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Thar Casey to Discuss How Future Technology Drives New Innovation at The Premier Connected Home Conference

20-May-2019
Thar Casey (pictured)
CEO, Amber Solutions
Thar Casey to Discuss How Future Technology Drives New Innovation at The Premier Connected Home Conference
Amber Solutions, Inc. (Amber)—a disruptive company with technological breakthroughs that upgrades current 1950s era electrical infrastructure with modern solid-state smart products —announced today that CEO Thar Casey will speak at Parks Associates’ 23rd annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, held May 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco, California. CONNECTIONS is focused on the use cases and emerging business models that will successfully engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries.

Casey will participate in the session “Industry Roundtable: Future Tech Driving New Innovations” on Tuesday, May 21, at 1:15 pm. The interactive panel session, moderated by Kevin Meagher, European Associate, Parks Associates, examines the impact of voice control, data analytics, machine learning, sound recognition, artificial intelligence, 5G/NB IoT and other technology on the future growth of the smart homes and buildings.

“I’m excited to participate in the discussion around the next generation of IoT infrastructure and the future growth and landscape of smart homes and smart buildings,” says Casey. “Today, most smart systems need to be installed from scratch in buildings, due to lack the of existing IoT infrastructure, and this gap is truly an inhibitor of growth and deeper adoption of smart home and building systems.”

Casey continued, “Amber’s portfolio of disruptive, smarter products changes this dynamic by uniquely enabling a pervasive IoT foundation in buildings for sensing and control, upon which today’s residential and commercial IoT systems can connect for exponential, whole building awareness and control—we’re talking about enabling a significant leap forward for our entire industry.”

The latest research by Parks Associates finds that U.S. broadband households have an average of 10.4 connected devices with 45% indicating they would choose a home with smart technology over one without when designing their next house. Casey will outline how Amber’s smart IoT infrastructure products can address both new buildings, as well as remodels and retrofits.

“Interoperability continues to challenge consumers and the voice platform offers a simplified experience for consumers,” said Brad Russell, Director, Connected Home, Parks Associates. “This challenge intensifies when consumers purchase stand-alone devices at different times, from different brands, rather than purchasing smart home systems. We look forward to addressing key strategies and innovations in the smart home ecosystem.”

CONNECTIONS addresses the challenge and opportunity for smart home providers as adoption of smart home products and integration of multiple connected device markets increases. The event will tackle new approaches and solutions for connectivity, interoperability, and more.