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InfoComm China 2019 - Key Trends and Technologies

As InfoComm China, Asia Pacific’s largest showcase of professional audio visual (Pro-AV) and collaborative communication solutions opens its doors today, it expects to welcome over 40,000 end users and buyers from around the world. The Pro AV team at Futuresource Consulting is on the ground in Beijing, ready to compare and contrast its industry insights gained from InfoComm USA and Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) with its Eastern equivalent...

Global Collaboration Displays Market Soars by 172%

The market for collaboration displays, with embedded cameras, microphones and speakers optimised for conferencing applications, increased by 172% by volume during the 12 months ending March 2019, that’s according

InfoComm 2019 Show Review

When InfoComm, North America’s largest pro-AV industry event, opened its doors in June, Futuresource Consulting’s research analysts were on hand to explore the key innovations, topics and trends. The team spent more than 100 combined hours evaluating projection, flat panel, video wall, LED, signal distribution, collaboration, video conferencing, wireless presentation and professional audio segments...

China's Interactive Displays Market Grew 15% in 2018

China’s interactive displays* market continues to thrive, with last year’s sales closing in on 1.3 million units, according to a new Global Interactive Displays* report from Futuresource Consulting...

Esports to Break the Billion-Dollar Barrier in 2020

The rise of esports continues to present vast opportunities for pro AV, IT and broadcast companies alike. Industry revenues are on track to exceed $900m this year and poised to break the billion-dollar mark in 2020, according to a new industry report from Futuresource Consulting...

Commercial Content Sharing Booms, as Shipments Hit 1 Million in 2018

In the midst of the major changes taking place with working habits, the market for commercial content sharing and in-room collaboration is booming. With organisations keen to promote creativity amongst employees and workplaces seeing a growth of more spontaneous and collaborative work sessions...

Tech to Expect at Infocomm 2019: The Futuresource Consulting Pre-Show Report

Infocomm 2019 is the largest exhibition for AV communications, manufacturers, dealers, audio-visual professionals and systems integration professionals in North America and as it opens its doors next week it is expected to draw more than 45,000 visitors. As the industry gears up for the show, Futuresource Consulting identifies.....

Infocomm 2019 - Futuresource's Professional AV Team Available to Support Media Coverage

As Infocomm 2019 is about to open its doors, the Pro AV team at Futuresource Consulting would like to remind industry partners and press that they are attending the show and are available to meet or answer questions regarding the latest trends, opportunities and announcements that are expected or being discussed at the show.....

Pro Headphones Market Exceeds $540 Million

The professional headphones market achieved global revenues of more than US$540 million last year, and is on track to reach nearly US$800 million by 2023, according to a comprehensive new market report from Futuresource Consulting...

'Beyond Disruption' - Futuresource LED China Conference, Shenzhen

On the 21st February 2019, worldwide technology market analyst firm Futuresource Consulting hosted its first high-profile LED conference, in partnership with the LED China Shenzhen exhibition....

Home Studio and Pro Studio Markets Exceed $1.2 Billion

The market for pro audio products in professional and home studio applications posted global revenues of more than US$1.2 billion for 2018, an increase of over 6%, according to a breakthrough industry report from Futuresource Consulting....

Tech to Expect at ISE 2019

ISE 2019, the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration professionals, opens its doors in a few days and is expected to draw more than 80,000 visitors. As the industry gears up for the show, Futuresource Consulting identifies the key trends and technologies that you need to look out for.....

ISE 2019 - Futuresource's Professional AV Team Available to Support Media Coverage

As ISE 2019 is about to open its doors, the Pro AV team at Futuresource Consulting would like to remind industry partners and press that they are attending the show and are available to meet or answer questions regarding the latest trends, opportunities and announcements that are expected or being discussed at the show.....

New China LED Conference Announced, Exploring Market Shifts and Opportunities

The LED display industry continues to innovate, intensify and diversify, challenging a range of display technologies in almost every vertical and growing to an estimated USD5.8 billion by the end of 2018....

AVoIP Market Goes from Strength to Strength in 2018

Despite a raft of rising challenges, the professional power amplifier market continues to grow, achieving a global market value of $658 million last year, according to a new industry report from Futuresource Consulting...

Screenless TV Market in China Soars 48% in CYQ3

The screenless TV market in China reported year-on-year growth again in CYQ3 2018, up 48% to hit ~360,000 units. Growth is being fuelled by frequent launches of products that look ever-more aesthetically distinct – fulfilling demand from millennials for trendy (yet functional) AV gadgets.

David Roberton of Turtle Beach Joins the Futuresource 2018 Audio Collaborative Conference

Futuresource Consulting is pleased to announce that David Roberton, Vice President of International Marketing at Turtle Beach, is set to join the stellar roster of industry heavy weights from the colliding worlds of professional and consumer audio...

Professional Power Amp Market on the Rise

Despite a raft of rising challenges, the professional power amplifier market continues to grow, achieving a global market value of $658 million last year, according to a new industry report from Futuresource Consulting...

