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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Home Security Gets A Web Makeover

Today, "about 27% of all households in the United States have some kind of security system, and 21% of all households have a security system that's professionally monitored," said Bill Ablondi, director of home systems research at Dallas-based research firm Parks Associates.

"The average dealer-installed security system in 2008 was about $770-$800," said Ablondi. Whereas for DIY, "it's about $180 for the average security controller," and while that doesn't include the sensor ...read more

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Online Music Subscriptions Too Pricey

Fully 41 percent of people with digital music players in the United States are not willing to pony up more than $10 a month for listening to their favorite tunes, Parks Associates found. With comparable pricing presented in local currencies, the researcher found the same to be true with 62 percent of people in the United Kingdom, 49 percent in France, 52 percent in Germany and 56 percent in China.

Further more, on average, a third of the people owning digital music players i ...read more

Monday, September 27, 2004

TECHXNY Show Opens Next Tuesday

...As an example, she pointed to "The World of AVolution" pavilion, which is dedicated to audiovisual (AV) products, such as videoconferencing and advanced audio and wireless services that are used in IT environments. Sponsored by the InfoComm/International Communications Industries Association (ICIA) and several ICIA member companies, the pavilion will showcase scores of AV products in live demos of integration, conferencing, boardroom, and theater situations. Parks Associates ...read more

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