British Gas, MivaTek, Prodea, Salus, UXP Systems, and Zipato to discuss smart home value-added services at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Parks Associates hosts tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe Conference, 10-11 November, Amsterdam

Dallas, Texas, October 1 - Research firm Parks Associates will discuss the implications of the rollout of smart meters across Europe during the seventh-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe - IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, 10-11 November, at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. Deployments of these and other smart devices will increase consumer awareness of new smart home services, which will help drive the five-year (2014-2019) CAGR for adoption of smart home controllers in Western Europe to over 11%.


"Many European consumers have an energy tariff plan that provides a fixed monthly charge regardless of actual consumption. Smart meters can provide consumers much greater insight and awareness of their energy consumption, creating a market opportunity for energy-related smart products and services for the home," said Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates. "At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will examine the progress of the smart home market as service providers and OEMs introduce new offerings and value propositions to consumers."

At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, industry leaders in the smart home market will join Kerber in the session "IoT: Adding Value to the Smart Home Experience" on Tuesday, 10 November, 13:30, to examine emerging smart products and value-added services that enhance the consumer experience and expand the competitive landscape. Speakers Include:

• Seb Chakraborty, CTO, British Gas Connected Homes
• Kurt Hoppe, VP, Applications & Services, Prodea
• Scott Hublou, VP of Global Connected Services, Salus
• Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek
• Sebastian Popovic, CEO, Zipato
• Gemini Waghmare, CEO, UXP Systems

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will feature keynotes from Icontrol Networks, Nest Labs, and Viacom International Media Networks. Sponsors of the event include Icontrol Networks, AirTies, Alcatel-Lucent, Essence, Prodea, ROC-Connect, Tyco, ULE Alliance, UXP Systems, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, MivaTek, and Zipato.

Registration for CONNECTIONS™ Europe is now open; visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
CONNECTIONS™ Europe is the leading annual executive conference on the connected home and IoT ecosystems. The two-day event features consumer research and high-level analysis on connected devices and services, new and innovative business strategies and partnerships, and critical challenges in driving consumer adoption of entertainment, smart home, and IoT solutions.

Featured Product

Octava -4K UHD Video Over LAN Matrix Switch. Video Wall Processor

Octava -4K UHD Video Over LAN Matrix Switch. Video Wall Processor

The Octava PRO DSX is a simple to use, powerful video distribution solution designed to deliver HD video including 4k UHD from multiple sources to multiple displays. The PRO DSX also functions as a Video Wall processor to create n x m video walls. The PRO DSX delivers HD video over standard CATx LAN cables allowing for simple integration in virtually any infrastructure. The PRO DSX was specifically designed for ease of use for residential installations and engineered for scalability to accommodate large video distribution systems such as education, corporate , and hospitality applications. Easy to configure and customize for your video system - Build virtually any size video matrix switch system. The Pro DSX is a scalable platform enabling easy system growth. Simply add PRO DSX TX for each video sources required and a PRO DSX-RX per display. Video Wall Support- The PRO DSX features a built-in video wall processor that enables you to create custom video walls.