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Swedish startup, Cinezen Blockchained Entertainment, recently signed some of its first film distribution deals for its upcoming video-on-demand service, a global blockchain-based VOD service that will initially be based on the Ethereum protocol and cryptocurrency. Calling this new model Blockchain-Video-on-Demand (BVOD), Cinezen states that blockchain technology will provide a new level of transparency in accurate reporting of royalties for content creators by using a blockchain public...
Parks Associates has partnered with AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, to present the inaugural Integrated Life Program at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. The Integrated Life program, held June 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., is a one-day thought-leadership event focused on the crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audiovisual markets. The Integrated Life sessions, moderated by the Parks Associates analyst team , will feature...

Guest blog post by Greg Fisher, Founder at HardwareCon. Having spent that last 13 years helping over 900 hardware startups (they used to be called inventors) taking innovative, physical products to market, I’ve seen the industry go from one that was dominated by large established companies to the burgeoning hardware revolution that has already brought thousands of startup products to market with new tools and technologies and is just getting started. Despite the growth of...
According to Parks Associates research, 76% of North American broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connected technology , but in the past year, 37% of U.S. broadband households report that their Wi-Fi network seems slow. If operators want to compete effectively in the connected home, they will need to add value through premium CPE and a quality consumer experience. Parks Associates and Calix will discuss emerging trends for service providers in an upcoming webcast, The...

The electric grid is changing from a one-way, centralized control architecture to a two-way, distributed control solution. Parks Associates research finds 12% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy solar panels in 2018 . As solar PV panels and electric vehicles enter the market in increasing numbers, grid operators must adapt to the changing load profile and intermittency of both load and supply. This dynamic system creates challenges in generation and transmission as well as the...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 20, 2018
Tags: energy, Smart Energy Summit
Before speaking at Parks Associates' annual Smart Energy Summit , Denver Hinds, R&D Project Manager at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), provided his perspective on several key questions related to the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Interoperability needs to be addressed at the product and service level. Mainstream adoption of home...

Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Dave Kaintz, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The age old problem of interoperability or lack of. What are the biggest opportunities for the smart home industry to work with the...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Kevin Klages, Senior Vice President, Mass Markets, Constellation to discuss the future path of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The lack of centralized control across devices, for example: individual apps for each device don’t allow for optimization across...


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