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 1139: Lenovo Used InfoComm to Launch the World’s Only Mic/Speaker/Camera Bar with Windows 10 Inside

Gary was joined by Lenovo’s own Brian Mignault to talk about its all-new Think Smart 1 All-in-One Videoconferencing Bar With Built-in Windows 10, which made its debut at InfoComm 2022. It’s the only bar-based product with Windows 10 built right in and allows for a computer, camera, mic and speakers as an all-in-one solution for small to medium-sized rooms. We shot this, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1139: Lenovo Used InfoComm to Launch the World’s Only Mic/Speaker/Camera Bar with Windows 10 Inside

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1138: ROE Visual Was All About LED at InfoComm 2022. Here’s Why.

Gary was joined by ROE Visual’s East Coast account manager, Nick Jevons, to talk LED. When entering the ROE booth at InfoComm, attendees were greeted by a three-story high Black Pearl II giant LED wall designed for XR virtual production sets. This videocast covers that along with the plethora of both rental and install LED products shown at […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1138:  ROE Visual Was All About LED at InfoComm 2022. Here’s Why.

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1137: The Sharp NEC Display Booth at InfoComm 2022 Will All Be About Solutions

For InfoComm 2022 attendees who enter the Sharp NEC Display Solutions booth (N2305), something called NaViSense will grab their attention — it’ll be the way that you can drive sales through services to your clients. Of course, Sharp/NEC will also have a host of LED, LCD, projection and signage displays — but the solutions the […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1137: The Sharp NEC Display Booth at InfoComm 2022 Will All Be About Solutions

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1136: Barco’s TruePix LED System Makes Its US Debut at InfoComm 2022

Barco’s InfoComm 2022 booth (W1203) will include everything from ClickShare to live events solutions. However, we predict the biggest attention will be given to its TruePix LED System that’s like the UniSee of LED. On this episode of Rants & rAVes, Gary was joined by Barco’s Alina Mishra and Inge Govaerts, who take us on a journey through what we’ll see inside the […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1136: Barco’s TruePix LED System Makes Its US Debut at InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1135: Philips (PPDS) is About to Have Its Best InfoComm Ever

With the launch of an all-in-one LED (the 6000 Series) and a re-introduction of the brand into the US market, PPDS (aka Philips) will likely have the best InfoComm show they’ve ever had. Philips is already the largest manufacturer of LCDs in the world but with a complete line-up of LEDs (shipping 1.2mm+ but with […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1135: Philips (PPDS) is About to Have Its Best InfoComm Ever

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1134: Christie Digital Wants You to Say ‘Wow’ When You Enter Its Booth at InfoComm 2022

Christie isn’t holding back. Following an amazing ISE Show for them in Barcelona last month, Christie Digital is back in the USA for InfoComm and will feature nearly an entire product line – all interconnected via its Terra AV-over-IP ecosystem – on display at InfoComm in booth N2145. Gary was joined with Christie’s Joel St-Denis, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1134: Christie Digital Wants You to Say ‘Wow’ When You Enter Its Booth at InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1133: Nureva Will Bring the New XT Classroom Kit, CV30 Camera and Demo Console to InfoComm 2022

Gary was joined on this pre-InfoComm 2022 videocast with Nureva’s Director of Product Management, James Rempel, to talk about what they have planned in booth W2537 in Las Vegas. Its newest product is the CV30 camera that’s part of the Nureva XT classroom kit – and it allows for simple AI-based teacher tracking. And, now, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1133: Nureva Will Bring the New XT Classroom Kit, CV30 Camera and Demo Console to InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1132: Visix Returns to InfoComm with Three New Digital Signage Tools for ProAV Integrators to Leverage

Gary was joined on this pre-InfoComm 2022 edition of his videocast with Visix’s President and CEO, Sean Matthews, to talk about what they have planned for the show. Visix is the only exclusively digital signage company that has supported the ProAV market from the beginning – selling through AV integrators. And at InfoComm 2022 in […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1132: Visix Returns to InfoComm with Three New Digital Signage Tools for ProAV Integrators to Leverage

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1131: Telestream is the Only Turnkey Production, Streaming and Archiving Video Solutions Provider in ProAV

