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 & rAVes — Episode 1220: Here’s Why 2500+ People Will Attend Educational Sessions at InfoComm 2023

On my latest pre-InfoComm-2023 videocast, I chat with AVIXA’s director of live content, Annette Sandler, to talk all about the 150+ educational sessions at this year’s show in Orlando next month. This year’s educational slate will include a record number of manufacturer-based training sessions along with a focus on conferencing and collaboration. Watch this and […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1220: Here’s Why 2500+ People Will Attend Educational Sessions at InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1219: New AV-over-IP Brand PlexusAV Will Make Its North American Debut at InfoComm 2023

My pre-InfoComm-2023 videocast today was with PlexusAV’s global director of business development, Steven Cogels, who talked about what his company will show in booth 4181 in Orlando next month. PlexusAV is debuting an IPMX-based ecosystem approach to AV-over-IP and will seek partners at the show. So, watch this!  Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1219: New AV-over-IP Brand PlexusAV Will Make Its North American Debut at InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1218: InfoComm Is More Than New Products and Tech; It’s About Education, Too!

In the lead-up to InfoComm 2023, I’m spending time talking to AVIXA and InfoComm influencers, enticing you to attend the show. Today’s Rants & rAVes comes in the form of a sampling of the education offered at IC23. Joined by Jesse Miller, CEO of Midtown Video, I learn he’s teaching leading two sessions, including a […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1218: InfoComm Is More Than New Products and Tech; It’s About Education, Too!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1217: Here’s What ViewSonic Has Planned for InfoComm 2023

My latest videocast was all about ViewSonic and its plans at the upcoming InfoComm 2023 show. ViewSonic will be in booth 1614 and, as its AV channel manager in Canada, Stan Klebanoff demonstrates here that the big intro will include its foldable all-in-one LED and a new 105” ViewBoard specifically designed to accommodate the 21:9 […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1217: Here’s What ViewSonic Has Planned for InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1216: Here Are 3 More Reasons to Attend InfoComm 2023

Two AVIXA superstars, Sam Minish and Megan Kuhman, joined me on my latest videocast to explain three important InfoComm 2023 happenings; the AVIXA Women’s Council Breakfast, a brand-new Career Empowerment Event and how the organization will leverage its Xchange Live platform during the show. #AVtweeps are invited to participate in all three events, and this […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1216: Here Are 3 More Reasons to Attend InfoComm 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1215: At InfoComm 2023, WyreStorm Will Be All About Partnerships, In-Person Education and New Products

WyreStorm will use its booth (#3515) at InfoComm 2023 to show you how it has become a complete ecosystem producer at every signal routing and distribution level. I mean everything from HDBaseT to AV-over-IP — from streaming to 10G (and everything in-between), Wyrestorm can. In fact, if you watch this videocast, you’ll see and hear […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1215: At InfoComm 2023, WyreStorm Will Be All About Partnerships, In-Person Education and New Products

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1214: Sam Taylor Wants Us to Swim With Purpose and Support Kentucky State University

After 40+ years in AV, Sam Taylor found his next passion — raising $1 million for Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Kentucky State University. The university needs its pool renovated — not only to run its swim program but to save lives as well. Watch this videocast and DONATE to this amazing cause!  […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1214: Sam Taylor Wants Us to Swim With Purpose and Support Kentucky State University

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1213: I Want YOU to Register for ‘Moving AV Outside: The Webinar’

Next week, I will host AV’s first look a the future of outdoor systems in “Moving AV Outside,” hosted by Exertis Almo — you can register here. Obviously we have digital signage and scoreboards that have been outside forever, but we have a lot more coming. Just watch this teaser with LG’s Clinton Roudenbush, then […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1213: I Want YOU to Register for ‘Moving AV Outside: The Webinar’

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1212: DTEN Will Use Enterprise Connect to Launch the 4K Vue Pro Camera System!

In addition to showing the new DTEN D7X and D7X Dual collaboration boards, DTEN will use Enterprise Connect to debut an all-new 4K camera system that solves content and video sharing in hybrid meetings with the new Vue Pro Camera System. Want to know what it is? Watch this interview with DTEN’s VP of global […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1212: DTEN Will Use Enterprise Connect to Launch the 4K Vue Pro Camera System!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1211: Let’s Help Rosie Riveters Help Us

On today’s videocast, Erica Carroll, Sr. Manager of Product Training & Adoption at Mersive, and Jennifer Goodyer, Sales Manager at RT Sales, joined me to talk about how to recruit more women into our industry. The answer is simple, start at the elementary school level. AND … You can help now by funding STEM kits […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1211: Let’s Help Rosie Riveters Help Us

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1210: Here’s Why ADI Global Bought BTX Technologies

Today’s videocast features BTX’s general manager, Greg Schwartz, and ADI Global’s VP and GM, Cynthia Menna. The two join me to talk about why ADI is keeping BTX a separate company and how they will work, synergistically, to grow the market. ADI is a Resideo company and now BTX is part of that family! Watch […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1210: Here’s Why ADI Global Bought BTX Technologies

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1209: The E4 Experience Is in Dallas Next Week — For Integrators and End Users!

