True MicroLED Large Format Display Market Primed to Break Billion-Dollar Annual Barrier by 2027

November 16, 2023

By Ted Romanowitz Futuresource Consulting The True MicroLED display market for pro AV and consumer televisions is set to skyrocket. According to a newly released report from Futuresource Consulting, it will accelerate from just $24.0 million in 2023, to reach annual revenues of $26.2 billion in 2032, despite expected aggressive price erosion. The specialist research […]

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Professional Microphone Market Slow but Steady, as Installed Commercial Leads the Way

November 5, 2023

By Grant Youngman Futuresource Consulting The professional microphone market continues to achieve slow but steady post-pandemic growth, with a new report from Futuresource Consulting forecasting a CAGR of 5.9% over the next five years. That’s despite a general feeling of caution and nervousness among buyers, resulting from current economic and geopolitical issues. Recovery for the […]

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Pro PTZ Camera Market in Decline, Still Outshines Pre-Pandemic Levels

October 24, 2023

By Shubham Kumar and Olivia Lowden Futuresource Consulting After enjoying unprecedented growth during the pandemic, the global professional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera market has become increasingly competitive. Futuresource Consulting’s new report shows the global pro PTZ market declined in value YoY in FY2022 for the first time since the pandemic, as the urgency to equip spaces […]

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Professional Power Amplifiers Poised for Long-Term Profitability

September 12, 2023

By Grant Youngman Futuresource Consulting Professional power amplifiers continue to gain momentum after a pandemic-induced poor performance in 2020. The market achieved a global value of $668 million in 2022, according to Futuresource Consulting’s latest industry report, and is on track to exceed pre-pandemic levels this year, with a projected market value of $753 million. […]

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Automation and AI Are Powering the Next Generation of Pro PTZ Upgrades

August 22, 2023

By Shubham Kumar and Olivia Lowden Futuresource Consulting After a spell of limited innovation during the pandemic, professional pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras are entering a new technological era. Futuresource Consulting’s brand-new report reveals that AI and automation are the powerhouses behind many of the new-generation products entering the market, with auto-tracking, facial recognition, and automated camera […]

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How Can Offices Prioritize the Needs of the Future Workforce?

August 7, 2023

By Chris Pennell and Olivia Lowden Futuresource Consulting Amid the physical changes to office design over the last seventy-odd years, the role of offices has remained static. But COVID-19 turned the world as we knew it upside down, taking the workplace along with it. Remote working has become ubiquitous, and in the post-pandemic landscape, the […]

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The Esports Opportunity for Professional AV

July 18, 2023

By Helen Matthews Futuresource Consulting Esports’ ascendance into the mainstream is presenting an ever-growing opportunity for manufacturers and resellers of professional audiovisual, IT and video equipment. Despite the pervasiveness of online-only events throughout 2021 and 2022, as well as the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, the market saw a 76% rise in pro AV sell-in, when […]

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Flat Panel and Front Projection Markets Stall Amidst Recession Fears

July 5, 2023

By Sean Bradley and Freddie Mossop Futuresource Consulting The flat panel and front projection markets continue to battle a string of challenges, as Q1 of 2023 saw substantial declines in volume and value across both markets. The worldwide flat panel market volume saw losses at -8% YoY, with value dipping by -19%. For front projection, […]

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Lucrative Future for Content Creation Despite Post-COVID Slowdown

May 18, 2023

By Paul Wylie and Olivia Lowden Futuresource Consulting The COVID-19-induced explosion of the content creation space continues to offer lucrative opportunities, as related technologies evolve and the COVID-19 user base becomes solidified. Intel from Futuresource Consulting’s recent survey shows double-digit growth in market value to over $2 billion in 2021, accounting for over 30% of […]

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An Overall Picture of Growth for European Video Entertainment

December 8, 2022

By Olivia Lowden and James Duvall Futuresource Consulting Despite the obvious challenges of recent years – the snowstorm of prolonged lockdowns, social restrictions, and the cautious attitudes that followed – 2022 represented the beginning of a post-pandemic outlook for much of the video industry. One of the cornerstones of the video entertainment industry’s recovery has […]

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Home Content Creation in Flux after Record Levels of Growth

