Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Voice Control is a Key Differentiator for Smart Home

44% of U.S. broadband households use voice controls on Internet-connected devices

Parks Associates analysts and industry speakers will address consumer use of voice control and implications of new voice control products like Amazon Echo and Google Home in the IoT at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 5, 2017, at the Venetian, Level 4, Marcello 4405, in Las Vegas.

Parks Associates research finds that 44% of U.S. broadband households have used voice control functions on at least one of their connected platforms, including 64% of heads of household ages 18-24. These high usage rates among millennials indicate voice controls are quickly becoming the preferred means of interaction with Internet-connected devices, and younger consumers especially will see greater value in new smart home platforms with voice as standard in the user interface.

Use Voice Control to Access Internet-connected Platform

“The emergence of voice control in personal digital assistants like the Amazon Echo has helped expand this type of interface as a key differentiator throughout the IoT,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Developers in the smart home, entertainment, and connected car ecosystems are launching strategies to add voice control to their solutions. At CONNECTIONS™ Summit, we will discuss the opportunities to create value for consumers through integration, partnerships, and changing business models.”

CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Engaging Consumers: IoT and the Smart Home features six sessions on the smart home and strategies to monetize IoT connected platforms. The Summit concludes with a Networking Reception, sponsored by Homematic IP.  The speakers and participants include key companies working to create consumer engagement for connected devices and products.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit sessions include:

Creating New Value in the Connected Home: Integration, Partnerships, and Privacy

IoT Crossover: Smart Home, Entertainment, Appliances, Cars, and Energy

The Role of Connected Health Services in the Smart Home 

IoT and Smart Home: Seamless Interoperability

IoT: Support Services and Managing the Experience 

IoT and Smart Home: Changing Business Models

Companies speaking at the event include:

A&D Medical

Alarm.com

Amazon

American Family Ventures

Cirrent

Comcast

eQ-3 AG

Ericsson

EVRYTHNG, Inc.

Galaxywind Network Systems Co., Ltd.

General Motors

Greenwave Systems

Icontrol Networks

Nest

NXP Semiconductors

Philips

Qualcomm

ROC-Connect

Samsung Electronics America

Sears Holdings Corporation

Support.com

Sutherland Global Services

Target

Thread Group

TROVE

Vivint Smart Home

Vodafone

Early CONNECTIONS™ Summit sponsors include Homematic IP, Vivint Smart Home, Arrayent, Carrier, Cirrent, EVRYTHNG, Galaxywind, Greenwave Systems, Hampton Products, Icontrol Networks, NXP, ROC-Connect, Support.com, Sutherland Global Services, and TROVE.

Media and organizations supporting the event include Antenna Group, Appliance DESIGN Magazine, B2 Group, BayPay Forum, Best Web Design Agencies, bestseos.com, Cablefax, CIOReview, Conference Guru, CrowdReviews, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council, FierceCable, FierceMobileIT, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, HomeGrid Forum, IPSO Alliance, MoCA, Open Connectivity Foundation, PharmaVOICE, SmartGridSpain, TelcoProfessionals, Thread Group, TopSEOs.com, and Visibility Magazine.

To register for CONNECTIONS™ Summit, visit http://bit.ly/CONN_Summit. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com.

For more information on Parks Associates research or events, visit www.parksassociates.com, or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. Parks Associates will be at Booth #41073 in Sands A-D throughout CES 2017.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas.

The 2018 CONNECTIONS™ Summit features panels examining successful consumer-focused strategies in designing and deploying IoT, smart home, and connected CE and health solutions. Leading analysts from host Parks Associates present consumer research and moderate expert discussions on crossover opportunities among these ecosystems, with insights on emerging trends, including AI, voice controls, and growing privacy concerns. CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is THE place to be to learn about the smart home, get the latest consumer research, and network with strategic decision makers in this growing market.

The 2018 CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 9 during CES in Las Vegas. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.

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