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International research firm Parks Associates announced that its 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS conference will feature the Connected Car Corner, by InstallerNet, to highlight the role of smart automotive and mobile solutions in the smart home ecosystem. New research from the firm reveals 4% of U.S. broadband households have an in-car voice assistant device, such as the Amazon Echo Auto, Roav Viva, or Muse Auto, and 9% plan to buy one in the next 12 months. Parks Associates estimates the...
Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (2019) in Las Vegas, the latest innovations and trends in the automotive market were on showcase. The event featured new product announcements from major players such as Ford, HARMAN, Volkswagen, Audi, and more. Below are five key trends from CES that we expect to influence the market in 2019: Authentication technologies – Parks Associates research shows increasing consumer concerns around companies and hackers stealing their data...

On the first workday after CES, there's a lot to reflect on. Many companies have made some big product announcements, and Google has stepped up its game (or at least its marketing) in its ongoing war against Amazon's Alexa. In the TV space, we see a number of interesting trends beginning to emerge. TV Trends from CES 2019 Bigger is better 8K video and artificial intelligence Platform-agnostic digital support Bigger is Better Parks...
 
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer Iot conference, Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance shared insights with the analyst team to address the challenges and revenue opportunities with growing the smart home industry in Europe. Mitchell will be participating on the Special Session Fireside Chat: Fragmentation and the Future: Smart Products vs. Smart Systems on Wednesday, November 14 at 11:15. Joining...

Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer Iot conference, Victor Berrios, VP, Technology, Zigbee Alliance shared insights with the analyst team to address the challenges and revenue opportunities with growing the smart home industry in Europe. Victor will be participating on the Making Magic: Interoperability and Integration panel on Tuesday, November 13 at 14:00. Panelists joining him on this session include: Avi...
Apple kicked off the company’s Apple Event day with the introduction of the new Series 4 Apple Watch. As anticipated from leaked photos, the new version maintains the same exterior dimensions as the Series 3 but has 30% larger screens. It has louder speakers, a faster dual-core processor, and greater interaction with the Siri digital assistant – all very useful and largely anticipated upgrades. More significant are new functions that turn the watch into a medical...
 
by Craig Leslie | Sep. 20, 2018
Tags: Apple, connected CE, smart watch

One of the most exciting announcements during the Apple Event today centered around the introduction of eSIM technology into the new iPhone XS and XS Max. eSIMs act as a replacement for a traditional physical SIM card - they save internal space, improve water resistance, and allow users to configure their phone's network connection without having to request, wait for, and then physically insert a SIM card. In 2016 and 2017, eSIMS began gaining traction in the consumer market with...
 
by Kristen Hanich | Sep. 12, 2018
Tags: Apple, connected CE, mobile, operator
International research firm Parks Associates announced today that Research Analyst Dina Abdelrazik will speak at CEDIA Expo , September 6 and 7 in San Diego, CA. Abdelrazik will address the impact that voice will have on user interfaces and specifically new partnerships within the smart home. The firm’s smart home research indicates, as adoption of smart speakers expands, consumer satisfaction with these devices must be monitored to ensure a robust user experience. Smart speakers,...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 28, 2018
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