Mixer Consoles on Track for 5% Growth Despite Challenges

Mixer consoles, devices that blend together multiple sound sources, continue to experience a customer shift towards low-end products, cannibalising the mid-range market. That’s one of the key takeaways from a new report released by Futuresource Consulting’s pro audio team...

Game Changing Competitive Dynamic Across the Global $5.3 billion LED Market

Growth in the global LED display market accelerated strongly in 2017, to reach a sales value of $5.3 billion. The Americas region reached a key milestone in its development...

A Fantastic Year for Video Wall Technologies - An In-Depth Look at Video Wall Display Solutions

Following the trends in three distinct, yet related, technologies, Futuresource’s 2018 report into video wall display solutions provides a comprehensive analysis into the worldwide market for large-scale displays. With a global market value of $6.4 billion...

Voice Assistant Technology Making Waves into the B2B and Institutional Sectors

The explosion of Voice Assistant (VA) technology in the consumer segment has been phenomenal, with 37 million units of smart speakers installed worldwide as of end 2017. This technology is starting to make waves into the B2B environment...

FIFA World Cup Propels 4K Projector Market to Fever Pitch, as Sales Soar 808% YoY

Although the first match day is just over a week away, the impact of the promotional sell-in activity surrounding the World Cup is already being felt in the projector market...

Professional Audio Making Noise in Corporate Meeting Rooms

Professional audio vendors are poised to profit from movements in the corporate meeting room sector, as budget share creeps away from display technologies...

20% of Meeting Room Budget Spent on Collaborative Tech

As corporations continue to shine a spotlight on remote working, cross site communications and room automation, 20% of meeting room budgets are now being spent on collaborative technologies...

Collaboration, Innovation, Flexibility - Making Sense of Meeting Room Technology Spend

Futuresource Consulting has announced the availability of its brand new 'Corporate End-User Study', which highlights the opportunities for an ever-broadening range of suppliers to the this rapidly evolving and developing market sector...

Major Opportunities in the Wireless Presentation Solutions Market, with 16% CAGR Forecast

Strong demand in the corporate and education sectors has propelled sales of Wireless Presentation Solutions (WPS) to an all-time high, but significant challenges remain for brands in this space...

16% Increase in Interactive Flat Panel Display Sales in 2017 Globally

Interactive Flat Panels (IFPDs) continued to be a considerable success in 2017 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 73% of all interactive display sales were IFPDs...

Professional Microphone Market to Grow More Than 50% by 2021

The professional microphone market is expected to surpass 7 million units by 2021, up from 4.6 million in 2016, according to a comprehensive new report from Futuresource Consulting...

Shifting Pro Loudspeaker Market to Grow $1 Billion by 2021

The professional loudspeaker market, currently valued at $2.6 billion worldwide, is on track to reach $3.6 billion by 2021 despite a number of major market shifts...

The Converging Verticals of the $23.8bn Global Professional Displays Market

The global professional display industry has entered a phase of flux - several factors are contributing to a period of this unparalleled product convergence across multiple applications...

AV Over IP To Revolutionise Pro AV Market, Sales Up Over 130% in 2017

AV over IP is poised to revolutionise the low-latency Pro AV market, according to a newly-released industry report from Futuresource Consulting. Moving from a position of relative obscurity, AV over IP encoder/decoder ports will enjoy a year-on-year increase of over 130%...

Screenless TV: Chinese Brands Poised to Disrupt with Design and Marketing Strategy

Radical new approaches to projection design and a social media-led marketing strategy will prove a significant and disruptive influence on projector sales in the US and European home and business markets...

Uncovering the Opportunities for Professional Displays in the Middle East and Africa

Despite the macro political and economic issues currently impacting the Middle East, the region still offers significant opportunities for the professional AV industry...

The Global LED Display Market Riding Exciting Wave of Innovation

According to the latest report from Futuresource Consulting, the global LED display market closed 2016 with a mounting value of $4.5 billion, up 7% from $4.2 billion the previous year...

Strategic Impact of Flexible Displays

Futuresource Consulting has announced the availability of a new report, exploring the strategic impact of flexible displays across the multi-billion dollar B2B and B2C display industries...

Corporate Flat Panel Ownership to Rise by 25%

AV providers should intensify their focus on the corporate marketplace. That's the message from Futuresource Consulting as 24% of companies expect to add additional meeting space over the next five years and ownership of corporate flat panels is anticipated to rise by 25% and 17% in Europe and the USA respectively...

Global Sales of Commercial Flat Panel Products Rise 17%

The global commercial flat panel display market totalled shipments of 855,000 units in Q2 2016, a year-on-year increase of 17%...

Futuresource Proves Accuracy of its Forecasting - Expects Projector Market Value to Climb

Despite the numerous and varied factors impacting the projector market, Futuresource continues to predict the development of volume sales with supreme accuracy...

