Is There a Place for Smartphones in Professional Video Production?

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By Chris Evans Futuresource Consulting Another year, another iPhone. And with Google’s latest handset, the Pixel 4, unveiled only weeks later, the benchmark for all flagship smartphones has been set for the next year. In recent years, the latest upgrades have placed an emphasis on smartphones’ imaging capabilities. Innovations have brought us multiple camera modules, […]

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Cisco, Microsoft Teams and Zoom Will Be Totally Interoperable by Mid-2020!

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By Chris Mcintyre-Brown Associate Director, Futuresource Consulting As video conferencing solutions proliferate, remote working continues to rise and the number of inter-company video conferences increases, a lack of system interoperability has become a major pain point for many users. Internally focused video conferences are less problematic, as everyone is familiar with their system of choice. However, once […]

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How Will the U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports Affect the LED Market?

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The global LED videowall market achieved revenues of $5.7 billion last year, with year-on-year double digit growth expected out to 2023, according to a new worldwide industry report from Futuresource Consulting. As the U.S.-China trade war intensifies and political indications suggest a continuing period of punitive tariffs, Chinese companies are exploring ways to accelerate their […]

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

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AV collaboration is booming — that’s the word from Futuresource Consulting, the company that tracks this data. According to the latest Wireless Presentations Solutions (WPS) Market Report from Futuresource Consulting, WPS passed a major milestone in 2018 with shipments reaching 1 million units for the first time. This equates to about $2.6 billion in total […]

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Collaboration Board Market Sees Nearly 40 Percent Growth in 2018

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Interactive Flat Panel Displays (i.e., collaboration boards) continued to be a considerable success in 2018 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 83 percent of all interactive display sales were IFPDs, increasing from 73 percent last year, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. 55 of the 67 countries that Futuresource track had […]

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Futuresource Consulting on What New Tech to Expect at ISE

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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 has identified the key trends and technologies that you need to look out for, including: Digital Signage, […]

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Consumer 4K Products Now Number Over 100 Million

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As 2018 draws to a close, consumer interest in 4K UHD continues to climb, receiving a further push due to average retail prices reaching parity with HDTV sets, according to the latest market tracking report from Futuresource Consulting. “This year, we’re expecting annual 4K UHD TV shipments to power past 100 million units,” says Tristan […]

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UCC Drives PTZ Camera Sales Growth in ProAV Market

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Sales of professional PTZ cameras will grow a steady 37 percent by 2021, as companies from across the broadcast, pro video and AV spectrum look for alternative, cost-effective ways to produce video, finds Futuresource Consulting in its latest Professional PTZ Camera Market Overview Report. Global volumes grew 5 percent to reach 108,840 units in 2016 […]

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Global Home Audio Market Breaks the $13 Billion Barrier

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The global home audio market continues to climb, with hardware shipments increasing by 23 percent in 2017, according to a comprehensive new report from Futuresource Consulting However, you guessed it, consumer product companies are stealing away the high-end audio market. “It’s not just shipments that are performing well,” says Rasika D’Souza, senior market analyst at […]

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Wireless Presentation Solutions Market to See 16 Percent CAGR

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The Wireless Presentation Solutions Global Market Report reveals that sales of WPS, which is a segment of the rapidly evolving meeting and classroom collaboration market, grew 35 percent from 2016 to 2017, accounting for over $480 million in revenues, with further growth forecast in the short to medium term. “The opportunities available in this space are vast,” […]

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Futuresource Says Interactive Flat Panel Display Sales Grew 16% in 2017

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Interactive Flat Panels (IFPDs) continued to be a considerable success in 2017 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 73 percent of all interactive display sales were IFPDs. The growth has been prodigious, with a CAGR of 48 percent from 2013 to 2017 and growth is forecast to continue. The interactive whiteboard (IWB), the original technology, […]

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AV Over IP Sales Up Over 130 in 2017

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AV over IP is poised to eventually revolutionize 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 percent.AV over IP describes the distribution of video over an IP network within an enterprise, […]

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Smart Home Market Worth $6B by End of 2017 and Rising Fast

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Smart home devices are shaking off their novelty image and moving mainstream to become one of the fastest growing consumer electronics categories of 2017. That’s according to a new smart home report from Futuresource Consulting, which reveals that the devices will achieve a retail value of $6bn worldwide this year, with revenues expected to triple by 2021. Alexa and […]

