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Parks Associates: 17% of U.S. Broadband Households Own Both an Internet-connected Entertainment Device and a Smart Home Device
Research firm hosts Integrated Life Day at InfoComm, with insights from AVIXA™, Crestron, Guitar Center, Microsoft, Nest Labs, NETGEAR, and more

DALLAS, May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Research from Parks Associates shows 17% of U.S. broadband households own both an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device. The IoT research firm will host the sessions for Integrated Life Day at InfoComm, June 5 in Las Vegas, to examine crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audio/visual markets, with insights from executives from IoT-leading companies including AVIXA™, Crestron, Guitar Center, Microsoft, Nest Labs, NETGEAR, and more.

"Consumers want consistency across their connected experiences, regardless if they are interacting with a streaming media player or a smart thermostat," said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. "Voice offers one major avenue for consumers to interact with their devices seamlessly, but often that experience does not extend to the workplace or commercial spaces. The sessions at Integrated Life Day examine the business and service opportunities to extend personalized IoT experiences to all aspects of consumers' lives."

The sessions at Integrated Life Day: Engaging Consumers in the Integrated Life will examine innovations in AV experiences in the home and in business environments. Panelists will also examine how companies/integrators can utilize these innovations to provide premium UX to consumers.

Speakers for the interactive sessions include:  

  • John Anderson, CTO, AVidea Group, Inc.
  • Abhay Bhorkar, Director, Product Management, Connected Home, NETGEAR
  • Vince Bruno, President, AlltecPro
  • Sean Burke, CEO, Paladin Armor
  • Chris Carradine, Executive Vice President, Business Development, ecobee
  • Vic Caruso, Vice President, Sales, Miralupa
  • Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent
  • Jennifer Davis, Chief Marketing Officer, BridgeSpan Media
  • Kenneth Freeman, Senior Vice President, Demand Creation, Legrand
  • David Friedman, CEO, Ayla Networks
  • Arsham Hatambeiki, VP Product, Technology, Strategy, Universal Electronics Inc.
  • Bill Lally, President and Founder, Mode:Green
  • Gene LaNois, Head of Professional Channel, Nest Labs
  • Toine Leerentveld, Technology Manager, Control Solutions, Crestron
  • Jennifer Mallett, CEO and President, Level Up Your Home
  • Ed McConaghay, CEO, RTI
  • Colin Morris, Director, Product Management, Adobe Analytics Mobile
  • Armand Rabinowitz, Senior Director Strategy and Workgroups, Hospitality Technology Next Generation
  • Sandhya Rao, Principal Product Manager, Microsoft
  • Robert Rippee, Director, Hospitality Innovation Lab & eSports Lab, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Avi Rosenthal, Z-Wave Evangelist & Independent IoT Consultant, Z-Wave Alliance
  • Josh Srago, Design Engineer, TEECOM
  • Nathan Spear, Corporate Director of Software Development, Audio Visual Design Group, Guitar Center
  • Mark Taylor, Principal Technology Manager, Microsoft
  • Sean Wargo, Senior Director of Market Intelligence, AVIXA
  • Garry Wicka, Head of Marketing, LG Electronics USA
  • Paul Zielie, Manager, Enterprise Solutions, HARMAN

Parks Associates and AVIXA recently released the whitepaper Integrated Life: AV Convergence in Life, Work, and Play. Go to to download.

For information about Parks Associates' events, visit To speak with an analyst or to request data, contact Julia Homier at, 972-996-0214.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates 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 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.

Julia Homier
Parks Associates

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