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Friday, February 05, 2016

2016 CONNECTIONS Summit Contest Winner Announced

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 smart garage
  • ...read more

Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 Trends from CES – Free Industry Webcast

Join Parks Associates and Lynx Technology January 26 for a complimentary webcast looking back at CES 2016 and examining the year ahead in connected home and connected entertainment.

Parks Associates research shows:

  • Today, 59% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service.
  • Two-thirds of broadband households own a connected entertainment device.
  • More than one-quarter own a streaming media player.

What will the New Year hold for connected ...read more

Monday, January 11, 2016

Technology is most successful when it doesn't feel like technology at all: Insights from Lumo BodyTech

Monisha Perkash, CEO of Lumo BodyTech, answers several industry questions for the 2016 CONNECTIONS Summit at CES:

What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health?

Engaging consumers requires providing enduring value, and this means delivering solutions that are necessities rather than novelties. Connected health solutions are successful when they ...read more

Friday, January 08, 2016

Ihiji: The support burden of the IoT is quickly growing past the skills of the typical homeowner

Stuart Rench, CEO of Ihiji, provides insight on several key industry trends for the 2016 CONNECTIONS Summit at CES, which took place January 6-7, 2016 in Las Vegas:

What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health?

The first step in helping consumers to engage with this technology is to educate them on the need to invest in a next generation network as ...read more

Friday, January 08, 2016

Platform integration into support solutions with added security layers will be a key differentiator: Insights from CSS Corp

Sid Victor, Vice President - Solutions at CSS Corp, provides insights into several key industry trends and questions for the 2016 CONNECTIONS Summit, hosted by Parks Associates during CES:

What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and /or value-added services like tech support and connected health?

The most important step is to fabricate a different level of consumer engagement - by constantly innovating the ...read more

Friday, January 08, 2016

The Top IoT Market Disruptors for 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) has expanded to influence every aspect of the broadband household and connected consumer. Connected CE and smart devices can leverage the IoT to offer new and innovative functionality, including data analytics and personalization, and create new business opportunities in connected entertainment and smart home solutions.

Parks Associates analysts have identified several key disruptors that will influence multiple sectors of the connected home and IoT in ...read more

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Icontrol Networks: Industry collaboration and partnerships are the next step in growing the smart home

Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer of Icontrol Networks, discusses key industry questions for the 2016 CONNECTIONS Summit conference, hosted by Parks Associates at CES:

What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health?

Industry collaboration and partnerships focused on consumer education are the next step towards increased awareness and engagement. ...read more

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Carrier: The connected system of the future will be able to self-diagnose and self-optimize

Matthew Pine, Vice President, Marketing at Carrier, provides insight on several key topics for the connected home before speaking at the annual CONNECTIONS Summit at CES:

What is the most important next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions, connected entertainment services, and/or value-added services like tech support and connected health?

The vital next step to engage consumers in smart home solutions is continued integration between IoT products and their compatible ...read more

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