Showing posts with label Smart Automation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smart Automation. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Zyter Introduces Smart Factories™ IoT Solution

Zyter Introduces Smart Factories™ IoT Solution (image)
Zyter Introduces Smart Factories™ IoT Solution
| #TpromoCom #Zyter #IoT #Monitoring | Provides a 360-degree View of the Factory with Analytics to Improve Productivity and Safety (Yahoo  Finance) 
https://bit.ly/3y7vzgr

Factories are changing. And fast. Volume production, while still important, is quickly being replaced by value creation that’s driven by digital transformation and dynamic, intelligent operations. 

In addition to predictive analytics and artificial intelligence, a key enabler of the smart factory of tomorrow is sensor technology. Internet of Things (IoT) sensors placed on equipment, raw materials and workers provide a continuous flow of real-time data on movement, location, operating conditions, and other important parameters. (read more)

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Smart home communication protocols allow European service providers to expand value-added service strategies

Smart home communication protocols allow European service providers to expand value-added service strategies | #TpromoCom #SmartHome #Parks #Technology | Webinar, sponsored by ULE Alliance, examines impact of communication protocols on smart product adoption and user experience in European market  https://bit.ly/3dMHG9k

Parks Associates is hosting the complimentary webinar “Smart Product Strategies in Europe: Choosing Communication Protocols,” sponsored by ULE Alliance, on 13 April 2021 at 8 am CT US (1:00 pm/13:00 GMT), to highlight key trends in the smart home market, including the impact of communication protocols on the user experience and their important role in expanding adoption, lowering barriers, and creating new value and revenue opportunities for broadband providers.

Growth of connected devices and connectivity in the home creates new opportunities for integration of products, forcing companies to focus more on the user experience and delivering on consumer expectations for connected products. Key factors include wireless range, battery life, energy consumption, reliability, data security, and the setup/installation processes. Parks Associates research finds over the past 12 months, 26% of US broadband households who use Wi-Fi to access the internet report having problems with a slow network. One-fifth report their network frequently stops working, and 15% say they have coverage gaps in their home.

“As service providers across Europe and the world expand their value-added services (VAS) in conjunction with adoption of smart home devices, they need to ensure that support costs stay low while still delivering top-notch consumer experiences,” said Jennifer Kent, VP, Research, Parks Associates. “With the correct protocols in place, providers can deploy VAS for energy, voice, and security, targeted to their unique subscriber base, without risking revenues on support or truckrolls. Being able to communicate the value of these services to consumers is also critical as more than half of UK broadband households without a smart home device and with no plans to buy see no personal benefit to owing a smart home product.”

In this webinar, leading solution providers from across Europe share their decision-making priorities when designing smart home products and services, including design issues, data security requirements, the process for selecting protocols, and the short- and long-term impacts.

Webinar speakers:     

Avi Barel, Director, Business Development, ULE Alliance

Jean Claude Bennoun, Business Development Consultant, Crow Electronic Engineering Ltd

Guillaume Cayatte, Lead IoT & Smarthome Product Marketing, Orange

Tali Chen, Chief Business Officer, DSP Group

Gerhard Gillen, Senior Manager Strategic Sales, Gigaset Communications

Ulrich Grote, ULE Alliance Chairman of the Board, ULE Alliance

For more information and to register, visit http://www.parksassociates.com/ule-apr2021. To request data or an interview, contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.




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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

New Strategies for Smart Home Offerings

Smart home players deploy new strategies to streamline offerings and overcome consumer price sensitivity, lack of benefits, and privacy concerns 

Smart Home Tracker finds perception of high prices as a leading adoption
barrier to adoption of smart home devices

Parks Associates smart home research finds high perceived prices remain a top barrier to smart home adoption, with providers and manufacturers working to bring lower-priced products to market and discontinue specific premium products. The firm’s Smart Home Tracker finds 20.5 million, or 44% of consumers who do not own or intend to purchase a smart home device, report expensive prices as their reason to forgo adoption, followed by perceived lack of benefits and data and privacy concerns. To overcome the cost barrier, Apple is offering a smaller form factor for its HomePod, and Google is offering a new Nest thermostat with fewer features and a smaller price tag.


“Perception of high prices is a key barrier to smart home device adoption, but it is also tied to the perception among non-owners that smart home devices do not offer any benefits to the lifestyle,” Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “Device manufacturers in the smart home market are evaluating multiple strategies to address the leading adoption barriers. Companies are betting that getting one device in the home, even as a loss leader, will convince consumers of the value of smart home devices and inspire future purchases. Our research indicates this is a sound strategy.”

