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 161: The Network in the HomeAV Market

There’s a great article on our website right now written by Aaron Gutin of Access Networks. I tell you why you should take the time to read it! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 161: The Network in the HomeAV Market

Rants and rAVes — Episode 160: Optoma ProScene

Optoma’s decided that the install market for projectors is where its future potential growth is going to happen. With that in mind, the company’s come out with a new line of projectors it’s calling ProScene that aren’t available through distribution. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 160: Optoma ProScene

Rants and rAVes — Episode 159: China and CEDIA

Today get two for the price of one as I plug two different things into one podcast. First is all about how much larger the Chinese projection market is than the US market, and for those of you who are considering attending CEDIA I tell you how! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 159: China and CEDIA

Rants and rAVes — Episode 158: Gary Speaks to Access Network’s VP of Sales and Marketing Aaron Gutin

Access Networks is a provider of pre-programmed networking solutions for the HomeAV market. The company developed its Access Unity Network, an enterprise-grade unified home network, to meet the growing AV and automation demands of high-end residential environments. This is a very cool service-offering that EVERY HomeAV integrator SHOULD be selling along with every system they integrate. […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 158:  Gary Speaks to Access Network’s VP of Sales and Marketing Aaron Gutin

Rants and rAVes — Episode 157: Lutron Isn’t the Only Company with Wireless Lighting Control

When you think of lighting control you most undoubtedly think of Lutron. And certainly Lutron has dominated the lighting control market. But now Savant has debuted a wireless lighting control system that used WiFi instead of RF. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 157: Lutron Isn’t the Only Company with Wireless Lighting Control

Rants and rAVes — Episode 156: OLED and 4K

I don’t necessarily agree with our blogger Mark Coxon and his review of 4K and OLED screens. Listen to my podcast and tell me what you think? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 156: OLED and 4K

Rants and rAVes — Episode 155: Have $1 Billion Laying Around?

PSAV is for sale for $1 billion. They are best known for their live events management and their investor wants out after doubling the company’s growth. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 155: Have $1 Billion Laying Around?

Rants & rAVes — Episode 154: BYOD

What is it and why should you care? Read AV and BOYD here.  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants & rAVes — Episode 154: BYOD

Rants and rAVes — Episode 153: Why You Should Read ‘Why Digital Signage Content is King’

We have a great two part series on why digital signage content is king on our website. If you’re already involved in digital signage or you want to be involved in digital signage, this is a great primer on what’s going on in the entire digital signage industry with respect to content being played on […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 153:  Why You Should Read ‘Why Digital Signage Content is King’

Rants and rAVes — Episode 152: What’s Up with UC – Unified Communications?

I have a special guest for today’s podcast: Darcy Harrell, CEO of Total Marketing, attended (and wrote a review: https://www.ravepubs.com/a-review-of-the-wainhouse-ucc-summit/) of last month’s Wainhouse UC&C Summit in Northern California and she explains why we, in AV, need to focus more on Unified Communications. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 152: What’s Up with UC – Unified Communications?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 151: Our 2013 Awards from InfoComm

Listen to hear where you can find who won what in our Annual Best of InfoComm Awards. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 151: Our 2013 Awards from InfoComm

Rants and rAVes — Episode 150: Time Warner is Terrible

Time Warner is the worst cable company on the planet. Period. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 150: Time Warner is Terrible

Rants and rAVes — Episode 149: Who Reads rAVe?

The results of our annual demographic survey are in! Listen to Gary tell you little bit about the average rAVe reader. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 149: Who Reads rAVe?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 148: CEDIA’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

We have the details on who is going to win the CEDIA 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award goes to somebody you all know and respect and someone I’ve had the honor of teaching with. Listen to hear who won! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 148: CEDIA’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Rants and rAVes — Episode 147: Digital Signage in Education

There are a lot of opportunities to integrate digital signage in education – both in higher education and K-12. Today I, hopefully, convince you to read a column on it at rAVePubs.com Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 147: Digital Signage in Education

Rants and rAVes — Episode 146: Audio Day!

Today Gary tells you about two audio things going on in our industry that you should be aware of: How to get a rebate on buying new stuff from Sennheiser and all about a really cool microphone lift system from Arthur Holm. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 146: Audio Day!

