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 1174: The ScreenBeam Update: The Switch and 1100+ Are the BYOM Solution

I was joined by ScreenBeam’s sr. director – technical marketing, Jay Taylor, to talk about how its unique approach to BYOM includes the ability to build a Zoom Room or MS Teams room but still allow users to simply, with one connection point, still use their laptops as UCC devices and run a meeting using […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1174: The ScreenBeam Update: The Switch and 1100+ Are the BYOM Solution

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1173: The LG Update: What’s the Latest with OLED, LED and dvLED

In the latest episode of Rants & rAVes, Exertis Almo business development manager, Jennifer Fisher, joins me to talk everything LG. The company has a plethora of OLED and LCD options, but keep an eye out for the big growth area for LG — LED and dvLED. Watch to learn more!  Podcast: Play in […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1173: The LG Update: What’s the Latest with OLED, LED and dvLED

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1172: Sharp NEC Display Leverages the Legacy of the AQUOS Line for Its Future in Collaboration

One could argue that Sharp Corporation invented the interactive display with its first AQUOS commercial display some 21 years ago. Now, Sharp NEC Display has an entire line of AQUOS displays aimed at collaboration, with a plethora of options thanks to either an OPS or an SDM slot. Gary was joined by Sharp NEC’s George […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1172: Sharp NEC Display Leverages the Legacy of the AQUOS Line for Its Future in Collaboration

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1171: The Runner-Up for the CEDIA Expo 2022 Innovation Award Makes a 180-Degree Security Camera

At the CEDIA Expo 2022 show, there was an all-new Innovation Hub — limited to all-new companies with all-new tech. The winner uses AI and it, literally, life-saving tech; Gary will interview that company in an upcoming show but, today, here’s one of two runner-ups: IDView. IDView makes the smallest outdoor 180-degree cameras for commercial […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1171: The Runner-Up for the CEDIA Expo 2022 Innovation Award Makes a 180-Degree Security Camera

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1170: Only 140 Days Until ISE 2023 — Here’s What You Need to Know

I caught up with ISE Managing Director Mike Blackman while at CEDIA Expo last week; we couldn’t wait to talk everything ISE. ISE 2023, the AV megashow from AVIXA and CEDIA, is less than four months away and it’s likely to be the biggest event in four years for the global AV industry. Here’s everything […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1170: Only 140 Days Until ISE 2023 — Here’s What You Need to Know

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1169: Clive Davis Has What Everyone Wants — a MicroLED Theater

Clive Davis is in the LED club, thanks to the most recent The Wall install from Samsung, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer now has one of only a handful of home cinemas driven by a microLED. This interview with Samsung’s business development sr. manager, Mike Bennett, and the integrator for the entire project, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1169: Clive Davis Has What Everyone Wants — a MicroLED Theater

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1167: Use an Actual Networking Company to Network Homes — NETGEAR To Enter CEDIA Expo Seeking Dealers

NETGEAR only does networking. And, whether you’re just connecting everything to the network, in a home or actually driving all your content across a network using AV-over-IP, NETGEAR has solutions to do it all. And, the company only does networking, so it does it well. NETGEAR’s own director of product marketing, John Henkel, joined me […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1167: Use an Actual Networking Company to Network Homes — NETGEAR To Enter CEDIA Expo Seeking Dealers

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1166: Do You Know DoorBird? If Not, You Should Visit Its Booth at CEDIA Expo

DoorBird is most known for its creative door-entry systems. Did you know it not only creates a secure entry system but can also be used as an intercom? It can also record any activity to the cloud without any fees and can integrate your whole home into one entry system controlled via any third-party control […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1166: Do You Know DoorBird? If Not, You Should Visit Its Booth at CEDIA Expo

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1165: Planar Will Debut an Outdoor LED and New MicroLEDs at CEDIA Expo

Adding a lifetime warranty for all customers, LED powerhouse Planar will be at CEDIA Expo in booth 15003 next week in Dallas for the annual high-end residential show. In the latest episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary was joined by Planar’s product manager, Jeremy Sternhagen, to talk about using CEDIA Expo as a launching platform […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1165: Planar Will Debut an Outdoor LED and New MicroLEDs at CEDIA Expo

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1164: It’s CEDIA Expo Time! Have You Registered?

CEDIA Expo happens to be next week (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) in Dallas, and most of the manufacturer training sessions have already been filled because show management is expecting 15,000 attendees! Jason McGraw, group VP of CEDIA Expo, joined Gary on his videocast today to detail more of what’s expected! Watch!  Podcast: Play in new […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1164: It’s CEDIA Expo Time! Have You Registered?

