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Guest blog post by Greg Fisher, Founder at HardwareCon. Having spent that last 13 years helping over 900 hardware startups (they used to be called inventors) taking innovative, physical products to market, I’ve seen the industry go from one that was dominated by large established companies to the burgeoning hardware revolution that has already brought thousands of startup products to market with new tools and technologies and is just getting started. Despite the growth of...
According to Parks Associates research, 76% of North American broadband households use Wi-Fi as their primary connected technology , but in the past year, 37% of U.S. broadband households report that their Wi-Fi network seems slow. If operators want to compete effectively in the connected home, they will need to add value through premium CPE and a quality consumer experience. Parks Associates and Calix will discuss emerging trends for service providers in an upcoming webcast, The...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Dave Kaintz, Senior Manager, Southern California Edison, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The age old problem of interoperability or lack of. What are the biggest opportunities for the smart home industry to work with the...
Prior to the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit in Austin, Parks Associates sat down with Kevin Klages, Senior Vice President, Mass Markets, Constellation to discuss the future path of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The lack of centralized control across devices, for example: individual apps for each device don’t allow for optimization across...
Prior to his participation at the ninth-annual Smart Energy Summit , Justin Segall, President & Founder of Simple Energy, recently provided insight on what he sees as the top barriers to smart energy and smart home adoption: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Given the fairly nascent state of smart home technologies, interoperability is a major barrier. We see challenges...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Jessie H. Shoemaker , Energy Storage Business Developer, Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? The barriers to unifying a cohesive ecosystem of products are myriad. There’s the general...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Alton Martin with Trusource Labs , to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Due to a lack of industry-wide interoperability standards, there is little incentive for companies to “play nice” with each other. Each...
Prior to the ninth-annual  Smart Energy Summit in Austin , Parks Associates sat down with  Manoj Kumar , CEO at Powerley, to discuss the future trajectory of the energy industry: What are the barriers to bringing together a broad ecosystem of smart home products that work together as an energy management system? Historically, the primary barrier has been the lack of a closed loop between energy and smart home products which has impeded proliferation of home...

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