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

February 14, 2019

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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Winding It Up

December 18, 2018

Well, here we are again. The holidays are upon us, so it is time to pour a glass of, well, whatever a sales rep sent me for the holidays and summon my internal psychic. Each year at this time I write a final column for the year, summing up what I think the year has […]

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Top AV and Collaboration Predictions for 2019

December 17, 2018

2018 has been an interesting and eventful year in the AV and collaboration industries.  We’ve seen a number of mergers and acquisitions, rebranding of products, new players big and small entering the market and an avalanche of new products. So what does 2019 have in store for us? I don’t have a crystal ball, but […]

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Ice Crystal Ball for 2018: Predictions in ICT and Sustainability

January 16, 2018

As we enter 2018 in the grips of a bomb-cyclone dumping frigid temperatures, snow, ice and floods up and down the eastern seaboard, it can be difficult to consider global warming particularly since global warming has nothing to do with weather and everything to do with climate change. Here is a good explanation of the […]

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2018 and the Pace of Change

January 11, 2018

The beginning of the year is a time for people to look at previous predictions and score their success, along with making new predictions for the year ahead. I have spent some time over the past few weeks thinking about what is to come in the new year with technology. What really struck me, however, […]

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

January 2, 2018

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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Joel’s Magic 8 Ball: 2017 Predictions for the Rental and Staging Industry

December 20, 2016

Last month, I confessed to all of you that I really enjoy the holiday season. It seems that as the season approaches, all you remember about it are the good things. However, over the last couple of weeks, I have been reminded of a few of the negative sides of the holidays. For instance, today […]

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

December 19, 2016

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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Predicting the Future of Video in Churches

February 26, 2016

Back in 2002, I wrote a widely-publicized article about all churches needing to make the move to 16:9 aspect ratio widescreen. Nearly 15 years later, it turns out I was right — well, almost right. I saw dimly into the future of church video technology and was ahead of the curve in predicting the future of […]

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Digital Media Outlook for 2016: The Force Pervades

December 21, 2015

The Outlook: The term “robust” continues to describe digital signage application and supply. Growth at the double-digit compound annual growth rate (CAGR) experienced over each of the past 15 years continues in every important aspect of the business. In any venture, the probability of success must exceed the risks. By this measure, the future for […]

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2014: Will We Get Any Smarter?

December 16, 2013

Well, another year draws to a close in the rental and staging industry. As I sit here, filling out a box of Christmas cards with comical pictures of Santa holding a MacBook Pro, I am reflecting on what has happened in our industry this year. It has been an interesting year, both in the audiovisual […]

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