Connected CE and Platforms

Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer Iot conference, Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance shared insights with the analyst team to address the challenges and revenue opportunities with growing the smart home industry in Europe. Mitchell will be participating on the Special Session Fireside Chat: Fragmentation and the Future: Smart Products vs. Smart Systems on Wednesday, November 14 at 11:15. Joining...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 13th-annual CONNECTIONS Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer Iot conference, Victor Berrios, VP, Technology, Zigbee Alliance shared insights with the analyst team to address the challenges and revenue opportunities with growing the smart home industry in Europe. Victor will be participating on the Making Magic: Interoperability and Integration panel on Tuesday, November 13 at 14:00. Panelists joining him on this session include: Avi...

Apple kicked off the company’s Apple Event day with the introduction of the new Series 4 Apple Watch. As anticipated from leaked photos, the new version maintains the same exterior dimensions as the Series 3 but has 30% larger screens. It has louder speakers, a faster dual-core processor, and greater interaction with the Siri digital assistant – all very useful and largely anticipated upgrades. More significant are new functions that turn the watch into a medical...
 
by Craig Leslie | Sep. 20, 2018
Tags: Apple, connected CE, smart watch
One of the most exciting announcements during the Apple Event today centered around the introduction of eSIM technology into the new iPhone XS and XS Max. eSIMs act as a replacement for a traditional physical SIM card - they save internal space, improve water resistance, and allow users to configure their phone's network connection without having to request, wait for, and then physically insert a SIM card. In 2016 and 2017, eSIMS began gaining traction in the consumer market with...
 
by Kristen Hanich | Sep. 12, 2018
Tags: Apple, connected CE, mobile, operator

Roku recently announced its new Roku TV Wireless Speakers. The speakers come as a stereo pair, are about 6-inches tall, and will only work with Roku TVs such as those made by TCL and Sharp. According to Roku, these speakers stream audio directly from the Roku TV, from either a streaming channel or via HDMI, without the lag commonly encountered with wireless speaker solutions. The speakers come bundled with the Roku Touch, a tabletop voice remote capable of controlling both Roku TVs and...
 
by Parks Associates | Jul. 19, 2018
Tags: none
OTT video is firmly established in the U.S. entertainment marketplace— more than two-thirds of U.S. broadband households have an OTT service —and the popularity of this service translates into hardware sales and usage. At first, connected gaming consoles were a leading connected entertainment platform, but as the market evolved, the race for to capture consumers’ video viewing is now between two device categories: smart TVs and streaming media players (SMPs). Many industry...
 
by Kristen Hanich | May. 31, 2018
Tags: Amazon, online video, OTT, smart TV, streaming

Parks Associates has partnered with AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, to present the inaugural Integrated Life Program at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. The Integrated Life program, held June 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., is a one-day thought-leadership event focused on the crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audiovisual markets. The Integrated Life sessions, moderated by the Parks Associates analyst team , will feature...
The next major evolution in computing is here – voice technology dominates CES. Voice assistants are here to stay. At the beginning of 2017, half of U.S. broadband households were using a personal assistant through an application or dedicated device. Market leaders such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and more recently Samsung continue to announce new product enhancements and expanded roadmaps. The competition among these giants was evident at CES with a plethora of...


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