Parks Associates and Earth Networks to Present Strategies to Extend the IoT to 100 Million “Nonconnected” Households
An upcoming webcast from Parks Associates and Earth Networks will examine strategies to overcome the challenge of “unconnected” legacy devices in the smart home. The IoT research firm notes that nearly 50% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a smart home device in the next 12 months, but there will still be over 100 million U.S. households that do not have a smart home device by the end of 2016.
“While adoption of smart home devices continues to grow, and early adopters may own several smart product categories, most products in the home remain unconnected,” said Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates. “There is a tremendous opportunity to bring these non-connected devices into the smart home to provide a more complete connected home experience. We will explore the strategies and potential for these solutions in this webcast.”
“The prospect of one DIY sensor unlocking a trove of data and the full home potential of the IoT to diagnose the efficiency, health, and functioning of all major home appliances is a transformational idea,” said Bob Marshall, CEO of Earth Networks. “We are eager to explore how this is possible today.”