"interoperability" articles

Parks Associates continued its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™  conference with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Amanda Forsyth, Director of Product Management at Cognitive Systems. Ahead of the conference, Amanda provided insights on how smart home products are evolving and consumer insights that will have an impact over the next few years. Amanda spoke on the panel, Health and Wellness Solutions: Expanding the Market, on May 19 at 1:00 PM CT which...
Parks Associates continues its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™ with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Mitch Klein, Executive Director at Z-Wave Alliance will be featured on the panel, Bringing New Value: Growing Role of Smart Home Platforms, on May 18 at 8:30 AM CT which addresses how companies in this space can leverage platforms and industry standards to provide a reliable, interoperable ecosystem with a simplified user experience, delivering expanded value...
Parks Associates continues its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™ with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Paul Williams, Chief Product Officer of Nice North America, will be the featured keynote speaker presenting on May 18 at 5 PM CT. He will be discussing the history of the smart home, and provide insights on what the future of this industry may look like. Prior to the session, Paul provided insights on industry developments and consumer insights that will have an...
Parks Associates continues its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™ with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Patrick Dunn, Program Director, Center for Health Tech and Innovation at American Heart Association will be featured on the panel, Health and Wellness Solutions: Expanding the Market , on May 19 at 1:00 PM CT, addressing how major changes in the energy landscape will shift how consumers manage their home energy in the future. Prior to the session, Patrick...
With the redefined digitization of the healthcare industry in 2020, medicine has never before been so reliant on the efficient transmission of accurate data to provide appropriate care and control costs. The value of patient-generated health data from connected health devices in particular, which are increasing in adoption year-over-year, can be enhanced with greater interoperability between ecosystems of devices. Consumers can have all their health data, from medicines taken, dates of...
If you are familiar with the smart home, then you have undoubtedly heard of Matter, a new connectivity standard for smart home devices first introduced in 2019. Matter’s primary aim is to bridge gaps in device integration and take interoperability solutions to new heights. Samsung, the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), smart home device makers such as IKEA, and other major brands such as Kroger have also all joined the Matter initiative. While recent years have seen increased...
 
by Frank Saldana | Nov. 15, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, interoperability, smart home
Telehealth and telemedicine solutions have been thrust to the forefront of health care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need to avoid exposure to the virus has challenged well-established consumer preferences for in-person visits over remote care. Radical shifts in the regulatory and reimbursement landscape have paved the way for rapid telehealth deployments, including the use of health devices. Parks Associates' latest consumer study of 5,000 broadband households provides trending data...
Over the last year, Samsung has slowly but steadily moved toward an app-only approach to its SmartThings platform. With 6% of broadband households using SmartThings as their solution to control their smart home devices, according to Parks Associates research in Q4 2020, these changes impact millions of consumers. Recently, Samsung passed a major milestone in this transition from hardware with the sunsetting of its Gen.1 Hubs last week (June 30th). SmartThings ecosystem users who...
 
by Chris White | Jul. 13, 2021
Tags: interoperability, smart home

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