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APR 5, 2011


Parks Associates forecasts number of consumer and home network devices to exceed seven billion worldwide by 2015

CONNECTIONS™ pre-event Webcast analyzes consumer cloud solutions

Parks Associates today announced it will host a complimentary industry webcast, "Consumer Cloud Products and Services," featuring CONNECTIONS™ event sponsors and Parks Associates’ research and analysis on the market for cloud-based solutions. The international research firm forecasts there will be more than seven billion consumer and home network devices worldwide by 2015, creating a substantial foundation for cloud solutions.

The webcast, May 11, will preview key topics and sponsors of CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase. CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsors IBM and Technicolor; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX; Independa; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; PlumChoice; and PacketVideo; and Bronze Sponsors iTOK.NET, mgMEDIA, Roxio, and Troppus, an EchoStar company.

CONNECTIONS™, hosted on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, is a platform for the international research firm to share research on the impact of the consumer cloud on industry markets, including mobility and communications, entertainment and content, connected consumer electronics, and value-added services.

“Digital home products and services are no longer valued by single features and applications alone," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ will feature new companies developing innovative solutions that enable seamless access to data, media, and services on any connected device. Insight from these companies combined with our consumer research provides a learning and networking environment unlike any other event. The pre-event webcast will feature top-line data and industry developments showing early market demand.”

Premier Program Members are HCL; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Rovi; Sigma Designs; and Technicolor.

Webcast registration is online at www.parksassociates.com/connwebcast. Visit www.connectionsus.com or contact 972-490-1113, info@parksassociates.com for information on CONNECTIONS™.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 25th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2021 focused on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, home automation and entertainment solutions.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during virtual networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2021 features sessions on March 24, May 12, May 25-26, July 14, August 18, September 22, and November 9-10. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com