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Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development at ROC-Connect, answers several industry questions prior to speaking at Parks Associates' annual Smart Energy Summit , taking place February 22-24, 2016 in Austin:  What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? The main challenge is business models. Utilities are missing the opportunity to use the IoT and smart home as a way to reinvent their...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 9, 2016
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Texas companies including Austin Energy, Reliant/NRG, and ERCOT discuss integration of IoT technologies with existing utility programs at Smart Energy Summit Sixteen percent of broadband households in Texas own a smart energy device, which could include smart thermostats, light bulbs, power strips, outlets, and plugs/adapters, compared to 12% of all U.S. broadband households,according to Parks Associates. The Dallas-based market research firm will share new research  on...
 
by Stuart Sikes | Feb. 9, 2016
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Samsung announced that it is planning to ship its 4K Blu-ray player earlier than expected despite the fact that there is little 4K content available at this time. Although 4K Blu-ray discs for The Martian and Kingsman: The Secret Service are expected to be released on March 1, these titles join a very small 4K library. Samsung is expected to ship in March. Despite consumer shifts to streaming content, Blu-ray players continue to be owned and used by 44% of U.S. broadband...
 
by Barbara Kraus | Feb. 8, 2016
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Tom Kerber, Director of Research, to speak at DistribuTECH next week Parks Associates released new research  today showing 35% of U.S. broadband households would participate in an energy program advertised by a security provider. Consumers are 40% more likely to participate in an energy program if it is offered by a security provider than an energy provider. Tom Kerber , Parks Associates Director of Research, Energy and Home Controls, will discuss the implications of...
 
by Tom Kerber | Feb. 8, 2016
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Ivo Steklac, Vice President General Manager of RLC Solar Energy Solutions at SunPower Corporation, answers the following industry questions before joining the 2016 Smart Energy Summit  in Austin: What do you think is the most challenging issue for your company as it relates to the residential energy management market? Making the complex simple for our customers. There is tremendous potential value in integrating energy management with solar which for the initiated...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 8, 2016
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Parks Associates held its 10th annual CONNECTIONS Summit January 6-7 at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. CONNECTIONS Summit hosted over 500 attendees from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. New research presented included: Fourteen percent of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a streaming media player by midyear 2016. 33% of U.S. broadband households own a digital health/wellness device. Nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households with a...
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 5, 2016
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Parks Associates today announced a new industry report, Cloud Platforms for the Internet of Things, revealing 19% of US broadband households currently own at least one Internet-connected smart home device. From the article "19% of US Broadband Households Have Smart Home Device" by Thomas Campbell.
 
by Parks Associates | Feb. 5, 2016
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Today, we learned that Uber has changed its icons on smart devices and that these city-specific icons will take on a life of their own – changing as one moves from city to city. While this development will further the cult following of this ride sharing Internet unicorn, it is most important to understand what Uber understands. Uber understands the strong emotional connection we have formed with its service. Like Apple, Nest, Samsung and a number of other brands, the Uber experience has...


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