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 893: The NEC Display Post-InfoComm 2019 Podcast

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NEC Display’s Keith Yanke joined Gary on today’s post-InfoComm podcast to talk InfoComm 2019 impressions. NEC had a record number of visitors to their booth and they had a very unique way of tracking this — in fact, no other booth was able to track the attendees the way NEC did — so, this is worth […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 892: The Shure Post-InfoComm Podcast

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Gary was joined with Shure’s Chris Lyons to talk about all they did at InfoComm 2019. Shure, the dominant mic company in the ProAV market for over 50-years, focussed their InfoComm presence on both the UCC market as well as the traditional ProAV presentation market. With Shure’s new “Make Connections Feel Effortless” initiative, Shure has […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 891: The Kramer Post-InfoComm Podcast

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InfoComm 2019 was apparently Kramer‘s best InfoComm in many years — in addition to launching a plethora of new products. On today’s post-InfoComm 2019 podcast, Kramers VP of Marketing, David Margolin, talks with Gary about his show impressions, Kramer’s new cloud and software offerings, wireless and AV-over-IP strategy as well as their new partnerships – including […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 890: Leyard and Planar’s Post-InfoComm Podcast is All About Being Transparent and .7

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If you didn’t to go by Leyard‘s booth at InfoComm 2019, you missed the industry’s only commercially available 0.7mm LED – that’s a pixel pitch that’s good enough to go in nearly any meeting room or classroom in the world. In fact, 0.7mm is arguably right at the perceived pixel pitch of a direct-view LCD […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 889: BlackMagic Demos ATEM Constellation 8K in Real-Time

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On today’s post-InfoComm 2019 podcast, BlackMagic Designs demos their new ATEM Constellation 8K – a 10 input and 6 output 8K SDI-based production switcher. That means you get 4 M/Es, 40 x 12G‑SDI inputs, 24 x 12G‑SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 888: Black Box Delivers Real-Time Video Demo of MCX

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Recorded before InfoComm 2019, Black Box‘s Keith Pelkey and Jonathan McCune deliver a real-time demo of its new 10G-based AV-over-IP MCX system. The MCX is an SDVoE-based AV-over-IP product lien that include transmitters, receivers and a controller. In addition to this real-item video demo here, we actually shot a video of the MCX at InfoComm […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 887: The Casio Post-InfoComm 2019 Podcast

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Only a few manufacturers on the InfoComm 2019 show floor actually had native 4K projectors; Casio was one of them — and, their 4K center-mounted-lens, 5K lumen 4K projector is less than $8000. Gary was joined on today’s post-InfoComm podcast with Joe Gillio of Casio to talk about his new XJ-L8300HN LampFree 4K projector as well as […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 886: Logitech is the King of Collaboration; A Logitech Post-InfoComm Podcast

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Did you know that Logitech had product in over 50 booths at InfoComm 2019? Well, they did. Gary was joined by Logitech’s Head of Marketing, Joan Vandermate, on today’s podcast and she not only reviews Logitech’s InfoComm 2019 impressions but, also talked about its partnerships. Of course, in addition to supporting 50+ companies to make collaboration happen […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 885: Here’s a Post-InfoComm Wrap-up Podcast with Epson

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What did Epson think was their game-changer at InfoComm 2019? And, what were most people that toured their booth interested in? Well, today’s podcast is with Epson’s Senior Product Manager, Gavin Downey  who talks Epson at InfoComm and why we shot 16 videos in their booth this year. Oh, and he and Gary talk about how and why 4K will […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 884: At InfoComm 2019, Anchor Audio Was All-About 1.9 and 2

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Whenever you see the number “2” at the end of any Anchor Audio product, it means the product is using Anchor’s new lithium ion battery technology (now with 2,000 charge cycles) and a 1.9 GHz wireless frequency. Anchor’s integrated the “2” throughout the entire product line, so we shot six videos on Anchor products at […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 883: Kurt DeYoung of Barco Reviews InfoComm 2019 Launches

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Barco’s VP of Channels, Kurt DeYoung, joined Gary’s podcast today to talk about their plethora of product launches, including a new XT LED line, a 40K lumen UDX 4K projector, and the new UDM line of projectors, at InfoComm 2019. Also, Gary noticed something in Barco’s booth that barely anyone at the show saw – did you notice it? Watch […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 882: Thomas Loza of Intel Talks Unite Cloud Portal and InfoComm 2019 on rAVe RADIO

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Intel’s VP of Global Sales, Thomas Loza, joined Gary on this port-InfoComm 2019 podcast to talk about his impressions of the show and their launch of the new Intel Unite Cloud Portal  Intel was one of the best represented companies on the InfoComm 2019 show floor as they were in at least 12 other booths, in […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 881: An AV-over-IP Report from NETGEAR — This is a Must-Listen; Includes Data!

