rAVe [TV] Episode 102 — AI Month and the Reader’s Choice Awards

March 23, 2023

The tables have turned, and now it was my turn to host solo. On our latest episode of rAVe [TV], the only LIVE weekly TV show in the AV industry, I talked about AI month, the upcoming rAVe Reader’s Choice Awards, and much more! Tune in, AV Tweeps! 

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rAVe [TV] Episode 101 — Outdoor Signage and Special Guest Brian Rhatigan

March 21, 2023

I may be hosting solo, but I’m not all alone! This week, I am joined by Brian Rhatigan from Exertis Almo, as rAVe [TV]’s special guest. We discussed his recent article, “5 Factors for Considering a New Projector,” for rAVe [PUBS], and then I gave a run-down of the latest news in the AV industry. […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 100 — Steph and Gary Celebrate 100 Episodes

March 20, 2023

Pop the champagne! Gary and Steph have been recording rAVe [TV] for 100 episodes. And to celebrate, they hosted this special episode during LAVNCH WEEK 7! From Telecine and YCD Multimedia’s “RAMP UP!” to Lenovo’s ThinkSmart View Plus MS Teams, we have plenty to cover this episode. Here’s to 100 more! 

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rAVe [TV] Episode 99 — Gearing Up for LAVNCH WEEK 7 and Special Guest Sara Abrons

March 6, 2023

LAVNCH WEEK 7 begins March 6-9 and on our latest episode of rAVe [TV], I reveal a few things that you can look forward to about ProAV Day (March 9 from 12:30-4 p.m. EST). But you should really register for the entire week! You can do that here. Also, Sara Abrons joins this episode to […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 98 — Unreal Engine and ProAV, With Special Guest Mark Coxon

February 27, 2023

Guess what? LAVNCH WEEK 7 is approaching rapidly (March 6-9) and Gary and I cannot wait. We talk a little about the sessions you can expect during this very exciting week. We also invited Mark Coxon on the show this week, who talks to us about Unreal Engine and how it will become a big […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 97 — Announcing the Best of ISE 2023 Awards!

February 23, 2023

What an episode! Because this episode was in the middle of two separate sessions of rePLAY ISE 2023, During this episode, Gary and I took the time to announce all of our Best of ISE 2023 awards. We also discuss his 2023 Kayye’s Krystal Ball. 

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rAVe [TV] Episode 96 — We’re Back From ISE 2023 and Special Guest Scott Tiner

February 9, 2023

We’re back! And wait a minute … Gary is STILL in the airport? Just kidding; he had to leave for another trip. But I’m back in the studio showing a few of our favorite pictures from the show floor. Don’t forget: If you want to see even more of our favorite moments, interviews and products […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 95.4 — ISE 2023 Day 4

February 3, 2023

On the final ISE 2023 episode of rAVe [TV], I interview AVIXA’s Dave Labuskes, ISE’s Mike Blackman and Equipson’s Juan José Vila. After getting all their show-floor thoughts, Gary takes you on a walk around the final two halls of the show, Halls 6 and 7.  

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rAVe [TV] Episode 95.3 — ISE 2023 Day 3

February 2, 2023

On today’s episode of rAVe [TV], I interview first-time ISE attendee Mark Coxon. I also invite AVIXA’s Joé Lloyd onto the episode, and finally chat with LG’s Bram Haans. To conclude the episode, Gary Kayye takes you on a tour around Hall 5. 

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rAVe [TV] Episode 95.2 — ISE 2023 Day 2

February 1, 2023

It’s Day Two of ISE 2023! On today’s trade-show edition of rAVe [TV], we show you the gist of what Hall 3 looks like. Gary Kayye also interviews Steve Rushton of MiX Consultancy Ltd and Rich Ventura from Sony. Plus, Steph Beckett gives a show floor tour of the rest of the hall!  

