CABA's Digital Home Forum to be held next month

The event will bring together leading companies dealing with integration of consumer electronics and other cutting-edge technology throughout the home.

September 26, 2012


The Continental Automated Buildings Association is pleased to be holding its next Digital Home Forum in San Diego on October 11 and 12, 2012.

The event, hosted by CABA member Qualcomm, will bring together leading companies dealing with integration of consumer electronics and other cutting-edge technology throughout the home.

"We are extremely pleased to offer the highest-quality information and research to attendees of our ongoing Digital Home Forum event series," stated Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. "The beneficial information and industry intelligence that CABA members and industry stakeholders will gain from this event will exceed any expense involved in attending."

Industry stakeholders are invited to attend the Forum on October 11 to learn about current trends in the digital and connected home from a wide range of companies working in this space and explore future research opportunities.

The event will include a keynote address from Dan Rabinovitsj, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Networking Business Unit at Qualcomm. He will share insights on the evolution of the connected home, discuss Qualcomm's vision for the architecture of the home network and present technologies that will enable the connected home ecosystem to deliver the next generation user experience and value added services.

CABA will also present highlights of its recent "Impact of Smart Grid on Connected Homes" research study, which was conducted by Frost & Sullivan.

Participants in the CABA Research Program will share their research and insights, along with details about their current activities.

Sessions will examine: the evolution of smart devices and appliances; the impact of 3G/LTE networks on connected homes; next generation home applications, services and user experiences; models for data exchange and new business development partnerships.

Forum participants will be encouraged to openly discuss research strategies as they relate to the industry and their respective organizations. Speakers from IBM, Best Buy, Microsoft Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Tendril Networks, Inc., Vantage Legrand, Crestron Electronics, Inc., Comcast Cable, MTS Allstream Inc., Qualcomm Life, Smartinet Inc., SecurTek Monitoring Solutions, Duchossois Industries, Inc., iControl Networks Inc., Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., ECOtality Inc., Z-Wave Alliance, Smartenit, Inc., Frost & Sullivan and Alarm.com have already been confirmed.

CABA's Connected Home Council will also hold a meeting in conjunction with the Forum. Established in 2004, the CABA Connected Home Council initiates and reviews projects that relate to connected home and multiple dwelling unit technologies and applications. The Council also examines industry opportunities that can accelerate the adoption of new technologies, consumer electronics and broadband services within the burgeoning connected home market.

As an added bonus, attendees of both meetings will be invited as VIP guests of Qualcomm to attend the Miramar Air Show on the afternoon of October 12. Delegates will get a police escort to a VIP tent with food, refreshments and great views. The Miramar Air Show is an annual event held at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in the San Diego area. The event is one of the largest military air shows open to the public, with total annual attendance estimated at 700,000. The show is annually held in October and is designed to coincide with Fleet Week. VIP seating is limited to a first come, first served basis, so register for the CABA Digital Home Forum today to confirm your attendance.

You can register for the event at www.caba.org/digital-home-forum.

About CABA
The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading industry association that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings in North America. More information is available at http://www.caba.org/.

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