EPSON, NEC and Panasonic Dominate 2015 Projector Brand Survey


TFCinfo today announced highlights of its yearly “Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Study 2015.” This report marks the 14th year that this annual projector brand benchmarking study has been conducted. Results of TFCinfo’s new report reveal significant movement among projector competitors in the three measurable areas of brand strength: awareness, image and intent. These […]

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MarketWise – LCD Industry Dynamics Update, February 2015


By Deborah Yang DisplaySearch The LCD industry is changing rapidly and in order to catch up with the dynamics more frequently, we publish MarketWise-LCD Industry Dynamics every month. Here are key takeaways from the February report. Chinese mobile phone brands are willing to shift to high-end models with low-priced LTPS high resolution panels. This trend […]

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NSCA Releases 2015 Guide to State Licensing for Contractors


The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced its 2015 Guide to State Licensing. The report provides the commercial electronic systems industry with a reference guide of state laws governing the installation of low-voltage systems. The 2015 Guide to State Licensing offers an overview of licensing requirements and state code for each U.S. state. The […]

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Interactive Display Market Remains Resilient with Market Value up 19 Percent


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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Every Wonder the Size of the HomeAV Market? Well, Now CEDIA Can Tell You


CEDIA’s Size & Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Market in the US study aims to paint the full picture. This survey report is designed to estimate the number of installation companies, broken down by channel type; evaluate the total economic value of installation in the industry; identify each channel’s level of significance in the […]

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TrueConf Issues 2015 Video Conferencing Market Forecast


If you look at the range of infrastructure solutions by major video conferencing system developers, you will see that the transfer from specialized hardware VC infrastructure towards software, cloud services and VM solutions is already a reality. It is time to move forward and understand how the acquisition cycle between the IT and AV industries […]

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


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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InfoComm: Global AV: Spotlight Europe


By Monica Heck Special to InfoComm International [Editor’s note: In 2015, InfoComm International will offer snapshots of AV markets around the world, based on InfoComm research and interviews with AV professionals in those markets. Look for future global spotlights in the Resources section of our website.] As AV professionals prepare for Integrated Systems Europe 2015, […]

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NSCA 2015 Compensation and Benefits Report Released


The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is excited to announce its 2015 Compensation & Benefits Report, based on data gathered from systems integrators across the country. Now in its fifth iteration, the report tracks and benchmarks compensation and benefits data for a variety of key positions within the industry, including technical and administrative roles. Systems […]

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Drinking Digital from a Fire Hydrant at NRF15


When 35,000 people attended the National Retail Federation “Big Show 15” in New York, the busy conference and trade floor were all about “digital.” Delegates had a buffet of options to make multi-channel happen – along with its imperative omni-channel, the integration of multiple channels to create a customer experience expressed consistently at various touch […]

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TFCinfo’s 2015 Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Study Hits Market


TFCinfo today announced the completion of its “Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Study 2015.” This is the 13th year that this annual projector brand benchmarking study has been conducted to measure projector brand strength among experienced projector users and purchasers across the five most important market segments in the AV industry: large corporations, small/medium […]

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PMA Research: Home Projectors Up 25 Percent


PMA Research says, for the full year 2014, sales of home projectors are expected to surge by 25 percent over 2013. While this past summer’s World Cup contributed meaningfully to that growth, increased affordability, connectivity and versatility of home projectors played pivotal roles in driving growth throughout the entire year including a strong holiday season. […]

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North American Bank Customer Survey Finds Digital Signage Impacts Brand


STRATACACHE today released the results of a survey it did to measure the ROI of digital signage in banks. The report, called Understanding the Role of Digital Signage in Retail Banking, was actually administered by a brand valuation firm and market research firm, Brand Finance and Luth Research. For more information on the study and […]

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DisplaySearch: Strong Growth in Public Display Shipments Forecast for 2015


The global large-screen public flat-panel display (FPD) market is rebounding after declines in 2012 and flat growth in 2013. According the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly FPD Public Display Shipment and Forecast Report, the market is expected to grow 14 percent in 2014 and 27 percent in 2015, as economies gradually recover from the global economic downturn. […]

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Global Interactive Displays Q3 Shipments Top 400,000


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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LCD TV Brands’ Production Expected To Reach Record High in October


By David Hsieh DisplaySearch Since Q2’14, LCD TV panels have been in tight supply due to increases in purchasing by some leading LCD TV brands. As shown in our Monthly Large-Area LCD Pricing Report, prices for mainstream sizes (32”, 40”, 42”, 48”/49” and even 50”, 55”) have been increasing. In Q3’14, we reported that leading […]

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NPD DisplaySearch: Large-Format Commercial LCD Growth Streak Continues in U.S.


Year-over-year large-format commercial LCD display shipments in the United States have increased for eight consecutive quarters. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays Sell Through Report, despite pressure from consumer televisions, hybrid displays, and other lower cost display alternatives, sell-through of commercial LCD displays has continued to increase modestly. Sell-through of […]

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CEDIA Releases 2014 Market Research Findings


CEDIA has released preliminary findings from CEDIA’s annual market research report, Size and Scope of the Residential Electronic Systems Market. The report is a part of CEDIA’s research offerings, which are designed to provide CEDIA members, industry businesses and other key stakeholders with market data that will enable them to make better business decisions. The […]

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270K Interactive Displays Sold in Q2 2014


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


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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Steady Growth Moves Commercial AV Industry Forward


A new study by Acclaro Growth Partners is projecting that audiovisual products and services will become a $116 billion global industry by 2016. The 2014 Global AV Market Definition and Strategy Study, conducted on behalf of InfoComm International, is the only worldwide study aimed at sizing the commercial audiovisual industry. The growth of conferencing, signal […]

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Global Education Hardware Technology Spend Hits $13 Billion


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


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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Q1 2014 Global Projector Market Grows 7 Percent ‘YoY’ in Both Volume and Value


By Claire Kerrison Market Analyst, Futuresource Consulting The Q1 2014 worldwide projector market grew 7 percent in volume compared to the same period a year ago, to 1.87 million units, according to the latest round of research from Futuresource Consulting. In value terms, the market also grew by 7 percent to reach $2.3 billon. An […]

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Rental/Staging Experts Reveal Top AV Trends of 2014


According to recently surveyed members of the Rental & Staging Network (RSN) — a group of geographically-diverse rental and staging companies — these are several top production trends planners should be aware of for Spring/Summer 2014. ALL WHITE SET DESIGN:  All white everything! Being dubbed the “Apple Store” syndrome, clients are requesting all white events […]

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