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Global Demand for Front Projection to Hit a Record Low in 2020

As the spread of COVID-19 intensifies, Futuresource Consulting shares its view on how this global health emergency is impacting the front projector market. In terms of production, the majority of projector manufacturers had pre-planned to shut down – just not for the reasons they had anticipated. The outbreak of the virus coincided with Chinese Ne ...

What Does the Global Demand for LED Look Like Now and In the Future?

LED production is highly centralised in China, so anxieties relating to supply have eased fairly rapidly, as the country rebounds from weeks in lockdown. As the number of new COVID-19 cases in China plummets, key vendors are making repeated assurance that their manufacturing capacity has returned to normal, though some smaller vendors are still str ...

The Rise, Fall and Rise of the Interactive Display Market

A month ago, 13 countries had complete school closures, affecting 19% of enrolled learners and placing an emphasis on the concern for adequate supply. As the peak of the crisis in China was just after Chinese New Year, vendors had plenty of inventory to cover the annual common shortage around that time, leading to limited shortages. Now manufacture ...

The Long-Lasting Impact of COVID-19 on LCD Demand

COVID-19 first created the question ‘will there be enough LCD panels?’ before the more pertinent: ‘will there be any demand?!’ In terms of production, manufacturers had pre-planned to shut down – just not for the reasons they had anticipated. The outbreak of the virus coincided with Chinese New Year so most manufacturers had already planned an add ...

Could Meeting Room Control Installations See a Spike in CAPEX?

Demand for Meeting Room Control (MRC) installations across all world regions slumped during Q1 2020 and vendors do not foresee this situation changing during this current, second quarter. Supply issues from China during Q1 have been eclipsed by a lack of demand in the corporate and education verticals, with some businesses closed, others with staf ...

Content Creators Present a Key Pro Audio Opportunity During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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. Many areas of professional audio have faced pressure from ...

The Growing Market Opportunity for Smart Buildings

The notion of the automated building has been around for over four decades, introducing systems capable of monitoring and managing resources such as energy and water usage. But the scope is now changing, with buildings becoming “smart” through the convergence of advanced building management systems and wide-scale industrial IoT. The industry widel ...

What's Next for the Moving Head Professional Lighting Market?

The Moving Head Professional Lighting and Lighting Consoles (MHPL/C) market has certainly come a long way in recent years, with the arrival of LED and now even laser light sources. The current dynamic landscape of vendors, backed by ODMs has provided more choice and opened further opportunities to innovate, as technologies mature. This has paved t ...

Is this the Beginning of the End for LCD Video Walls?

Last week, Samsung Displays (DID) announced that it is to end production of LCD video wall displays from 31st July 2020. As one of the largest panel providers in the industry, Samsung DID’s decision to exit LCD video wall panel production has generated shockwaves, but it also presents significant opportunities for its former competitors. LCD panel ...

The Merger of Two Giants in Japanese Display Manufacturing Illustrates the Mounting Threat Posed by China

The news that NEC and Sharp, two major players in ‘Japan Inc’, are to create a joint venture is not terribly surprising. Both brands have been battling an increasingly competitive landscape for several years. According to Futuresource’s Worldwide Quarterly Tracking Services, in 2019 the brands had a combined volume share of 7.5% in the LCD market, ...

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