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rAVe [TV] Episode 95.1 — ISE 2023 Day 1

January 31, 2023

In our special episode of rAVe [TV] Gary Kayye shows you what’s going on at the AVI-SPL stand. He also shares a few of his favorite products from the day, and interviews Michael Kottke from Macom Gmbh Ltd., Laila Hede Jensen from ZetaDisplay and BK Johannessen from Epic Games. (BK also delivered the ISE 2023 […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 94 — Steph’s Review of ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ISE 2023 Prep and Special Guests Beth Peterson and Christopher Gillespie

January 26, 2023

I finally saw it, everyone. “Avatar: Way of Water.” Gary is vehemently against these movies, but I review it for everyone anyway! We spend a lot of this episode talking about our plans for ISE 2023. Did you know Gary and I are going live from the show floor each day it’s open? That’s right! […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 93 — Steph’s Review of ‘M3gan,’ Women in AV/IT Group Launches and Special Guests Brandy Alvarado-Miranda and Juan José Vila

January 19, 2023

If there is a movie taking over social media, chances are I will go see it. And last night, I went and saw “M3gan” with a few friends. My review? You’ll have to watch this episode and find out! We also discussed a new organization, Women in AV/IT, that will focus on supporting women in […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 92 — A Favorite Demo Comes to ISE 2023, Creativity in Live Events and Special Guest Richard Jonker

January 12, 2023

Gary and I are back this week with some thoughts about the Golden Globes that absolutely no one asked for! We also discuss a demo that we are looking particularly forward to seeing at ISE 2023, the importance of being creative in the live event market (hint, hint maybe something to come in this year’s […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 91 — Emergency Blu-Ray Players, Sam Taylor’s Retirement Plan and Special Guest Nathan Haynes

January 5, 2023

Happy New Year, everybody! For our first episode back, Gary and I talk about how we spent our holiday break and go over a few of the news stories from the past week. In the biggest piece of news, Sam Taylor of Exertis Almo has announced he will be retiring. Check out this episode to […]

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Holiday Wishes from rAVe [TV]

December 21, 2022

On the last episode of rAVe [TV] for 2022, our pal Mark Coxon wrote an original holiday jingle for hosts Steph Beckett and Gary Kayye. Watch the video below to see the holiday wishes, which includes a shout-out to our sponsors Legrand I AV and Shure! rAVe [TV] will be back on January 4, 2023. […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 89 — DSE Changes Dates for 2023, Exertis Almo’s Latest Acquisition and Special Guest Mark Coxon

December 14, 2022

Gary and I recap our company’s holiday party in the latest episode of rAVe [TV]. We exchange names to buy gifts every year, and this year the team knocked it out of the park! Gary even shows off his gift. This was a big week for news, despite it normally being a slow time of […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 87 — Announcing the Best of DSE 2022 Awards and Special Guest Tom LeBlanc

November 30, 2022

Gary got me in trouble last week during our Thanksgiving episode, during which he exposed the fact that I had not yet seen the newest “Top Gun” movie. So I watched it! We talked about how typical commercially successful films never get Oscar nods — I don’t expect “Barbarian” to get any nods either but […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 86 — Thanksgiving

November 29, 2022

Gary and I have a lot to be thankful for this year! In our Thanksgiving episode of rAVe [TV], we decided to do something special and invite our families to join us. So, enjoy this opportunity getting to know us a little better through my dad and sister and Gary’s daughter. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 

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rAVe [TV] Episode 85.2 — LIVE on Day 2 at DSE 2022 + Second Half of Show Floor Tour

November 18, 2022

Previously LIVE from #DSE2022! Steph Beckett and I host rAVe [TV] from day two of DSE 2022. Today’s guests include Stephanie Gutnik, Michael Katz, Marcos Terenzio, RGD, SEGD and Bryan Meszaros. Check out the previously live look and the second part of the floor tour with Steph from Vegas! 

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rAVe [TV] Episode 85.1 — LIVE on Day 1 at DSE 2022 + a Show Floor Tour

November 18, 2022

We came to you LIVE from DSE 2022 on the first day of the show! Steph Beckett 💜 and I hosted another episode of rAVe [TV] live from the DSE show floor in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Today’s guests include Brandy Alvarado-Miranda, Meghan Athavale and Kym Frank. Plus, get a tour of half the […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 84 — Prepping for DSE 2022, Special Guest Brad Gleeson and Remembering Blockbuster

November 17, 2022

Gary and I squeeze in another episode of rAVe [TV] before hopping on a plane to attend DSE 2022! Don’t forget — you can scoop your last-minute free registration by visiting digitalsignageexperience.com and using the code “RAVEGIFT.” Brad Gleeson, executive producer of DSE, joined us on this episode to talk about what to expect at […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 83 — Zoomtopia Recap, Legrand AV’s Partner Pregame and Multiple Special Guests!

