PRESS RELEASE – Join Mersoft at Park’s Associates CONNECTIONS 2018 in San Francisco

For Immediate Release

Erika Collins


Jeff Weiner, Mersoft, to present at Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual
CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference


Kansas City, May 17, 2018 – Mersoft announced today that Jeff Weiner will participate as a speaker at Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, which will be held May 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™, which includes more than 650 executives, focuses on ways to engage consumers and grow revenues in the converging IoT industries, including smart home, connected health, and mobile and entertainment ecosystems.

Jeff Weiner, VP of Product Marketing & Sales, Mersoft, will participate in the session “Independent Living: Serving Consumers at Home” on Thursday, May 24th at 10:30 PDT. The interactive panel session, moderated by Kristen Hanich, Research Analyst, Parks Associates, examines the key health use case for the smart home in independent living. With an aging but independently-minded population, the U.S. market is seeing a surge in demand for smart solutions that enable the ill and elderly to live safely at home. This session examines the opportunities for providers, vendors, and caretakers as the smart home and connected home crossover.

According to Park’s Associates research:

  • 45% of current caregivers in the U.S. would pay for a home living service package for a loved one and more than one-third of caregivers interested in a home living service package are willing to pay $35 per month for this service.
  • Additionally, up to 70% of U.S. broadband households express strong interest in smart home packages that feature multiple cross-industry benefits.

“Our industry has approached an inflection point. Smart home has moved past security in the consumers’ mind and they are looking for new value from the technology.  At the same time, companies like Mersoft are converging technologies to make a whole new array of services possible.  We’re excited about the new ways families can care for loved ones, seek medical advice and ultimately build stronger relationships.”

– Jeff Weiner, VP Product Marketing & Sales, Mersoft.

The conference also features keynotes by executives from Comcast, Google, Intel, Samsung, and T-Mobile, as well as new research from Parks Associates. Sessions will provide insight into critical issues including consumer privacy, interoperability, partnerships, platform integration, big data, personalization, and new distribution models.

“Compelling user experiences are driving smart home products to the mainstream, and the experience after purchase is essential to keep consumers buying,” said Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy, Parks Associates. “CONNECTIONS™ measures the smart home user experience and what capabilities are essential from their smart home solutions.”

More information about CONNECTIONS™ is available at Press passes for the event are available at To speak with an analyst or request specific research data, please contact Julia Homier at or 972.996.0214. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_US and #CONNUS18.

About Mersoft

Kansas City based Mersoft has been creating innovative products and custom solutions for over 20 years.  Its products are purpose-built for the best live streaming video and audio experiences for the smart home and connected health.  With the fastest start-up time and lowest latency, Mersoft requires no browser plug-ins, no Flash and is secure.  The SDK makes it easy to integrate into web, mobile or smart TV apps.  Service is available globally and scalability virtually limitless with Mersoft cloud hosting.

In addition to smart home and connected health, Mersoft products are used in communications services, video surveillance, and social media live streaming.  Mersoft is committed to customer success with world-class professional services and a culture focused on excelling in research and development.


Parks Associates’ 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. 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, call 972-490-1113, visit

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