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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Cord Cutters Face A Sea Of Streaming Options

Hartstein’s decision was made easier because of a flood of Internet streaming services that allows consumers to cobble together their own video packages. There are more than 100 Internet video services operating in the U.S., with at least 40 percent launching during the last two years, according to Dallas consulting firm Parks Associates.

From the article "Cord Cutters Face A Sea Of Streaming Options" by Meg James and Yvonne Villarreal.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

FDA Clearance for Cloud-based Telehealth Solution Enables Wide-scale Adoption, May Reduce Deployment Costs by Up to 50 Percent

The newest remote care management offering from Care Innovations™ is now FDA-cleared to take healthcare into the home and beyond via a web-based patient platform, while also offering tools to engage family caregivers. By eliminating the need for hardware, the Care Innovations™ Connect RCM (Remote Care Management) client application may reduce the cost of remote care deployments by as much as 50 percent compared to device-centric solutions available today.

“This could mark th ...read more

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households highly interested in thermostat that can automatically adjust to save money

Parks Associates, host of Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, today announced new energy research showing nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households are very interested in a thermostat capable of automatically detecting an unoccupied house and adjusting the temperature to save money. The research firm notes that consumer interest in automated energy management overall is increasing.

The fourth-annual Smart Energy Summit, February 25-27 in San Antonio, features analysts ...read more

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Parks Associates to Present New Energy Research and Preview the 2013 Smart Energy Summit in Webcast on Thursday, February 7

International research firm Parks Associates, host of the annual Smart Energy Summit, will present new research on the markets for residential energy services and management in the webcast "Business Models for Energy Services" on Thursday, February 7, 1-2:15 P.M. Media are invited to register. All registrants receive the presentation materials.

The webcast features Tom Kerber, director of Parks Associates' Home Controls & Energy Research. Mr. Kerber will analyze programs foc ...read more

Thursday, January 24, 2013

72% of U.S. consumers interested in tech support services prefer a comprehensive option and assistance

International research firm Parks Associates announced new tech support research today showing the do-it-yourself (DIY) model is the dominant, but not preferred, method for consumers setting up new connected or mobile devices.

The firm's Creating Holistic Consumer Technology Support Services reports, among U.S. broadband households purchasing new devices, 81% set up a new tablet on their own, 72% set up a smartphone on their own, and 60% set up a new home network on their ow ...read more

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Honeywell and Lowe's to keynote Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer

Parks Associates today announced Jeremy Eaton, VP & GM, Honeywell Smart Grid Solutions, Honeywell, and Kevin Meagher, VP, GM, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc., will deliver keynotes at the upcoming Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer. The event, hosted by Parks Associates on February 25-27, San Antonio, addresses the growing market for new energy management services and technologies and opportunities for new partnerships between utilities, service providers, retailers, ...read more

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Service providers, content creators, and platform developers attend CONNECTIONS™ Summit to discuss challenges, opportunities in connected home

Parks Associates today announced the agenda and speakers for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 8 at 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, which will analyze the impact of new IP platforms on entertainment, advertising, energy, and tech support services. This firm's research finds 25% of U.S. broadband households have a smart TV and almost 33% have a tablet. The rapid adoption of connected devices is changing consumer habits in video viewing and home management while opening num ...read more

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Parks Associates to Co-Locate CONNECTIONS™ Connected Home Conference with CTIA WIRELESS 2013

Parks Associates today announced the 17th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will be co-located with International CTIA WIRELESS 2013, May 21-23, 2013, in Las Vegas. The international research firm reports 83% of U.S. broadband households will have a data network in 2013, while 94% of U.S. mobile subscribers will have mobile broadband service. The combination of high-speed services with connected CE in the home is creating revenue opportunities for indust ...read more

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