"connected CE" articles

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...
 
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
The market for consumer electronics products and services is increasingly competitive. As brands seek to achieve and maintain competitive advantage, many recognize the importance of intuitive user interfaces and ample support. This need is born out of the desire to reduce consumer effort as brands recognize the connection between low customer effort and low brand loyalty. The use of augmented reality (AR) is one of the latest attempts to leverage new technologies towards this end....
On August 16, 2018 research firm Parks Associates hosted its first open house and asked members of the North Texas community to come learn what the company is all about. Attendees got to hear a brief introduction about Parks Associates from the company’s SVP, Elizabeth Parks and the Director of Business Development, Jason Paris .  Afterwards the company’s research analysts and directors gave quick presentations to highlight Parks Associates strengths. The first group of...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Laura Crisp, Manager of Emerging Business, Chamberlain, Chamberlain spoke with the analyst team to discuss the future of the connected home. Laura will be participating on the Future of the Connected Home: Delivering on Promises panel on Thursday, May 24, at 8:30 AM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Kurt Hoppe, Global Head of Innovation – Mobility & Connected...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, Marcio Avillez, SVP Networks, CUJO AI spoke with the analyst team to discuss the future of connected products, AI, and IoT. Marcio will be participating on the Security and Data Analytics: Protecting the Connected Consumer panel on Thursday, May 24, at 10:30 AM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Rich Bira, Managing Director, USA, Fibaro Timo Laaksonen,...
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...
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...

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