Industry Press Releases

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Synacor Tackles TV Everywhere Password Abuse

Synacor Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNC) today announced Forever Login to curb Pay TV’s password sharing challenges that Parks Associates estimates will be a $10 billion problem. Available on the company’s Cloud ID authentication platform, the new feature lets operators balance easy subscriber access to TV Everywhere content with control over the maximum number of concurrent devices allowed and the length of time before viewers need to login again, if ever. Consumers register trusted devices ...read more

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Connected Home is Growing: WiFi Router Outranks Smartphone as #1 Technology US Adults Can’t Live Without for More Than One Day

“Consumer concerns about data privacy and security, including both the unauthorized hacking of devices and theft of device data, consistently rank as one of the leading concerns about connecting devices to the Internet,” says Brad Russell, Research Director for Connected Home, Parks Associates. “Companies are working to adopt best practices for IoT data security and management to allay concerns and deliver peace of mind, including more stringent efforts to secure the home networ ...read more

Thursday, February 08, 2018

CuriosityStream Now Available on VIZIO SmartCast TV(SM)

With the integration of the CuriosityStream app into the VIZIO SmartCast TV platform, users can watch CuriosityStream's most popular and binge-worthy shows including the Emmy® award-winning series Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places and David Attenborough's Light On Earth directly on their VIZIO SmartCast displays.

Connected TV platforms are key to the television entertainment revolution. A recent report from research firm Parks Associates shows 46% of homes with broadband in ...read more

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Calix Customers Leverage Mesh-Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi and Calix Cloud to Deliver an Unmatched Subscriber Experience

“The proliferation of connected home devices has led to an average of 9.1 connected devices per U.S. broadband home,” said Brad Russell, Research Director, Connected Home with Parks Associates. “These products have placed increasing demands on the home network. Many communications service providers have been waiting for connected device adoption to reach greater penetration before rolling out hardware optimized to support them, but it appears that day has come, and service provi ...read more

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

HARMAN Implements DSP Group’s SmartVoice Technology for their Sonique Total Voice Solution

Parks Associates research shows that 41% of consumers in U.S. broadband households use a voice assistant application or device. “Companies are creating a world of devices that can be commanded naturally with the simplicity of a vocal command already,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst at Parks Associates, “Improvements in the underlying technology, such as enhanced far-field capabilities, will lead to a better experience for voice-first activities. For instance, Parks Assoc ...read more

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

TapSafe™ Smart Connected Warranty App Launches at CES to Identify and Protect All of Your Connected Devices

"The proliferation of connected devices brings a new level of complexity and risk for consumers," observes Brad Russell, Research Director for Connected Home at Parks Associates. "While manufacturers' warranties provide a minimum level of protection, AmTrust's new TapSafe platform will help consumers manage protection and support for all of their devices in one convenient app. On average, 34% of smart home device owners reported problems with a device in 2017 compared with 28% i ...read more

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

iQor EVP and COO Gary Praznik to Speak at Parks Associates' CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

iQor, the only global managed services provider embedded in the flow between product, people and services, announced today that EVP and COO Gary Praznik will participate as a speaker at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, hosted by Parks Associates. The presentation examines the importance of the user experience and support in the smart home, emerging business opportunities within the evolving smart home ecosystem, and the role of providers at the forefront of privacy.

From the pres ...read more

Monday, January 08, 2018

Mnubo Wins ‘IoT Analytics Solution of the Year’ Award for Driving Business Outcomes Through IoT Insights

Brad Russell, Research Director at Parks Associates, a leading IoT research and consulting company observes, “While the IoT industry has many far-reaching goals for the use of data, astute manufacturers are working with IoT data experts such as Mnubo to find immediate, quantifiable value in leveraging device data to cut operational costs and optimize device performance.” Russell adds, “Consumers are warming to share data under the right circumstances: 40% of broadband households ...read more

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