Parks Associates notes that households that own at least one smart home device have an average of seven devices. Companies such as Eufy are offering lower-priced models that retain most of the features of their higher-priced models, knowing there is a good chance that their customers will buy more products following this initial purchase.

The Smart Home Tracker, a quarterly service, also finds that as new social distancing guidelines continue to impact schools and businesses, a number of tech giants—including Facebook and Google—are incorporating video conferencing solutions into their products and systems. The percentage of US broadband households that report using video services is 54% higher than prior to the pandemic.

“One of the leading and overarching value propositions of smart home products is to improve convenience for users,” Samuels said. “Services like Zoom have become invaluable. Helping users to make video calls more conveniently increases the value of smart home devices in these times, and we expect to see additional integration around solutions like these.”

For information about the Smart Home Tracker, contact sales@parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Rosey Ulpino, rosey.ulpino@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.



New Strategies for Smart Home Offerings | #TpromoCom #SmartHome #ParksAssociates #SmartAutomation | Smart home players deploy new strategies to streamline offerings and overcome consumer price sensitivity, lack of benefits, and privacy concerns. Smart Home Tracker finds perception of high prices as a leading adoption barrier to adoption of smart home devices: https://bit.ly/39vqlAL


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Monday, February 1, 2021

Alarm.com to Announce 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Results on February 25, 2021


Alarm.com to Announce 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Results on February 25, 2021 | #TpromoCom | Alarm.com Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALRM), the leading platform for the intelligently connected property, today announced that it will report 2020 fourth quarter financial results after the market close on Thursday, February 25, 2021. http://bit.ly/3arMwYh
 
Management will host a conference call and webcast to discuss the Company's financial results at 4:30 p.m. ET that same day.

What: Alarm.com 2020 Fourth Quarter Financial Results Conference Call
When: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Conf ID: 5419089
Live Call: US/Canada Toll-Free: (866) 588-3290
International: (262) 558-6169
Replay: US/Canada Toll-Free: (855) 859-2056
International: (404) 537-3406
(Available approximately two hours after the completion of the live call until 7:30 p.m. ET on March 4, 2021)
Webcast: http://investors.alarm.com/

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Alexa, disarm the victim’s home security system

Alexa, disarm the victim’s home security system | #TpromoCom #Alexa #Security #Hackers | Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading, explores how hacking attempts on ‘smart’ home assistants via laser pointers have raised further security concerns about the devices. (ifsecglobal.com) https://bit.ly/2JNIeRy

Researchers who last year hacked popular voice assistants with laser pointers take their work to the next level.

It’s still a mystery to researchers at the University of Michigan and The University of Electro-Communications (Tokyo) – just what physically enabled them to inject commands into the embedded microphones of Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and other digital voice assistant devices via laser pointers.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

49% of US broadband households own a smart speaker or smart display


Webinar, sponsored by ULE Alliance, examines growing use of
voice control for home security and automation

Parks Associates research finds 49% of US broadband households own a smart speaker or smart display, driving voice to the forefront of the connected home consumer experience. Parks Associates is hosting the complimentary webinar “Voice Controls and Smart Home: Optimizing Product Design,” sponsored by ULE Alliance, on December 3 at 11 am CT (9 am PT), to evaluate methods for product manufacturers and service providers to evaluate voice control technologies and integrate solutions into their offerings that will deliver high-quality design while ensuring quality of service (QoS).

“Voice control quickly captured consumer interest, driving smart speaker adoption with early use cases focused on quick information requests and music streaming,” said Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates. “However, the user experience across smart speakers varies greatly, so as voice control moves into more critical use cases, such as emergency detection and response, companies will need to ensure QoS with a well-designed solution to maintain consumer confidence.”

In this webinar, speakers will share leading approaches to integrating voice and data communication into smart products and services and the tradeoffs that product manufacturers and service providers make when deciding among these approaches.  The webinar features the following speakers:

  • Avi Barel, Director, Business Development, ULE Alliance
  • Doug Bellenger, Head of Product, DIY, ADT
  • Jean Claude Bennoun, Business Development Manager, Crow Electronic Engineering Ltd
  • Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates
  • Bill Scheffler, VP Business Development, DSP Group


Webinar Topics:

  • Consumer data on smart speaker/display adoption
  • Adoption and usage of multiple speakers per household
  • Voice as an interface for security systems and products
  • Benefits of combining voice and data for product design
  • Key metrics as OEMs and service providers evaluate standards for voice integration
  • Use cases that need reliable QoS
  • Two-way voice use cases


Parks Associates Consumer Data:

  • 74% of smart home device owners also own a smart speaker.
  • 18% of US broadband households report that COVID-19 has increased their interest in products and services that enable “touchless” control of smart home devices using voice control.


To request data or an interview, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.

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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