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Professional AV Analytics, Data and Research

Professional Displays Market Insights, Analysis and Forecasts

Professional Display research is the cornerstone of our work in Professional AV, beginning over 25 years ago with the introduction of digital projectors. This extended to flat panel tracking when the first Plasma was produced in the 1990’s, now replaced with LCD technology, and Interactive Whiteboards, also launched in the 90’s. Since then, Futuresource has added Video Wall technologies to its portfolio and most recently the booming area of direct view LED.

Understanding the interplay between the core technologies, and the successful sub segments within them, is critical for clients assessing their product roadmaps and future strategies.

  • Strategic Market Outlook
    • Market sizing in units and values (5-year forecasts)
    • Brand share analysis, including key player profile of the leading five vendors
    • Assessment of key technology drivers
  • Product Track – Worldwide Quarterly Tracking
  • Price Track – Daily Price Tracking
  • End User Insights
  • Americas* – North America, Central America/Caribbean and South America
  • Asia-Pacific* – China, Indian Subcontinent, Japan, Australasia and Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Europe* – Western, Central, Eastern and Scandinavia
  • Middle East and Africa*

* Projection, Flat Panel/Digital Signage and Interactive Display services go far deeper covering 60+ countries across the 4 major regions

  • Projection
  • Commercial Flat Panel Displays
  • Interactive Displays
  • LED Displays
  • Video Wall & Tiled Displays



Futuresource has a history of tracking digital projection that stretches back over 25 years, analysing market trends; technologies and products; vendors; applications and related services. The founding members that were integral in launching and developing Futuresource's projection market tracking are still here and we have a combined team experience of over 60 years' in this category.

Product Segmentation:
  • Ultra-Mobile
  • Mainstream B2B
  • B2B Short-Throw
  • Installation & Large Venue
  • Digital Cinema
  • Dedicated Home Cinema
  • Screenless TV
Other Segmentation:
  • Brand, Brightness, Resolution, Weight, Light Source, Technology, Throw Ratio, Interactivity, Price Segment, Lens Shift and Network Options
Data Segmentation:
  • Quarterly Shipments in Value, Volume and ASP


Commercial Flat Panel/Digital Signage

Since Futuresource launched its Commercial Flat Panel/Digital Signage services in the 90’s, the category has posted sustained growth as vendors produce innovative display options with feature sets designed to address the needs of specific vertical demands. This period has also seen a gradual shift towards solutions with a convergence between AV & IT, creating complex ecosystems that drive the adoption of commercial display products. Futuresource services in this category have evolved to help clients understand not only the hardware but also the usage models and ecosystems that ultimately drive display sales.

Product Segmentation:
  • High Brightness
  • Video Wall
  • Interactive
  • Mainstream
Other Segmentation:
  • Backlight, Bezel-to-Bezel Width, Brand, Brightness, Country, DVI, HDMI, Media Player, Tuners, Operation 24/7, OPS, Power Consumption, Resolution, Screen Size, Technology Type, Interactivity and Price
  • Presentation, Digital Signage
Data Segmentation:
  • Quarterly Shipments in Value, Volume and ASP


Interactive Displays

For over 15 years Futuresource has delivered a detailed market tracking and forecasting service specifically focusing on interactive display services in the corporate and education market. Originally tracking the uptake of interactive whiteboards, the service has evolved as providers have introduced interactive flat panel solutions to the market and started to penetrate corporate meeting room markets in addition to education.

Product Segmentation:
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Interactive Flat Panel
Other Segmentation:
  • Screen Size, Technology, Widescreen, Short-Throw and Brand
Data Segmentation:
  • Quarterly Shipments in Value, Volume and ASP


LED Displays

Futuresource has supported numerous clients with custom LED reporting for many years but it was the introduction of <3mm Narrow Pixel Pitch (NPP) LED that changed everything for the professional display industry. Futuresource caught this wave in its early stages and has been regularly reporting on its development as it moved through the disruptor phase incredibly rapidly to become an established technology option.

This research program provides an in-depth understanding of current and forecasted adoption across key LED platforms. It assesses the drivers/barriers and primary use cases while also providing an insight into key technological advancements within each category.

Product Segmentation:
  • LED 30mm and below
Other Segmentation:
  • Brand, Indoors vs Outdoors, Technology (Monochrome, Tri-Colour, and Full Colour LED (SMD, COB)) and Pixel Pitch
Data Segmentation:
  • Quarterly Shipments in Value, Volume and ASP


Video Wall & Tiled Display

Futuresource produced its first insight report of the Video Wall market in 2003, when rear-projection cubes (RPC) dominated the market as the only real solution for near-seamless video wall solutions. Through regular research and reporting in this area, Futuresource has followed the industry as the landscape has altered with the emergence of new technologies, geographies and vertical markets.

This research program examines the three key technologies within the video wall space, assesses the dynamic interplay between them and the demand across a range of vertical markets.

Product Segmentation:
  • Rear Projection Cube
  • LCD Video Wall
  • Narrow Pixel Pitch LED
Other Segmentation:
  • Brand, Range Profiling, Light Source, Screen Size, Resolution, Bezel Width, Pixel Pitch
Cross Product Analysis by Vertical:
  • Control Room
  • Retail
  • Public Display
  • Corporate/Exhibition
  • Broadcast
Data Segmentation:
  • Quarterly Shipments in Value, Volume and ASP


Price Track

The Daily Price Tracking and Value Added reporting service is a worldwide service, based on actual pricing data sourced from online sales-based websites.

End User Insights

Consumer research has been a key element of Futuresource's research and consulting services for many years, providing the end customer perspective to our consumer electronics, content and education technology services.

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Contact Us

For more information about how Futuresource Consulting's Professional AV services can benefit your business, please contact:

Chris McIntyre-Brown

Associate Director - Professional AV

+44 (0) 1582 500 172

About Us

Here at Futuresource Consulting we deliver specialist research and consulting services, providing market forecasts and intelligence reports. Since the 1980s we have supported a range of industry sectors, which has grown to include: CE, Broadcast, Entertainment Content, EdTech and many more.