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Parks Associates  is supporting  OSP Expo 2013 . OSP Expo is to be held October 8-10th, 2013 in Dallas, TX. For over 20 years, OSP EXPO has been the only telecom trade show that provides attendees the HOW-TO for everything network related. A truly global event, attendees represent all 50 states and more than 40 countries worldwide. OSP EXPO delivers engaged attendees, more than 200 exhibits, 30+ seminars, and keynotes from industry leaders. Parks Associates is...
Parks Associates and Qualcomm will be co-hosting a webcast on Wednesday, July 10th entitled "Building a Differentiated User Experience in the Connected Home." The webcast will discuss the advanced technologies that connect current products and services, enable new service capabilities, and create a truly personal and intuitive user experience.  Some of the topics covered include: current interoperability challenges; solutions that bridge public, personal, and...
 
Parks Associates announced today that 78% of U.S. broadband households had a home network router in 2012, up from 54% in 2009, with adoption reaching 95% by 2016. The international research firm notes consumer demand for connected and mobile devices is fueling adoption of home network devices, which creates new and complex support demands on the connected home. Parks Associates will address the service and monetization opportunities in tech support, emerging from the growing...
 
By Kurt Scherf, Contributor I am lumping home technologies for home security, remote control of lights, energy management, and personal safety into a broad category here, and the few paragraphs I’ve contributed don’t do justice to the development in this space. Home controls solutions have been around for decades, but one question that industry observers have been asking for years is “When is this market going to take off?” In the past couple of years, we have seen some...
 
Roaming occurs when a wireless client device moves outside the usable range of one wireless access point and connects to another AP. There is no “roaming” issue as far as the AP is concerned. As long as the APs are setup properly, client devices can roam seamlessly from one AP to another. The issue and challenge comes in the actual “handoff ” process, which, according to the IEEE 802.11 standard [1], is dictated by the client device. The handoff is the process of the client device...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 31, 2012
Tags: home network, Wi-Fi
The connected home phenomenon - where products and services are linked together to share computing resources and information - is reshaping the competitive landscape among service providers, retailers, and consumer electronics companies. The lines that defined and separated the different roles for each consumer product have blurred. No longer does a service provider remain the sole provider of communications or entertainment services. A retailer or OEM may have been the primary...
The Kindle Fire uses the same in-pane switching as the iPad, a 1024x600, which is a large enough screen for most home automations system. The device is heavy for its size at 14.6oz, and having dual-core CPUs clocked at 1GHz, the CPU is speedy enough for most applications. Most home automation plug-ins store very little content locally, so 8GB of storage is more than adequate and support for all current Wi-Fi standards means it’ll connect to virtually anything. The default Android project...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 23, 2012
Tags: home network, multiscreen, tablets
Best Buy has recently opened its first Connected Store in Richfield. The store has new additions in order to engage customers: a Genius Bar-like tech support center, called the Geek Squad Solution Central, employees with advice on pricey stoves, and rooms where home theater geeks can design their ultimate entertainment centers. Best Buy’s hope for the Connected stores is to emphasize high-end service in a smaller floor space. This is because Best Buy plans to close 50 big boxes...

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