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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Research Firm Highlights Need for Standardization in Home Automation Market

According to research performed by Parks Associates (PA), serious home automation customers place a high value on device interoperability. Currently, it appears the only way that happens in practice is to purchase all devices and appliances that you want to automate from the same vendor. Although the industry speaks more about standardization, it has yet to materialize among appliances.

PA found that three-fifths of home automation customers who have purchased three devices ...read more

Monday, September 08, 2014

New Study Looks at Use of Connected Devices in the US

The number of connected devices in U.S. homes also depends on the type of Internet connection people have. Research firm Parks Associates pointed out 30 percent of U.S. broadband households have at least one connected health device. This includes everything from exercise bikes to scales, which are integrated with mobile applications to motivate consumers. The company also pointed out more than 32 million U.S. consumers will actively track their personal health and fitness online ...read more

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