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April 26, 2012


The Human TV Remote: New Gesture and Voice Recognition Research from Parks Associates

IBM, Microsoft, Hillcrest Labs, PrimeSense, and Nuance Mobile to Discuss Market at CONNECTIONS™ at TIA

Parks Associates will explore the implications of gesture and voice recognition technologies, including the growing popularity of offerings such as Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Kinect, in a special session at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network, June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. The session “The Human TV Remote: Gesture and Voice Recognition," June 5 at 2:30 p.m., features executives from IBM, Microsoft, Hillcrest Labs, PrimeSense, and Nuance Mobile.

"Siri voice recognition is a popular feature, and nearly 40% of iPhone 4S owners now want similar voice features for their TVs," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Gesture and voice-control offerings create new, immersive entertainment experiences and could boost adoption of other enhancements, such as 3DTV, currently at only 6% of North American broadband households. With these technologies, providers can offer unique interfaces between viewer and content, which should lead to higher customer satisfaction and levels of engagement with programming and advertising.”

During “The Human TV Remote" CONNECTIONS™ session, Parks Associates will present consumer research and trends, including the ramifications on consumer use and analysis of new applications. Featured executives:

-- Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM
-- Ben Huang, Director, Worldwide Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft
-- Chad Lucien, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs
-- Aaron Sheedy, VP, Mobile Products, Nuance Mobile
-- Ohad Shvueli, VP, Sales and Marketing North America, PrimeSense

CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 sponsors include CEA, IBM, Hitachi, Actiontec, Affinegy, Allegro Software, Digitalsmiths, F-Secure, Jungo Software Technologies, PacketVideo, Quatrro, Sutherland Global Services, Waterstone Management Group, Arrayent, Irdeto, Sigma Designs, and HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

More information about TIA 2012: Inside the Network and CONNECTIONS™ at TIA can be found at tia2012.org and www.connectionsconference.com.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with two days of visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop highlighting Parks Associates’ smart home insight consumer data.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

http://www.parksassociates.com

About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org.