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What's Next for Pro AV Tech in 2017?

It seems slightly odd to be referencing ‘the consumer electronics’ (CES) trade show when being asked to consider the big trends in Pro AV for 2017, but here I am kicking off with a nod to CES. As my colleagues from our CE division returned from Vegas and we discussed the hot trends from the show floor, I am reminded again that convergence, certainl ...

ISE 2017 - The Show that Keeps on Growing!

The dust has settled on another successful show for the organisers, assuming growth metrics are indeed the right barometer of success! The official statistics underline what our team of analysts all felt; this was busier and larger than ever before. Attendance grew by 12% year-on-year to surpass 73,000 visitors across the four days with an extra 3, ...

Why is SoC Becoming a Key Feature for Many Vendors?

The smart displays market has evolved and changed in the last year, with further developments expected this year. Of course, smart displays incorporating System on Chip (SoC) is not a new development in the large format display market, with Samsung having ‘Smart Signage’ screens for almost five years. However, now is the time where there is the mos ...

Samsung and Harman Acquisition - Can it all be about Automotive? What About Pro AV?

The recent announcement that Samsung will acquire Harman for $8 billion has sent the newswires buzzing across the technology industry. Google this news and one comes across reams of press commentary, along with countless blogs from industry experts, Futuresource included.  The story invariably focuses around the access Samsung will gain in the aut ...

Google Jamboard: A New Contender in the Collaborative Display Market

The competitive landscape of meeting room collaboration solutions over the past two years has changed rapidly where tools to facilitate this collaboration were extremely fragmented with vendors of displays, software/content, videoconferencing (VC) hardware and wireless presentation devices working in isolation of each other. However, the common sta ...

$5 App to Bring Projection Mapping to the Masses

As flat panel technologies become increasingly prevalent in corporate and education environments, projection's unique ability to produce more than a mere 2D image is beginning to be exploited. Projection mapping demonstrates how the technology can evolve to extort new opportunities and negate the threat that FPD presents.  Large-scale projection m ...

Projection Technology Showcased Alongside the Latest and Greatest at IFA 2016

Consumer electronic trade shows are normally dominated by the latest cutting-edge gadgets and IFA 2016 was no different with the latest innovations in drones, wearables and 3D printing technologies being widely showcased. However, projection – dubbed by some as an outmoded technology – was also placed centre-stage and attracted widespread draw. In ...

The Race to Bezel-Less LCD Video Wall

The LCD video wall product is going through another evolution; one that is hoped will stimulate further growth and keep the sector strong. This transition is the move to ever smaller bezel widths, the introduction of Extra/Extreme Narrow Bezel (E/EXNB) products. This type of product is classified by Futuresource as 2.0mm and below Bezel to Bezel(B- ...

Narrow Pixel Pitch (NPP) LED Market Trend

Narrow Pixel Pitch (NPP) LED had a very strong year in 2015, with total value reaching $678 million in 2015, representing an increase of 201% year-on-year. The market now enters a steady but strong growth phase in 2016. Futuresource expects that the NPP LED market will account for 34% of total value in the videowall market, highly impressive for a ...

Is this the End of Transparent OLED?

This week, the news wires were buzzing with news of Samsung deciding to end of life (EOL) its range of transparent OLED (TOLED) displays. The Futuresource team reported seeing TOLED products front and centre during visits to both ISE and InfoComm China this year, so this news was a touch surprising. Or with hindsight, was it really? Futuresource ha ...

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