Futuresource Consulting has released its annual industry predictions, and the organisation is positive about how pro AV will fare during this “pivotal time” following Covid, due to the industry’s adaptability.
According to the report, although it goes without saying that the industry was rocked by Covid-19, and some aftershocks have endured throughout 2022, the past two years have demonstrated the industry’s “unique ability” to adapt. Whether that’s been the moving of entire workplaces online, the concentrated focus on video to achieve connectivity, or the unprecedented bounce-back of professional displays, pro AV has shown “impressive tenacity since 2020”, says the report.
“Professional AV is approaching the future with renewed vigour,” it goes on, with the pandemic heralding “a new era of connectivity” that is accelerating technology across numerous verticals. “Power shifts are being felt across both collaboration and displays, and the cloud is emerging as an increasingly viable multi-channel solution”.
Whilst the chip shortage and supply chain issues continued to create “backlogs”, 2023 could bring an end to these challenges. And whilst geopolitical tensions have spilled over in the EMEA region, driving a cost-of-living crisis and pushing global economies toward recession, despite all of the hurdles, the industry continues to look forwards. “Pro AV is, and will continue to be, an exciting space with consumer-driven innovation leading the charge,” says Futuresource.
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