Royal Philips Electronics to Title Sponsor Parks' Fall Focus

The Home Multimedia Experience Executive seminar, hosted Nov. 5 & 6, brings insight into multimedia applications in the home

Dallas, TX Sept. 22, 2003 - - Parks Associates welcomes electronics giant Royal Philips Electronics as the title sponsor for its upcoming event Fall Focus: The Home Multimedia Experience. This executive seminar, November 5 -6, 2003, in San Jose, CA, targets the challenges specific to digital entertainment, including technology integration, copyright and content, and segmenting consumers by their affinities.

"Philips, with its consumer history and technology breakthroughs, is a great fit for this seminar," says Tricia Parks, president of Parks Associates. "The Home Multimedia Experience will provide visions of the multimedia -enabled home as well providing a review of real market conditions and consumer attitudes. Philips has led many innovations to the market."

The Home Multimedia Experience is November 5 -6, 2003, in San Jose, CA. Parks Associates' Fall Focus seminars (each with an optional half -day workshop) brings together leading industry participants and observers to debate and analyze the success -based formulas necessary to move these markets forward. Parks Associates' conservative estimate is that more than 150 million devices (PCs and consumer electronics equipment) will be linked in multimedia -centric home networks by the end of 2007, a testament to the growth potential of this market.

Fall Focus attendees will also receive the report Multimedia Networks in the Home: Analysis and Forecasts (Fourth Edition), which contains industry analysis, forecasts, and Parks Associates' latest consumer research regarding multimedia connectivity. Visit or e -mail for more information on this report and the event. Event registration is available at

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is a market research and consulting firm focused on all product and service segments that are "digital" or provide connectivity within the home. The company's expertise includes home networks, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, broadband and Internet services, and home systems.

Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start -ups through market reports, multiclient studies, consumer research, workshops, and custom -tailored client solutions. Parks Associates also hosts two executive seminars, both part of the Fall Focus series, and co -hosts CONNECTIONS(TM) (in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association) each year.

Featured Product

MIDLITE®'s SPEEDPORT Universal Cable Pass Thru, Fastening & Anchor System

MIDLITE®'s SPEEDPORT Universal Cable Pass Thru, Fastening & Anchor System

Use for any Low Voltage Cabling, A/V, Telecom, Data, Networking Ideal for : Sound Bars & Wall Speakers • Home Theater Cabling • A/V Furniture The SPEEDPORT™ is incredibly versatile and is ideal for wall mounted box speakers, sound bars and wireless access devices mounted in ceilings. It can accommodate almost any device needed to be hung on a wall or ceiling with cable pass thru and mounting. The ultra low profile design features a rubber grommet insert for bulk cable pass thru. Two mounting screws are hidden behind the grommet and offer a clean, unobtrusive presentation. Installation is quick & simple using a hole saw and attaches to acoustical ceiling tiles and/or gypsum board. Reducing labor and a whole lot of mess from hand cutting large rectangular holes - Low voltage brackets are no longer needed. Just cut your hole in the desired location, insert SPEEDPORT™ and tighten adjustable mounting arms to fasten securely.