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APR 5, 2011


Parks Associates forecasts number of consumer and home network devices to exceed seven billion worldwide by 2015

CONNECTIONS™ pre-event Webcast analyzes consumer cloud solutions

Parks Associates today announced it will host a complimentary industry webcast, "Consumer Cloud Products and Services," featuring CONNECTIONS™ event sponsors and Parks Associates’ research and analysis on the market for cloud-based solutions. The international research firm forecasts there will be more than seven billion consumer and home network devices worldwide by 2015, creating a substantial foundation for cloud solutions.

The webcast, May 11, will preview key topics and sponsors of CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase. CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsors IBM and Technicolor; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX; Independa; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; PlumChoice; and PacketVideo; and Bronze Sponsors iTOK.NET, mgMEDIA, Roxio, and Troppus, an EchoStar company.

CONNECTIONS™, hosted on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, is a platform for the international research firm to share research on the impact of the consumer cloud on industry markets, including mobility and communications, entertainment and content, connected consumer electronics, and value-added services.

“Digital home products and services are no longer valued by single features and applications alone," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ will feature new companies developing innovative solutions that enable seamless access to data, media, and services on any connected device. Insight from these companies combined with our consumer research provides a learning and networking environment unlike any other event. The pre-event webcast will feature top-line data and industry developments showing early market demand.”

Premier Program Members are HCL; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Rovi; Sigma Designs; and Technicolor.

Webcast registration is online at www.parksassociates.com/connwebcast. Visit www.connectionsus.com or contact 972-490-1113, info@parksassociates.com for information on CONNECTIONS™.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place November 10-12, 2020, online, as part of the Virtual CONNECTIONS Community.

The annual CONNECTIONS™ conference hosts more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, security, smart home, health, and energy industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology innovations, consumer research on adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop with a deep dive into Parks Associates’ consumer data and trends in the smart home markets.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during virtual networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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