DALLAS, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parks Associates will explore the implications of gesture and voice recognition technologies, including the growing popularity of offerings such as Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Kinect, in a special session at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network, June 5-7 in Dallas, Texas. The session "The Human TV Remote: Gesture and Voice Recognition," June 5 at 2:30 p.m., features executives from IBM, Microsoft, Hillcrest Labs, PrimeSense, and Nuance Mobile.
"Siri voice recognition is a popular feature, and nearly 40% of iPhone 4S owners now want similar voice features for their TVs," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Gesture and voice-control offerings create new, immersive entertainment experiences and could boost adoption of other enhancements, such as 3DTV, currently in only 6% of North American broadband households. With these technologies, providers can offer unique interfaces between viewer and content, which should lead to higher customer satisfaction and levels of engagement with programming and advertising."
During "The Human TV Remote" CONNECTIONS™ session, Parks Associates will present consumer research and trends, including the ramifications on consumer use and analysis of new applications. Featured executives:-- Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM-- Ben Huang, Director, Worldwide Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft-- Chad Lucien, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Hillcrest Labs-- Aaron Sheedy, VP, Mobile Products, Nuance Mobile-- Ohad Shvueli, VP, Sales and Marketing N.A., PrimeSense CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 sponsors include CEA, IBM, Hitachi, Actiontec, Affinegy, Allegro Software, Digitalsmiths, F-Secure, Jungo Software Technologies, PacketVideo, Quatrro, Sutherland Global Services, Waterstone Management Group, Arrayent, Irdeto, Sigma Designs, and HomePlug Powerline Alliance. More information can be found at www.connectionsconference.com. About CONNECTIONS™ at TIAThe 16th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase will be co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network on June 5-7 at the Gaylord Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems. For more information, contact email@example.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com. Mindi Sue Sternblitz-RubensteinParks Associates972-490-1113 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Parks Associates