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 39: Imagine Using an Electrician to Connect an HDMI Cable?!?

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That’s what’s going to happen if the electrical unions in a bunch of U.S. states get their way. Listen to find out why this is a big deal that you need to pay attention to. 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 37: The 2013 Trade Shows You Need to Attend

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No spoilers here, as we’re sure you already plan on attending InfoComm, but why aren’t you planning on attending the DSE – the Digital Signage Expo – this coming March in Vegas? It’s the show you NEED to make sure you attend if you are interested in the digital signage industry or in getting into the digital signage […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 36: Two Must-Read Blogs

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Today I talk about two blogs written by two women in the AV market who provide some great insight to help you and how you can help yourself. Story Links: The Power of AV Good by Jennifer Willard: https://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9196:the-power-of-av-good&catid=217:jennifer-h-willard&Itemid=364 My First Blog! (Stand Out: Event Marketing for AV Dealers, Part 1) by Melinda Foster: https://www.ravepubs.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9233:my-first-blog&catid=282:melinda-foster&Itemid=764 Having trouble […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 18: Philips Debuts hue

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Philips is famous for launching amazing products, but having an inability sell them. Will this be the case with hue, their new iOS- and Android-based lighting control system for consumers? Show links: Video Product Link: http://vimeo.com/51691017 Company Product Page: http://www.meethue.com rAVe Story: https://www.ravepubs.com Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 17: Polycom’s Bold and Market-Leading Videoconferencing Move

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Earlier this month, Polycom held a big, big press conference. At most press conferences, companies tell you how their new product is game-changing — and rarely do they live up to the hype. But, in this case, Polycom delivered. They’ve changed the face of videoconferencing forever by launching not only more affordable solutions, but also cloud-based solutions that are […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 16: Christie’s Control Room Tour is for EVERYONE

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Control rooms are not just for super high-end earthquake monitoring and city traffic surveillance anymore. Control rooms are being used in all sorts of applications including social media marketing efforts. Check out the details of Christie’s control room tour now: Show links: For more information on Christie’s Control Room Roadshow, click here: https://www.ravepubs.com/ Podcast: Play in new […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 15: Who’s Buying SMART?

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In this episode I rant a bit about why SMART Technologies’ products continue to be spec’d by AV dealers, meanwhile there are not only companies like Promethean that have a superior technology, but there also several manufacturers with projectors, boards and LCDs on the market today that have their own built-in interactive technologies. So I ask this simple question: who’s buying […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 13: AV and IT Work Perfectly Together: I Agree with AVDawn

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The convergence of AV and IT has been a huge point of contention in the AV industry, but perhaps you should be thinking about the relationship between the two industries as more of a partnership. AVDawn, a rAVe BlogSquad blogger, posted a great blog about how CompTIA (basically the InfoComm of the IT industry) cites InfoComm’s standards, practices and procedures as the way to do AV. […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 12: How to Hire Creative Content Designers

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Most graphic design majors in college are relegated to designing websites when they graduate. But you’ve got the ultimate job for them when they graduate, and you can sell their services profitably! Use their skill set to help you design creative content for digital signage systems and more. The future of the AV industry is […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 11: Peerless-AV’s Best Kept Secret: HD Flow

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One of the best kept product secrets in the AV industry is a product from Peerless-AV — yes a mount company. It’s called HD Flow (www.hdflow.com) and it allows you to send HDMI signals (up to 1080p) wirelessly over an 802.11n network up to 40 meters. But, it doesn’t just do one-to-one HDMI; they even have a version that takes two HDMI inputs […]

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