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Pro AV Industry - Market Movements, Emerging Opportunities and the Road to Recovery

There is no doubt that COVID-19 is having a sustained impact on a wide range of markets, from video conferencing and video content production, to installation verticals, touring and rental. Additionally, as the world starts to ease lockdown restrictions, and return to a ‘new normal’, discussions turn to the effects felt by the various industry sect ...

Three Pro Audio Trends Set to Impact the Music Industry Beyond the Realm of COVID-19

As we continue to feel the ripple of COVID-19 across the globe, a new reality for musicians is fast emerging, one that again places content at the forefront of engagement and creative expression. In the years preceding COVID-19, content had become an element of a much larger communication strategy - mainly to expand an audience beyond the reach of ...

COVID-19 Driving Sustainability and Innovation Across the New Sphere of the Virtual Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has without a doubt had an indelible impact on the workplace, both on the environment and the routines that underpin daily lives globally. Organisations have had to adapt both rapidly and radically to survive, deploying digital technology and platforms to keep business moving, as the definition of normal continues to be redefi ...

Wireless Presentation Solutions in the Age of Video Conferencing

It is not an exaggeration to say that the world as we know it will be forever changed once we emerge from the all-engulfing COVID-19, with one of the major shifts being how we choose to work effectively in the workplace moving forward. Ultimately, collaboration technology is at the centre of this - a growing trend that has been magnified since busi ...

Quarantine Measures Suspends Digital Signage Industry with Longer-Term Investments Uncertain

The outbreak of COVID-19 has plunged the world into an unprecedented period of restriction. The mantra: ‘Stay at home’ is being broadcast across all major markets, as governments struggle to dampen the virus’ mortality curve. Whilst this shift to life in isolation has caused opportunities for some industries (namely computing hardware, accessories ...

The One Worldwide: Together at Home Concert - Artists and Pro Audio in Lockdown

Update: Futuresource Consulting continue to monitor the changes happening across the Professional Audio landscape during COVID-19. As part of this, we're providing a series of educational YouTube videos, the most recent of which covers the Professional Audio sector and can be accessed here. The One World Concert was a touching and well-coordinated ...

COVID-19 and the New Era of Online Video Conferencing

Populations are adjusting to COVID-19, with social distancing orders having compelled people to find alternatives to face-to-face meetings. As a result, cloud video conferencing solutions have never been more popular. With hundreds of millions of people now working from home, vendors such as Cisco, Lifesize and Microsoft have responded to the crisi ...

Challenging Times Ahead for Touring, Rental and Events

Update: Futuresource Consulting continue to monitor the changes happening across the Professional Audio landscape during COVID-19. As part of this, we're providing a series of educational YouTube videos, the most recent of which covers the Professional Audio sector and can be accessed here. The professional audio industry is one of consistent long ...

Moving Head Pro Lighting Sector Stalled by COVID-19

2020 started well for the MHPL sector, with vendors seeing sales hit targets in January and into early February. February brought some supply issues from Chinese MHPL ODMs, which carried over into March. Although the ODM supply side of the MHPL sector has re-established itself over the last two to three weeks. The major issue for MHPL vendors cur ...

COVID-19 Drives Opportunities for Office Hearables in the Workplace

Futuresource publishes a range of research across the video and audio conferencing space, with one of its more recent publications being “Audio Conferencing in the Meeting Room Report 2019,” which included microphones, speakerphones, video bars and conference phones. This report highlighted not only the opportunity within the meeting room, but also ...

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Here at Futuresource Consulting we deliver specialist research and consulting services, providing market forecasts and intelligence reports. Since the 1980s we have supported a range of industry sectors, which has grown to include: CE, Broadcast, Entertainment Content, EdTech and many more.