Self-driving vehicles will revolutionize service business

Self-driving vehicles will revolutionize service business | #TpromoCom #AI #Google #selfdriving #cars | Sitting in the back seat of a Ford Fusion as it drives itself through a roundabout in a faux city on the University of Michigan campus here, I think about how self-driving vehicles will transform the service business.

The Fusion’s trunk is filled with computer equipment. The midsize car’s exterior has two lidar units. To read the remainder of t his story,  click here.

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Define: CAPEX

Define CAPEX | #TpromoCom #Capital #investment #financial | While reading on Microsoft Azure, the acronym CEPEX was used without clarification. For the benefit of my readers who may not know what this acronym means, just as I didn’t, here is the definition and the link to read more  about it.  Thank you to all my readers for tuning into today’s news. READ ON: Click Here


Money spent to acquire or upgrade physical assets such as buildings and machinery. This tends to be a very large expense for companies with significant manufacturing facilities, and usually much less of an expense in the services sector. also called capital spending or capital expense

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CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer to feature keynotes from Deutsche Telekom and Centrica

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer | #TpromoCom #Parks #Connections #Event | to feature keynotes from Deutsche Telekom and Centrica.  Parks Associates estimates approximately 7 million European households will have professionally monitored security by 2021  READ ON: Click Here

July 4, 2017

Parks Associates estimates approximately 7 million European households will have professionally monitored security by 2021

International IoT research firm Parks Associates announced today Deutsche Telekom AG and Centrica will be the keynote speakers at the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: IoT and the Connected Consumer, 1-2 November 2017 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. The event, with early sponsorship support from Homematic IP, Qorvo, Amazon, Ayla Networks, mnubo, ROC-Connect, ULE Alliance, and Z-Wave, addresses deployment and consumer engagement strategies to secure recurring revenue with smart home and IoT solutions.

The research firm’s NUMBERS™ service forecasts that more than 4.3 million households in Western Europe and nearly 2.8 million in Eastern/Central Europe will have professionally monitored security by 2021. That same year, Western Europe will have more than 30 million unit sales of smart TVs.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe focuses on disruptions from innovative technologies and new business models and their impact on the converging smart home ecosystems. Keynote presenters include:

Sudeep Maitra, Global VP, Strategy and Development, Centrica

Matthias Mieves, Head, New Business, Sales & Marketing Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom AG

“The smart home concept is expanding across Europe as consumers explore innovative use cases with connected devices and services,” said Elizabeth Parks, SVP, Parks Associates. “At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will discuss positive trials and successful use cases in the smart home, plus strategies to tie together a variety of connected solutions to create a personalized user experience, which will lead positive revenue growth for companies in the IoT.”

Parks Associates is accepting speaker submissions; conference topics include:

Data Analytics: Unlocking Value in the Smart Home

Privacy and Security: Challenges and Opportunities

Voice: The Leading Smart Home Interface

Smart Home & Interoperability: Simplifying a Complex Environment

Supporting End-to-End Consumer Experiences

New Smart Home Business Models: Transition to the API Economy

Channel and Ecosystem Strategies: What’s Driving Smart Home Adoption

Platforms: Unlocking Value for the Smart Home

Energy Management & IoT: Engaging Consumers

Insurance and IoT: Strategies for Incoming Market Players

Smart Home and Connected Health: Personalization through IoT Innovation

Residential Safety and Security: Fulfilling Unmet Needs

Converging Ecosystems: Connected Car, Entertainment, Smart Home

Conference supporters include Antenna, B2 Group, BayPay Forum, Bedrock Learning, Best Web Design Agencies,, Bluetooth SIG, BoogarLists, CABA, CIOReview, CoPE, Conference Guru, Cord Cutters News, Council,, Digital Entertainment Group, Digital Trends, Entertainment Merchants Association, FierceCable, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceTelecom, FierceWireless, FierceWireless Tech, Finpro, GeoMarketing, HomeGrid Forum, Hometoys, Innovation & Tech Today, Intergetic Forum, IoT Consortium, IoT Weekly News, ISE Magazine, KNXtoday, LonMark International, MoCA, oneM2M, Open Connectivity Foundation, Payments & Cards Network, PharmaVoice, Smart Grid Spain, TelcoProfessionals, Telecompaper,, TWICE, Visibility Magazine, and Wi-Fi Alliance.

