Parks Associates forecasts number of consumer and home network devices to exceed seven billion worldwide by 2015

CONNECTIONS™ pre-event Webcast analyzes consumer cloud solutions

Parks Associates today announced it will host a complimentary industry webcast, "Consumer Cloud Products and Services," featuring CONNECTIONS™ event sponsors and Parks Associates' research and analysis on the market for cloud -based solutions. The international research firm forecasts there will be more than seven billion consumer and home network devices worldwide by 2015, creating a substantial foundation for cloud solutions.


The webcast, May 11, will preview key topics and sponsors of CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase. CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsors IBM and Technicolor; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX, Echostar, Independa, LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company, PlumChoice, and PacketVideo; and Bronze Sponsors iTOK.net, mgMEDIA, and Roxio.

CONNECTIONS™, hosted on June 28 -30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, is a platform for the international research firm to share research on the impact of the consumer cloud on industry markets, including mobility and communications, entertainment and content, connected consumer electronics, and value -added services.

"Digital home products and services are no longer valued by single features and applications alone," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ will feature new companies developing innovative solutions that enable seamless access to data, media, and services on any connected device. Insight from these companies combined with our consumer research provides a learning and networking environment unlike any other event. The pre -event webcast will feature top -line data and industry developments showing early market demand."

Premier Program Members are HCL; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Rovi; Sigma Designs; and Technicolor.

Webcast registration is online at www.parksassociates.com/connwebcast.

Visit www.connectionsus.com or contact 972 -490 -1113, info@parksassociates.com for information on CONNECTIONS™.

About CONNECTIONS

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, attracts over 500 executives focused on innovative consumer technology solutions. The 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ will take place June 28 -30, 2011, in Santa Clara.

This unique conference and showcase highlights consumer and industry research from Parks Associates, showcases key players and new technologies, and delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value -added services, and home systems.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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 new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive conferences CONNECTIONS™, with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®; CONNECTIONS™ Europe; and Smart Energy Summit.

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