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Analysis: IFPDs sales double in 2015

A report from Futuresource Consulting has revealed the extent to which the Interactive Flat Panel Display (IFPD) market has grown, accounting for 59% of all interactive display sales as of Q4 2015.

The growth of the technology has gone from 18% in 2013, and 33% in 2014 to 57% in 2015, and this growth is forecast to rise to 82% by 2020.

As a result interactive whiteboards (IWB), the original technology, is in decline, however combined the two technologies contributed to 1.5m displays in 2015.

The next phase of development for IFPDs is to expand from the classroom into meeting rooms. At ISE, a number of manufacturers showcased interactive displays for boardrooms, meeting rooms and huddle spaces. Currently IFPDs are in 25% of classrooms, whereas only 1 in 50 meeting rooms have interactive displays.