Interactive flat panel sales have doubled in 2015, with more than 800,000 sold last year, according to data from industry analysts Futuresource.
Interactive Flat Panels (IFPDs) have been a major success story in 2015. By Q4, 59% of all interactive display sales were IFPDs, and growth has been significant: from 18% in 2013, 33% in 2014 to 57% in 2015. This growth is forecast to continue up to 82% by 2020.
Interactive whiteboard (IWB) technology is now in decline but combined the two technologies contributed to 1.5 million displays in 2015.
The other focus area has been the interest in expanding interactive displays from the classroom to the meeting room. Numerous vendors produce interactive displays aimed at the boardroom, company meeting rooms and huddle spaces. Futuresource expect growth of interactive displays into corporates is to start this year backed by the global power of Microsoft, Samsung, Sharp and Smart, who are all pushing hard to develop this new market.
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