Taiwanese Giant Foxconn Acquire 66.7% Stake in SMART

Now the doors to the American AV tradeshow Infocomm2016 have opened, the industry will be taking in the recent news of the acquisition of the interactive whiteboard manufacturer SMART by the world's largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn, which now owns a 66.67% stake in its business...

Futuresource Commentary - What to Expect at Infocomm 2016

The Futuresource Professional Display team is all set to participate in Infocomm 2016 in Las Vegas. The team will be speaking at a number of conferences connected to the show as well as scanning the show floor, reviewing the new propositions in the pro audio visual (AV) space...

Bridging the Chasm in Boardroom Technology and Unified Communications

Futuresource Consulting has released its latest corporate AV end user report, which provides insight into the converged world of unified communications. It highlights the challenges and opportunities for both businesses and suppliers to enhance employee collaboration, communication and efficiency in the meeting room and beyond...

The Dynamics of the Expanding $3.4bn Videowall Market

Futuresource Consulting has released the sixth edition of the global video wall report, which has monitored the adoption of technologies in the tiled display market since 2003. In 2015 global sales reached over $3.4bn and trends indicate that this category will sustain double digit growth out to 2020, with the market becoming more dynamic than ever before...

Global Projector Market Value Dives Three Times the Pace of Volume in CYQ1 2016

Futuresource Consulting has published its latest quarterly Worldwide (WW) Projector Market report, and one of the key findings is that the market's value decline continues to rapidly outpace volume – leading to fears that certain vendors will struggle to maintain a presence in the mainstream market. In Q1 2016 the WW projector market declined 3% year on year (YoY) to 1.73 million units, with value tumbling three times this pace at 9%, to $1.9 billion...

Interactive Flat Panel Sales Double with Over 800,000 Sold in 2015

Interactive Flat Panels (IFPDs) have been a major success story in 2015. By Q4, 59% of all interactive display sales were IFPDs. The growth has been explosive from 18% in 2013, 33% in 2014 to 57% in 2015. This growth is forecast to continue up to 82% by 2020. The interactive whiteboard (IWB), the original technology, is in decline but combined the two technologies contributed to 1.5 million displays in 2015...

What to Expect at Integrated Systems Europe

The Futuresource Professional Display team is all set to explore the halls of the Amsterdam RAI exhibition centre to scope out what is on offer at The Integrated Systems Europe 2016 (#ISE2016) during the 9th to the 12th February. The mission is to capture the hot topics, trends, technologies and products that are being promoted for use across the integrated systems supply chain through to end users across multiple industries. These will be featured in the 'Futuresource report portfolio' in the professional display space including videowall, wireless, corporate end user, virtual reality (VR) and 4K...

Virtual and Mixed Reality - The Future is Nearly Here

Innovative, cutting edge technology and what it means to consumer entertainment continues to be on the forefront of the agenda at Futuresource Consulting as it announces the imminent release of its latest report covering Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR). The new report examines the potential of the technology across a wide spectrum of applications, including the worlds of Consumer Electronics, Broadcast, Education and B2B verticals...

Futuresource Projectors Market - The Rise of 1080p and Multi-Channel Distruption

The latest range of Futuresource Consulting reports have just been released shedding light on a cross section of the projector industry market covering both technology and channel trends. The studies zoom in on the lower end of the projector market and explore how it was shaken up in 2014 due to the reduction in chipset costs targeting 1080p projector SKUs...

Virtual Reality is Growing at a Rapid Pace, Opening up New Markets for Various Industries

The truly immersive experience of VR is opening up new markets for various industries to diversify and integrate into. The gaming industry always a pioneer with new technology is leading the way with VR, utilising the fast growing binocular head-mounted displays market which is set to grow 250% next year globally...

Another Record Quarter for the Interactive Displays Market

The interactive whiteboard market has grown at a tremendous pace over the last decade. Initially major uptake was in the UK, Mexico and the USA, but they have now become common place across the globe...

Leyard Optoelectronic Co Ltd on the Course for Global Expansion

Chinese high-end indoor LED firm Leyard Optoelectronic and its acquisition of high-end display panel maker Planar Systems, paves the way for the Beijing based company to continue on its course for global expansion...

Quest for Scale and Share Driving Semiconductor Industry Consolidation

Futuresource Consulting have released this new report which explores the wave of M&A deals that have swept through the semiconductor industry in the last 18 months which have totalled almost $100 billion...

Narrow Pixel Pitch LEDs Showing its Powerful Punch in the Global Videowall Market

Futuresource Consulting has continued its decade long study and released the fifth edition of the global videowall report which explores the adoption rates of technologies in the tiled display market...

The Global Interactive Displays Market Smashes Q1 2015 Records

According to the latest global interactive display report from Futuresource Consulting, the market has seen unprecedented growth with a staggering 42% ('YoY') growth due to the 300,000 displays being shipped in just Q1 2015...

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