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Parks Associates to Co-locate CONNECTIONS Conference at TIA 2012 Conference & Exhibition
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and Parks Associates, the leading international market research and consulting firm focused on the connected consumer and residential technology solutions, have agreed to co-locate the 16th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase at the TIA 2012: Inside the Network Conference and Exhibition being held June 5-7, 2012, in Dallas, Texas. In addition, Parks Associates will host a "Connected Home Pavilion" as part of the TIA 2012 exhibition and demonstration area.
TIA 2012 and CONNECTIONS™ are unique industry events. Focused on innovation and thought leadership, TIA 2012 is the annual gathering of the community of technology suppliers that forms the foundation of global communications, which rely on optimized, secure, scalable and sustainable networks. CONNECTIONS™ combines consumer research, analyst expertise, and industry knowledge to offer the premier event on new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.
"Parks Associates has demonstrated a strong record of leadership, vision and high-quality information products focused on a critical area of innovation in the ICT industry: the Connected Home. Together, Parks Associates and TIA will showcase the leading applications, protocols and devices that are converging in the home, ushering in a new era of service delivery and value for consumers, network operators and solutions vendors alike," said Grant Seiffert, President of TIA.
TIA 2012: Inside the Network features multiple educational tracks, including Optical Networking, Green ICT, Network Convergence, M2M & Connected Devices, Mobile Backhaul and more. It also features specialty conferences, technology demonstrations, and a Network R&D Showcase Pavilion, positioning this industry event as the leading business and technology exhibition for the converged network community.
"TIA is at the forefront of global communications innovations, and we are excited about the opportunity to co-locate with TIA 2012. This partnership brings enhanced value to the CONNECTIONS™ community, providing our audience with additional opportunities to network with communications executives and preview emerging products," said Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates. "U.S. unit sales of connected devices will rise to over 500 million by 2015, creating a broad foundation for deploying new communications, bundled services, and entertainment offerings. We are looking forward to this year’s event and a successful collaboration with TIA."
More information about TIA 2012: Inside the Network and CONNECTIONS™ at TIA can be found at tia2012.org and connectionsconference.com.
TIA: Mike Snyder, +1.703.907.7723, firstname.lastname@example.org; Park Associates: Elizabeth Parks, +1.972.490.1113, email@example.com
About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.
The company's expertise includes new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security. Visit parksassociates.com.
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. Since 1924, TIA has been enhancing the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org.
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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.
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