Thursday, May 24, 2018

17% of U.S. broadband households own both an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device

Research firm hosts Integrated Life Day at InfoComm, with insights from AVIXA™, Crestron, Guitar Center, Microsoft, Nest Labs, NETGEAR, and more

Research from Parks Associates shows 17% of U.S. broadband households own both an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device. The IoT research firm will host the sessions for Integrated Life Day at InfoComm, June 5 in Las Vegas, to examine crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audio/visual markets, with insights from executives from IoT-leading companies including AVIXA™, Crestron, Guitar Center, Microsoft, Nest Labs, NETGEAR, and more.

“Consumers want consistency across their connected experiences, regardless if they are interacting with a streaming media player or a smart thermostat,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “Voice offers one major avenue for consumers to interact with their devices seamlessly, but often that experience does not extend to the workplace or commercial spaces. The sessions at Integrated Life Day examine the business and service opportunities to extend personalized IoT experiences to all aspects of consumers’ lives.”

Appeal of Voice Integration with Specified Devices | Parks Associates

The sessions at Integrated Life Day: Engaging Consumers in the Integrated Life will examine innovations in AV experiences in the home and in business environments. Panelists will also examine how companies/integrators can utilize these innovations to provide premium UX to consumers.

Speakers for the interactive sessions include:  

  • John Anderson, CTO, AVidea Group, Inc.
  • Abhay Bhorkar, Director, Product Management, Connected Home, NETGEAR
  • Vince Bruno, President, AlltecPro
  • Sean Burke, CEO, Paladin Armor
  • Chris Carradine, Executive Vice President, Business Development, ecobee
  • Vic Caruso, Vice President, Sales, Miralupa
  • Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent
  • Jennifer Davis, Chief Marketing Officer, BridgeSpan Media
  • Kenneth Freeman, Senior Vice President, Demand Creation, Legrand
  • David Friedman, CEO, Ayla Networks
  • Arsham Hatambeiki, VP Product, Technology, Strategy, Universal Electronics Inc.
  • Bill Lally, President and Founder, Mode:Green
  • Gene LaNois, Head of Professional Channel, Nest Labs
  • Toine Leerentveld, Technology Manager, Control Solutions, Crestron
  • Jennifer Mallett, CEO and President, Level Up Your Home
  • Ed McConaghay, CEO, RTI
  • Colin Morris, Director, Product Management, Adobe Analytics Mobile
  • Armand Rabinowitz, Senior Director Strategy and Workgroups, Hospitality Technology Next Generation
  • Sandhya Rao, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft
  • Robert Rippee, Director, Hospitality Innovation Lab & eSports Lab, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Avi Rosenthal, Z-Wave Evangelist & Independent IoT Consultant, Z-Wave Alliance
  • Josh Srago, Design Engineer, TEECOM
  • Nathan Spear, Corporate Director of Software Development, Audio Visual Design Group, Guitar Center
  • Mark Taylor, Principal Technology Manager, Microsoft
  • Sean Wargo, Senior Director of Market Intelligence, AVIXA
  • Garry Wicka, Head of Marketing, LG Electronics USA
  • Paul Zielie, Manager, Enterprise Solutions, HARMAN

Parks Associates and AVIXA recently released the whitepaper Integrated Life: AV Convergence in Life, Work, and Play. Go to to download.

For information about Parks Associates’ events, visit To speak with an analyst or to request data, contact Julia Homier at, 972-996-0214.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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