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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 also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, 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; both schools are located in Haverhill, Mass.

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Robert's Latest Posts

Home Desktop

Ergonomic Crestron Home Desktop Solution Enables WFH

Crestron’s new Home Desktop is a space savings way for homeowners to either work from home or remote learn without sacrificing their collaboration experiences.

Robert Archer · August 12, 2020

Crestron Mecury X HomeTime

Crestron HomeTime Empowers WFH Productivity

Crestron’s new HomeTime is a residential unified communications solution that integrates into the company’s Home control and automation platform.

Robert Archer · August 11, 2020

Dish, Universal Electronics 2020 quarterly results

Dish, Universal Electronics Report Quarterly Numbers

Both Dish and Universal Electronics have reported dips in overall business due to the coronavirus, with Dish now offering temporary rate relief for certain commercial accounts.

Robert Archer · August 10, 2020

Five Smooth Stones

Five Smooth Stones AV Leads Big-Box Giants with a Multi-Tiered Business Plan Backboned by Sonos

The one common thread between Five Smooth Stones’ unique business practices that services both the new construction and existing homeowner markets is the Sonos product line.

Robert Archer · August 07, 2020

Jerry Kowitz

Electronics Industry Mourns Jerry Kowitz

Jerry Kowitz, co-founder of Phoenix-based Jerry’s Audio/Video has passed away at the age of 80-years-old.

Robert Archer · August 07, 2020

2nd quarter 2020 earnings, ADT Earnings Up; Sonos Slightly Dips in Latest Quarterly Report

Financial statements reflecting the recently completed quarter were announced by, ADT and Sonos.

Robert Archer · August 06, 2020

James Koenig

RTI Names Jim Koenig U.S. Director of Sales

James Koenig will serve as RTI’s new U.S. director of sales, and Bill Hensley will serve as RTI’s new head of global marketing.

Robert Archer · August 05, 2020

ProSource 2020 Seminars Lighting Certification

ProSource Announces Lighting Certification Program

ProSource has announced the details of its Lighting Certification Program, which it previewed this past spring in Las Vegas.

Robert Archer · July 29, 2020

Loxone Presence Sensor

Loxone Presence Sensor and Touch Pure aid AALs

Loxone products that include the Touch Pure and Presence Sensor can be used to help residents in AAL facilities.

Robert Archer · July 29, 2020

Denon AVR-S960H AV receivers

12 AV Receivers that Bring the Theater Experience Home

Here’s a look at the latest receivers from some of consumer electronics’ most popular manufacturers.

Robert Archer · July 28, 2020