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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5 Outdated Pro Audio Technologies and their Current Replacements

Here’s a look at a few of the pro audio products that have been replaced by FOH engineers and other pros in today’s live sound and music markets.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

Sony Pro BRAVIA 4K HDR display

98-Inch Sony Pro BRAVIA 4K HDR Display to Debut at DSE 2019

At the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas the 98-inch Sony Pro BRAVIA 4K HDR will be introduced to complement the company’s other digital signage products.

L-Acoustics AVB

L-Acoustics, AVB Serve as Backbone for Punk Band Die Toten Hosen European Tour

German punk rock band Die Toten Hosen delivered a consistent, eardrum-rattling audio experience during its recent European tour, thanks in part to gear from L-Acoustics and a host of AVB-enabled components brought in by Black Box Music. For the Die Toten Hosen tour, Black Box Music needed to design a system that could easily accommodate additional […]

Meyer Sound, Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC Events

Meyer Sound Delivers Knockout Sound for UFC Events

The UFC employs Meyer Sound LEOPARD solutions to choke out bad sound during its live events, which take place throughout the year, all over the country.

Interactive flat panel sales

Interactive Flat Panel Sales on a Continued Growth Pattern, Says Futuresource Study

A newly released study from Futuresource states the corporate market could be an area in which interactive flat panel sales increase.

USB-C format

USB-C Format is Coming to Office Spaces (If Integrators See Its Potential)

After years of development, USB-C format will change the way devices connect/charge. It’s now rapidly integrating into a range of AV products.

ClearOne Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile BMA CT

ClearOne Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile Now Available

The new ClearOne Beamforming Microphone Array Ceiling Tile (BMA CT) is now shipping according to the Salt Lake City, Utah-based audio manufacturer.

Datapath Diagnostic Software, Datapath DCCT, Video Wall Configurations

Datapath DDCT Diagnostic Software Quickly Builds Video Wall Configurations

Newly announced Datapath DDCT Diagnostic Software helps professional integrators to design and install state-of-the-art video wall solutions.

RME Educational Program, CTS Renewal

New RME Educational Program Yet Another Way to Earn AVIXA CTS Renewal Credits

A new RME educational program provides industry professionals with the ability to earn AVIXA CTS renewal credits to aid integrators’ learning efforts.

MSE Audio Dante, Shure Customer Experience Center

Look Inside Shure’s New Customer Experience Center in Chicago

Shure ‘talks the talk’ from its Customer Experience Center and new office space. Installation done by AVI-SPL, including MSE Audio’s Dante-enabled speakers throughout the facility.

Exterity ISE 2019

Exterity ISE Recap and What’s Next

The IPTV and digital signage equipment manufacturer Exterity has announced its ArtioGuest, ArtioSign and AvediaPlayer 4K media player products.