The International Data Corporation (IDC)
Enterprise Videoconferencing and Telepresence Equipment QView showed
mixed results in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14) with overall
videoconferencing equipment revenue increasing 1.8% quarter over quarter
but decreasing -9.0% year over year. Total worldwide enterprise video
equipment market revenue in 2Q14 was $482 million. The total number of
video units sold in 2Q14 increased 7.2% quarter over quarter and 5.5%
year over year.
From a market segment perspective, multi-codec immersive telepresence
equipment revenue was up slightly (0.6%) quarter over quarter, but down
-17.3% year over year. Immersive telepresence units were up 2.3% quarter
over quarter, but down -12.9% year over year. Room-based video system
revenue increased 4.5% quarter over quarter, but decreased -4.5% year
over year. Room-based units sold were up 10.8% quarter over quarter and
7.7% year over year. Video infrastructure equipment, including MCUs and
other video-related infrastructure products, declined -5.7% quarter over
quarter and 14.1% year over year.
Regionally, North America (U.S. and Canada) revenue increased 6.8%
quarter over quarter, but decreased 12.2% year over year in 2Q14. Latin
America had negative quarter-over-quarter revenue growth (-12.6%), but
its year-over-year revenue increased 9.1% in 2Q14. In Europe Middle East
& Africa (EMEA), revenue decreased -5.4% quarter over quarter and -4.1%
year over year in 2Q14. In Asia/Pacific, revenue increased 6.5% quarter
over quarter, but decreased -12.1% year over year in 2Q14.
"We continue to see the impact of delayed customer buying decisions,
lower-cost systems, more software-centric products, and competitive
cloud-based video service offerings on the worldwide enterprise video
equipment market," said Rich
Costello, Senior Analyst, Enterprise
Communications Infrastructure at IDC. "The mixed video equipment
results are also indicative of the ongoing transition from a primarily
hardware-based reporting model to one impacted by the interest in and
growth of video subscription services. On the bright side for the video
equipment vendors, most or all of these vendors now offer, or are
ramping-up to offer, cloud-based video alternatives to customers - in
addition to their own lower cost, premises-based systems."
Key Vendor Highlights:
"Despite the mixed results, recent IDC survey data indicates that video
is still a key component of collaboration and continues to place high on
the list of priorities for many organizations," said Petr
Jirovsky, Research Manager, Worldwide Networking Trackers. "IDC
believes that among the challenges customers are currently working
through is determining exactly when and how to provision their video
deployments as more software-centric and cloud-based service offerings
become part of the enterprise video market landscape."
The IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Videoconferencing and
Telepresence QView provides total market size and vendor share data in
an easy-to-use Excel Pivot Table format. The overall market is further
segmented by product type [Immersive Telepresence, Telepresence
(Room-based), Personal Videoconferencing, Video MCU and Other]; form
factor (Endpoint, Infrastructure); and screen definition (High
Definition, Standard Definition). Measurement for the enterprise
videoconferencing and telepresence market is provided in factory revenue
and unit shipments.
For more information about IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise
Videoconferencing and Telepresence Qview, please contact Kathy Nagamine (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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