Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2021 Edition

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Welcome to my 21st annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I love writing this annual predictions article — it’s both humbling and rewarding. It requires me to stop and research anything new, evaluate the potential impact it will have and then articulate it in a way that matters to readers. If you’re a regular reader of my […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1031: Get Ready for Kayye’s Krystal Ball Webinar Presented by Almo Pro A/V — With Some Help from LG!

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Get ready for Gary’s annual Krystal Ball webinar presented by Almo Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at 2 p.m. EST. LG’s Adam Coleman and Dan Baker joined Gary in the latest Rants & rAVes videocast and gave a sneak peek of what to expect in 2021 from LG, related explicitly to microLED and webOS technologies. Register […]

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The 20th Annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2020 Edition

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Welcome to my 20th Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I know, I was shocked too. Twenty years of this. But I love writing this annual predictions article. If you’re a regular reader, you already know this, but for those who don’t, my Kayye’s Krystal Ball piece is an annual article where I not only tell you what […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball | Updated for 2019

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Presented by Gary Kayye at the Almo Professional AV E4 Experience in Chicago. Gary Kayye’s annual Krystal Ball series, which comes out each January, is likely the most-read news article in AV every year. Why? Well, he’s usually right — like 90 percent of the time. For example, he predicted the impact that Bluetooth would […]

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Welcome to Gary Kayye’s 2019 Krystal Ball – What Will Happen in AV in 2019

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I love writing this annual predictions article. If you’re a regular reader, you already know this but for those that don’t, my Kayye’s Krystal Ball piece is an annual article where I not only tell you what I think is going to happen in the AV market for the upcoming year, but I also go […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 657: Gary Talks (& Invites) You to His 2018 ProAV Tech Predictions Webinar

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THIS IS A PROMOTED POST Gary used today’s Rants and rAVe’s to talk about his upcoming webinar — next Tuesday at 2pm EST. The webinar, part of the rAVe Almo ProAV webinar partnership, is based on his popular annual Krystal Ball predictions article — the 2018 edition was published here. The webinar will go in a bit more […]

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THE BIGGEST Trend in AV in 2018 Will Be… Kayye’s Krystal Ball Is Back!

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The year 2018 could turn out to be full of giant changes. The market is certainly poised for it as you have a number of technological advancements that have emerged simultaneously — each of them have a lot of potential. First, let’s review all the latest in emerging AV technology and then and I’ll tell […]

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2017 Will Be the Year of The… My Predictions for the Upcoming Year in AV Technology

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After years of a terrible world economy and very little innovation, 2016 was a boon for new technology — especially in the world of AV. And, some of it crossed both high-end residential as well as commercial. Let’s take a look at a little of what was 2016 and then I’ll tell you want to […]

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Gary Brings Back His Future Predictions Column

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For more than 10 years, rAVe founder Gary Kayye wrote a annual AV predictions article for Sound & Communications magazine called Kayye’s Krystal Ball. It was their most popular annual column and we fielded hundreds of comments on it annually. Now it’s back! For Australia-based INTEGRATE, in association with InfoComm and CEDIA, Gary has written […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball is Back – LIVE! In Chicago in March and San Francisco in April

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For 13 years, rAVe founder Gary Kayye’s Krystal Ball has been one of the annual columns most-read by AV integrators, consultants and manufacturers. Covering the future trends in each technology and product sector, Gary has been able to predict what the future held for projectors, flat panels, VTC, digital signage, signal routing and a plethora […]

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