueras, to talk about its latest moves in control, DSP and Dante adoption, the new, small but powerful NetPA Ultra amplifiers and FOX3 fiber matrix switchers. Listen […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 955: Here’s Why You Need to Go to the ZeeVee Stand at ISE 2020

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There are only five companies in the entire world that do every flavor of AV-oveer-IP. There are 30+ that only do SDVoE, 11 that only make 1G AV-over-IP and 50+ that make H.264/H.265 streaming products – but, ZeeVee is one of those companies that makes a little bit of everything. So, as ZeeVee‘s EMEA sales director, Rob Muddiman, tells Gary on his videocast today, coming […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 954: Crestron Adds Future Vision Pavilion to ISE 2020 Along with New Versions of NVX and DMPS Products

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Gary was joined by Crestron’s EVP Products and Technology, Ranjan Singh, as well as Dan Jackson, Crestron’s Senior Director, Digital Workplace Products to talk all about their ISE 2020 stand in Amsterdam next month. Crestron has had the largest booth at ISE for years and, for the first time ever, Crestron will bring a future-concept section to their booth where […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 953: Here is What NEC Europe Will Do at ISE 2020

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NEC Europe’s Simon Jackson joined Gary on an exclusive videocast all about ISE 2020. NEC Europe has won the best booth/stand award for the past two years and they put a lot into telling a story with their products — not just showing them. Want to know this year’s theme? And, what about what new products and collaborations NEC will highlight at ISE 2020? […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 952: IDK to Launch New, Small, AV-over-IP IP-NINJAR 10G Platform at ISE 2020

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IDK Corporation will use ISE 2020 to launch an all-new IP-NINJAR series of AV-over-IP products – they will still be 10G SDVoE-based but they will be smaller, more efficient, fan-less and PoE capable! Both IDK‘s Chris Miller and Ryohei Iwasaki joined Gary on his podcast today to talk about this new line – and they gave quite a few details on it even […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 951: Kramer to Enter Microphones Market and Launch New VIA Line at ISE 2020

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We got the scoop on today’s pre-ISE 2020 videocast that — Kramer is entering the microphone market. The first family will be aimed at UCC spaces and will be integrated into Kramer@Work pre-designed meeting spaces. But, that’s not all, on today’s videocast with Kramer Vice President Marketing. David Margolin, he also teases that we’ll see at […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 950: Viewsonic Demo Both Display and UCC-Based Collaboration LineUp at ISE 2020

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Gary was joined on today’s pre-ISE videocast with ViewSonic‘s EMEA Marketing Manager, Kevin Cheng, who explained what hey have planned for ISE 2020. Viewsonic is one of the few display manufacturers who has both projection and flat-panel along with wireless and touch-based collaboration integrated into its product line. And, they’ll bring it all to Hall 1 […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 949: Peerless-AV’s Thomas Fenton Details ISE 202 Plans

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Peerless-AV is one of those “glue” companies in the AV industry and one that you should ALWAYS plan to see at any AV show. In addition to having solutions to manage and mount any kind of display, Peerless-AV also has the top-of-the-line outdoor displays with its Xtreme line — and, at ISE 2020, they will introduce a 65″ […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 948: This May Be the Biggest ISE for SpinetiX, Ever

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SpinetiX is already a well-established leader in digital signage but, at this year’s ISE 2020 show next week, they will roll-out some major industry-wide innovations. If you watch this videocast with SpinetiX CEO, Francesco Ziliani, you’ll hear that cloud-based solutions will be a central theme but, not as just another option to deliver content. Nope, it’s way, way bigger than that. Watch! Oh, and […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 947: Got LED? Well, Barco Does and Here Is What To Expect for Barco’s LED Team at ISE 2020

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Gary spoke to Barco‘s Vice President LED, Bram Dieryckx, on today’s pre-ISE 2020 podcast about Barco’s LED plans at the show. As you may remember, Barco took a giant stake in Unilumin back in 2019 and the new XT Series was a huge performer for Barco over the last year. Barco wants to become an all-in-one LED […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 946: Eventually You Will Be a NETGEAR Dealer So…

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Gary was joined by NETGEAR’s Product Marketing Manager, John Henkel, who talked about what NETGEAR will be doing at ISE 2020. NETGEAR trumps all other network switch companies right now in ProAV as they have a tear solely focused on ProAV systems — so much so that they will actually design AV-over-IP systems for you (for FREE) […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 945: Christie Will Focus on AV-over-IP Terra at ISE 2020

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Christie will be at ISE 2020 focused on its Terra SDVoE-based 10G AV-over-IP platform and has integrated it into even more products — including input cards for nearly its entire projector lineup too. And, of course, the new MicroTiles LED is SDVoE. Listen to this podcast with Christie’s Product Management and Business Development rep, Karl […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 944: Want to Know What Black Box is Debuting at ISE 2020?

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Gary was joined on his daily podcast by Black Box‘s own Jonathan McCune who actually tells us what Black Box will be debuting at ISE 2020. Black Box is going to use their booth at ISE (Hall 10 stand P155) to do a side-by-side comparison between their AV-over-IP platform and the market leader, Crestron (even though […]

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