Telestream will use InfoComm 2022 (booth N1374) to launch the Wirecast Gear — a fully configured live video streaming production system. Every single client you have either wants to add in-house production or streaming to their operations — and Telestream wants to be your turnkey supplier. The Gear is purpose-built for cloud-based production capable of […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1131: Telestream is the Only Turnkey Production, Streaming and Archiving Video Solutions Provider in ProAV

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1130: Matrox Will Focus on AV-over-IP at InfoComm 2022; Including Both HDBaseT and IPMX

Gary was joined on this pre-InfoComm 2022 videocast with Matrox‘s Vice President of Sales – AV/IT Group; Americas & Asia Pacific, Samuel Recine. Matrox has its own booth (N1563) at the show but will also be demonstrating new encoding and decoding products in the IPMX/AIMS Alliance booth as well as the HDBaseT booth. It’s all […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1130: Matrox Will Focus on AV-over-IP at InfoComm 2022; Including Both HDBaseT and IPMX

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1129: Logitech Shouldn’t Just Be a Stop at InfoComm; It Should Be Your Destination

Some AV companies look at Logitech as just an accessory manufacturer — peripherals for AV installs. However, Gary Kayye says that’s the wrong way to look at it. He points to the Logi Dock as the “secret sauce” to the future of work. Plus, with the Rally series of collaboration products, Logitech could have the strongest lineup of UC […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1129: Logitech Shouldn’t Just Be a Stop at InfoComm; It Should Be Your Destination

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1128: Here’s What Epson Has Planned for InfoComm 2022

Epson never disappoints at a trade show. InfoComm 2022 will be no different. It will debut the world’s smallest (and highest) 20,000-lumen laser projector. It will also showcase a series of projectors that output 21×9 aspect ratios (and even wider) designed to fulfill the new Microsoft Teams Front Row feature as well as upcoming Zoom Room ultra-wide functionality […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1128: Here’s What Epson Has Planned for InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1127: Here’s Everything Sony Has Planned for InfoComm 2022

Sony wasn’t at InfoComm 2021, so this will be the first time most of us will see the new CLED B- and C-Series LEDs, its new BRAVIA digital signage displays — including the new 100” LCD, and a plethora of new projectors for classrooms, meeting rooms and even larger spaces. Sony’s Rich Ventura joined Gary on the latest pre-InfoComm videocast […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1127: Here’s Everything Sony Has Planned for InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1126: MAXHUB Will Debut Some Cool New Products at InfoComm 2022!

MAXHUB not only entered the UCC market just a few months ago, but did it with a Red-Dot-Design-Award-winning product, the UC M40. It’s a 360-degree hybrid meeting room camera with both video and audio AI. The company very well could win another Red Dot Award with its new Smart Lectern — an ADA-compliant touch-screen-integrated front-of-room controller with a built-in 21” LCD, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1126: MAXHUB Will Debut Some Cool New Products at InfoComm 2022!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1125: TeamBoard Relaunches Interactive Flat Panel Lineup in North American Market at InfoComm 2022

Like for many other companies in early 2020, for TeamBoard, timing was everything. The company spent thousands of dollars (globally) to launch its new lineup of IFP (Interactive Flat Panels) — including a mobile one — in early 2020 only to see momentum following ISE swallowed up by COVID. So, InfoComm 2022 will be a sort of a relaunch for […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1125: TeamBoard Relaunches Interactive Flat Panel Lineup in North American Market at InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1124: DTEN Adds AI to DTEN ME and Will Show New ONboard, D7 and Mate at InfoComm 2022

DTEN’s CMO Rick Corteville joined Gary Kayye for a pre-InfoComm videocast. DTEN will exhibit in booth W2555 at InfoComm 2022 and will add some interesting AI to its personal collaboration board, the DTEN ME, which will likely be the talk of the show (I’m serious!). In addition to being a work-from-home personal collaboration appliance, the DTEN ME is about to become […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1124: DTEN Adds AI to DTEN ME and Will Show New ONboard, D7 and Mate at InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1123: MS Front Row is Driving a 21:9 Ultra-Screen Renaissance in Display Tech — Epson Is Already There

