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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5 Outdated Pro Audio Technologies and their Current Replacements

Here’s a look at a few of the pro audio products that have been replaced by FOH engineers and other pros in today’s live sound and music markets.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

tvONE Active Fiber Optic Cables, 8K video

tvOne Active Fiber Optic Cables Transmit 8K Video

The newly introduced tvONE Active Fiber Optic Cables provide integrators long-range connectivity solutions that address DisplayPort and HDMI.

5G cell phone booster, SureCall, Force8

The Force8 5G Cell Phone Booster From SureCall Brings 5G Connectivity into Commercial Spaces

New SureCall Force8 5G Cell Phone Booster strengthens signals of T-Mobile 600 MHz band and the AT&T 2.3 GHz mid-band signals.

L-Acoustics NAMM 2019, immersive audio

L-Acoustics NAMM 2019 Exhibit to Feature L-ISA Immersive Audio Demo

The L-Acoustics NAMM 2019 exhibit in booth 17208/demo room 203A will include a demonstration of the company’s L-ISA immersive audio product line.

Yamaha DZR/DXS-XLF speakers, Yamaha CZR

Yamaha DZR/DXS-XLF Speakers Inclusion of Dante Expedites Setup Process

The new Yamaha DZR/DXS-XLF Speakers feature the popular Dante digital audio format to facilitate fast and easy installations.

how speakers, houses of worship, best church speakers

16 of the Best Church Speakers to Serve the Houses of Worship Market

Sound quality is more important to church speaker systems. Here are 16 of the best church speakers for the diversifying Houses of Worship market.

Yamaha CS-700, video collaboration system

3-Year Warranty Increases the Appeal of Yamaha CS-700 Video Collaboration System

Newly announced three-year warranty for the Yamaha Unified Communications CS-700 video collaboration system provides added insurances for users.

DiGiCo KLANG Technologies Audiotonix

DiGiCo Acquires KLANG Technologies

DiGiCo has acquired KLANG Technologies. Looking ahead, the new family of brands in the Audiotonix family expects products to complement engineer workflow.

QSC, Q-SYS Web Conferencing

QSC Q-SYS Web Conference Solution Receives U.S. Patent

The IP-based QSC Q-SYS Web Conference solution has been awarded a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Lifesize Icon 700 Conferencing System, 4K Content Sharing

Lifesize Icon 700 Conferencing System Delivers Full-Motion 4K Video

The newly announced Lifesize Icon 700 Conferencing System utilizes cloud-based storage technologies to offer users 4K content sharing.

Airtame 2 wireless HDMI solution

Airtame Wireless Airtame 2 HDMI System Designed for Business and Education Markets

The Danish startup company Airtame has just announced its second generation Airtame 2 HDMI wireless solution for the corporate and education markets. Airtame originally launched through a crowdfunding campaign back in 2014 and today the company has offices in San Francisco and Copenhagen. According to the company, the new Airtame 2 wireless HDMI system delivers […]