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!

InfoComm 2015 Special Videocast: QSC’s Core 110f Launches on rAVe RADIO

One of the hottest new products at InfoComm will definitely be QSC Audio’s Core 110f. Don’t believe us? Watch this videocast to see the debut of this product up close on rAVe RADIO with QSC’s Install DSP Product Manager TJ Adams. TJ demos the product on the video, offering an in-depth look at the I/O’s […]

InfoComm 2015 Special Videocast: QSC’s Core 110f Launches on rAVe RADIO

Rants and rAVes — Episode 389: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Medialon’s Overture Will Make InfoComm Debut

My podcast today has an interview with Medialon’s North American Sales Manager Eric Cantrell, who talked about how the company’s IP-based control infrastructure differs from traditional control — and why you, as an integrator, should check it out at booth #4855 at InfoComm. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 389: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Medialon’s Overture Will Make InfoComm Debut

Rants and rAVes — Episode 388: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Sony Launches Four New Laser/Phosphor Projectors

With the introduction of four new laser-phosphor projectors today, Sony now has the largest line of laser-based projectors, with seven total models. Two of these newest are 4K resolution and the other two are WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution models aimed at the business market. I was joined by Sony’s Mark Bonifacio, director – sales & marketing […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 388: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Sony Launches Four New Laser/Phosphor Projectors

Rants and rAVes — Episode 387: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Why You Need to Attend AVNW at InfoComm

Audinate is holding its 5th Annual AVNW (AV Networking World) conference the day before InfoComm opens – it’s free and you can earn four InfoComm CTS RUs for attending. In today’s podcast, I interview Audinate Director of Marketing Ervin Grinberg. He explains why you should consider attending this free event co-located at InfoComm on Tuesday, June 16th. […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 387: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast:  Why You Need to Attend AVNW at InfoComm

Rants and rAVes — Episode 386: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: BrightSign CEO, Jeff Hastings Previews their InfoComm 2015 Plans

BrightSign has always been a pioneer in the media player market with a large product line and the first true 4K media players. At InfoComm, 2015, they’ll be debuting some partnerships that will simplify integrating digital signage in any application, as well as some performance enhancements to the company’s current product line. You can get […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 386: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: BrightSign CEO, Jeff Hastings Previews their InfoComm 2015 Plans

Rants and rAVes — Episode 385: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Anchor Audio’s President Debuts BigFoot Portable Line Array

One of the most exciting new products at InfoComm will be BigFoot from Anchor Audio. It’s a 400-watt portable line array (designed to cover a space that holds more than 5,000 people – that means it could cover from one end of a football field to the other) with a Bluetooth-enabled line array with four […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 385: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Anchor Audio’s President Debuts BigFoot Portable Line Array

Rants and rAVes — Episode 384: Which Projector Brand Do You Use?

The latest brand survey of projector companies was released the other day and all the information is on our website. Do you agree with the brands that TFCinfo reports as being the top five brands? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 384: Which Projector Brand Do You Use?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 383: Our Dedicated InfoComm News Website Is Up

Every year, we do a dedicated InfoComm MicroSite so that you can keep up with what’s being launched at the show whether you’re going or not. And, it’s already live! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 383: Our Dedicated InfoComm News Website Is Up

Rants and rAVes — Episode 382: My HomeKit Blog

Apple’s getting ready to launch more details about its HomeKit product, which I wrote about recently. In this podcast, I talk about where I think things are heading for Apple and vendors who are making HomeKit-compatible apps and products. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 382: My HomeKit Blog

Rants and rAVes — Episode 381: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: QSC Will Debut Line of Installed Sound Products at InfoComm

Everyone in AV knows QSC Audio as a live events and large venue audio manufacturer. But after InfoComm, they’ll be known as an installed sound manufacturer too. QSC’s Senior Director of Product Development for Installed Sound David Fuller gave Gary a sneak peek of their InfoComm plans during today’s Daily Rants and rAVe’s and why systems […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 381: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: QSC Will Debut Line of Installed Sound Products at InfoComm

Rants and rAVes — Episode 380: Why Not Add Carpet to Your List of AV Services?

I asked Nick Dobosh, president of Joy Carpets, to join me to show you how easy it would be become a dealer offering commercial carpet tiles as part of your ProAV services. You’re installing AV gear, furniture, lighting — why not carpet?  And, no, this isn’t a sponsored podcast — this is me trying to […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 380: Why Not Add Carpet to Your List of AV Services?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 379: CEDIA EXPO Is a Show Every AV Geek Should Attend

Sure, InfoComm is right around the corner and of course most of our listeners will be there. However, the ultimate AV geek show for the home is CEDIA — this year it’s going to be in Dallas in October. Why should you attend? Listen to get Gary’s perspective. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 379: CEDIA EXPO Is a Show Every AV Geek Should Attend

Rants and rAVes — Episode 378: Our New iPhone AV NEWS App is Out!

Version 4 of our news app is available now at the Apple App store. Listen to this podcast and learn what’s on it and how to get it. Then download it here. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 378: Our New iPhone AV NEWS App is Out!

Rants and rAVes — Episode 377: Are Drones Part of the AV Market?

Are you interested in selling drones, renting drones or using drones in your events? That’s what I talk about in today’s podcast. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 377:  Are Drones Part of the AV Market?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 376: Sex Sells, But Should It?

