920+ Million Connected Devices will be sold in 2012

Parks Associates addresses new business strategies impacting connected and mobile devices at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

New connected products and technologies, including smart HDTVs, voice controls, Android tablets, and multifunction e -readers, are changing the way consumers access and manage content in the home. International research firm Parks Associates will highlight its latest consumer and industry research in these key markets at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2012 International CES in Las Vegas on January 10.


The summit, hosted in the South Hall Convention Center, Rooms S204 -S205, during the first day of CES, features sessions with Parks Associates analysts and senior executives from Verizon, Best Buy, Motorola, IBM, and other leading companies discussing the changing entertainment and device landscape and its impact on consumers. Following the sessions, GSMA is sponsoring the CONNECTIONS™ Summit Networking Reception.

Parks Associates forecasts more than 920 million connected devices, including smartphones and tablets, will be sold worldwide in 2012 and revenues from operator -provided cloud -based value -added services will exceed $8.5 billion by 2015. CONNECTIONS™ Summit sessions address the television's evolving role in the home, content distribution across multiple screens, new value -added services including energy management, and consumer interest in the digital locker to store content.

"We have a stellar lineup of participants this year," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "We designed the Summit panels to provide research insight and analyst perspectives followed by an interactive discussion about key business issues and the most pressing challenges to companies in these markets."

Participants at the event include representatives from:

Akamai Technologies
Best Buy
Blue Line Innovations
Dell
Digitalsmiths
GE Appliances
GSMA
Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.
IBM
Insight Communications
Irdeto
LEVEL Studios
LG Electronics
Motorola Mobility
Orange; UMTS Forum
PlumChoice
Qualcomm Atheros
Radialpoint
Rovi Corporation
Siemens Communications, Media and Technology
Support.com
Technicolor
thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast
Verizon

CONNECTIONS™ Summit includes support from Premier Program Members, which include Digitalsmiths; IBM; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; Radialpoint; Rovi; Siemens; and Technicolor.

During CES, visit Parks Associates in Booth # 20259 in the LVCC South Hall 1.


About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is an interactive event focused on trends, emerging business models and technologies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products and services for the digital home. The 2012 event, January 10, includes an evening reception for all attendees.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit offers the ideal start to CES, with all sessions moderated by Parks Associates analysts and offering consumer and industry data, insight from leading executives, and networking opportunities with the leading analysts in the digital living space.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972 -490 -1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.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 digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, and Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

http://www.parksassociates.com

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