In the latest Rants & rAVes episode, Gary was joined by Epson’s senior product manager, Remi Del Mar, to talk about the huge movement toward wide, wider and ultra-wide display screens and imaging. Thanks to the Microsoft Teams Front Row feature and a spec requiring a 21:9 display of UCC content, you’re going to see […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1123: MS Front Row is Driving a 21:9 Ultra-Screen Renaissance in Display Tech — Epson Is Already There

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1122: ScreenBeam’s New USB Pro Switch Will Be a Hit at InfoComm 2022 — Here’s Why

On the latest episode of Rants & rAVes, ScreenBeam’s senior director strategic alliances, Jay Taylor, joined Gary to talk about the latest launch, the ScreenBeam USB Pro Switch — a way to turn any MS Teams Room space into a Zoom Room, a Meet Room, a Pexip, Webex, et. al. room. It’s a unique design […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1122: ScreenBeam’s New USB Pro Switch Will Be a Hit at InfoComm 2022 — Here’s Why

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1121: Here’s Everything Barco Showed and Debuted at ISE 2022

In case you missed ISE, Barco was one of the busiest booths at the show. The company launched a totally new concept in LED, dubbed TruePix, Barco showed new features integrated into the ClickShare Conference (including the ability to make it a digital signage player), it demo’d weConnect — a true HyFlex solution for education — and the company had two of the coolest projection […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1121: Here’s Everything Barco Showed and Debuted at ISE 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1120: AG Neovo Returns to InfoComm, Focuses on Digital Signage and UCC BYOM-Capable Displays

If you’re looking for a new display company to partner with, AG Neovo hopes you’ll visit booth N553 at InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas next month. AG Neovo isn’t new to ProAV, but the company may well be one of the best-kept secrets in smart-display technology. Gary was joined on this pre-InfoComm videocast by AG Neovo’s product manager, Francisco Garcia, to talk about all […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1120: AG Neovo Returns to InfoComm, Focuses on Digital Signage and UCC BYOM-Capable Displays

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1119: You May Not Know INOGENI Now, But You Will Soon

Everyone can think of at least one AV product they wish existed on the market. Well, if it has to do with USB switching or mixing HDMI and USB sources together, INOGENI probably has it. INOGENI will be at InfoComm 2022 (booth W1366) showing a handful of these new products including TOGGLE, a three-input USB 3.0 switcher; 4KX-PLUS, an HDMI-to-USB-3.0 converter for Cisco Webex […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1119: You May Not Know INOGENI Now, But You Will Soon

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1118: WyreStorm Will Show Its New UCC and AV-over-IP Lineup at InfoComm 2022

WyreStorm’s NHD product line is all about AV-over-IP — everything from H.264 to 10G using SDVoE and every data rate in between, too. The company will use its InfoComm 2022 booth (W339) to debut that and will also show its entire lineup of UCC products, including new cameras, mic arrays and speaker bars. WyreStorm’s Andy Herron joined Gary on this pre-show videocast […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1118: WyreStorm Will Show Its New UCC and AV-over-IP Lineup at InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1117: Snap One Will Center on Three Integrator-Focused Things at InfoComm 2022

2022 is proving to be Snap One’s (formerly SnapAV) biggest year in ProAV thus far. The parent company to AV brands like Access Networks, Control4, Binary, Pakedge and SunBrite (formerly SunBrite TV) also has brands like Strong (mounts), OVRC (remote management and monitoring software) and WattBox (IP and cloud-based power solutions) — all brands you should be selling into ProAV installs. All of […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1117: Snap One Will Center on Three Integrator-Focused Things at InfoComm 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1116: Register For InfoComm 2022 For FREE With Code ‘RAVE’

As InfoComm 2022 is upon us (and will be here in ~three weeks), time is running out to register! In the spirit of getting ready for the show in Las Vegas, Steph Beckett joined me on the latest episode of Rants & rAVes to discuss what we’re most looking forward to at this show. We also promote […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1116: Register For InfoComm 2022 For FREE With Code ‘RAVE’