November 29, 2022

By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting After an extremely successful year in 2020, the home content creation market has undergone a major transformation. Whilst demand is currently experiencing a slowdown, 2021 broke records in terms of market value. That’s according to a new content creator report from Futuresource Consulting, which combines in-depth industry interviews with a […]

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More Than One in Five US Classrooms Now Has a Non-interactive Flat Panel Display

October 18, 2022

By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting K-12 schools across the USA are investing in non-interactive and flat panel displays, presenting new opportunities for vendors. As AV display installations sweep through classrooms and schools’ public spaces, a new EdTech AV report from Futuresource Consulting shows that, in 2021, 16% of school rooms had a non-interactive flat panel […]

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Is There a Place for Large Sensor Video Acquisition in Live Production?

August 23, 2022

By Helen Matthews Futuresource Consulting As the broadcast system camera market has started to recover from the impact of COVID-19, a notable development has emerged. Broadcasters are increasingly utilizing large sensor system cameras for live productions alongside traditional three-chip 2/3” cameras. This can be seen with the reception to the release of Sony’s HDC-F5500 in […]

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Professional Amplifiers Market Still in Disarray, Though Lucrative Future Ahead

August 9, 2022

By James Kirby Futuresource Consulting As live events return in force, the professional amplifiers market continues to see strong levels of recovery. There remain some significant challenges for the industry, however revenues are on track to reach new heights over the coming years. A new report from Futuresource Consulting sets the scene for full recovery […]

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Videoconferencing Hardware Volume up 21%, as Companies Focus on Strategic Collaboration

August 4, 2022

By Alistair Johnston Futuresource Consulting Videoconferencing continues to take hold across the globe, with a new report from Futuresource Consulting revealing 21% volume growth in hardware last year, to achieve 3.3 million units. The specialist research firm also reports a 15% year-on-year increase in market value for 2021, with total global revenues reaching $5.6 billion. […]

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Benq Reaches Leading Position As Vendor in Sales Volume, According to Futuresource Report

May 24, 2022

BenQ says the company is now the “No.1 4K projector company in Europe in Q1 2022.” According to Futuresource Consulting Quarterly Market Track Reports, BenQ reached the leading position as a vendor by sales volume in Europe. Also, it achieved a market share of 23.42% for 4K, and of 24.5% for Full HD. Royce Lye, […]

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Challenges from 2021 Set to Impact the Pro Displays Market in 2022

March 28, 2022

By Freddie Mosop and Victoria Tselykh Futuresource Consulting A conflux of factors came to head in 2021: lockdowns, component shortages, government stimuluses, as well as fundamental changes to how people work and collaborate. This resulted in 2021 year-on-year (YoY) volume performance of 0.2% and 20.1% for projection and flat panel displays. While some manufacturers have […]

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How Live Events Are Set To Revive the System Camera Market

January 27, 2022

By Helen Matthews Futuresource The System camera market was brought to a standstill by the Coronavirus pandemic in FY2020. Strict Government-mandated lockdowns in many countries resulted in live events being canceled or postponed across the globe, original content production stalled and as a result, the demand for system cameras plummeted. As professional broadcasters turned to […]

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B2B Flat Panel Volume Achieves Largest Quarter on Record, Front Projection Sees Revenues Rise

December 27, 2021

By Matthew Rubin and Victoria Tselykh Futuresource Consulting B2B flat panel and front projection markets are on divergent trajectories, according to a series of new reports from Futuresource Consulting. While global flat panel market volumes increased by 3.1% year-on-year in Q3 2021, front projection fell by 13.2%. Yet market value figures tell the reverse story, […]

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How MicroLED Is Set to Change Screen Technology in the Home — The Emerging $50 Billion Opportunity

October 5, 2021

By: Ted Romanowitz Futuresource Consulting MicroLED is on track to displace LCD and OLED in consumer TV applications. That’s according to a new MicroLED report from Futuresource Consulting, which predicts global players will invest more than $10 billion into the technology over the next few years, creating a $50 billion + cumulative market opportunity over the […]

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Professional Microphone Market Back on Track After Year of Mixed Fortunes

September 30, 2021

By: James Kirby Futuresource Consulting The professional microphone market experienced diverging fortunes in 2020. Some manufacturers struggled to satisfy accelerating demand, while others faced a market in freefall. That’s according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting, which reveals the data behind the highs and lows and forecasts the future opportunities. “As a result of lockdowns, […]