Rants and rAVes — Episode 145: Solve All Your HDMI EDID Problems With One Box

If you integrate AV systems using HDMI connectors, then you’re likely familiar with EDID handshaking problems. Now one manufacturer has introduced one box that solves all HDMI EDID connectivity issues in both HomeAV system and in ProAV applications. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 145: Solve All Your HDMI EDID Problems With One Box

Rants and rAVes — Episode 144: SmartAV Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy has released two things that can help make AV systems smarter. Marketing SmartAV systems is not only profitable — it’s also the wave of the future. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 144: SmartAV Systems

Rants and rAVes — Episode 143: Digital Signage, Digital Signage and Crestron

Today’s podcast is mostly about Digital Signage and a little bit about Crestron. What’s Driving Your Content? Digital Signage Media Player Choices Creative Uses for the Crestron Mobile App Creating Content for the Three Types of Digital Signage Networks Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 143: Digital Signage, Digital Signage and Crestron

Rants and rAVes — Episode 142: 4K is Real – But, Buyer Beware

Where the big themes at this year’s InfoComm show was the pervasiveness of 4K resolution displays. And, that means you’ll need 4K signal routing and distribution. But, beware of false claims from companies you’ve never heard of. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 142: 4K is Real – But, Buyer Beware

Rants and rAVes — Episode 141: June’s AV People Feature

June’s AV people feature is on Ed Matthews. Ed has been in our industry since 1967 and has been a mentor to thousands. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 141: June’s AV People Feature

Rants and rAVes — Episode 140: Four Blogs and a Cold

Today I highlight four blogs I’d love for you to check out at ravepubs.com – and my apologies as I have a cold. Check out the four blogs mentioned in this podcast and many others at ravepubs.com Mark Coxon Howard Hughes AVator Award for Passion at InfoComm13 Anthony Coppedge The Post-InfoComm Blues Gina Sansivero From the […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 140: Four Blogs and a Cold

Rants and rAVes — Episode 139: Has Extron Built the Perfect Classroom Box?

Extron has started to ship a switcher that I think is amazingly underrated. Only time will tell because this is a brand-new box; but I think it’s the perfect box for every classroom. Do you agree? Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 139: Has Extron Built the Perfect Classroom Box?

Rants and rAVes — Episode 138: Duke Energy to Compete with AV Integrators

You read that headline right, Duke Energy is coming after the AV market – not directly, but indirectly. Listen to my podcast and hear how. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 138: Duke Energy to Compete with AV Integrators

Rants and rAVes — Episode 137: 2013 rAVe Readers Choice Award Winners Announced

In today’s Rants and rAVes Podcast, Gary recaps the 2013 rAVe Readers Choice Award Winners.  We received over 62,000 votes from our readers and gave out the awards at InfoComm 2013. Congratulations to the winners! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 137: 2013 rAVe Readers Choice Award Winners Announced

Rants and rAVes — Episode 136: Gary Interviews InfoComm Attendees on Their Day 1 Impressions

I spent an hour walking the show floor interviewing attendees in the aisles of the InfoComm 2013 show. And, although we’re barely half-way through day-1 of the show, the attendees pointed out specific things they saw that they were impressed with. And, it wasn’t all about 4K (although about half of them mentioned 4k) as […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 136: Gary Interviews InfoComm Attendees on Their Day 1 Impressions

Rants and rAVes — Episode 135: My UBTech Interview with Extron’s Dir. of Education Programs Tim Schnabel

Extron might not be exhibiting here at InfoComm in Orlando – which opened today – but they are right down the road at the UBTech Conference – the higher education tech show. They had a booth in the UBTech exhibit hall and Tim taught a session Monday about classroom AV technology. I caught up with […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 135: My UBTech Interview with Extron’s Dir. of Education Programs Tim Schnabel

Rants and rAVes — Episode 134: We are live from InfoComm 2013 in Orlando NOW

We are already live from InfoComm in Orlando. In today’s podcast, I tell you all about what we are doing here at InfoComm how you can still play THE GAME 4 and win all sorts of prizes – even if you can’t come to the show. Listen and afterwards check out www.ravenowinfocomm.com   Podcast: Play in […]

Rants and rAVes — Episode 134: We are live from InfoComm 2013 in Orlando NOW

Gary Kayye’s Rants & rAVes – Episode 11: HDBaseT vs AVB

Gary Kayye’s Rants & rAVes – Episode 11: HDBaseT vs AVB

Rants and rAVes — Episode 133: Less than 10 Spots Remain for My Top-10 Tour

For the second year in a row, I will personally lead an exclusive show tour during InfoComm (limited to 50) to see what I think are the Top-10 New Products at InfoComm. Listen to hear how you can register. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 133: Less than 10 Spots Remain for My Top-10 Tour

Rants and rAVes — Episode 131: All About Audinate and Why You Should Care

In today’s Rants and rAVes Podcast, Gary Kayye speaks to Audinate’s CEO, Lee Ellison, about why over 90 manufacturer’s have licensed the company’s Dante audio networking technology, what the future holds for networking AV signals and where AVB fits into the Dante ecosystem. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants and rAVes — Episode 131: All About Audinate and Why You Should Care

Rants and rAVes — Episode 130: Almo Pro A/V to Distribute Barco ClickShare

Barco and Almo Pro A/V have jointly announced that Almo is going to distribute Barco’s ClickShare product, which will now allow any dealer to sell and integrate ClickShare.

Rants and rAVes — Episode 130: Almo Pro A/V to Distribute Barco ClickShare