ABI Research

Connected Home Trend Skyrockets; Smart Home Sensors Lead the Way
March 14, 2014

If you are still uncertain as to whether or not the smart home trend is fact or fad, worry no more–research announced today suggests the later. ABI Research’s Smart Home Research Service said that by 2018, more than half-a-billion wireless smart home monitoring devices will be used in homes around the world. Last year, sales of wireless smart home monitoring devices, including smart home sensors (contact and motion), smart thermostats and smart plugs, grew to 17.23 million. That almost twice as much as 2012.

Study: Home Automation Shipments Nearly Double
November 21, 2012

Damn the economy, it's full speed ahead for home automation services. According to ABI Research, home automation shipments nearly doubled from last year to this year in the United States.

Spurred by a wave of new entrants, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Bright House Networks, Verizon and AT&T, North America is acting as a bellwether for home automation deployments and shipments for markets worldwide, according to ABI.

"Home automation adoption is moving into the mainstream as a combination of home connectivity, standardization, and a range of new sensors and devices

Samsung is Tops in TV Survey
September 5, 2012

Samsung has been named the top TV vendor, according to a "competitive assessment" conducted by ABI Research and released Wednesday.

Brighter Future Seen For LCD/LED TVs Than OLED Models
July 31, 2012

LED/LCD TVs will take up 75 percent of the TV market in the U.S. by 2017, up from 35 percent today, with OLED models likely to only earn 10 percent of the market by that year. That's according to numbers released this week by ABI Research.

Samsung Takes the Lead in TV Purchase Intent
April 9, 2012

Samsung has taken the top spot in ABI Research's rankings in consumer purchase intent for the U.S. Sony previously had a "commanding lead" in the survey, ABI said. 

Study Says 12 Million Home Automation Systems by 2016
August 19, 2011

Despite a dim economy, home automation is on the rise. According to new numbers from ABI Research, 1.8 million home automation systems shipped globally this year. That number is expected to explode by 2016, when the research firm expects about 12 million systems to get sent out.

iPads Sell Homes
June 14, 2011

How has one Houston-based homebuilder beaten the odds during the downturn? By putting the power of control into its clients' hands via an iPad. In a year, Frankel Building Group, www.frankelbuildinggroup.com, Houston, Texas, has sold 23 homes, which are designed and built around LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency) standards and also equipped with a bit of home automation. Frankel installs home control solutions from Crestron, www.crestron.com, Rockleigh, N.J., in each of the homes in ParkGate Reserve, a new residential development in the Woodlands area of Houston. Frankel Building Group sees an opportunity to boost sales by offering energy-efficient

ABI: HDTVs, Blu-ray Players to Drive Connected Devices Past 3 Billion
April 19, 2011

By 2016 a total of more than 3 billion Internet-connected devices will have been shipped worldwide, with HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc players leading the way, according to a report from ABI Research. “TV and video player connectivity is being strongly driven by streaming services such as Netflix in the United States and LoveFilm in the United Kingdom,” said ABI Research practice director Jason Blackwell. “Gaming consoles also create powerful demand for connectivity; although connected consoles are nothing new, they still rank strongly in connected home entertainment and will see increased shipment numbers through 2014.” Blackwell said cloud-based

Cap Gemini, Intel to Develop Household Energy-Management Tablet
February 1, 2011

Cap Gemini SA and Intel Corp. will offer a home energy-management system to consumers and utilities as the French and U.S. partners seek to beat rivals onto the market for power-saving upgrades to electric grids. Cap Gemini, Europes largest computer-services company, and Intel, the worlds biggest chipmaker, will cooperate on a tablet-style computer that will let customers adjust appliances power use, Steven Harris, Cap Geminis head of smart home services, said in a phone interview. Later versions may include a smartphone application or may allow the device to be used as a data source for utilities looking to allocate

Wherever I May Roam
April 1, 2010

The secret about wireless networking is that it's not as easy as we let on to our clients. The larger the environment gets, the harder it becomes to deploy a reliable wireless network. Sure, if the client's home is 2,000 square feet, there are many access points, or APs, available that perform adequately, at best.…