"home networks" articles

Before the rise of connected devices, the product manual was typically the only resource available for users to solve product problems themselves. With the rise of home internet, self-service evolved to include options such as FAQ pages and support chat bots on product and service websites. Support forums and user-generated or expert-generated video tutorials on YouTube are also commonplace. These resources help users with general issues, but do not diagnose a user’s specific issue. The...
Remote work and hybrid work options are here to stay. The success achieved by remote work’s “experiment” has left a permanent effect on employee priorities, and a significant percentage of the workforce will continue working remotely, driving investment in supporting connectivity hardware and software solutions. As chip shortages and other supply chain issues that constrained the sector improve, we expect a burst of consumer spending on devices, enhancing remote work...
 
Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference is excited to announce Johnson Controls as a sponsor of the upcoming event in 2023. Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our Security Products team focuses on security for homes and businesses and enables smart home connectivity through the use of our secure PowerG technology. We help our customers have...
Telework, or remote work from an off-premise location, is not new -- workers have leveraged technology to work remotely since the advent of the telegram. Modern telework before the pandemic despite being technically feasible for over 20 years remained uncommon: official estimates peg incidence at ~5% in 2018. The ability to work remotely was a rare perk granted semi-officially to senior executives, specific job functions such as IT staff or call center employees, those undergoing...
Increased smart TV affordability, improved performance, and improved streaming consumption experiences have all collectively added to smart TVs’ consumer appeal in recent history. Though both smart TVs and streaming media players have grown in adoption and importance, smart TVs are increasingly the streaming video device that services and developers should consider the most commonly owned within US broadband households. According to Parks Associates research of 10,000 internet...
OTT service subscriptions continue to grow at the expense of traditional pay-TV services. Traditional broadcast TV’s share of video consumption continues to decline and only accounts for one-third of all video consumption. Parks Associates ongoing consumer survey research shows that Internet video over-took broadcast video in 2016 and accounts for the lion’s share of all video consumed. Now 83% of US households have an OTT service and pay-tv service (legacy and streaming pay tv)...
Accessing and experiencing digital media have become more complicated over the past few years, both for consumers and the companies providing the content. The fracturing of entertainment options, coupled with a decline in traditional pay TV, has forced many consumers to subscribe to a bevy of services in order to access the video content they want to watch. While this situation offers consumers a greater than ever selection of content, it offers a unique set of challenges from an...
The smart residence starts at the front door. Smart door locks, smart access control systems, networked cameras, video doorbells, smart garage door openers, parking access solutions, and other IoT devices represent a new generation of access control and monitoring solutions. Smart door lock adoption continues to be driven by strong multichannel sales efforts and continual product innovation. The majority of residential door locks installed in the US are mechanical, but an increasing...

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