Connectivity & Services
The migration of the AV market towards an IP based world brings new opportunities. Enterprises want their AV systems to work as their IT systems. They want endpoints to be easy to integrate and manage remotely, and they want to be able to run third-party managed apps and services in conjunction with AV services in response to changing business needs. The glue to functionality throughout these changes lies within connectivity and services. Futuresource has built upon its extensive knowledge of the signal distribution industry to size and forecast these markets and understand how vendors are responding to the growing adoption of IP. Futuresource has published a range of dedicated reports to establish the full impact on the wider Pro AV industry and highlight the effect.
AV Over IP
Futuresource's annual report providing an unrivalled market review of low-latency AV over IP solutions disrupting and replacing matrix switching technologies.
In this report, Futuresource reviews the many questions surrounding this technology and provides an unparalleled understanding of the market, including sales shipments, forecasted growth, vertical analyses, pricing review, impact on the wider signal distribution industry, forecast for 1G and 10G solutions and what/who is driving growth.
AV Managed Services
Currently, many vendors in the signal distribution, room control, and video conferencing sector have provided proprietary monitoring and analytics solutions in recent years, leaving end-users with multiple solutions with no interconnectivity. End-users, keen to avoid the cost and risks associated with such an approach, are looking to run their AV estate over IP, allowing them to outsource the management and support functions to optimise efficiency, manage end-point downtime, and ultimately save costs.
This report provides an overview of where AVMS fits in the context of the evolving landscape, the platform vendor and managed service provider ecosystem, what opportunities and threats the sector faces, and assesses the market value and a five-year outlook.
Connectivity in the Workplace
As with our consumer experiences, we expect corporate devices to work straight out of the box and to connect to devices around the office at the click of a button or two at most. Demand for integrating AV systems with IT systems is growing exponentially. With the promise of millisecond latency and increased bandwidth, mobile broadband connectivity options will be crucial to unlocking future Pro AV use cases and applications.
The objective of this research is to outline the landscape for IP connectivity solutions in AV devices, predominantly 5G/LTE and WiFi6/WiFi6e solutions, and critical use cases across industries.
The Future of Work
Working patterns are changing, barriers between AV/IT/OP are lowering, and visualization, connectivity, communication, collaboration, and automation are being brought together by enterprises to address customer needs.
As enterprises accelerate and expand these initiatives, traditional working practices and models will be found wanting. With the shift to agile workspaces, enterprises are looking for ways to effectively support the workforce, no matter where they work from. AV will form an increasingly important part of this re-architecting.