"interoperability" articles

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...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Jessie H. Shoemaker , Energy Storage Business Developer, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, 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 barriers to unifying a cohesive ecosystem of products are myriad. There’s the general...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Alton Martin with Trusource Labs , 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? Due to a lack of industry-wide interoperability standards, there is little incentive for companies to “play nice” with each other. Each...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Manoj Kumar , CEO at Powerley, 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? Historically, the primary barrier has been the lack of a closed loop between energy and smart home products which has impeded proliferation of home...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Deb Merril , Co-Chief Executive Officer, Just Energy, 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? A first key point is to understand what customers want. The energy industry is complicated enough, and consumers are...
The next major evolution in computing is here – voice technology dominates CES. Voice assistants are here to stay. At the beginning of 2017, half of U.S. broadband households were using a personal assistant through an application or dedicated device. Market leaders such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and more recently Samsung continue to announce new product enhancements and expanded roadmaps. The competition among these giants was evident at CES with a plethora of...
The smart home is a comprised of a collection of products and services that serve the needs of consumers using either a centralized or a distributed control architecture. In a distributed control architecture individual products perform specific jobs for consumers, but those products also benefit from collaboration with other products. A loose collaboration between autonomous products is sufficient for many jobs; however, some tasks may be better served by if they were coordinated as a...
Thomas Rockmann , VP of Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG, will be speaking at Parks Associates' upcoming CONNECTIONS Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home at CES, January 9, in Las Vegas.  He kindly provided insights, to Parks Associates' analyst team, regarding the rise in digital voice assistants in the home, and consumers' fears regarding privacy, security and adoption of smart devices in the home.  Thomas will be participating on the Smart Home...

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