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NETGEAR’s Laurent Masia, Director of Product Line Management Managed Switches, took less than 45-seconds of today’s 10+ minute podcast to talk about products and spent the rest talking about technology, the status of the evolution of AV-over-IP, the market forces and the total number of AV-over-IP units shipped – yes, he gives you a glimpse into the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 880: Logitech is on a UCC Roll and Its Tap Will Dominate InfoComm

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There’s no question that Logitech is about to ship the most popular UCC-based touch controller on the market in the form of the Tap  Originally launched at ISE in Amsterdam earlier this year, Tap is the simplest and most competitively priced turn-key touch control for UCC and includes native support for video conferencing room solutions from […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 879: If You’re in AV and Not Doing Signage Listen to This Mvix Podcast

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There is no better signage CMS provider to partner with than Mvix. They are focused on servicing the integrator channel, have over 200 add-ons/integrations for creative signage designs and applications, they offer white-labeled creative signage as a service AND they are hardware AGNOSTIC – their platform works on any hardware player including BrightSign, OPEN, Android, […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 877: Epson Moverio Will Make Big ProAV Push at InfoComm with New Moverio Assist Feature

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Epson’s Moverio AR glasses have been around for nearly a half-dozen years. But, with their new Mover Assist SaaS solution, integrators will have the perfect tech and remote support feature to amp-up their relationships with clients. With Moverio Assist, Epson now offers a complete, end-to-end remote assistance solution for AR smart glasses that breaks down existing barriers […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 878: Christie Details InfoComm Plans — Including New MicroTiles LED Package and 40K Laser

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Gary was joined on his pre-InfoComm podcast today with Christie Digital’s Mike Garrido who talked Laser, Laser and more Laser — oh, and the MicroTiles LED (the 2019 winner of the Best of ISE Award). Christie will showcase their new Roadie 4K40 – a 40,000 lumen RGB Laser projector, their new Crimson 1-chip laser/phosphor line and, of course, the MicroTiles […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 876: Barco Launches XT Series LEDs, Demos LED Module Replacement in Under 2-Minutes on rAVe RADIO

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On today’s pre-InfoComm podcast, Barco officially launched their new XT Series LED tiles into the North American market — with special pre-configured 1080p and 4K packages launching at InfoComm 2019 next week using the 27.5” LED cubes. At ISE, when the product was first launched, it also came with a guarantee from Barco’s XT Product Manager, Koen Werbrouck,  that if […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 875: FSR Debuts SymphonyLinx on rAVe RADIO

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FSR will be heading to InfoComm 2019 with an entirely new product line called SymphonyLinx and, if you want to know what it is, you’ll have to listen to today’s podcast with FSR’s Director of Global Sales, Chaz Porter. In addition, they’ll launch a family of UCC room kits, an add-on to their Digital Ribbon cable and a presentation […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 874: Meet the 2019 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship Winners; And, Hire Them!

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Here’s your chance to meet (and see) the 2019 Michael Vergauwen Scholarship Winners, Rachel Brown and Ryan DeMello (bios below). Both of them are college Juniors and will be attending InfoComm in Orlando later this month! The scholarship is open to third- and fourth-year college students, or those in their last year at a two-year school, who are dependents of employees […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 873: SYNNEX Continues to Grow InfoComm Presence with Unique Opportunities for Education, Networking and Engagement

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Gary was joined on today’s podcast by Sandi Stambaugh, Vice President, VISUALSolv, SYNNEX Corporation, to talk about the company’s presence at InfoComm next week. Their booth, #1351, will include a record number of SYNNEX team members from the US and Canada ready to educate attendees about the company’s differentiated financial and services offerings specific to […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 872: LG Will Launch One Thing at InfoComm NO ONE Will be Expecting – Among 15+ Other New Products

