35% of smart home owners operate their devices as part of an
Amber’s solid-state smart products enable a robust, IoT foundation
in an upgrade to today’s standard (archaic) electrical infrastructure,
delivering a unique whole building IoT ecosystem
DUBLIN, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.
Learn more about CONNECTIONS at www.CONNECTIONSUS.com.
Follow the event on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US and with the event
hashtag #CONNUS19. Visit www.ambersi.com
to learn more about Amber-powered smart products that are setting a new
standard for IoT enablement.
Parks Associates’ 23rd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home
Conference will take place May 21-23, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency San
Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier
connected home event hosting more than 650 executives from the connected
entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides
networking opportunities combined with two days of visionary keynotes
and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends,
product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies,
and recommendations for strategic partnerships, monetization
opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a
research workshop highlighting Parks Associates’ smart home insight
Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking
events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the
entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more
information, contact [email protected],
call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.
About Amber Solutions, Inc.
Dublin, California-based Amber
Solutions, Inc. (Amber), is bringing next generation upgrades to old
electrification infrastructure and to legacy smart products for
residential and commercial buildings. Amber sets the bar high with its
breakthrough technologies in solid-state implementations, enabling
enhanced IoT integration solutions.
Amber smart products, like outlets, light switches, circuit breakers,
GFCIs, LED lights and LED drivers, deliver superior safety, solid-state
quality and a much more expansive smart feature scope—all, uniquely,
within a home or building’s standard existing electrical footprint, like
the single gang box. And, taken as a whole, Amber’s portfolio represents
a major upgrade from legacy 1950’s-era electrification to solid-state
architecture with integrated IoT and M2M. Amber is building out a
portfolio of product lines on top of its breakthrough technologies.
About Thar Casey, CEO, Amber Solutions, Inc.
Thar Casey is a seasoned, serial entrepreneur with a track record of
bringing several disruptive technology companies from concept to market
success. Mr. Casey is currently Founder and CEO of Amber Solutions.
Prior to Amber, he was Co-Founder and CEO of PicoField Technologies, a
company with technological breakthroughs in biometrics for smart phones
and credit cards. He successfully sold the company to IDEX and then
served as its President. Previous to Picofield, Mr. Casey was co-founder
and CEO of Prenateck, a company with a breakthrough in fetal heart rate
monitoring technology. In addition, he co-founded Insound Medical, where
he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations,
which was successfully acquired by Sonova-Phonak.
Media contact: Krista Bordner
Phone: +1 (831) 325 8178