News category: Isl News

  • Technicolor reaches milestone of 100th million set top box

    Posted: 2nd July 2013

    Technicolor announced that it has delivered the 100th million set-top-box for DIRECTV, one of the world’s leading providers of digital television entertainment services. For the past 20+ years, Technicolor has worked in partnership with DIRECTV to provide a wide range of basic and advanced set-top-boxes for use in the U.S. and throughout Latin America. Read more...

  • Nearly 23% of UK homes with broadband have security system

    Posted: 2nd July 2013

    Nearly 23 percent of broadband households in the UK have an electronic home security system, according to a study by Parks Associates. Fewer than 20 percent have home security systems in France and Belgium, and only 6 percent of German households have a system. By 2020, the UK and Spain will have over 20 million smart meters, while France and Germany will exceed 30 million. Read more...

  • Internet of Everything To Generate $613B Profit

    Posted: 2nd July 2013

    According to a study done by Cisco, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is big business. The global sector is expected to generate in excess of $600 Billion in global profits for private-sector businesses this year alone. Cisco interviewed IT leaders in 12 countries across 7,500 global business. They found that the United States, China and Germany are expected to realize the greatest value from the technology. Read more...

  • Drive toward always-on Internet connected homes picks up speed

    Posted: 29th April 2013

    By 2022, the average household with two teenage children will own roughly 50 Internet-connected devices, up from approximately 10 today, according to estimates by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. This trend has been dubbed the “Internet of Things.”

    “[Apps] are the people end of the Internet of things,” said Stephen Prentice, vice president and fellow at research advisory firm Gartner. Read more...

  • Connected homes driving innovation in residential security

    Posted: 16th April 2013

    What once was considered a luxury only the wealthy could afford, home automation and interactive services have now become a common offering among providers of residential security systems. Not only has it had a tremendous impact on the business model of alarm dealers, it’s also helping to shape the face of the technology itself.  Read more...

  • Utilities forming partnerships to enter the connected home

    Posted: 5th April 2013

    Consumers have many choices in acquiring smart devices, which will lead utilities to partner with companies in new ways. Through incentives or tariff structures, such as time-of-use (TOU) rates, utilities can establish market conditions where new energy-efficiency and demand response solutions leverage technologies already in homes.

  • Internet connected devices surpass half a billion in US homes

    Posted: 25th March 2013

    There are now more than half a billion devices in U.S. homes that are connected to the Internet and deliver apps, according to new findings from the Connected Intelligence Connected Home Report from global information company The NPD Group. Increases in tablet and smartphone penetration drove the U.S. market to this milestone. Read more...

  • Intamac CEO joins Connected Home industry leaders at Cable Congress 2013

    Posted: 8th March 2013

    Intamac CEO, David Perez, recently took part in a panel discussion at Cable Congress with other leading industy experts.  Hosted by Parks Associates, the subject of the discussion was "Home Automation: The new revenue generator?"

    Stuart Sikes, President of Parks Associates, moderated the session and shared the latest research data and insights on home controls and automation. Read more...

  • Does LTE really stack up?

    Posted: 21st May 2012

    It would seem an almost certainty that the major operators will be bidding for the 800Mhz spectrum, to the point where the economics of it all have not been questioned. Whilst it certainly seems like a positive step to take, it won’t be without risk. Read more...

  • Home Automation.... who's buying it?

    Posted: 8th May 2012

    The home automation market is big business, growing over 30% a year and expected to be worth $9.5 (£6) billion worldwide in 2015, according to Berg Insight. In 2012 it remains an immature and fragmented market but one that is attracting the attention of major new suppliers such as multinational telecommunications enterprises.