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Friday, February 02, 2001

Systems Contractor News Online

CONNECTIONS™ 2001 Around The Corner http://www.systemscontractor.com/issues/2001/0203/0203.1.shtml
The fifth annual CONNECTIONS™ 2001 is scheduled for May 9-11, 2001, in Seattle, WA. The show is being sponsored by CABA (Continental Automated Buildings Association) and Parks Associates.

From "Systems Contractor News Online."

Wednesday, November 01, 2000

Internet Home Alliance Formed

A group of some of the most recognizable companies in the country chose Parks Associates' 13th annual Forum in San Francisco, CA, to announce the formation of a new industry alliance.  Dubbed the Internet Home Alliance, the group is dedicated to enhancing consumers' understanding, appreciation and adoption of the Internet lifestyle.   Internet Home Alliance will try to fuel the market by promoting industry communication and assisting in the development of the entire "ecosystem," ...read more

Wednesday, November 01, 2000

CABA and IMEI Join Forces

At the CABA (Continental Automated Buildings Association) Annual General Meeting, held at Parks Associates' Forum2000, CABA reached a collaborative agreement with IMEI (Instituto Mexicano del Edificio Inteligente).

From the article "CABA and IMEI Join Forces."

Tuesday, August 01, 2000

Forum2000: Empowering the Internet @ Home

Forum2000: Empowering the Internet @ Home is being hosted by Parks Associates October 17-19 in San Francisco at the Fairmont Hotel. This year, Forum2000 focuses on the business and technology-based product opportunities emerging from the rapid diffusion of the Internet into US homes. Featured speakers are from the industries creating new IP-based services, systems, and user devices including security, computing, broadband access, controls, entertainment, home networking, and comm ...read more

Thursday, June 01, 2000

Connections Opens Gateway To Home Networking

The gateway to the future home was a topic on quite a few agendas at CONNECTIONS™ 2000:   Advancing the Networked Home, held May 3-5 in San Diego, CA.  This year, with major technology players responding to the home-networking buzz by filling a newly enlarged show floor, the conference was both a forum for the technological discussion and a showcase for prospective product offerings.

More than 600 delegates were present for panels assembled with representatives from Microsoft, ...read more

Saturday, April 01, 2000

From the column "News Briefs."

Dallas, TX—Although cable modem service has a much larger market share of broadband services than DSL in the U.S. (67 percent vs. 29 percent at the end of 1999), its competitive edge may soon disappear, according to a recent survey conducted by Parks Associates.  Part of the company's Broadband Access @ Home study, the report shows DSL making strong gains in key consumer areas.

The survey contains a sample of almost 600 broadband users (cable modem and DSL) and over 6,000 dial ...read more

Saturday, April 01, 2000

Lucent, PersonalGenie Platinum Sponsors of CONNECTIONS™2000.

Dallas, TX—Lucent Technologies Microelectronics Group has announced it Platinum sponsorship of CONNECTIONS™ 2000:  Advancing the Networked Home, hosted by Parks Associates and CABA in San Diego, CA, May 3-5, 2000.

"With its innovations in both wireless and hardwired (structured wiring) solutions, Lucent Technologies is positioned to be a driving force in this market," said Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates.  "Parks Associates has watched the home networking market fr ...read more

Wednesday, December 01, 1999

New Home Construction Spurs Market.

IBM and FutureSmart Networks do no have numbers available on individual subsystems, but Parks Associates' Home Systems Forecast Report shows penetration rates for the entire spectrum of home systems (lighting systems, intelligent HVAC systems, advanced entertainment systems, intelligent communication systems, etc.) have been edging up every year. Parks Associates projects the growth to continue through 2007.

On the low end of home controls, basic controllers (X-10 type basic m ...read more

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