Tuesday, January 29, 2008

CONNECTIONS™ to address consumer trends and advanced technologies for broadband sharing, remote management, and other services

With service providers supplying over 70 million households worldwide with residential gateways by 2012, CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, June 24-26 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, will focus on the new business models in broadband sharing, remote management, and other advanced services afforded by these technological advances.

CONNECTIONS™, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with CEA, is the largest executive conference and showcase focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions. Conference sessions provide high-level research, knowledge, and analysis to over 1,000 executives from the converging industries developing consumer products and services.

CONNECTIONS™ offers key benefits including dialogue between service providers and manufacturers, scenarios in deploying triple-play services, and a networking environment featuring today’s new product strategists.

CONNECTIONS™ will feature Rebecca Jacoby, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cisco Systems, Inc., as a keynote speaker. Early Diamond Sponsors include Hillcrest Labs, IBM, MoCA, Motorola, and Peak8 Solutions.

“With providers deploying gateways into homes over the next several years, this market will be a hotbed for new service opportunities,” said Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates. “For example, the number of U.S. households with multiroom DVR features will grow to 17.5 million by 2012. Understanding consumer perspectives and service provider needs as well as technology challenges is in the mix of success. From infrastructure to end user, CONNECTIONS™ speakers and Parks Associates’ analysts offer insight for every critical stop along the value chain.”

Deadline for CONNECTIONS™ speaker submissions is February 1, 2008.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Parks Associates releases new report, Connected Medical Devices: Analysis and Forecasts

Parks Associates releases new report, Connected Medical Devices: Analysis and Forecasts

This report analyzes the needs for adding networking support to medical devices for home monitoring and diagnostic solutions, probe industry drivers that will help shape the industry’s growth in the future, highlight advances in silicon and biomaterial technologies, and discuss key issues that device makers and solution enablers need to address in order to clear the way for fast consumer adoption. Finally the report will profile the emerging players in this market segment.

“Networked medical devices will help transform health care delivery in a big way,” said Harry Wang, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “As the industry is embarking is moving toward preventive care and home-based care solutions, networking technology has spurred unique applications and opened up new opportunities for the medical device industry.”

Visit http://www.parksassociates.com/ for more information on Digital Health or Steve Harvey at steve.harvey@parksassociates.com.