Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Purchase intentions for smart appliances continue to increase

IoT research firm joins Ayla Networks, Sears, and Arrayent for webcast examining smart appliance innovations

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates announced today that it will host the complimentary webcast “Advancing Ease of Use through Sensors and Appliance Automation,” sponsored by Ayla Networks, on Wednesday, June 21. This webcast examines the latest smart appliance innovations and explores innovations to optimize the consumer experience with these connected devices.

“Roughly 5% of U.S. broadband households own a smart appliance, but one-fifth of broadband households express a desire for a smart major appliance,” said Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. “This untapped demand indicates significant potential for this market. Use cases that make consumers’ lives easier and safer, such as voice control capabilities, as well as sensors that measure temperature, moisture, and energy consumption, along with those that can anticipate and report malfunctions and filter status, all have the potential to increase adoption.”

Purchase Intention of Smart Major Appliances | Parks Associates

Advancing Ease of Use through Sensors and Appliance Automation,” which will take place at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT), will also address consumer feature preferences by appliance type to help prioritize sensor and application development and examine what backend cloud-based tools and processes are required to create value with appliance sensor data.

Webcast participants include:

  • Oliver Cockcroft, Product Architect, Ayla Networks
  • Chris McGugan, GM of Innovation and the Kenmore Brand, Sears Holdings
  • Peter Radsliff, VP Marketing, Arrayent
  • Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

To register for “Advancing Ease of Use through Sensors and Appliance Automation,” go to To schedule a meeting with an analyst or request specific research data, contact Holly Sprague at or 720-987-6614. 

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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