"interoperability" articles

The ideal smart home experience for consumers is one in which a broad range of smart home devices are setup effortlessly and work seamlessly together, providing convenience to the user and enhanced value for all products in the ecosystem. The connectivity, automation, and data sharing derived from integration can create a differentiated user experience, when done well. A number of companies, and organizations continue to work on improving interoperability: CHoIP - Amazon, Apple,...
 
Amazon, Apple, Google, and Zigbee Alliance have announced plans to develop and promote a new open-source connectivity standard for smart home devices called Project Connected Home over IP. The standard is being developed in an effort to increase compatibility among smart home devices and to make it easier for device manufacturers to develop these products. The working group that will contribute to this project include Zigbee Alliance board members, as well as representatives from IKEA,...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Dec. 18, 2019
Tags: interoperability, smart home
The smart home starts at the front door, with devices like smart door locks, networked cameras, smart garage door openers, and video doorbells representing not only a foundation for security solutions but also access points for a future world of services, including in-home and in-garage delivery, home rental solutions, pet and cleaning services, and much more. Parks Associates research shows video doorbells lead in adoption among the three primary access control devices. At the...
According to Parks Associates research, 28% of US broadband households now own at least one smart home device, and device-owning households own an average of six devices in their home. A newly published Parks Associates report, Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners , states that as device adoption continues to increase each year, smart home platforms will help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected devices in...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Pete Horton, Vice President, Market Development, Electrical Wiring Systems Division, spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on interoperability in the smart home. Pete participated on the Interoperability: Technology Convergence and Expanding the Smart Home  panel on Wednesday, May 22, at 1:15 PM. Panelists who joined him on this session included: Avi Barel,...
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...
Parks Associates research shows the average US broadband household owns 10.5 connected devices (including computing, mobile, smart home, and connected health devices), as well as smart speakers with voice assistants. Sixty percent of smart home device purchase intenders find it very important for their future smart home devices to work with the smart products they already own. Smart home platforms help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected...
 
by Chris O’Dell | Apr. 8, 2019
Tags: interoperability, smart home
Prior to Parks Associates’ 10th-annual Smart Energy Summit , in Austin, Shane Fay, SVP Sales and Marketing, Grid4C, shared insights on what energy providers can do in order to generate revenue in the smart home. Shane will be participating on the Adding Value through Utility Engagement in the Smart Home session on Wednesday, February 20, at 1:15 PM. Panelists joining him on this session include: Ryan Harty, Environmental Market Development Manager, American Honda Motor...

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