Showing posts with label COVID19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label COVID19. Show all posts

Friday, February 19, 2021

ASSA ABLOY and Allegion discuss #COVID19-related #technology options and strategies at virtual event

ASSA ABLOY and Allegion discuss #COVID19-related #technology options and strategies at virtual event | #TpromoCom | The future is touchless – that was the message from security industry heavyweights ASSA ABLOY and Allegion at the recent virtual ISC West show [last November]. (Will Christensen)

Representatives of both companies delivered presentations during the event that covered much of the same ground with a few slight differences; however, the big takeaway is that touchless door openings will be a major part of each company’s strategy for the foreseeable future.

Noting how the COVID-19 pandemic has led more than 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian workforce to work from home, “it demands a great amount of creativity and innovation to navigate this crisis,” said Mark Duato, executive vice president of Aftermarket Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. (read more)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

24% of US broadband households with fixed broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months

24% of US broadband households with fixed #broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months | #TpromoCom #Trending | New research addresses continuing impact of #COVID19 on broadband usage, CE product adoption, OTT service stacking, and churn rates

Parks Associates today released a new Quantified Consumer study, COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment, which reveals that in 3Q 2020, more than 50% of US broadband households reported that their broadband usage has increased since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. While consumers report broadband performance is keeping pace with the increased demand, in Q3 2020, 24% of fixed broadband households reported plans to upgrade their speed in the next six months, compared to 18% in 2Q 2020.

“Broadband upgrade plans indicate many households see some COVID-19-related changes as permanent,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “For video services, OTT service stacking has been particularly pronounced, with 45% of US broadband households subscribing to three or more OTT services. Many consumers are planning to add new services such as Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock as a permanent part of their OTT service portfolio, beyond the traditional Big 3: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.”

COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment examines the impact of COVID-19 on service providers and consumer adoption and satisfaction throughout the communications, consumer technology, and entertainment and home services sectors. The research reports COVID-19 continues to widen the OTT/pay-TV gap. As many across the US remain homebound, households are continually relying on video content to fill their time outside of work and school. Within video services, COVID-19 has accelerated the trend of video viewers accessing OTT offerings at much higher rates than a pay-TV service via a traditional or online provider.

“Many traditional pay-TV subscribers are migrating to online pay-TV offerings or standalone OTT services,” Nason said. “Traditional providers, who still comprise the majority of the pay-TV market, have to continually seek ways to integrate online video services into their offerings either through homegrown solutions or external partnerships.”

For more information on COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment and other studies, contact To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Rosey Ulpino at, 972.996.0233.

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Monday, December 7, 2020

Is a Voice Test for COVID Coming to a Smartphone Near You?

Is a Voice Test for COVID Coming to a Smartphone Near You? | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #Smartphone #TrackTrace | The race to develop an app that provides vocal screening for COVID-19.

For anyone that has experienced a cotton swab up the nose for a COVID test, the idea of a non-invasive way to help determine whether you should visit your grandmother over the holidays probably sounds pretty good. And, if the companies that have been working on vocal biomarkers of COVID have their way, soon that may be a reality.

This past spring, several separate research reports from universities and the private sector suggested that computer-based voice analysis that looked at the sound waves created when speaking or coughing could help identify people with and without COVID. Promising early results suggested that the sound of your voice indeed held significant clues to your health status.

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