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April 26, 2012


The Human TV Remote: New Gesture and Voice Recognition Research from Parks Associates

IBM, Microsoft, Hillcrest Labs, PrimeSense, and Nuance Mobile to Discuss Market at CONNECTIONS™ at TIA

Parks Associates will explore the implications of gesture and voice recognition technologies, including the growing popularity of offerings such as Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Kinect, in a special session at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network, June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. The session “The Human TV Remote: Gesture and Voice Recognition," June 5 at 2:30 p.m., features executives from IBM, Microsoft, Hillcrest Labs, PrimeSense, and Nuance Mobile.

"Siri voice recognition is a popular feature, and nearly 40% of iPhone 4S owners now want similar voice features for their TVs," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Gesture and voice-control offerings create new, immersive entertainment experiences and could boost adoption of other enhancements, such as 3DTV, currently at only 6% of North American broadband households. With these technologies, providers can offer unique interfaces between viewer and content, which should lead to higher customer satisfaction and levels of engagement with programming and advertising.”

During “The Human TV Remote" CONNECTIONS™ session, Parks Associates will present consumer research and trends, including the ramifications on consumer use and analysis of new applications. Featured executives:

-- Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM
-- Ben Huang, Director, Worldwide Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft
-- Chad Lucien, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs
-- Aaron Sheedy, VP, Mobile Products, Nuance Mobile
-- Ohad Shvueli, VP, Sales and Marketing North America, PrimeSense

CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 sponsors include CEA, IBM, Hitachi, Actiontec, Affinegy, Allegro Software, Digitalsmiths, F-Secure, Jungo Software Technologies, PacketVideo, Quatrro, Sutherland Global Services, Waterstone Management Group, Arrayent, Irdeto, Sigma Designs, and HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

More information about TIA 2012: Inside the Network and CONNECTIONS™ at TIA can be found at tia2012.org and www.connectionsconference.com.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 25th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2021 focused on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, home automation and entertainment solutions.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during virtual networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2021 features sessions on March 24, May 12, May 25-26, July 14, August 18, September 22, and November 9-10. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org.