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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Consumer Demand For Smart Home Safety Alerts Increasing

"Smart home services will become a mandatory part of home insurance in the future," said Barbara Kraus, Director of Research, Parks Associates. "Insurance companies in Europe and North America have expressed growing interest in the ability of smart home products and services to limit risk and offset property damage and loss. As documentation that validates this potential savings develops a baseline of confidence, insurance companies will be motivated to subsidize the cost of sma ...read more

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Coldwell Banker Introduces First-Ever Smart Home Staging Kit

This survey was conducted online by Parks Associates on behalf of the Coldwell Banker brand within the United States between June 6-9, 2016 through a third party via its omnibus product. The survey was conducted among 1,250 adults (ages 18 and over) among whom 801 own at least one smart home product.

From the article "Coldwell Banker Introduces First-Ever Smart Home Staging Kit" by www.hometoys.com

Sunday, January 24, 2016

In -Home Health Monitoring Market Faces Near -Term Uphill Struggle

According to Parks Associates, in -home health monitoring is a service that allows patients to use network -connected measurement devices, such as glucose meters, weight scales, and peak flow meters, to collect vital signs at home and send electronic data to clinicians for ongoing chronic condition monitoring. 

From the article "In -Home Health Monitoring Market Faces Near -Term Uphill Struggle" by www.hometoys.com

Thursday, January 23, 2014

EcoFactor Debuts Residential HVAC Performance Monitoring Service

The results of the trial support the widely-held belief in the HVAC industry that millions of American homes have problems with their heating and cooling systems that go undetected - problems that represent big opportunities to save both energy and money. More significant was the finding that many of these issues can be accurately recognized through data analytics. EcoFactor discovered that six percent of all households in the trial had HVAC system problems that wasted energy an ...read more

Monday, October 07, 2013

Challenges in Developing the Internet of Things

Since 2002, U.S. residential broadband Internet penetration has grown more than 400%, up from 16.5 million U.S. households with broadband in 2002 according to Parks Associates. The presence of these high-speed connections has implications for a variety of devices in the home, which are increasingly arriving in the home with embedded connectivity capabilities. At present, connected appliances amount to less than 1% of all major appliances in the U.S.; however, many different type ...read more

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

48% of U.S. smartphone owners rely on apps for daily information and entertainment

Parks Associates, a premier research partner at Mobile Commerce World, is presenting new research at the event showing trends in increasing usage for mobile devices and mobile payment features/purchases. The research firm reports 48% of U.S. smartphone owners currently use apps heavily for daily information and entertainment, while 15% use the phone to order food and 12% use it to shop for physical goods.

Parks Associates' mobile analyst Jennifer Kent will address consumers' ...read more

Monday, June 10, 2013

U.S. tablet owners to increase 61% in one year to exceed 130 million in 2014

International research firm Parks Associates and mPortal today highlighted new research on connected devices in the whitepaper "Enabling Connected Media Experiences: Mastering Video Delivery, User Engagement, and Monetization Strategies," during The Cable Show in Washington, D.C., June 10-12.

This industry whitepaper addresses the impact of connected device ownership on consumer video-viewing experiences and analyzes the monetization strategies created by emerging second-scr ...read more

Monday, May 27, 2013

New Panja Products For CEDIA 2000

The compact P3Port, about the size of a small cell phone, connects to products through an RS-232 or infrared control port. Integrators can order product-specific P3Port units from Panja or directly from several manufacturers. In addition, a number of "Powered by P3" products are available with a built-in P3Port, ready to install right out of the box.

The Panja Partner Program, know as P3, is a strategic partnership of manufacturers who are connecting the world by standardizi ...read more

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