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Evolution, Transformation and the Modern Workplace

Workplace meetings have undergone a physical and cultural transformation during the past five years, both in terms of their location and the technology used to facilitate them. Modern working habits and technological advancements have contributed to the rise of the meeting room as a high growth vertical for audio visual, unified communications and ...

Plantronics Acquires Polycom

Plantronic’s acquisition of Polycom late last week caused a significant stir in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC & C) industry, giving Polycom a much-needed boost amidst an increasingly crowded competitive landscape. In a deal purportedly valued at $2 billion in a cash and stock transaction, the announcement creates a communicat ...

InfoComm 2016 - Window into the World of Displays

The Futuresource professional AV team attended Infocomm 2016, meeting clients and scanning the floor for the latest innovations in this space. For those that did not attend this show, we wanted to share what we found to be the big display themes, which did reflect the trends from European market, captured in our ISE 2016 report. The final numbers ...

What's Ricoh Up to in the Workplace Collaboration Market?

Ricoh recently held its 2017 EMEA Industry Analyst Summit in Paris. Providing a strategy update on company plans for the next three years. The summit welcomed analysts covering office printing, IT services and Unified Communications & Collaboration. Ricoh’s Communication Services division manages its workplace collaboration products, including ...

Making Sense of 10G Versus 1G in AV Over IP

During the past 24 months, AV over IP has risen from relative obscurity to become the hot topic in the Pro AV world. Advances in compression technologies and network infrastructure capacities have helped drive this development. And we are now beginning to see significant volumes of encoders and decoders being sold into low-latency Pro AV applicatio ...

Pro AV Installation Opportunities - The Future for Laser

Following a detailed review of Solid State Illumination (SSI) 3 years ago, the opportunities identified in the installation segment have closely followed the path Futuresource predicted in terms of its strong momentum and general acceptance.  The versatility of the technology has created new possibilities dependent on light source longevity and pr ...

Evolution of the Classroom & Meeting Space Having Substantial Impact on Display Market Dynamics

The displays industry has entered a phase of flux – several factors are contributing to a period of unparalleled product convergence across multiple applications. This shift is leading to discernible uncertainty among market players up and down the channel. However, change does not necessarily mean decline – in fact, it often generates opportunity. ...

Optoma Offers Two Disruptive 4K UHD Home Projectors - How will other manufacturers react?

For the past few years, 4K projection has been the reserve of digital cinema, high-end Pro AV and premium home cinema applications, primarily due to high cost of the light engines. However, key component supplier Texas Instruments (producing around half of the world’s front projector light engines) demonstrated a lower-cost 4K UHD DLP chip at CEDIA ...

AV Over IP Set for Record InfoComm Show

Signal distribution companies have been gearing up in preparation for Infocomm 2017, with AV over IP set to take centre stage at the show. ISE 2017 saw record levels of interest and exciting product launches from a large number of vendors. Infocomm is another exciting opportunity for companies to talk about the latest technology on offer and demons ...

Is Projection Really the Future of the Consumer Display Market?

Last year, Hisense made the statement that “…projection is the future of the consumer display market…” – a staggering claim, not least because it derives from one of the world’s leading TV manufacturers.  Futuresource is currently undertaking a study to establish to what extent this statement will be proven true over the next 5 years and found tha ...

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