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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Smart Home Hub is not dead, but evolving

Smart home technologies are beginning to enjoy their day in the sun, with adoption levels rising across the board. One recent research report from Parks Associates claims that 17% of US broadband households own an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device, with an additional 13% of consumers owning both a connected health device and a smart home device. In ancient history these figures would ignore the inevitable hub required to connect these devices, but t ...read more

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Connections Europe 2016 Report: What’s Holding Back IoT Adoption?

The Europe market was identified as “different and complex” compared to the US, in which adoption and use cases differs greatly – as noted by Amit Kroll from Assa Abloy on day one of the conference; “It varies from market to market in Europe – for example, in Scandinavia 80% of DIY, whereas elsewhere people get installer to deploy our products.” Statistics from Parks Associates show although ‘interactive smart home ownership’ remains below 20% of broadband households in the UK, ...read more

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

CEDIA Survey: Home Technology Professionals Expect Growth in 2016

Each year CEDIA conducts its Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Industry Survey to analyse the size of the industry and identify market trends. In 2016, the average system integrator is projecting 17% growth with estimated revenues at $2.5 million; CEDIA and research partner Parks Associates takes a more conservative view, estimating a 7-10% rate of growth in 2016, equating to revenues of $2.3 million.

From the article "CEDIA Survey: Home Technology Profess ...read more

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Smart Home Is Listening — And Talking

Brett Sappington is a senior director of research at Parks Associates. He leads the firm’s services research team, which publishes industry insights on access and entertainment services, digital media, OTT, cloud media, video gaming, and technical support services.

Barbara Kraus is a director of research at Parks Associates, where she studies the connected consumer electronics market. Barbara’s expertise is in delivering and monetizing consumer insights through the provision ...read more

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Keys to Entering the Smart Home Economy

In late 2014, research by Parks Associates found that 16 percent of US broadband households owned a smart home device and one-third have experienced at least one technical problem with their devices. Among these households, 56 percent were willing to pay up to €9.09 per month for a technical support service, and 43 percent were willing to pay up to €33.19 per month.

From the article "Keys to Entering the Smart Home Economy" by Jon Carter.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Tech Support: How AV Pros Can Meet IoT Demands

Growth in broadband speeds, mobile control, and cloud services alongside falling price points for popular connected devices are driving intense market growth for the Internet of Things (IoT). The net result of these drivers is a dramatic increase in the number of devices in the home and significantly higher industry expectations for future IoT growth.

However, this growth and the added complexity of devices are challenging brands’ ability to provide support to customers. Ris ...read more

Friday, July 25, 2014

CEDIA Regions 1 Invites UK Installers to Participate in 2014 Market Research Project

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) has appointed international market research company Parks Associates for a third consecutive year to conduct significant and unique industry research on the residential custom installation market in the UK.

From the article "CEDIA Regions 1 Invites UK Installers to Participate in 2014 Market Research Project." 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

DLNA Releases CVP-2 Guidelines for Viewing Subscription TV Content on Multiple Home Devices

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) today released the organization’s CVP-2 Guidelines and announced that DLNA Members can begin certifying products to the specifications in September. The availability of devices such as TVs, game consoles, tablets, phones, PCs and set top boxes certified to the CVP-2 Guidelines will enable consumers to enjoy their service providers’ full subscriber experiences on many different screens in the home.

“DLNA has established a widely rec ...read more

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