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LG’s booth at InfoComm 2019 is literally 35% bigger than last years and, according to LG’s VP of Business Development, Dan Smith, EVERY product category will see new products — including OLED, LCD, Outdoor LCD, LED, Touch and a new UCC solution.  And, I will tell you that there is one thing LG will launch that […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 871: DEXON to Make USA Debut at InfoComm

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DEXON USA’s president, Drew Taylor, is heading to InfoComm for the first time wearing a DEXON USA badge. DEXON, well-known in the EMEA control room market, will debut a new version of its DIVIP lineup in booth 871. On this videocast you can see a real-time video demo of their HDBaseT-based DIVIP804KC (an 8 x 4 presentation […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 870: Leyard and Planar to use InfoComm for Transparent OLED Release and More

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Leyard and Planar always have a wow-factor booth. And, this year will be no different. In addition to launching an all-new LookThru Transparent OLED display (here’s our story on it), they will have a giant immersive LED flanking booth 3143 at InfoComm 2019. Leyard and Planar’s VP of Product Marketing, Steve Seminario joined Gary on this pre-InfoComm 2019 podcast to explain […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 869: Blackmagic Will Debut a Family of 8K Products at InfoComm

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Just when we all thought 4K was going to be the standard resolution in AV for a while, here comes 8K — primarily driven by large, high-resolution LED displays. And, Blackmagic Design’s Director of North American Sales, Bob Caniglia , joined Gary on today’s pre-InfoComm podcast to talk about 8K adoption, the applications and the products that Blackmagic […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 868: WyreStorm Heads to InfoComm with Thunder

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On today’s pre-InfoComm podcast, Gary talked to WyreStorm’s CTO, David Silberstein about their NetworkHD 10G-based 600 Series of HD and 4K AV-over-IP products that use SDVoE. WyreStorm is one of the original SDVoE adopters — and they’ve not only added a bunch of new video wall, multi-view and control features to them but also how they […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 867: Casio Will Bring a 4000 Lumen WUXGA Projector and New Wireless Collaboration Tech to InfoComm

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Gary was joined by Casio’s Senior Director of Marketing at Casio, Joe Gillio, on his podcast today to talk about the 10+ year history that Casio has building LampFree projectors — starting with the LED/Laser/Phosphor-based technology and now, at InfoComm 2019, introducing a new R-Hybrid technology that’s allowing Casio to get 4000 lumens in a 1920 x […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 866: The Nureva Ecosystem Will Be on Display at Both UBTech and InfoComm

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Nureva’s engineered an ecosystem that includes interoperability with not just UCC spaces but AV meeting rooms, classrooms and even ad-hoc work spaces, too. And, at UB Tech in booth 718, they’ll not only demo their HDL300 Microphone Mist technology but also a Nureva Sketch plugin for the Intel Unite platform. Of course at InfoComm in booth […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 865: SDVoE Hopes to Transform the Matrix at InfoComm

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SDVoE’s President, Justin Kennington, talked InfoComm 2019 on today’s podcast — including an interesting in-booth (1143) demo that will include a 4 x 4 matrix switch built both using SDVoE and using traditional matrix switching gear (in fact, here’s a blog Justin wrote about that earlier this year). What they hope to show is the […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 864: Visix Heads to InfoComm with the Most Customizable Room Sign Line in the Market

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Want to be able to totally-customize a Room Sign for your clients in Higher Ed, corporate or UCC spaces? Well, according to Visix founder Sean Matthews — in booth 2321 at InfoComm 2019 — they’ll show you the most customizable Room Sign lineup in the digital signage industry — all Windows 10-based. You can literally edit anything and everything […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 863: Help Our Industry Grow By Joining Ignite at InfoComm — Here’s My Interview with Ignite’s Kelly Perkins

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Kelly Perkins has been on a mission that we’re all going to reap the benefits of. In less than two years, she envisioned, planned, executed and launched a totally-new industry initiative known as IGNITE. Funded by the NSCA, IGNITE connects employers with students ready-to-employ AND has an industry-based Ambassador program where you can not only help mentor your […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 862: Join Me (and Avocor) Thursday at 3pm EST for a Free UCC Webinar and Get CTS Credits

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Just listen to this podcast and you’ll hear why you should join me (and Avocor‘s Dana Corey) for a free webinar this Thursday at 3pm – and earn 1 AVIXA CTS RU, too. Almo ProAV is rAVe’s Webinar Partner and one of the fastest growing segments of AV is UCC and the Collaboration Board is a big part of that. […]

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