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1163: Liberty Will Debut 10G AV-over-IP at CEDIA Expo 2022

Gary got a scoop from Liberty AV’s own Kevin Peterman, director of product management, who explains that at CEDIA Expo next week, Liberty AV will introduce its SDVoE-based AV-over-IP lineup, dubbed the DigitalinxIP 6000 Series. However, the magic is in the software solution paired with it — watch this videocast and make sure you stop […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1163: Liberty Will Debut 10G AV-over-IP at CEDIA Expo 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1162: While Inflation Goes Up, MicroLED Prices Are Going Down (at Planar)

Adam Schmidt, Planar’s executive vice president; sales, marketing & service, and Steve Seminario, vice president product marketing, joined my latest episode of Rants & rAVes today. We talk about how, in today’s world, there are supply chain issues and inflation, yet, Planar lowered the price of its microLED lineup. Yep, as of Sept. 1, Planar […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1162: While Inflation Goes Up, MicroLED Prices Are Going Down (at Planar)

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1161: Avocor Conquers Teams, Zoom and Even Google Meet

Avocor’s senior VP and general manager, Dana Corey, joined me on my latest videocast to talk all about the company. Avocor recently signed an exclusive deal with Google that will allow the AV integrator community to service the Meet video platform as well as MS Teams and Zoom. In fact, Avocor is doing it creatively […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1161: Avocor Conquers Teams, Zoom and Even Google Meet

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1160: How Sony Is Approaching Digital Signage

Gary invited Sony’s VP of B2B, Rich Ventura, on his latest Rants & rAVes videocast to talk all about digital signage. Sony’s approach is unique as the company simultaneously supports both SoC (system on a chip) and external media players. Thus, its solutions, highlighting the BRAVIA displays, include everything from retail to transportation and corporate […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1160: How Sony Is Approaching Digital Signage

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1159: Digital Signage Trends for 2023 Include the Metaverse, NFC and AI; Are You Ready?

Michelle Montazeri, Legrand AV’s manager of digital signage, joins me on my latest Rants and rAVes videocast today. This is an interesting one, #AVtweeps — Legrand sits in an interesting place in the world of digital signage. (The company works with everyone: Media player companies, signage companies, display companies, content producers, etc.) With 2023 just […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1159: Digital Signage Trends for 2023 Include the Metaverse, NFC and AI; Are You Ready?

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1158: If You’re in HomeAV, You Should Be a Member of HTSN

HTSN (Home Technology Specialists Nationwide) just announced that all its members get every bit of CEDIA’s online education for free. But, that’s not the only reason to join the organization. HTSN’s Director, Hank Alexander, joined Gary Kayye on the latest episode of Rants & rAVes to talk about this benefit, why HTSN pays each of […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1158: If You’re in HomeAV, You Should Be a Member of HTSN

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1157: The E4 Experience is Headed to Washington, DC and Boston This Fall!

Exertis Almo’s VP of marketing, Melody Craigmyle, joined Gary Kayye on his latest videocast to talk about what you can expect from the company’s E4 Experience this fall — and what you should bring your customers! Gary will attend both cities as the keynote speaker again, and he’ll also do a live group tour of […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1157: The E4 Experience is Headed to Washington, DC and Boston This Fall!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1156: Meet Listen Tech’s President and CEO, Maile Keone

Listen Tech’s president and CEO, Maile Keone, is a role model for all women in AV. Mentored by two AV hall-of-famer’s Russ Gentner and Cory Schaeffer, Maile is helping to build Listen Tech into an audio company that has some of the most unique solutions in our industry. Her experiences, her expertise and her empathy […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1156: Meet Listen Tech’s President and CEO, Maile Keone

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1155: Did You Know the Samsung THE WALL LED Now Comes as a 2K or 4K All-In-One Display?

Gary was joined on his podcast today with Samsung Senior Manager, Shari Sentlowitz, to explain Samsung’s new All-In-One THE WALL MicroLED solution. It’s not only an all-in-one LED but it’s actually packaged together in ONE box – including a 110” HD version or a 146” HD or 4K resolution version that is packaged with the […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1155: Did You Know the Samsung THE WALL LED Now Comes as a 2K or 4K All-In-One Display?

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1154: Need Help With dvLED? TD Synnex Has Nine Brands and a Plethora of Support Options

Gary was joined on today’s Rants and rAVes with Sandi Stambaugh, TD Synnex’s senior vice president, end point solutions. Certainly, the new debuts of all-in-one LED solutions have simplified LED applications, but the custom and experimental options still dominate the LED landscape. So, watch this recording to see how TD Synnex can help!  Podcast: […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1154: Need Help With dvLED? TD Synnex Has Nine Brands and a Plethora of Support Options

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1153: Ross Uses Gary’s Podcast to Intro Its Hyperconverged Solutions Concept to the ProAV Market

What the heck is “Hyperconverged?” Let’s talk about it! Ross has been doing it 10+ years in the broadcast market and is now bringing it to ProAV. Imagine buying a processor — not just any processor — but one that’s always upgradable, always feature-rich and always signal-type or transport-protocol agnostic. Now, imagine signal distribution in […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1153: Ross Uses Gary’s Podcast to Intro Its Hyperconverged Solutions Concept to the ProAV Market

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1152: Cody Hein Explains SDVoE Interoperability Concern

