"interoperability" articles

Parks Associates continues its thirteenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer with the virtual session, Home Energy Management Solutions: Driving Energy Savings , on Thursday, June, 30 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM CT. Advait Katarki, Business Development Manager - Connected Solutions & EV Charging Infrastructure, Eaton will be featured on the interactive panel, Smart Apartments and Energy Platforms , at 11:15 AM CT, addressing the business and consumer value of...
As data security needs for the connected home increase, opportunities exist across the ecosystem to cultivate partnerships with device and system manufacturers, broadband operators, and security solution providers. There is continued demand for new products and services spanning beyond just traditional PCs and mobile devices to include entertainment products, appliances and productivity tools, and a multitude of smart home devices. Securing these products against the mass of...
Google’s annual I/O event, which took place from May 11-12, revealed a handful of new releases and updates to its range of hardware and software. Google also shared that a few previously discontinued and canceled products would be revived, including Android tablets and watches, the latter of which will feature a partnership with Samsung. Android 13 was also debuted and is slated for release in August alongside the new Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. Key points of emphasis for Android 13 include...
Pay-TV subscriptions and revenues are on a continuous decline as consumers embrace OTT services. The research firm forecasts that traditional pay TV will decline to 76.7 million households by 2024, the lowest penetration in a decade and a 27% drop from 2014. Parks Associates estimates that approximately 35 to 40 new streaming services entered the market between March 2020, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and the end of 2021. More than half of US...
Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) took place on June 6, with the tech giant unveiling a score of new product releases and software updates. Apple’s latest announcements were focused on enhancements and upgrades to its existing products and services.  Notable was the emphasis on the Home App upgrades, along with security and efficiency. Parks Associates research shows that while consumers use multiple platforms in the home, 66% are interested in a single...
Accessing and experiencing digital media have become more complicated, both for consumers and the companies providing the content. The fracturing of entertainment options, coupled with a decline in traditional pay TV, has forced many consumers to subscribe to a bevy of services in order to access the video content they want to watch. While this situation offers consumers a greater than ever selection of content, it offers a unique set of challenges from an authentication and...
After more than twenty years of pushing computing from local servers into the cloud, many industries now strategize more carefully about the most appropriate options among cloud computing, edge computing, and hybrid edge-cloud configurations. Cost, latency, privacy, and reliance on connectivity are all factors informing these decisions. Hybrid edge-cloud architectures enable the best of both worlds for many applications, such as connected devices. They can optimize data processing,...
The smarter home powered by AI will emerge gradually over the next decade and decades beyond. Many more companies are touting AI in messaging. Still, it can be argued that what AI practitioners would define as true artificial intelligence is some form of big data analytics. Specific use cases for AI in the connected home cross all verticals and will ultimately be what helps drive the adoption of new devices and services in the home. Currently, 37% of US households have a...

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