For more information on CONNECTIONS™ Europe, visit or contact, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst or to request specific research data, contact Elizabeth Parks at, 972-996-0202.


Produced by Parks Associates, the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 1-2 November 2017 in Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.

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How Building Baseline Video Analytics via Crowdsourcing Can Lead to Safer Streets




How Building Baseline Video Analytics via Crowdsourcing Can Lead to Safer Streets | #TpromoCom #videosurveillance #CCTV #data | The the Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero program calls on the public to help teach computers to recognize vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and any near-misses in the hope it can prevent deadly accidents.

Teaching computers object recognition has become a goal for many in recent years. Breakthroughs in facial recognition have infiltrated smartphone apps that give people in regular selfies animal ears and noses, glasses, or a digital beard (among many other things). Other uses for object recognition include programs for augmented reality apps and for use by autonomous vehicles, helping them to recognize other vehicles, pedestrians and/or cyclists.

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Five Reasons Every School Needs to Brand

Schools need to brand what they are based on what they excel in |  #TpromoCom #college #archaeologist #branding | but so must security companies, locksmiths, and others. This story discusses this need and how to go about it. –Al Colombo, TpromoCom

It’s woven in every aspect of modern daily life, but branding isn’t new to the scene. Archeologists found branded wine casks in the ancient ruins of Pompeii. The legacy brand, Quaker Oats, turned what was cattle feed into a successful breakfast staple.

In the next decade, Amazon’s Alexa and her virtual assistant buddies, Cortina and Bixby, are poised to be the homey brand face of artificial intelligence that will connect every aspect of our domestic lives. So, finally seeing the brand conversation bubble up in the education space isn’t a surprise. It’s actually a bit overdue. If you are associated with a school in any way — as a leader, educator, staff member, student, parent, community member or potential co-business education partner — you need to be talking about branding your school now. Here are five reasons why.

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ASSA ABLOY acquires Atlantic Door Control in the U.S.

Welcome to the ASSA ABLOY Group - The global leader in door opening solutions

ASSA ABLOY has acquired Atlantic Door Control, a pedestrian door distributor in Maryland and Virginia | #TpromoCom #acquisition #business #merger | “I am very pleased that Atlantic Door Control is joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. I welcome this addition that further reinforces ASSA ABLOY’s leadership in entrance automation, where our sales have grown from SEK 3 billion in 2008 to SEK 20 billion in 2016”, says Johan Molin, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.

“We hereby continue our expansion in North America, adding to our growing market footprint. Atlantic Door Control gives us a strong presence in an important area of the market and I welcome the team to ASSA ABLOY,” says Juan Vargues, Executive Vice President of ASSA ABLOY and Head of Division Entrance Systems.

Atlantic Door Control was established in 1992 and the company is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland.

Sales for 2017 are expected to reach USD 12 million (approx. SEK 110 million) with a good EBIT margin. The acquisition will be accretive to EPS from start.

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OnSSI Appoints B&T Sales as Manufacturer’s Rep for the Rocky Mountain Region

Pearl River, NY (June 6, 2017) – OnSSI announces the appointment of B&T Sales LLC as their manufacturer’s representative for the Rocky Mountain territory including Colorado, Eastern Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. From their headquarters in Colorado, B&T Sales will direct and support sales activity of OnSSI’s latest Ocularis 5 VMS solution to a wide cross section of integrators, dealers, consultants, distributors and end users in the Rocky Mountain region.

“B&T Sales has an outstanding reputation for customer support that is grounded in technical expertise and superior operational management,” said Ken LaMarca, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, OnSSI. “We look forward to working with them and growing the opportunities for Ocularis implementations throughout this important market.”

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