November 10, 2022

Welcome back to rAVe [TV], where we talk all things #ProAV, including news, trends, trade shows and more every Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST. While I am joining from the airport after Zoomtopia, Gary and I have an exciting episode with loads of information and a few special guests! Michelle Montazeri will be joining us, […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 82 — Prepping for Zoomtopia, Solutionz Inc. Acquires Spinitar and Special Guest Paul Konikowski

November 2, 2022

In today’s episode of rAVe [TV], we discuss how Gary Kayye just got back from meeting with Snap One in Charlotte, North Carolina (for an exciting project, I might add!). Just as he’s returning, I’m gearing up for my very first Zoomtopia in San Jose, California! We talk a fair amount about cybersecurity in this […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 81 — Extron’s Andrew Edwards Moves to Chairman of the Board, Why You Should Register for LAVNCH WEEK 6 and Special Guest Megan A. Dutta

October 26, 2022

Gary and I are busy this week! In case you all didn’t know, it’s LAVNCH WEEK 6! This Wednesday was ProAV Day, and Digital Signage Day is Thursday. We’ve been working hard to put on the best content possible for you guys and we hope you’ll check it out! Gary and I also talk about […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 80 — NC State Fair Chronicles, Rob Abbott of Nureva Introduces HDL410 and a Pit Stop at the Legrand AV Roadshow

October 19, 2022

On today’s rAVe [TV] episode, Gary and I talk about our respective N.C. State Fair experiences. One thing we’ve learned: Never go on a Saturday night. Also, Rob Abbott, VP of products at Nureva, joined to talk all about the company’s latest and greatest product, the HDL410. Also, I got to check out the Raleigh […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 79 — Announcing the 2022 Best of CEDIA Expo Award Winners

October 12, 2022

Today, Gary and I were pleased to announce the winners of our 2022 Best of CEDIA Expo Awards. From “coolest booth” to “best overall resi product” you won’t want to miss those winners! You can check out the full list here as well. You won’t want to miss this episode because we also discuss some […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 78 – We’re Back From CEDIA Expo!

October 6, 2022

On today’s episode of rAVe [TV], Gary and I look back on our favorite moments from CEDIA Expo. We also get ready for our two-day live event, rePLAY CEDIA Expo 2022. In other news, the first episode of Study With Steph Season 2 is out! And finally, Scott Tiner joins to talk a little about […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 77.3 – Day 3 LIVE at CEDIA Expo 22

October 1, 2022

We’re back for the last day of CEDIA Expo! While Gary Kayye couldn’t join this episode, I invited a special guest, our very own Anne-Marie Barr, to join the show and talk about her first experience at a residential trade show. While she’s been in the industry for over a year now, it’s always great […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 77.2 – Day 2 LIVE at CEDIA Expo 22

September 30, 2022

Gary and I come back at you LIVE from Day Two of CEDIA Expo 2022. On this episode, we feature guests such as Mike Bennett from Samsung, Andy Orozco from Nationwide Marketing Group, Wendy Griffiths from CEDIA Association and Steve Seminario from Planar. Also, as promised, I give you a little tour of another section […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 77.1 – Day 1 LIVE at CEDIA Expo 22

September 30, 2022

You read that right! We’re coming at you LIVE from CEDIA Expo 2022! We have some great interviews with Hank Alexander of HTSN, John Henkel of NETGEAR and CEDIA Expo’s very own Jason McGraw. We also feature a show floor tour from Gary Kayye so give this a watch to get a feel for what […]

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rAVe [TV] Episode 76 – Exertis Almo’s E4 in D.C., Leaving for CEDIA Expo 2022 and Study With Steph Season 2!

September 28, 2022

Gary and I squeezed in a quick episode of rAVe [TV] before we both hop on planes to Dallas to attend CEDIA Expo 2022! Before we leave, Gary tells me all about his experience at Exertis Almo’s most recent E4 Experience in D.C. (don’t worry — there’s another coming up in Boston in October if […]

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