Operators to address cloud service opportunities and new strategies for the connected home at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Orange, TalkTalk, BBC, Ziggo share insights at executive research summit in Amsterdam

International research firm Parks Associates will host service providers, content owners, and CE makers at CONNECTIONS™ Europe, November 8 -9, Amsterdam, to discuss opportunities in the worldwide market for operator -provided, cloud -based value -added services, which will exceed $8.5 billion in 2015.

The executive conference has keynotes from Siemens and Orange and a variety of sessions and special lunch roundtable discussions on the best strategies to monetize the connected home.
"Already 30 -40% of European broadband households have a connected CE platform," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Competition for these households is increasing across all regions, and companies looking to succeed in these markets must make inroads now. CONNECTIONS™ Europe puts you face -to -face with the service providers and technology vendors at the forefront of these market changes."
CONNECTIONS™ Europe also features data -driven presentations from Parks Associates' industry analysts, including new data from consumer surveys of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. These consumer data presentations will address the most critical issues facing the European connected home market:
Real Demands of Consumers
New Revenue Models that meet Consumer Expectations
Cloud Suppliers and CDNs
Connected CE and Content Distribution
IP Home Management and other Value -added Services
The Impact of Multiscreen Services
CONNECTIONS™ Europe speakers:
Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)
Alcatel -Lucent
AVIQ Systems AG
BBC World News
Cable Europe
Cisco
Deloitte Consulting GmbH
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
GreenPeak Technologies
Irdeto
Motive Television
MediaSet
Omniphone
Orange
PacketVideo
Rovi
Samsung
Siemens
TalkTalk Group
Technicolor
thePlatform, a Comcast subsidiary
TV Genius, Red Bee Media
Ziggo
Event sponsors include F -Secure Corporation, GreenPeak Technologies, Orange, PacketVideo, Siemens, Sigma Designs, and Technicolor. For more information, visit www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972 -490 -1113.
About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high -level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. The executive summit focuses on digital media, consumer electronics, and market opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and manufacturers. http://www.connectionseurope.com
For information about CONNECTIONS™ Europe, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit http://www.connectionseurope.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.

Featured Product

ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

ELK Products -C1M1 Dual-Path Alarm Communicators with Remote Services

C1M1 offers a truly significant reduction in transmission time in comparison to other communicators that rely on dial capture or data bus decoding. This can result in quicker response time to emergency situations which could save lives and assets. By providing both IP and cellular pathways, C1M1 provides the reliability installers are looking for in an alarm communicator. C1M1 eliminates port forwarding and extra fees for remote access. Installers can remotely upload/download programming changes to M1 controls over IP or cellular using ElkRP2. Consumers can control the M1 remotely via the free ElkLink mobile app and web portal, as well as eKeypad and M1 Touch Pro apps. Other IP-based software and interface partners can connect to the M1 control over the local network through C1M1. C1M1 also provides email/text notifications for arm, disarm, and alarm events. ELK-C1M14GSM supports GSM (AT&T/T-Mobile) networks and ELK-C1M1CDMA supports CDMA (Verizon) networks.