"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...
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...
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...
The multifamily housing market has become increasingly important to device manufactures as they seek to drive overall market adoption of the smart home products. Multifamily rental properties represent a particularly lucrative opportunity for smart device manufacturers since they deploy smart home device packages to multiple units at a time. Parks Associates research shows that 83% of multifamily builders report the ability to integrate smart home technology with property management...
Parks Associates research shows that 13% of consumers report they are not likely to purchase a new product from the same brand if they return a product from that brand. Those experiencing technical problems seek help through a variety of channels, including the manufacturer, product manuals, and support forums. Brands need to offer a variety of support resources. On Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 12 PM CT/ 9 AM PT, Parks Associates will co-host a complimentary webinar with RouteThis,...
Parks Associates continued its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™  conference with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Amanda Forsyth, Director of Product Management at Cognitive Systems. Ahead of the conference, Amanda provided insights on how smart home products are evolving and consumer insights that will have an impact over the next few years. Amanda spoke on the panel, Health and Wellness Solutions: Expanding the Market, on May 19 at 1:00 PM CT which...
Parks Associates continues its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™ with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Mitch Klein, Executive Director at Z-Wave Alliance will be featured on the panel, Bringing New Value: Growing Role of Smart Home Platforms, on May 18 at 8:30 AM CT which addresses how companies in this space can leverage platforms and industry standards to provide a reliable, interoperable ecosystem with a simplified user experience, delivering expanded value...
Parks Associates continues its twenty-sixth annual CONNECTIONS™ with our in-person conference in Frisco, Texas on May 17-19. Paul Williams, Chief Product Officer of Nice North America, will be the featured keynote speaker presenting on May 18 at 5 PM CT. He will be discussing the history of the smart home, and provide insights on what the future of this industry may look like. Prior to the session, Paul provided insights on industry developments and consumer insights that will have an...

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