Digital Connect News

Monday, November 01, 2004

Don’t Mention the Network

Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates reckons wireless media adapter companies are missing their market by focussing on home networks.
Park’s says that technology companies developing digital media adapters (DMAs) have made a gross miscalculation in emphasizing network ownership for their products, according to a new study.

Because media adapters currently need a home network to connect computers with a TV or stereo in order to share music and video, the technology i more

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

D-Link Tackles Home Installation

It probably comes as no surprise, but just for the record, Parks Associates has done research showing consumer home networking satisfaction is inversely proportional to the number of “help desk” calls required to get it working. Brand loyalty is also negatively affected.

"Customer service is necessary for customer satisfaction and retention," said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at the US-based Parks Associates. "However, the more home networking developers more

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Media Servers - Panacea or Placebo

As the race to be the de facto home ‘media server’ platform gathers momentum, researcher Parks Associates is predicting the race may not be either PC or CE, saying homes will have more than one.

The astounding success of DVD players and digital cameras is forcing CE developers to seek new ways to increase margins and profits, argues Parks Associates. Media servers could be the solution as they would supplement the bottom line trough the provision of content streams as is alr more

Saturday, May 01, 2004

Half a billion Mice lead to Harmony

The latest Harmony universal remote released featured a touchscreen with six programmable soft keys plus a traditional button layout that can be set-up by plugging the device into a PC via a USB port and a Web connection. This feature allows you to program several functions into a single button such as changing all of the inputs on your home theatre set-up to, say, watch a DVD.

The acquisition of Intrigue is heralded as part of Logitech’s strategy to expand its presence in t more

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