Today we received the most offensive email blast promotion of a new product that we’ve seen in years, courtesy of Liberty AV Solutions. This podcast is all about that. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 376: Sex Sells, But Should It?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 375: Read Anything with Star Wars in the Title

Listen to my podcast and understand the subject.  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 375: Read Anything with Star Wars in the Title

Rants and rAVes — Episode 374: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Gary’s Conversation with Nureva Founder Nancy Knowlton

The name Nancy Knowlton should ring a bell when you hear it – and for good reason! She and her partner, David Martin, started SMART Technologies in 1987. Now, they’re both launching a new company called Nureva that currently has one product, Troove, which is a SaaS software suite allowing kids to build a digital portfolio, […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 374: InfoComm 2015 Special Podcast: Gary’s Conversation with Nureva Founder Nancy Knowlton

Rants and rAVes — Episode 373: 4K? Buyers Beware

Gary give you his perspective on the marketing gamesmanship in the world of launching 4K products. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 373: 4K? Buyers Beware

Rants and rAVes — Episode 372: Have You Voted?

Gary discusses the 2015 rAVe Reader’s Choice Awards. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 372: Have You Voted?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 371: Crestron Intros Apple Watch App

Crestron’s the first AV company with an Apple Watch App. What does it do? Listen to find out! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 371: Crestron Intros Apple Watch App

Rants and rAVes — Episode 370: And Now We Must Choose an Operating System

It was hard enough in the old days when you had to choose between hardware but now you’re having to choose between software. Apple, Microsoft or Google? Here’s an (not necessarily THE) answer in this podcast! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 370: And Now We Must Choose an Operating System

Rants and rAVes — Episode 369: Extron’s VP of Marketing and Sales Explains True4K

Extron did something today that should help everyone in the market – they created a standard way to display 4K specifications for 4K-capable products. And, they opened it up and offered it out to ALL 4K manufacturers to use and adopt – for free. Why does this matter and why should you care? Listen to […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 369: Extron’s VP of Marketing and Sales Explains True4K

Rants and rAVes — Episode 368: Are We Just AV?

Are we doing ourselves a disservice by just calling our market AV? Sure, AV is what we do but not all that we do. And, the big growth areas of our market may be outside of what we traditionally consider AV. So, listen to my podcast and tell me what you think. Podcast: Play in […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 368: Are We Just AV?

InfoComm 2015 Special VideoCast: InfoComm’s Jason McGraw Tells Gary All about the New Innovation Showcase

If you know someone or even a start-up company that’s built a new product aimed at the ProAV market but no one knows about it, then tell them to watch this videocast. Or, if you have invented a widget that is a systems problem-solver and you want over 40,000 ProAV’ers to see it, then watch […]

InfoComm 2015 Special VideoCast: InfoComm’s Jason McGraw Tells Gary All about the New Innovation Showcase

Rants and rAVes — Episode 367: Four Things You Should Read About

Here are four stories from our website that I think you should (and hope you will) check out. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 367: Four Things You Should Read About

Rants and rAVes — Episode 366: I Talk Funny

When I use voice-activated systems, I talk funny. Do you? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 366: I Talk Funny

Rants and rAVes — Episode 365: How to Exhibit at InfoComm for Free (Almost)

InfoComm is launching something new that we’re excited to be part of – the New Innovations Showcase. Listen to my podcast and find out how you can exhibit at InfoComm for virtually nothing. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 365: How to Exhibit at InfoComm for Free (Almost)

Rants and rAVes — Episode 364: Barco and Ingram Announce Partnership on rAVe RADIO

On today’s Daily Rants and rAVe, Gary speaks to Barco’s David Fitzgerald, VP of Channels USA, and Ingram Micro’s Kevin Prewett, senior director of ProAV, physical security and peripherals, about their new partnership. In addition to Ingram now distributing ClickShare, the company has a couple of Barco’s key projection lines, including Barco’s newest, the PGWX-62L — their laser phosphor […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 364: Barco and Ingram Announce Partnership on rAVe RADIO

Rants and rAVes — Episode 363: Are You Interested in Entering the SmartBuilding Market?

I have developed a one hour presentation called “Being Smart About Smart Buildings” that I have delivered as a keynote for the Almo E4 AV Tour. The tour continues next week in Chicago but, if you can’t attend, listen to this podcast so that you’ll know how to watch my keynote on smart building technology. […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 363: Are You Interested in Entering the SmartBuilding Market?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 362: What’s the Deal with AppleTV?

Is the AppleTV good enough? Gary doesn’t think so. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 362: What’s the Deal with AppleTV?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 361: Vince Schuster Joins Panasonic as Director of Sales

Twenty-year industry veteran Vince Schuster has joined Panasonic’s Audio Visual Technology group as the director of sales. I caught up with Vince today at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas and he explained his new role at Panasonic and what you, the integrator, can expect from Panasonic. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 361: Vince Schuster Joins Panasonic as Director of Sales

Rants and rAVes — Episode 360: Planar’s Steve Seminario Talks About New DirectLight LED Video Wall Series

Planar’s new DirectLight LED wall system comes in four pixel pitches and includes an integrated mounting system. Those are just two of the differentiators in this new product line. Listen to the podcast to learn about these new displays, which represent a totally new product line for Planar. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 360: Planar’s Steve Seminario Talks About New DirectLight LED Video Wall Series