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Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. Q uickSet Cloud  i s always hard at work making lives easier in everyday scenarios, even when you don't see it! QuickSet Cloud was introduced in 2015 to expand  QuickSet capabilities, including discovery & detection algorithms. By September 2016, we  introduced newer features  such as  Predictive Discovery . Shortly after, with strong demand for our cloud services, it was evident that we would...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 15, 2019
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At my panel during the Parks Associates CONNECTIONS 2019 conference  next week, we’ll be discussing the parallel ecosystems of connected entertainment and the smart home, how the convergence of these two ecosystems impacts network connectivity, and how companies are working toward achieving a unified experience between the two. Parks Associates data shows that with each passing year, the average number of connected devices in US broadband households increases – as of Q4...
 
by Lindsay Gafford | May. 15, 2019
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27% of smart home owners value family/friends recommendations as key factor influencing purchase New Parks Associates research  finds recommendations from friends and family and online reviews are the top factors influencing consumer purchase of smart home devices. The research firm will explore channel strategies and innovations that leverage the smart home purchase process during the pre-conference workshop “Expanding the Smart Home Market”  on May 21, ahead of...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | May. 15, 2019
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Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. Voice assistants from Google and Amazon are attempting to be a unified interface for consumers to interact with different smart home devices and services, further integrating themselves into every aspect of consumers' daily lives. In the past, these tech giants collected data whenever their voice assistant was used to perform an activity by the consumer, such as turning on a light or locking a door. According to a recent...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 14, 2019
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Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. It is hard to read an industry article or report these days that does not mention the rapid growth of voice control and voice based technologies leveraging artificial intelligence. Parks Associates in a recent report named voice as a prime differentiator in the user experience for the smart home.  As the number of devices consumers interact with in the home has increased, so has the complexity in user experience and...
Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. Announcing the availability of a subset of  QuickSet Cloud's APIs  on  RapidAPI  - an API marketplace for developers with over 500,000 developers and 8,000 APIs! RapidAPI allows the developer community to find and connect to any API easily. In an effort to empower the developer community, and foster innovation, we are making portions of our  device knowledge graph  that enables device...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 14, 2019
Tags: CONNECTIONS, industry event
Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. You can imagine that a device can be assigned a unique fingerprint based on a combination of attributes. Device fingerprinting is the technique where relevant data and features about a device are identified, extracted and profiled in order to uniquely identify the device within the home. This can be done across multiple networks within the home; and if paired with a knowledge graph of devices, can be used to automatically retrieve...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 14, 2019
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Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. A recent survey by Parks Associates claimed that 75% of the consumers purchasing a new device want it to work with the existing devices within their homes. This means that consumers value interoperability, but what does this actually mean? What is it that consumers really want?! Let's take a look at some examples from today's homes. I am a consumer and want to buy a new garage door opener. Before making a purchase, I want to...

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