The Exertis Almo E4 Experience tour will kick off 2023 next week in Dallas; you can not only register for that event but also hop on over to E4Experience.com and register for any and all of the 2023 tour stops. These will include: Santa Clara, California; Teaneck, New Jersey; and Phoenix, Arizona! Exertis Almo’s VP […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1209: The E4 Experience Is in Dallas Next Week — For Integrators and End Users!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1208: Time to Register for InfoComm 2023! Here’s Why.

On today’s videocast, AVIXA Senior VP Rochelle Richardson joined me to talk all things InfoComm. InfoComm 2023 is June 10-16 (exhibition dates 14-16) in Orlando, and rAVe has a free code for you to use (“RAVE”). However, that’s not the main reason to register — watch this, as Rochelle details all that’s happening in and […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1208: Time to Register for InfoComm 2023! Here’s Why.

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1207: Barco Just Launched the New ClickShare CX-50 Gen2 — Here’s What it Does!

On today’s videocast, Barco’s group product manager for ClickShare, Oliver Van Camp, details what’s different about the new CX-50 Gen2 product. In addition to dual-monitor support, there are many new features — including the ability to use the ClickShare to switch from a Zoom or Teams Room to a BYOM room quickly (as well as […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1207: Barco Just Launched the New ClickShare CX-50 Gen2 — Here’s What it Does!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1206: Here’s What SDVoE Did at ISE 2023

In my latest (post-ISE) Rants & rAVes episode, I caught up with SDVoE Alliance’s president, Justin Kennington, to talk about all the organization did at the show. SDVoE has more adopters of its AV-over-IP ecosystem than any other alliance out there and now has nearly 800 products in the portfolio from 60+ brands. So, what’s […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1206: Here’s What SDVoE Did at ISE 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1205: Get to Know Tiger Party, The Content Driving Those Times Square LEDs

Tiger Party CEO Rafale Chang joins me on my latest videocast episode to talk about GOTIGER, the proprietary creative content digital signage technology that drives large networks like those in Times Square. Tiger Party is seeking AV pros who want to help move digital signage into more than just media players. Check it out! 

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1205: Get to Know Tiger Party, The Content Driving Those Times Square LEDs

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1204: Here’s the First Video Interview, Ever, With the First IPMX-Based AV-over-IP Company: PlexusAV

At this year’s ISE show in Barcelona, PlexusAV made its debut into the AV-over-IP market. PlexusAV is the first IPMX-based AV-over-IP company that only does IP-based video distribution. And, although it is new, it comes from a 70+ year-old broadcast company … watch this interview with PlexusAV’s Steven Cogels; he explains how PlexusAV is different […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1204: Here’s the First Video Interview, Ever, With the First IPMX-Based AV-over-IP Company: PlexusAV

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1203: Epson Will Launch 8 New Products at ISE. The Coolest Is a 4K Projector That Makes a 120-inch Image From a 3-inch Throw!

On today’s pre-ISE 2023 videocast with Epson’s group product manager, Gavin Downey, we talk about how the company is using ISE 2023 to launch products aimed at every market. The one that may garner the most attention is the new L810E Ultra — a 5,000-lumen 4K projector that makes giant images from inches away from […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1203: Epson Will Launch 8 New Products at ISE. The Coolest Is a 4K Projector That Makes a 120-inch Image From a 3-inch Throw!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1202: Wow, Sharp/NEC Will Be the Talk of ISE 2023; Watch This!

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe took to my Rants & rAVes videocast today to detail its ISE 2023 plans — starting with a 100% recyclable and sustainable booth. Yep, the company is using a booth in which everything in it is either recyclable or has already been recycled. Also, it will include new 21:9 aspect-ratio […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1202: Wow, Sharp/NEC Will Be the Talk of ISE 2023; Watch This!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1201: DTEN Will Attend ISE — Will Also Launch a New Dual D7X UCC System with a Vertical-Mount Mic and Camera

Today’s videocast features DTEN’s head of strategic alliances, Scott Krueckeberg, and on this pre-ISE 2023 videocast, we discussed the new dual D7X solution with a vertically mounted camera and mic array! Why vertical? Watch this videocast, as Scott explains the system concept as well as how the company will use the all-new InclusiView Zone feature […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1201: DTEN Will Attend ISE — Will Also Launch a New Dual D7X UCC System with a Vertical-Mount Mic and Camera

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1200: Logitech Brings Logi Dock, the New Brio 305 and Logitech Sight to ISE 2023

On episode 1200 of my Rants & rAVes videocast, Logitech’s director, business strategy, Nathan Coutinho, joined to talk about what the company has planned for ISE 2023. In addition to making its worldwide debut with the new Brio 305 (a 1080p camera available in four colors), Logitech will being its meeting equity solution in the […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1200: Logitech Brings Logi Dock, the New Brio 305 and Logitech Sight to ISE 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1199: Re Mago Will Use ISE to Launch Three Software-Based Collaboration Solutions Under Mago Brand

