Video Equipment Market to Reach $3.8 Billion in 2017

Apr 22, 2013, 07:51 ET from RCB Logic Limited

CHESHAM BOIS, England, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

News has emerged that the overall infrastructure of the video equipment market will progressively increase and reach as much as $3.8 billion dollars in 2017. According to a report by Advanced Television, video recorders, which represent the fastest growing component of the video equipment market, are growing at as much as ten per cent each year. The news is likely to be welcomed by companies like RCB Logic, which has more than ten years technical experience supporting and developing the broadcast and video production market.

Whilst the overall video equipment market is growing at a rate of six per cent annually, certain segments or sub-segments of the market are rising at quicker or slower rates. Whereas video encoders grow at ten per cent each year, classic video servers, which are experiencing a high rate of integration, are increasing at approximately three per cent a year.

Talking about the significant progression within the market, Adarsh Krishnan, senior analyst at ABI Research told Advanced Television:

"Significant consolidation is taking place within the video infrastructure hardware space. In addition to the well-publicised acquisition by smaller Arris of larger Motorola - creating a more healthy and diverse company - Harmonic recently spun off a small and low-margin business to Aurora Networks. Mature hardware companies, including Cisco, Ericsson, and even Huawei are all turning their focus to higher margin services business as new entrants compete in well understood sections of the equipment space."

In the wake of the prolific rise in the sale of video equipment which is expected to reach $3.8 billion in 2017, up from $2.8 billion in 2012, capital investments in video production may well increase. One example of capital investments in the video production market increasing is the recent purchase by Content Partners of a 50% interest in the CSI television franchise. The announcement has been cited as marking a major milestone for a speciality financial company that is "quietly transforming the way that producers, artists, directors, and even major financial firms buy and sell the rights to future cash flows from film, television, and music."

It certainly seems that as video equipment becomes increasingly advanced, the broadcast production market is becoming more lucrative to investors, meaning that companies such as RCB Logic are likely to see an increase in their extensive range of products.

RCB Logic is one of the UK's leading independent providers of audio, video and IT integration products and services. Having been appointed as the main dealer for Gefen, ViewCast and Aja Video, RCB Logic is able to provide products at great value and share its exceptional product knowledge.

SOURCE RCB Logic Limited