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The Changing Face of the Corporate Workspace

May 24, 2021

By Adam Cox Futuresource Consulting 2020 was a tumultuous year and one that will cast a long shadow over almost every aspect of our lives. For many of those normally working in offices, one of the most significant changes has been being forced to work from home as most countries around the world went through […]

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Rapid Shift to Distance Learning Drives Surge in Demand for Mobile Computing Solutions in Higher Ed

May 20, 2021

By Claire Kerrison Futuresource Consulting The outbreak of COVID-19 forced higher education campuses across the world to adopt distance learning overnight. “The education technology industry has been one of the few to witness growth as a direct result of COVID-19,” said Claire Kerrison, senior market analyst, Futuresource Consulting. “This is reflected in the Futuresource Higher […]

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The Outlook for Home Working Beyond COVID-19

March 2, 2021

By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting Futuresource’s Home Working survey asked 1,500 employees across America, France, Germany, and the U.K. about the impact COVID-19 has had on their working patterns, as well as the use of work technology in the home. The findings indicate that post-COVID-19, respondents expect the changes to working patterns to continue in […]

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Administrative Tools Are the New K-12 Ed Tech Battleground

January 13, 2021

By Chris Pennell Futuresource Consulting As the number of electronic devices in use across North American schools continues to proliferate, K-12 curriculum leaders and IT decision makers are turning to administrative tools to manage data assets, track progress and provide support. A new end user study from Futuresource Consulting explores the impact of these tools, […]

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Apple Moves to Secure Greater Slice of the Smart Speaker Pie

December 16, 2020

By Patrick Montgomery Futuresource Consulting Apple’s November launch of the $99 HomePod Mini comes at a good time. As the smart speaker market starts to mature in key western markets such as the U.S. and U.K., it creates a direct competitor to devices from market leaders Amazon and Google, both of whom in recent months […]

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Strong Showing From Interactive Displays Market, as Futuresource Announces Q3 Results

December 1, 2020

By Matthew Ledgerwood Futuresource Consulting Interactive Displays Market Insights, Analysis and Commentary Interactive display sales soared in Q3, with strong performances across the globe, according to the latest quarterly tracking report from Futuresource Consulting. “The market has well and truly bounced back,” said Colin Messenger, senior market analyst, Futuresource Consulting. “Particularly when we consider the […]

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Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 2

November 9, 2020

By: Leah McCann & Steph Beckett Audio Collaborative 2020 kicked off Wednesday with some excellent insights into the audio sector of the AV industry. (In case you missed it, our day one recap is here.) Thursday, we were excited for more. Day two of the show would bring forth topics from esports and the music […]

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Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Blog Version, Pt. 1

November 6, 2020

By: Steph Beckett & Leah McCann Wednesday marked the start of the seventh-annual Audio Collaborative conference put on by UK-based Futuresource Consulting. Over two days, the 2020 conference, a virtual version of the show this year, tapped a lineup of industry experts to inspire a listening audience. Who was that audience? AV, technology and IT […]

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Futuresource’s Audio Collaborative 2020 — The Accelerated Growth of Livestreaming

October 29, 2020

Focusing on the positives during what has certainly been a challenging time to date, Audio Collaborative will offer a range of thought-provoking panels and presentations discussing the future of audio, outlining the many opportunities in this space. Taking place 14:00-18:00 GMT on Nov. 4-5, the two-day exclusive event will promise to share industry insights and […]

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Futuresource Consulting Studies Future of Professional Speakers Post-COVID-19

October 13, 2020

The market for professional loudspeakers posted global revenues of nearly $3 billion in 2019, an increase of almost 7%, according to the latest professional loudspeaker industry report from Futuresource Consulting. One of the report’s key themes this year was the impact of COVID-19 and its significant effects on forecasts moving forward. The segment most affected […]

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Futuresource’s Virtual Audio Collaborative 2020 Is NOT to be Missed

October 9, 2020

This is likely going to be THE audio show of 2020. With under a month to go before Futuresource Consulting’s Audio Collaborative event begins, the line-up continues to grow, with a wealth of world-class industry leaders coming together to discuss the future of audio. Joining registrants from their virtual seats will be the chief products […]

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