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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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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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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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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EPSON Does 10K Lumens. Yep.


When you think of super-bright projector lines, you automatically think Christie, Barco, Digital Projection, Panasonic, NEC and maybe Sony sometimes, but it’s very unlikely you think EPSON. I sure didn’t. But, I was in sunny southern California recently and was invited over to the EPSON U.S. headquarters to check out the company’s 4000, Pro G […]

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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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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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Are Curved Displays Really Necessary?


By Aldo Cugnini Display Central Earlier this year, we saw the introduction of curved displays from a growing set of manufacturers — Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Haier, Konka, to name a few — and are motivated to explore how useful (or desirable) such displays can be. The answer is somewhat complicated, involving as it usually […]

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TFCinfo Report Shows The Most Preferred Display Brands In House of Worship Market


TFCinfo’s latest market research study, “The Use of Video Displays in American Churches 2014,” reports that roughly half of U.S. churches are looking to purchase and expand upon their projection and video display systems. The house of worship market continues to grow in all segments. Larger churches are buying more projectors and displays than in […]

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