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1115: PTZOptics and HuddleCamHD Will Use ISE 2022 to Debut New Products and Announce Distribution Strategy

Gary was joined on this pre-ISE videocast by William Golde, director of channel marketing for both PTZOptics and HuddleCamHD to talk about some new products they will launch at ISE 2022 (in stand 5S200) as well as a new distribution partnership with Midwich. They’re focused on solving a lot of problems in using cameras for live events and for UCC applications and […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1115: PTZOptics and HuddleCamHD Will Use ISE 2022 to Debut New Products and Announce Distribution Strategy

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1114: Sharp NEC Display Will Focus on 5 Application Areas at ISE 2022

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Europe will make its global debut (of sorts) at ISE 2022 — it will be the first time both companies will display together at a global trade event. In fact, they will bring together the entire range of their visual display solutions. Sharp NEC’s SVP of marketing & product management EMEA, Ian Barnard, and its […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1114: Sharp NEC Display Will Focus on 5 Application Areas at ISE 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1113: Jupiter Will Be at ISE 2022 With the Only 21:9 Display in the World

When Jupiter introduced the 21:9 aspect ratio display some years ago everyone was like, “what?” But now, following Microsoft Teams Front Row launch specifying at least a 21:9 ratio, Jupiter is sitting pretty — and alone. The company will be at ISE 2022 on stand 3E250 showing the display along with its video processors for media, signage and video […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1113: Jupiter Will Be at ISE 2022 With the Only 21:9 Display in the World

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1112: Equipson Has Something for Everyone at ISE 2022: It’s Three Companies in One!

Gary was joined with Equipson COO (and 2021’s AVIXA Harold Thiel award winner), Juan José Vila, to talk about BikeFest — oh, and ISE too. BikeFest was a fundraiser he headed up that benefited the live events market — raising over 6000 euros. At ISE 2022, he’ll be recognized for this but, more importantly, he will be in the Equipson stand (7K600) showing both install […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1112: Equipson Has Something for Everyone at ISE 2022: It’s Three Companies in One!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1111: DTEN Will Debut ONboard Dedicated-Zoom Collaboration Board at ISE 2022

DTEN will be on stand 2C400 at ISE 2022 with a brand-new product, the ONboard. ONboard, unlike other Zoom-based collaboration boards, gives remote and in-office participants equal access to its digital canvas. In addition, DTEN will show the ME, ME Pro, the DTEN Mate and the D7 Series of collaboration products. In the meantime, here’s an inside […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1111: DTEN Will Debut ONboard Dedicated-Zoom Collaboration Board at ISE 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1110: See an Integrated Collaboration Workspace (Running Natively on a 21:9 Display) at ISE 2022!

Inside the Jupiter stand at ISE 2022, Valarea will demo its BYOM solution for meeting spaces running on Jupiter’s native 21:9 monitor — fully collaborative, too. Not only does it include complete UC compatibility, whiteboarding and remote analytics, but its Version 4 also includes mixed reality. Once again, this will all be on the ISE show floor (stand #3E250), but […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1110: See an Integrated Collaboration Workspace (Running Natively on a 21:9 Display) at ISE 2022!

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1109: SpinetiX Will Focus on Hospitality at ISE 2022

SpinetiX’s CEO, Francesco Ziliani, spoke to Gary today about his ISE 2022 show plans. SpinetiX will be on stand 3R100 in Barcelona and will also exhibit in the Intel booth. And this year’s theme will be all about hospitality — like hotels and restaurants — but the company will also focus on another kind of hospitality. Listen and watch for […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1109: SpinetiX Will Focus on Hospitality at ISE 2022

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1108: AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes Joins Gary on This Videocast to Talk All About InfoComm

InfoComm is less than 6 weeks away already — it will be in Las Vegas for the 2022 show. AVIXA CEO, Dave Labuskes, joined Gary on his videocast to tap all-about-InfoComm. Have you registered yet? If not, use our registration code (and gain free entry) “RAVE” by clicking here: https://www.infocommshow.org/. There are approximately 700 reasons why you should attend, […]

Rants & rAVes — Episode 1108: AVIXA CEO Dave Labuskes Joins Gary on This Videocast to Talk All About InfoComm