rAVe [TV] Episode 106 — 2023 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Now Open for Voting

The rumors are true! The 2023 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards are open for voting until May 24, so make sure to tell all your co-workers and friends to get their votes in! For another surprise on this episode, Emily Dean joins as my guest host. (Gary was having technical difficulties. It happens to the best […]

rAVe [TV] Episode 106 — 2023 rAVe Readers’ Choice Awards Now Open for Voting

rAVe [TV] Episode 105 — Announcing the 2023 Out of This World Experience Winners With Megan A. Dutta

There’s nothing I hate more than spending time with myself alone on-air, and as Gary was in a meeting for this episode, Megan A. Dutta joins me as my co-host. We keep everyone young by discussing the latest in Ticketmaster drama when it comes to securing tickets to live shows — but we also take […]

rAVe [TV] Episode 105 — Announcing the 2023 Out of This World Experience Winners With Megan A. Dutta

rAVe [TV] Episode 104 — Steph’s Pre-Birthday, AVIXA and HETMA’s Partnership and Special Guests Bill Thrasher and Rachel Hanson

It’s the day before my birthday, so Gary and I are celebrating by … embarrassing me? Gary and I also discuss news from AVIXA and HETMA, a new product from Sony and we invited AVer Pro AV’s Rachel Hanson and AV-Tech Media Solutions’ Bill Thrasher on the show as our guests. 

rAVe [TV] Episode 104 — Steph’s Pre-Birthday, AVIXA and HETMA’s Partnership and Special Guests Bill Thrasher and Rachel Hanson

rAVe [TV] Episode 103 — Enterprise Connect, Temperature Check and Special Guest Rich Ventura

We’re (somewhat) back and we’re better than ever! After two weeks of having solo hosts, Steph and I are both back in front of the camera in the same episode. While I’m here in Chapel Hill, Steph is in Orlando, FL for Enterprise Connect giving you LIVE coverage from the show floor! Additionally, I talk […]

rAVe [TV] Episode 103 — Enterprise Connect, Temperature Check and Special Guest Rich Ventura

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

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! 

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

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

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. […]

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

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

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! 

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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. 

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

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

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 […]

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

rAVe [TV] Episode 95.4 — ISE 2023 Day 4

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.  

rAVe [TV] Episode 95.4 — ISE 2023 Day 4

rAVe [TV] Episode 95.3 — ISE 2023 Day 3

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. 

rAVe [TV] Episode 95.3 — ISE 2023 Day 3

rAVe [TV] Episode 95.2 — ISE 2023 Day 2

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!  

rAVe [TV] Episode 95.2 — ISE 2023 Day 2

rAVe [TV] Episode 95.1 — ISE 2023 Day 1

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 […]

rAVe [TV] Episode 95.1 — ISE 2023 Day 1

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

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! […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

Holiday Wishes from rAVe [TV]

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. […]

Holiday Wishes from rAVe [TV]

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

rAVe [TV] Episode 86 — Thanksgiving

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! 

rAVe [TV] Episode 86 — Thanksgiving

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

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! 

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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, […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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