Amber Solutions CEO Thar Casey to Discuss How Future Technology Drives New Innovation at 23rd Annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference

35% of smart home owners operate their devices as part of an ecosystem—

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.--()--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.

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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 consumer data.

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

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


Media contact: Krista Bordner
Phone: +1 (831) 325 8178