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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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Sonos DTS Digital Surround Sound

Sonos S2 Operating System Updates Include DTS Digital Surround Sound

In addition to introducing DTS surround sound to several of its products, Sonos has announced EQ options for S2 iOS app users.

Robert Archer · November 16, 2021

Sonus faber De Santi Woodworking

Sonus faber Buys De Santi Woodworking Factory

Sonus faber has acquired Italian woodworking factory De Santi, allowing the company to support increased product demand.

Robert Archer · November 15, 2021

HP Z by HP, NIVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise and Teradici CAS

HP Launches 3 Commercial and Resimercial Products Targeting WFH and Hybrid Employees

HP has announced a trio of solutions to help improve workflow productivity in remote work environments, including its Z by HP and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise solutions.

Robert Archer · November 11, 2021

Crestron Battery-Powered Shades

Crestron Introduces Battery-Powered Shades to Portfolio

Crestron has added Battery-Powered Shade to its line of shading products to offer dealers and homeowners more product choices.

Robert Archer · November 11, 2021

UL SafeCyber IoT security platform

UL SafeCyber Digital Security Platform Protects IoT Devices

UL’s SafeCyber Digital Security Platform provides protection to companies and other organizations implementing IoT devices.

Robert Archer · November 08, 2021

CTA 2021 holiday spending study

CTA Study Estimates Consumers to Increase Holiday Spending

A CTA study on consumer holiday spending finds that consumers plan to purchase cell phones, gaming systems and WFH equipment.

Robert Archer · November 05, 2021

Snap One Josh.ai A.I.-based home control

Snap One Partners with Voice Control Specialist Josh.ai on New Drivers, Exclusive Distribution

A new alliance between Snap One and Josh.ai will enable dealers to offer advanced A.I.-based control and automation systems to homeowners.

Robert Archer · November 04, 2021

Amanda Beckner CEDIA

CEDIA Hires Industry Veteran Amanda Beckner

Amanda Beckner, CTS, brings two decades of market experience to her new role as new vice president of education and training for CEDIA.

Robert Archer · November 03, 2021

HP Wolf Security

HP Wolf Security Study Assesses Hybrid Workplace Trends

A new study published by HP says that IT staffs are under heavier burdens due to hybrid workplace employees

Robert Archer · November 01, 2021

Trinnov Kaleidescape Film collection

Trinnov Curates Demo Scenes to Highlight Performance of Today’s Home Theaters

CE Pro Podcasts 78 and 79 highlighted how today’s AV products are enabling modern home theaters to outperform commercial cinemas, so here are eight demo titles selected by Trinnov Audio’s Jon Herron that showcase how this is possible.

Robert Archer · October 28, 2021