"Internet of Things" articles

At 10-11% adoption of smart speakers among U.S. broadband households, it’s still early days for the voice-first market. CEDIA 2017 illustrated the growing market for voice-first devices with a growing product category from companies such as Harmon Kardon, Amazon, and Josh.ai. Last week, Parks Associates hosted a panel at CEDIA called Voice Controls: Next-Gen User Interfaces with the following panelists:  Alex Capecelatro, CEO and Co-founder of Josh.ai...
Guest post by Gary Ashton Before the Internet, if someone wanted to sell buy a home, they would hire a real estate agent, who would utilize their network of information, research houses, neighborhoods, school districts, and more, and then finally bring their findings back to the homebuyer. Now, because of big data, much of this process is obsolete, since information is more accessible than ever. The term “big data” is used to describe a compilation of data that comes...
 
Last week, Samsung announced that it will add smart features to all of its home appliance products by 2020. With this announcement, the company is doubling down on its January 2015 projection that by 2020, all its products will be connected to internet. One of the Samsung’s most popular smart appliances, the Family Hub refrigerator , has been available to consumers since May 2016, and the company recently announced their intention to position that appliance as a control hub...
Daniel Herscovici, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Xfinity Home , Comcast's total home security and home automation solution, recently provided key insights into the smart home and home security markets:  Comcast Xfinity has grown from 500K subscribers in 2015 to more than 1 million in Q2 2017 – what attributes to such significant growth? We attribute the growth of Xfinity Home to many factors including product innovation, bundle value and unique...
Imagine a hot summer night in Phoenix, one of the hottest major cities in the United States. I’m visiting my grandmother’s home while on a break from college and sleeping on the pullout couch in her guest room. It’s 2 a.m., and I have awoken feeling quite warm and am unable to return to a peaceful slumber. That’s because my grandma has turned up the thermostat to 82 degrees. Her formative years were during the height of the Great Depression, and throughout the course of her life,...
Parks Associates will host the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer , November 1-2, 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, featuring high-level speakers from the top European and international companies in the digital living ecosystem. Early confirmed keynotes include: Sudeep Maitra , Global VP, Strategy and Development,  Centrica Matthias Mieves , Head of New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home,  Deutsche...
Consumers have been relatively quick to embrace voice-based applications, beginning and led by Apple’s Siri. Parks Associates research notes that at the end of 2016, 45% of U.S. smartphone owners reported using a voice-enabled personal assistant through an app or dedicated device. As devices continue to add listening capabilities, voice control will extend throughout the home and in other connected devices as an intrinsic, easy, and natural way to facilitate smart home...
CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference , which was recently held in San Francisco, featured a very vibrant discussion where panelists and audience members attempted to determine if there was a significant market opportunity for the support of connected healthcare and fitness devices. Parks Associates presented research which highlighted the fact that the majority of connected health and fitness device owners (more than 90%) set up their devices on their own or with...

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