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Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. We are happy to announce our collaboration with Microsoft to launch a new digital assistant platform for the home, built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, using AI and IoT services. Artificial intelligence is now playing a key role in improving access to smart living products and services, and this is only expected to expand in size and scope. Digital assistants that connect consumers to important services such as safety...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 16, 2019
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In an eventful week for streaming news, an already fragmented market for content splintered further with major announcements from NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia about the future of their content on major OTT services. Following the sale of 21st Century Fox, Disney now owns the majority of Hulu, and officially flexed its muscles on Tuesday, May 14, taking full control of Hulu from Comcast and allowing the minority owner to sell their stake in the streaming service in 2024. In...
 
by Billy Nayden | May. 16, 2019
Tags: digital media, OTT
Ingersoll Rand, Life365, STRATIS IoT, Leviton, and more  to address connected health and energy management as adjacent ecosystems for the smart home at CONNECTIONS™ Parks Associates announced today the 23 rd -annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference , May 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport , will feature key sessions examining the crossover opportunities between the smart home and adjacent ecosystems for residential energy and connected...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 16, 2019
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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. The international research firm will host the 23rd-annual  CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference , May 21-23, in San Francisco, California. New connected car research from Parks Associates reveals 4% of US broadband households have an in-car voice assistant device, such as the Amazon Echo...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 15, 2019
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Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. Q uickSet Cloud  i s always hard at work making lives easier in everyday scenarios, even when you don't see it! QuickSet Cloud was introduced in 2015 to expand  QuickSet capabilities, including discovery & detection algorithms. By September 2016, we  introduced newer features  such as  Predictive Discovery . Shortly after, with strong demand for our cloud services, it was evident that we would...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 15, 2019
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At my panel during the Parks Associates CONNECTIONS 2019 conference  next week, we’ll be discussing the parallel ecosystems of connected entertainment and the smart home, how the convergence of these two ecosystems impacts network connectivity, and how companies are working toward achieving a unified experience between the two. Parks Associates data shows that with each passing year, the average number of connected devices in US broadband households increases – as of Q4...
 
by Lindsay Gafford | May. 15, 2019
Tags: industry event, smart home
27% of smart home owners value family/friends recommendations as key factor influencing purchase New Parks Associates research  finds recommendations from friends and family and online reviews are the top factors influencing consumer purchase of smart home devices. The research firm will explore channel strategies and innovations that leverage the smart home purchase process during the pre-conference workshop “Expanding the Smart Home Market”  on May 21, ahead of...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | May. 15, 2019
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Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. Voice assistants from Google and Amazon are attempting to be a unified interface for consumers to interact with different smart home devices and services, further integrating themselves into every aspect of consumers' daily lives. In the past, these tech giants collected data whenever their voice assistant was used to perform an activity by the consumer, such as turning on a light or locking a door. According to a recent...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 14, 2019
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