My latest Rants & rAVes episode features Re Mago’s chief technology officer and co-founder, Cristiano Fumagalli. He introduces me to the all-new Mago cloud-based collaboration product line — dubbed Mago (formerly Valarea). Winner of our 2022 Best of InfoComm Award for best collaboration software, Mago will be in three booths at ISE, and Cristiano used […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1199: Re Mago Will Use ISE to Launch Three Software-Based Collaboration Solutions Under Mago Brand

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1198: Matrox Video Will be at ISE 2023 With a Family of IPMX-based AV-over-IP Products

Matrox Video EMEA business development manager, Rob Moodey, joins today’s pre-ISE-2023 Rants & rAVes videocast. Matrox Video will be at ISE 2023 on stand 5C500 showing, among other things, the ConvertIP product line of AV-over-IP encoders, decoders and controllers — all based on the AIMS Alliance proposed standard, IPMX. You should plan to go see […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1198: Matrox Video Will be at ISE 2023 With a Family of IPMX-based AV-over-IP Products

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1197: Here’s Everything Christie Digital Has Planned for ISE 2023, Including a New Product Launch!

On my latest videocast, I chat with Christie Digital’s director of product management, Joel St-Denis, about what you can expect in stand/booth 3K600 at ISE 2023 in Barcelona. The company will, again, tie the entire booth together using its AV-over-IP platform — Terra — that’s based on 10G SDVoE and drive it all with Pandora’s […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1197: Here’s Everything Christie Digital Has Planned for ISE 2023, Including a New Product Launch!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1196: NETGEAR Heads to ISE 2023, Will Debut Engage AV Controller and More!

On my latest pre-ISE-2023 videocast with NETGEAR’s John Henkel and Laurent Masia, the three of us talk about the new NETGEAR AV team. We cover its free AV-over-IP System Design Services, its Wireless Network Design Services, more switches and the new Engage AV Controller. This videocast covers it all — check it out and see […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1196: NETGEAR Heads to ISE 2023, Will Debut Engage AV Controller and More!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1195: Why You Should Check Out WyreStorm at ISE 2023

Gary was joined by Andy Herron from WyreStorm for the latest pre-ISE-2023 videocast to talk about the new products you can expect to see in its stand (3Q725) on the show floor Jan. 31-Feb. 3. One unique offering from WyreStorm will be the industry’s first (and still the only) weatherproof, outdoor enabled AV-over-IP decoder. But, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1195: Why You Should Check Out WyreStorm at ISE 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1194: Here’s What Nureva Has Planned for ISE 2023

Gary was joined with Nureva’s VP of products, Rob Abbott, on this pre-ISE-2023 videocast to talk about plans in stand/booth 2N450 in the Unified Communications & Education Technology zone. Nureva will be back with live demos of its Microphone Mist technology, but the company has also added five product stations to explain both the product […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1194: Here’s What Nureva Has Planned for ISE 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1193: Watch Us Use Alleo to Explain Its Deep Collaboration Platform in Prep for ISE 2023

I asked Alleo EMEA Director Glenn Wastyn to join me on this pre-ISE 2023 videocast to explain what the company means by “Deep Collaboration.” Here’s the best part: We actually recorded the episode inside an Alleo digital-canvas-based session. This is worth watching — it will make you want to add stand 2Q610 to your ISE […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1193: Watch Us Use Alleo to Explain Its Deep Collaboration Platform in Prep for ISE 2023

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1192: The AVIXA Women’s Council Is Starting a CTS Study Group

QSC’s own (and co-chair of the AVIXA Women’s Council) Tammy Fuqua joins me on my latest videocast to talk about a study group that is open to all AVIXA members. The group will meet every other week and will collectively work on educating everyone in time to take the AVIXA CTS test at InfoComm later […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1192: The AVIXA Women’s Council Is Starting a CTS Study Group

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1191: The First Video Interview With Outgoing and Incoming Exertis Almo EVPs Sam Taylor and Dan Smith

Sam Taylor is a legend — even his competitors would admit that. And now, he’s retiring. So what’s he going to do now? And what can we expect with new incoming EVP, Dan Smith (who’s leaving his VP role at LG Electronics USA to lead the new ProAV team at Exertis Almo)? Well, fortunately, they […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1191: The First Video Interview With Outgoing and Incoming Exertis Almo EVPs Sam Taylor and Dan Smith

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1190: Have You Heard of IDEAcon?

First thing’s first: Have you ever heard of IDEA? The Illinois Digital Educators Alliance aims to “inspire, connect, and provide the educational community with opportunities that transform teaching and learning through technology.” On my latest Rants & rAVes episode, IDEA’s own storyteller, Stefanie Crawford, joins to talk about IDEAcon, the mid-February conference in Chicago, aimed […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1190: Have You Heard of IDEAcon?

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1189: Here’s How (and What) ProAV Integrators Can Sell to Hotels

Today’s Rants & rAVes is all about how ProAV integrators can sell into the hospitality market. It’s not just about TVs in the rooms anymore. Now, hotel AV includes digital signage, impressive lobby structures, huddle spaces outfitted as UCC rooms, coworking spaces and, of course, event spaces — all packed with AV tech. Exertis Almo’s […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1189: Here’s How (and What) ProAV Integrators Can Sell to Hotels