"connected CE" articles

Security industry watchers have anxiously awaited Q1 earnings calls to see how market leaders fared as a robust start to 2020 hit COVID-19 headwinds in March. A strong 2019 resulted in 31-32% of US broadband households owning a working security system, up a substantial 5% points over 2018. Eight-eight percent of security system owners have professional monitoring, according to a Q4 2019 Parks Associates study. The view from the top, thus far, is that the residential security...
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered work routines for everyone. With “non-essential” employers mandating remote work, many of the connected services and solutions Parks Associates studies are now essential in ensuring everyone in the household can work from home and entertain-in-place. 360 View: Broadband Services in the US , a Parks Associates study of 10,000 US broadband households in Q3 2019, reports that 76% of US broadband households said life would be much more...
 
by Steve Nason | Apr. 3, 2020
Tags: broadband, connected CE, home networks, OTT
CES is always an interesting time. Companies show off their latest and - hopefully - greatest, and we get to guess which of these things will actually still exist in a couple of months. This year, due to throwing out my back the prior Friday during the extremely daring and strenuous task of getting out of a chair, I missed attending in person. Instead I scoured the headlines for articles of interest. And, lo, I found something interesting. No, it wasn't cute robots. Or fake pork. Or...
 
The availability of OTT video services on multiple platforms is a key component of reaching new audiences. Due to the high cost and effort required to develop support on any given platform, services prioritize certain connected devices, at least initially. As a service matures, it continues to add support for new devices in order to capture feasible markets and provide current subscribers with additional ways to access content. As the market for OTT services evolves, new opportunities for...
 
by Brandon Riney | Jan. 15, 2020
Tags: connected CE, online video, OTT, streaming
Prior to Parks Associates’  14 th -annual  CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home ,  Gabriel Wetzel , CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH gave his insights on the smart home market with the firm's analyst team. Gabriel will participate on the expert panel  Evolution of the Smart Home: Gaining Traction  on Tuesday, 19 November at  8:30 . Panelists who will join him on this session include: Bernd Grohmann,...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 14, 2019
Tags: connected CE, europe, smart home
During Apple’s September 10th keynote event, several revealing announcements were made. As expected, Apple offered improvements and fresh products to nearly every category of its device lineup, including the next generation of mobile devices and flagship services. However, the most impactful announcements include new details on Apple’s video streaming service and a major price drop for the Apple Watch.  Apple TV+ Comes Out Swinging with Low Price Point and...
 
by Brandon Riney | Sep. 12, 2019
Tags: Apple, connected CE
In 2018, existing smart home households drove the market by expanding their adoption of devices. Households already owning at least one smart home device continued to purchase more devices, bringing the average number of devices in these households to six units compared to 3 devices in 2016. The latest trends and developments in smart home devices and services include expansion of smart technology into the home builder channel, large tech companies taking measures to increase their...
Prior to Parks Associates’ sixth-annual  Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness ,  Melissa Gonzales , EVP, Americas, Medela gave her insights on the connected health market with the firm's analyst team. Melissa will participate on the expert panel Innovation at Transformative Life Stages: New Parents and Caregivers on Tuesday, August 27, at 4:00 PM. Panelists who will join her on this session include: Ori Balaban , VP...

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