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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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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5 Outdated Pro Audio Technologies and their Current Replacements

Here’s a look at a few of the pro audio products that have been replaced by FOH engineers and other pros in today’s live sound and music markets.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

Focusrite RedNet, Coachella, Stagecoach Festival

Concertgoers At Coachella and Stagecoach Heard Their Music Loud and Clear, Thanks to Focusrite RedNet

Providing the infrastructure behind the popular Coachella and Stagecoach music festival, Focusrite Rednet backbones recent live music events.

AVOCOR, E Series display, IR touch

AVOCOR E Series Display Are ‘Reasonably Priced’ 4K, Plus IR Touch

The AVOCOR E Series display for collaboration environments includes ‘reasonably-priced’ 4K with the addition of IR touch.

al-Class line array, Audiotechnik CST, REO Speedwagon Tour, VUE Audiotechnik

VUE Audiotechnik CST Keeps the REO Speedwagon Tour Rolling with al-Class Line Arrays

The REO Speedwagon and Chicago co-headlining tour recently made a stop in Primm, Nev., where the local production company used a VUE Audiotechnik CST al-Class line array system to reproduce the classic rock bands live sound. H.A.S. Productions, a Las Vegas-based production company, set up the system to maximize the audio manufacturer’s Continuous Source Topology (CST) technologies. […]

Sennheiser Digital 6000, Yamaha Consoles,

Sennheiser Digital 6000, Meet Yamaha Consoles: Companies Announce Interoperability

Sennheiser Digital 6000 now integrates with Yamaha consoles (CL and QL series) via an upcoming firmware update to increase system flexibility.

Astro Spatial Audio, immersive audio. Tommy

Tommy, The Who’s Rock Opera, Sounds Great in Denver Thanks to Astro Spatial Audio

Supporting the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre presentation of The Who’s Tommy, Astro Spatial Audio immerses audience in sound.

Made in U.S.A. Meyer Sound UP-4slim

Made in America, Meyer Sound’s New UP-4slim Speaker Blends Into Any Decor

At InfoComm 2018 the California audio company Meyer Sound emphasized its Made in U.S.A. manufacturing and its new UP-4slim speaker.

Martin Audio, Martin Audio Management, Buyout

U.K. Equity Group LK Backs Over $15.7 Million in Martin Audio Management Buyout

The mid-market private equity investor LDC is backing the Martin Audio Management buyout (MBO) to help drive market share.

AES67 compliant, Audio-Technica, AES67, microphones, AES67 compatible

Audio-Technica at InfoComm 2018: A Slew of Mic Products Are Now AES67 Compliant

New Audio-Technica AES67 compliant range of network microphones and devices provide audio over IP functionality in a slew of models.

Harman Pro, Harman Pro InfoComm

Harman Pro InfoComm 2018 Booths Features JBL, AMX BSS by Harman

The Harman Pro InfoComm 2018 booths featured audio solutions from JBL, AMX and BSS by Harman in the signal management and subwoofer subcategories.

Bittree, 12G Video Distribution Amplifiers,

Bittree 12G Video Distribution Amplifiers Save Rack Space

Expanding its product line to offer solutions beyond its selection of patchbay products, the new Bittree 12G Video Distribution Amplifiers were recently introduced. The 40-year-old company says that its latest products are designed for streamlining growing signal distribution requirements into a lightweight, high-density modular form factor that supports data rates as high as 12GB/s for the […]