Global Caché VP Presents at CONNECTIONS Europe Panel

Posted on 11. Nov, 2013 by in Press Releases

Global Caché VP of Business Development to Present on CONNECTIONS Europe Panel

Amsterdam, NL and Jacksonville, OR, USA — November 11, 2013 — Global Caché, the leading independent manufacturer of WiFi and network enabling connectivity products for the control and automation market, will be participating at the CONNECTIONS Europe Conference, held November 12-13 at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam. Robin Ford, Vice President of Business Development, will participate in the session “Big Data and Cloud Services in the Connected Home” on Wednesday, November 13 at 4:45 p.m.

The interactive session, moderated by Tom Kerber, Director of Research, Home Controls and Energy at Parks Associates, examines how data analytics enable home systems to operate more efficiently while increasing user comfort, convenience, and security on an individual basis.

  • Parks Associates estimates 57% of broadband households in Western Europe will have a smart TV by 2017.
  • Among broadband households, 45% in Germany and Belgium, 44% in the U.K., and 39% in France find a smart fire-alert feature very appealing, outscoring energy management options.
  • Currently 10-12% of broadband households in the U.K. and France own a home control solution where they can control a device such as a thermostat or security camera via a smartphone or PC.
  • Parks Associates European research finds roughly one-third of German and French broadband households and 45% of U.K. broadband households purchased a smartphone in the last six months. 
  • Parks Associates research finds 45% of broadband households in Germany with TV services found highly appealing an EPG (electronic program guide) that displays their favorite channels up-front, to simplify content discovery. In general they prefer options that prioritize content over filtering functions.
  • Parks Associates research finds 27-30% of broadband households in the U.K., France, Germany, and Belgium show strong interest in purchasing at least one home monitoring device they can manage remotely via the Internet.  
  • Parks Associates research estimates Western European homes will purchase over 213 million new ‘intelligent’ screens in 2013, including smartphones, tablets, computers, and smart TVs. 
  • Parks Associates research shows over 70% of pay-TV households in Western Europe now have access to multiscreen/TV Everywhere services.
 
Global Caché’s products connect almost any electrical device to a WiFi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated, and maintained by network-based software. The company offers other connectivity products and capabilities, including IR learning, IR receivers, and sensors, that can be connected to a network. Global Caché devices are designed to work with other standards based products.
 
CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses challenges and new business strategies for monetizing connected-home services, including video, tech support, and home management. 
 
CONNECTIONS™ Europe is sponsored by iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct – Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, Cisco, and INSTEON. Executives from iControl Networks, Securitas Direct – Verisure, and Orange will present the event keynotes.
 
“There is a growing interest in smart home devices, but the mass market is strongly inclined to purchase self-monitored devices, one at a time, with no subscription fees,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates.  “CONNECTIONS™ Europe will address the interoperability challenges in home controls and energy management, and we welcome insights from Robin and Global Caché.”
 
“We’re so pleased to partner with Parks Associates and be included in the CONNECTIONS Europe event,” said Robin Ford, Global Caché Vice President. “We’re looking forward to the interactive panel and discussing the growing integration opportunities of home controls and big data.”

Global Caché’s products connect almost any electrical device to a WiFi and/or IP network so it can be controlled, automated, and maintained by network-based software. The company offers other connectivity products and capabilities, including IR learning, IR receivers, and sensors, that can be connected to a network. Global Caché devices are designed to work with other standards based products.

Intesis is a hardware and software company serving the building management and home automation markets. The company’s Houseinhand control app for iOS and Android delivers quick and easy control of any household device, including KNX, IP devices such as cameras and door phones, and generally any multimedia equipment through IP/WiFi to IR. The company’s new Houseinhand 2.0 release adds improvements such as Android compatibility, new design, support for new devices and other features. The new release is available for purchase.

“We’re so pleased to partner with Intesis.” said Robin Ford, Global Caché Vice President. “Their hardware connects many different protocols, including KNX and LONworks, and is highly complementary to our hardware offering. We’re excited to welcome a partner serving the iOS control market, which is such a vibrant, growing market in the control and automation space.”

Pere Lumbreras, General Manager for Intesis, agrees, “This is a wonderful partnership for us and our customers as it allows for us to enhance our offering to our customers with expanded connectivity options. This collaboration provides value to our customer base, and that is very important to us.”

About Global Caché, Inc.

Global Caché is dedicated to producing state-of-the-art products that enable technology in homes and businesses. Our award-winning GC-100 Network Adapter provides the means for network-based automation and management software to access, control, and deliver services in a networked environment to diverse and previously unconnected devices and appliances. In addition, Global Caché winner of the CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Honoree award and two prestigious CEPro Product of the Year awards, provides an IR learner, an IR blaster, sensors, receivers, and conversion cabling to connect previously unconnected systems to a network. Global Caché sells through distributors, VARs, and OEMs. For more information on Global Caché and our products and services or to place an order, visit online at www.globalcache.com or call us at 541-899-4800.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
 
CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. The executive summit focuses on the next generation of services in home controls and access & entertainment, including new partnership opportunities, strategies to engage consumers, and the role of the cloud. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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