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Robert Archer

Robert Archer

Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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Z-Wave Alliance Touts SmartStart at CEDIA Expo 2021

During the CEDIA Expo 2021 show Z-Wave Alliance highlighted products from its partners in the leak protection, security and lighting markets.

Robert Archer · October 20, 2021

Snap One OvrC updates

Snap One Announces Several Upgrades to OvrC Platform

Among the updates built into the new version of Snap One’s OvrC remote management platform is improved device disconnect capabilities.

Robert Archer · October 19, 2021

Sonos Beam Gen 2 soundbar

Hands-On: Sonos Beam Gen 2 Delivers Good Sound for any Application

The competitively priced Sonos Beam Gen 2 soundbar can be employed in a number of ways to provide homeowners with a good sounding, immersive audio listening experience.

Robert Archer · October 15, 2021

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin

Bowers & Wilkins Takes Flight with a Brand New Zeppelin

Bowers & Wilkins has announced a new, modern version of its Zeppelin all-in-one loudspeaker for $799.

Robert Archer · October 13, 2021

HP programs

HP Programs Address WFH, Hybrid Work Schedules, Security

With more workers engaged in WFH and hybrid schedules HP is launching several programs to help ensure the security of employers’ data and their employees.

Robert Archer · October 12, 2021

Valens Long-Range HDBaseT

HDBaseT Emphasizes its Viability for Long-Range Connectivity

The VS3000 chip from Valens enables HDBaseT to carry HDMI 2.0 signals up to 100 meters, and it also supports 1G Ethernet, USB 2.0, control signals and power delivery

Robert Archer · October 11, 2021

Screen Innovations (SI) Zen Motorized Shades

3 Problems Solved by AVLT Solutions and SI’s Zen Motorized Shades

Through word-of-mouth in a local Florida community, AVLT met the needs of three homeowners using Screen Innovations’ (SI) Zen Motorized Shades.

Robert Archer · October 11, 2021

Crestron Flex UC intelligent technologies

Crestron Flex Platform Adds Support for Jabra and Huddly

To help provide businesses and their employees with better conferencing experiences, Crestron has added intelligent technologies to its Flex UC platform.

Robert Archer · October 07, 2021

GRNDHOUSE Martin VDO Sceptron lights

Selling a Lighting Package in Combo with High-Tech Fitness Gear

Launched during the pandemic in 2020 the online home workout subscription service GRNDHOUSE is using Martin lighting products to bring proper lighting to its online workouts.

Robert Archer · September 30, 2021

Murideo Fox & Hound 4K test kit

Murideo Demos HDMI, AV Test Products at CEDIA Expo 2021

Murideo showcased a new HDMI 2.1 test tool, as well as an audio testing system for surround sound at CEDIA Expo 2021.

Robert Archer · September 30, 2021