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Monday, August 18, 2014

Twenty-five percent of U.S. broadband households with smart home devices experience problems monthly

Parks Associates and Support.com To Host Complimentary Webcast about Impact of Internet of Things (IoT) and Connected Home on Tech Support Services

Internet of Things researchfrom Parks Associates finds that roughly 25% of U.S. broadband households with smart home devices experience problems monthly. As a result, interest in tech support services among smart home device owners is strong—57% of consumers with an IP security camera and 58% of consumers with a smart electronic door lock ...read more

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Parks Associates: 64% of all smart devices are part of a security or home controls system

New Internet of Things research reports nearly 4% of U.S. households will have a smart home controller in 2014

Parks Associates today announced Internet of Things (IoT) research showing nearly 4% of U.S. households will have a smart home controller by the end of 2014, with an estimated increase to nearly 6% by 2015. The firm's Evolution of Smart Home and the Internet of Things, which includes data from a 1Q 2014 survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband households, also reports 64% of all smart ...read more

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates Research Director to present the key role of utilities within the smart home at the Home Energy Management Conference

Director of Home Controls and Energy to Speak at Home Energy Management Conference This Week

Tom Kerber, Director of Home Controls & Energy Research at Parks Associates, will present new home energy and Internet of Things (IoT) research during the session "Understanding the Role of Utilities and Value Added Services in a Smart Home" at the Home Energy Management Conference on Thursday, August 7, 11:00-11:45 A.M., Sacramento, California.  Mr. Kerber will ...read more

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Consumer Demand for Cloud DVR Technology: 45% Find It Very Appealing

Parks Associates Releases New Research on Global Licensing Implications of Cloud DVR

Over 45% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers find cloud DVR technology very appealing, according to new research from Parks Associates. The report Cloud DVR: The New Face of Television notes that consumers show particular interest in unlimited storage space and two-week catch-up services for video. With the Supreme Court omitting cloud DVR in its 2014 Aereo ruling, pay-TV providers can experiment with these ...read more

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Parks Associates: 78% of connected car owners will demand connected features in their next vehicle

New report “Connected Cars: Revenue Opportunities” shows demand for connected car features is growing as Google and Apple expand vehicle solutions

Parks Associates announced a new industry report today showing connected car features are rapidly gaining consumer acceptance. Over 75% of U.S. vehicle owners with at least one connected car feature indicate these services will influence their next vehicle purchase, and over 50% rated connected services as “very important” in ...read more

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Parks Associates: Nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households have looked up health information online

Jennifer Kent of Parks Associates presents consumer engagement research at mHealth + Telehealth World

In the last 12 months, 38% of consumers in U.S. broadband households looked up health information online, and 27% used the website of their care provider or insurer, according to research from Parks Associates.

Jennifer Kent, Senior Analyst at Parks Associates, will discuss the implications of current consumer attitudes and behaviors in connected health during the session ...read more

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Over 1.8 million households headed by consumers 25-34 own at least one smart energy product

Parks Associates research finds more U.S. households adopting smart thermostats, smart lighting, smart outlets/plugs and power strips, and smart kitchen appliances

New Internet of Things (IoT) research from Parks Associates shows young consumers, those with children, and those in a home for 3-4 years are leading the adoption of Internet-connected energy devices. The firm's Home Energy Management Adopters reveals more than 10% of U.S. broadband households headed by a consumer aged ...read more

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

More than 25% of U.S. households will have a streaming media player by 2015

Roku leads U.S. market, but Apple still ahead globally

Parks Associates announced a new report today showing that more than 25% of U.S. households will have a streaming media player by 2015, with continued robust sales and new entries such as Amazon Fire TV driving expansion of this connected CE category. The report, The Evolving Market For Streaming Media Devices,found Roku accounted for nearly one-half of streaming media players (46%) purchased in the U.S. in 2013, while Apple, ...read more

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