"interoperability" articles

Over the last year, Samsung has slowly but steadily moved toward an app-only approach to its SmartThings platform. With 6% of broadband households using SmartThings as their solution to control their smart home devices, according to Parks Associates research in Q4 2020, these changes impact millions of consumers. Recently, Samsung passed a major milestone in this transition from hardware with the sunsetting of its Gen.1 Hubs last week (June 30th). SmartThings ecosystem users who...
 
by Chris White | Jul. 13, 2021
Tags: interoperability, smart home
Authors: Jennifer Kent, Avni Mithal It’s no secret that fragmentation plagues the smart home . Due to an incredibly diverse ecosystem of products, plus numerous competing communication protocols, seamless device-to-device interaction is difficult to achieve. For instance, 40% of smart home device owners who have had technical problems with a smart home device report having difficulty getting the device to interact with other devices in their home. Device-to-device integration...
The ideal smart home experience for consumers is one in which a broad range of smart home devices are setup effortlessly and work seamlessly together, providing convenience to the user and enhanced value for all products in the ecosystem. The connectivity, automation, and data sharing derived from integration can create a differentiated user experience, when done well. A number of companies, and organizations continue to work on improving interoperability: CHoIP - Amazon, Apple,...
 
by Brad Russell | Mar. 18, 2020
Tags: Internet of Things, interoperability
Amazon, Apple, Google, and Zigbee Alliance have announced plans to develop and promote a new open-source connectivity standard for smart home devices called Project Connected Home over IP. The standard is being developed in an effort to increase compatibility among smart home devices and to make it easier for device manufacturers to develop these products. The working group that will contribute to this project include Zigbee Alliance board members, as well as representatives from IKEA,...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Dec. 18, 2019
Tags: interoperability, smart home
The smart home starts at the front door, with devices like smart door locks, networked cameras, smart garage door openers, and video doorbells representing not only a foundation for security solutions but also access points for a future world of services, including in-home and in-garage delivery, home rental solutions, pet and cleaning services, and much more. Parks Associates research shows video doorbells lead in adoption among the three primary access control devices. At the...
According to Parks Associates research, 28% of US broadband households now own at least one smart home device, and device-owning households own an average of six devices in their home. A newly published Parks Associates report, Race to Control the Smart Home Ecosystem: Attracting Partners , states that as device adoption continues to increase each year, smart home platforms will help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected devices in...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference , Pete Horton, Vice President, Market Development, Electrical Wiring Systems Division, spoke with the firm’s analyst team to his thoughts on interoperability in the smart home. Pete participated on the Interoperability: Technology Convergence and Expanding the Smart Home  panel on Wednesday, May 22, at 1:15 PM. Panelists who joined him on this session included: Avi Barel,...
Content Submitted by Universal Electronics Inc. A recent survey by Parks Associates claimed that 75% of the consumers purchasing a new device want it to work with the existing devices within their homes. This means that consumers value interoperability, but what does this actually mean? What is it that consumers really want?! Let's take a look at some examples from today's homes. I am a consumer and want to buy a new garage door opener. Before making a purchase, I want to...

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