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 105: AMX Finally Responds to the Switcher Shootout Controversy

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rAVe is still the only publication covering the Switcher Shootout controversy between Crestron, Extron and AMX and you can hear all about it on today’s rave radio podcast! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 104: I’ll be in San Francisco Next Week

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I’ll be at the Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour next week in San Francisco and this is a personal invitation for you to attend and hear what I have to say about the future the AV industry before InfoComm. Register here to attend the event: http://www.almoproav.com/Events/e4/ Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 103: Gary Kayye Talks with InfoComm Senior VP of Expositions About InfoComm 2013

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So, what’s happening at InfoComm 2013? Well, we went directly to the senior vice president of expositions, Jason McGraw, to find out. InfoComm 2013 will have over 950 exhibitors, over 200 educational programs, the biggest pre-show Super Tuesday line-up ever AND we’re getting you into the show for FREE. Just click here http://www.infocommshow.org and use code: MCTRA Having trouble listening to the […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 102: All About Blogging

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We here at rAVe have an amazing group of bloggers that represent each segment of the A/V market. We have bloggers that work for manufacturers, dealers and even those who are end-user bloggers. Have you noticed? Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 100: ALMO ProAV’s Brian Rhatigan is my Guest on Today’s Podcast

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Almo is the ProAV industry’s fastest growing distributor. Today, Brian Rhatigan, Almo Pro A/V’s director of business development, talks to Gary Kayye about where he sees the market heading in 2013 and where the big growth opportunities are. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 99: Crestron’s Switcher Shoot-Out Videos

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Crestron took a very bold approach by producing videos that compare, side-by-side, their switchers with switchers made by Extron and AMX. Why bold? Listen to my podcasts and hear what I think. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 98: Christie’s Bar-Setting 4K Resolution Projectors

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At today’s NAB show Christie will debut two 4K resolution three chip DLP projectors! Listen to this podcast and you get the details first. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 97: Where’s Our Apple?

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In today’s podcast, I discuss the lack of innovation in our industry recently. I point out a couple of success stories in the last five years including Christie’s MicroTiles, Peerless-AV’s Custom Kiosks and NanoLumens– but we are missing a real innovative company. Why? Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 96: Is the HomeAV Market in Trouble?

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Signs are that the HomeAV market is in trouble – in fact, recently, most HomeAV integrators pointed to digital signage as an opportunity for growth. I agree! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 95: The Digital Screenmedia Association Industry Excellence Awards

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The Annual Digital Screenmedia Association Industry Excellence Award submissions are being reviewed and I — an AV guy — have been selected as a judge! Watch rAVe’s coverage here: From rAVe Founder Gary Kayye to Serve as a Judge for 2013 DSA Industry Excellence Awards Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 94: Image Mapping on a Dress? Yep!

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At the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, singer Carrie Underwood wore a dress that was image mapped using two projectors. Read rAVe’s coverage here: From Wearable Electronics to Wearable Projections Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 93: Live from Almo’s E4 AV Tour

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We’re here live at the Almo E4 show in Chicago and I tell you about two products that caught my eye – from MITSUBISHI and Peerless-AV. Watch rAVe’s coverage here: rAVeNowE4.com Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 90: LCD Sales Fall for First Time Ever in 2012

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The LCD TV market has almost reached saturation in terms of consumer televisions. However, the digital signage market will see huge growth in 2013. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 89: Invenshare is a Creative Systems Integrator Inventory Sharing Website

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Invenshare is a creative way to share your inventory in the cloud with other systems integrators and sell excess inventory. http://invenshare.com/ Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 88: InfoComm is Not Just a Tradeshow

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At this year’s InfoComm show in Orlando, they’ll be over 300 courses that you can take and during the show. Don’t just go to the show to walk the show floor make sure you’re taking educational courses. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 87: Come See Me Speak at Next Week’s Almo E4 AV Tour Stop in Chicago

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I’ll be in Chicago next Thursday along with 32 AV manufacturers on the Almo E4 AV Tour. Listen to this podcast and you can find out how to sign up for free; and why you should attend. http://www.almoproav.com/Events/e4/ Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 86: A Day in the Life

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In today’s podcast I tell you about a fun Day in the Life of ISE video we made for entertaining you as well as how you can submit a cool digital signage system for a DSA Award! Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 85: Christie’s NAB Plans Call for Unique Theater Experience and a 4K Demo Too

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I had a chance to sit down with Christie’s Director of Experiential Marketing Steve Capling last week and he told me about a very cool theater the company will be building inside its NAB booth next month in Vegas. Ever since the debut of The Hobbit, where they released the movie in both a traditional 24 fps […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 84: A Digital Signage Roundtable

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The Digital Signage Foundation is hosting four regional events in 2013 to help integrators understand the opportunities in the digital signage market. They’re free and the first one is in Dallas next week, while the other three are in Toronto, Minneapolis and southern California. Sign up to attend ASAP. Having trouble listening to the podcast on […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 83: Cisco’s CCENT Certification

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If you want to understand networks better and you want to talk to IT professionals, you need to consider taking Cisco’s CCENT certification classes – listen to my podcast to hear why and click here to read about the CCENT: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccent Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 82: The Importance of Partnerships

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There are a lot of partnerships and alliances happening in our industry right now. I’m a big fan of partnerships and alliances. Why? Well, listen to this podcast to see. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 81: All About Houses of Worship

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I am joined today by Digital Projection’s VP of Business Development, George Walter, who explains their Good, Better, Best approach to the HOW (Houses of Worship) market and what they have to offer as they have three lines of products specifically aimed at HOW installs. Here’s their HOW line: http://www.digitalprojection.com/MainNavModule/HousesofWorshiptab/tabid/173/Default.aspx Having trouble listening to the podcast […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 79: My Top Two Products from Day Two of DSE

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As promised, here are the top-2 things I saw on Day-2 of the Digital Signage Expo. Listen and then watch the videos we shot of each product here: Perch RP Visual Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can or subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 78: Corning’s Gorilla Glass is Coming to DSE

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Yesterday during the opening of the Digital Signage Expo here in Las Vegas, we recorded the keynote address delivered by Dr. Bocko of Corning. Corning is entering the ProAV market to help display manufacturers deliver better, stronger displays that was last longer using Gorilla Glass – the same kind of glass used on high-end smartphones. Having trouble listening to the podcast […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 75: A Wi-Fi Thermostat and a $799 1080p Gaming Projector

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Today I talk about two new products from Acer and Savant AV Systems – one’s a Wi-Fi thermostat and the other is a 1080p home theater projector aimed at the home gaming market. Story Links: Savant Calls Ube’s Bluff with Wi-Fi Thermostat  Acer Attacks Home Gaming Projector Market with $800 Projector Having trouble listening to the podcast on this […]

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