  Love SDVoE and IPMX. SDVoE is so close but lack of open control // setup interface / API means I can’t use two different branded SDVoE systems together which defeats the open standard in my view. Why lock them away from each other if they could be compatible? — Cody Hein, CTS (@codymhein) July […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1152: Cody Hein Explains SDVoE Interoperability Concern

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1151: Here’s One Way to Turn AV Systems Into Recurring Revenue

Exertis Almo’s Rob Voorhees joins Gary on this episode of Rants & rAVes to talk about the benefit of offering recurring revenue-based services to your clients. Exertis Almo’s Business Communication Services include bandwidth, voice, live TV, Mobility, cybersecurity and more. It’s all explained in this videocast! Watch to learn more information.  Podcast: Play in […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1151: Here’s One Way to Turn AV Systems Into Recurring Revenue

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1150: The Truth: SDVoE Is Interoperable AV-over-IP

  Love SDVoE and IPMX. SDVoE is so close but lack of open control // setup interface / API means I can’t use two different branded SDVoE systems together which defeats the open standard in my view. Why lock them away from each other if they could be compatible? — Cody Hein, CTS (@codymhein) July […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1150: The Truth: SDVoE Is Interoperable AV-over-IP

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1149: What’s the Deal With Crestron’s Acquisition of 1Beyond?

Many may assume Crestron purchased 1Beyond simply to augment its UC lineup of products. However, you assume wrong. The strategy expands beyond UC and into schools, hospitality and even the home. Gary was joined on today’s videocast by Crestron’s EVP of marketing, Brad Hintze, who breaks down the future of 1Beyond inside Crestron AND even hints how there will be a carryover of 1Beyond’s […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1149: What’s the Deal With Crestron’s Acquisition of 1Beyond?

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1148: Matrox Featured the Matrox QuadHead2Go Digital Signage Content Mapping Controller at IC22

Among the many products Matrox was showing at InfoComm 2022, one that received a lot of attention was a creative digital signage controller known as the QuadHead2Go. The QuadHead2Go is a 1-input (HDMI or DisplayPort) to 4-output (HDMI) controller that allows you to re-map the input content to any configuration of 4 displays similar to a mini-monitor wall […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1148: Matrox Featured the Matrox QuadHead2Go Digital Signage Content Mapping Controller at IC22

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1147: Mike Blackman and ISE Are One and the Same

>Gary caught up with ISE’s Mike Blackman at the InfoComm 2022 show to talk about the 2022 ISE event as well as what he expects for 2023. This was literally an impromptu interview of Mike as he walked through the show floor in early June. Enjoy a happy Mike!  Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1147: Mike Blackman and ISE Are One and the Same

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1146: For Epson, InfoComm 2022 Was All About Experiences With Projectors

Epson’s booth at InfoComm 2022 was abuzz due to its debut of the show’s only 21:9 projection-based Microsoft Teams Rooms Front Row demo. We shot a video of it — the complete system includes a bundled solution from MS Teams, Jabra Heckler and Epson (you should watch it; it gives you a glimpse into the future of HyFlex […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1146: For Epson, InfoComm 2022 Was All About Experiences With Projectors

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1145: Sennheiser Used InfoComm to Launch the New EW-DX Wireless Family

On the latest post-InfoComm-2022 videocast, Gary’s guest is David Missall, Sennheiser’s insights manager consultants & technical application engineer manager. The two talk about the new EW-DX Wireless Mic family debut as well as the massively popular UCC-based TeamConnect family of products. We actually captured four videos in the Sennheiser booth — one included an in-depth tour of the new EW-DX. Check out […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1145: Sennheiser Used InfoComm to Launch the New EW-DX Wireless Family

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1144: NETGEAR Might Be Gary’s Favorite ProAV Company

Gary was joined on today’s post-InfoComm 2022 videocast with both NETGEAR’s John Henkel and Laurent Masia to talk about the company’s presence in over 60 booths at the IC22 show. According to Gary, the importance of IP in AV cannot be overstated and he, John and Laurent explain how the services that NETGEAR is providing are a big differentiator for them […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1144: NETGEAR Might Be Gary’s Favorite ProAV Company

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1143: A Retirement Tribute and Interview With Ron DeVoe and Elaine Jones

Gary was joined by two industry icons who are both retiring this month — Ron DeVoe and Elaine Jones. Ron reflected on what it meant to be a value-add manufacturer’s rep firm for more than four decades while Elaine Jones will be leaving the AV industry as one of AV’s best-ever writers. Both will be missed, but they […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1143: A Retirement Tribute and Interview With Ron DeVoe and Elaine Jones

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1142: The Post-InfoComm Aurora Multimedia Interview With Paul Harris

Aurora launched a product at InfoComm that Gary has been talking about for years. What is it, what does it do and why does he think it’s going to be big? Watch this! Also, don’t forget: We shot nine videos at Aurora‘s booth at InfoComm. You can watch them all here: https://www.ravepubs.com/?s=Aurora&cat=29068&post_type%5B%5D=rave-video. Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1142: The Post-InfoComm Aurora Multimedia Interview With Paul Harris