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Worldwide Home Audio Market Finishes Year On $11 Billion Dollar High

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Worldwide demand for home audio devices continues to gather momentum, with the category outperforming the wider CE market and on track to finish 2016 at 102 million units shipped and close to $11 billion in trade value, according to the latest market report from Futuresource Consulting. “Over the last few years home audio has been […]

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Global Sales of Solid State Projectors Soar 17 Percent Year-on-Year in CY Q2 2016

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Futuresource Consulting has revealed its latest insights into the worldwide projector market which highlight that the market has declined 4.6 percent year-on-year in CY Q2 2016 to 1.76 million units, with value falling 5.6 percent to $2 billion. Despite value falling further than volume for another consecutive quarter, the disparity is far weaker than previously […]

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2015 Video Wall Market Hit $3.4 Billion US

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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 […]

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Boardroom Technology and Unified Communications — The DATA

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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. In this latest report, Futuresource interviewed both corporate AV purchasers […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: Wireless Connectivity Fueling the Latest Wave of the Audio Renaissance

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At CES 2016 in Las Vegas we are sure to see that wireless connectivity is rapidly becoming a standard fit on a wide range of audio devices. This is a reaction to the consumer demand for both the playout of music from smartphones and from streamed music services such as Spotify. Futuresource research reveals that […]

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Pro Monitor Market to Remain Flat until 4K Demand Increases

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Futuresource Consulting just released the Q1 2015 EMEA pro monitor report. According to the report the EMEA professional monitor market fell by 12 percent (782 units) between Q4 2014 and Q1 2015 to reach 5,963 units. However, when comparing Q1 YoY, volumes were 17 percent (1,213 units) lower. The Futuresource report gives a market snapshot […]

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Interactive Display Market Remains Resilient with Market Value up 19 Percent

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Despite the increased focus on PCs and tablets, interactive display value is growing due to a strong transition to higher priced interactive flat panels, which accounted for over a third of the market in 2014, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. New entrants are now entering the market, offering flat panel solutions, including […]

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2014 Worldwide Projector Market Ends Year with Q4 Volumes Up 3 Percent

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Almost every country witnessed a rise in projector sales in 2014, with volumes for the year up 8 percent ‘YoY’ to 8.3 million units. The market benefited from several factors: strong promotional sales around the World Cup; increased demand for SVGA product (not only in developing countries but also in key established ones as the […]

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Global Interactive Displays Q3 Shipments Top 400,000

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Interactive whiteboards (IWB) and interactive flat panel displays (IFPD) in the education and corporate sectors achieved close to 440,000 unit sales globally in Q3 2014, making it the second largest quarter since Futuresource Consulting began tracking the market more than 15 years ago. “The product shift from interactive whiteboards to interactive flat panels continues to […]

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270K Interactive Displays Sold in Q2 2014

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Interactive whiteboards and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors achieved close to 270,000 unit sales in Q2 2014, a similar volume to Q2 last year and a good pick up after a quiet Q1, according to the latest quarterly research from Futuresource Consulting. “The product shift from interactive whiteboards to interactive […]

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Q2 2014 Global Projector Market Grows 17 Percent in Volume

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Global projector shipments grew a staggering 17 percent in volume YoY in Q2, to two million units and in value terms the market grew 9 percent to hit $2.4 billion, according to the latest quarterly research from Futuresource Consulting. “The global projector market benefited from strong World Cup promotional activity, particularly in Western Europe and […]

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Global Education Hardware Technology Spend Hits $13 Billion

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The global spend on education technology within classrooms reached US$13 billion last year, up 11 percent on 2012, according to a new market study from Futuresource Consulting, the leading provider of education technology research. The study explores mobile PC devices, classroom displays (such as projectors and interactive whiteboards) and complementary devices (visualisers, voting systems, voice […]

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Futuresource Consulting: Global Video Wall Market Posts 25 Percent YoY Growth

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The video wall market maintained its strong growth trajectory in 2013, posting nearly 60 percent CAGR from 2009 to 2013 to reach sales of 449,000 units, according to a new industry report from Futuresource Consulting. The market has settled into a period of relative stability with super narrow bezel (SNB) display now a firmly established technology […]

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