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Robert Archer, Senior Editor

Robert Archer is CI's product editor. He has been covering the electronics industry for more than a decade.

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Robert's Latest Blog Posts

pro AV products, commercial electronics

The 12 Most Important Pro AV Products of 2017 (According to Bob Archer)

Bob Archer chooses Polycom, DVIGear, Crestron, Surgex, Stewart Filmscreen, and other pro AV products among his favorite commercial electronics of 2017.

acoustic design, AVI Systems

Better Acoustic Design Isn’t Just for Recording Studios

Acoustic design improves the sound in bars and restaurants, but using pro audio also helps mass notification systems to be heard in a range of environments.

pro audio, FOH engineers, live sound

5 Outdated Pro Audio Technologies and their Current Replacements

Here’s a look at a few of the pro audio products that have been replaced by FOH engineers and other pros in today’s live sound and music markets.

Robert's Latest Posts

Harman Professional, Toolroom Records, Toolroom Radio

Harman Professional Helps Toolroom Records Streamline Facility

Building a broadcast studio for its syndicated programming, Harman Professional Helps Toolroom Records with audio and lighting needs.

HyperLight Cable, DVI AOC, DVIGear, Active Optical Cables

DVIGear HyperLight Cable Handles Data Rates Up to 4.95 Gbps

New DVIGear DVI AOC HyperLight Cable series active optical cables feature single-link DVI resolutions as far as 328 feet and up to 4.95 Gbps.

mixing consoles, audio mixing

Audio Mixing Consoles Market to Experience 5 Percent Growth

Several new trends within the audio mixing consoles market are driving product sales, including low-cost consoles and digital technologies.

Extron IN1806, presentation switcher

Extron IN1806 Presentation Switcher Aimed at 4K 60Hz Situations

Adding to its line of signal management solutions, the new Extron IN1806 presentation switcher is capable of handling 4K at 60Hz content.

Primacoustic panels, Cinema Sound, audio quality analysis, Broadway panels

The Case for Better Audio Quality Analysis, Especially in Pro-Sumer Markets

Mark Edwards, owner of Cinema Sound, uses Primacoustic panels, including Broadway panels, to emphasize the importance of audio quality analysis.

Da-Lite Parallax 2.3, Parallax 2.3, ambient light rejecting screens, alr screens

Da-Lite Parallax 2.3: Bright, Even from ‘Undesirable Angles’

The ambient light rejecting screens from Da-Lite Parallax 2.3 are designed for a variety of environments and viewing angles.

Just Add Power 3G Ultra AV over IP products

Just Add Power CEO Donates AV over IP Solution to University of Indianapolis

Just Add Power CEO Ed Qualls and wife Pamela, University of Indianapolis alums, donate AV-over-IP solution that drives newly installed video walls at the school’s Health Pavillion.

Q-SYS, QSC, Designer Asset Manager

QSC Designer Asset Manager Allows Integrators to Easily Download Any Q-SYS Asset

The cloud-based QSC Q-SYS Designer Asset Manager allows integrators to easily download new Q-SYS assets, including plugins for third-party control devices.

Audinate, Dante Domain Manager

Audinate Dante Domain Manager Tames Electronics Systems at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The Audinate Dante Domain Manager platform helped the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to secure and organize its AV and IT systems.

Dynacord TGX Amplifiers

Dynacord TGX Amplifiers Provide 10kW to 20kW of Power from a Single Unit

The newly announced Dynacord TGX Amplifiers provide up to 20,000 watts of total power to drive any system system in live environments.