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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Demystifying Home Energy Technology at Retail

Just down the road from EcoFactor’s Redwood City, CA headquarters is Best Buy’s San Carlos, CA store, which provides a glimpse of how retailers will market and sell home energy management. Kristen Bowring Senior Director, Platform Lead, Home and Energy Management at Best Buy, explains the motivation behind this effort when he states that, “Our job is to demystify the technology.” To hear the entire interview with Bowring and get an idea of his keynote at next week’s Parks Associ ...read more

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Telecom Services that Capitalize on Broadband Connectivity

Harry Wang, Director of Health and Mobile Product Research at Parks Associates shares his thoughts on new telecom services that capitalize on broadband connectivity. Harry believes that telcos do have several opportunities to diversify into new markets.

1. Telco App Stores
These would enable telcos to distribute content across mutliple end user platforms. Wholesale Application Community (WAC) – a global mobile carriers’ initiative to offer app purchases no matter what devi ...read more

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Crossroads for Mobile Carriers

Mobile carriers are at a cross roads in terms of being able to monetize the investments they have made in their infrastructure, according to Harry Wang, Director of Health and Mobile Research for Parks Associates.

Looking at other markets and ways, such as Machine to Machine connectivity, to build on that infrastructure will be critical in order for them to justify their network investment. In this interview, Wang indicates that the carriers have only just begun to exploit t ...read more

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Viodi View – 07/06/11

A social network of devices is how IBM’s Scott Burnett described the oncoming onslaught of machine to machine connectivity. His comments, made at the 2011 Parks Associates’ Connections conference, echoed those of Glenn Lurie, President of Emerging Devices, Resale and Partnerships for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, who suggested that, “Everything will be connected.”

From the article, "Viodi View - 07/07/11 by Ken Pyles

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Impressions of CONNECTIONS

Written by Ken Pyle, Viodi View

The human user interface/gesture recognition, multi-screen access to content and the cloud were three things that made an impression on Kurt Scherf, VP of Parks Associations, at the 2011 Connections Summit. Demonstrations of these technologies at the Tuesday night panel set the tone for this multi-day event. As Scherf points out, the value of the various devices within the home is being enhanced by the broadband connections made possible by ne ...read more

Friday, July 01, 2011

Pollution Funding & More

Bill Ablondi of Parks Associates provides an overview of some of the key take-aways from the 2011 CONNECTIONS™ conference in Santa Clara, CA. From “Funding Pollution”, to the idea of shifting a product or service from a “nice to have” to a “must-to-have”, Ablondi provides kernels of the knowledge shared at this year’s event.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

HPNA in the Local Loop

The HomePNA Alliance's announcement of an enhanced specification that supports coax distribution in Multi Dwelling Units (MDUs) and Hospitality markets should be no surprise for anyone who heard Michael Weissman speak at the Parks Associates' Connections Summit at CES 2011. In this video interview, captured at that event, Michael Weissman, Corporate VP of Marketing for Sigma Designs, discusses an unusual use for HPNA technology; as a an alternative to higher cost Cable Modem Term ...read more

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Viodi View – 03/16/2011

Fast-forward to today and tablets are flying off-the-shelf in numbers that are the equivalent to a top-10 MSO worth of subscribers every quarter. According to a new study from Parks Associates, 3G+ connected tablets will make up more than 68 million of the projected 126 million to be sold in 2015. These tablets are potential screens that didn’t exist a decade ago and their RF connectivity provides the potential for bypass of the traditional land line infrastructure.

From the ar ...read more

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