Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report showing that the connected DVD equipment segment will reach nearly 50 million units by 2012. Blu-Ray DVD players and recorders will represent the largest segment of Internet Protocol (IP) enabled consumer electronics.
“IP-Enabled Consumer Electronics: Internet Video & Digital Media to The TV” reports that the adoption of IP interfaces is progressing across a variety of consumer electronics devices, including video game consoles, TVs, DVD equipment, audio equipment, as well as cable, telco, and satellite set-top boxes. Total annual shipments of IP-Enabled Consumer Electronics devices reached 64 Million units in 2007.
Currently video game consoles represent the largest segment. However, next generation Blu-Ray DVD equipment is already integrating Internet connectivity to enhance interactivity and online applications.
The new research also found that the adoption of IP interfaces is growing steadily, but not explosively. The entire market is still challenged to address ease-of-use, interoperability and numerous business model issues. Also, beyond the nearly standard Cat 5 Ethernet interface, Wi-Fi (802.11x) will represent the interface of choice for nearly 40% of IP-Enabled DVD players. Coax and Powerline interfaces will see lower adoption.
“IP-Enabled Consumer Electronics: Internet Video & Digital Media to The TV” analyses the service providers, equipment vendors, content service offerings and technology in the multimedia-networked home. The report also looks at in-home connectivity including analysis and forecasts of Ethernet, Powerline, coax, and Wi-Fi integrated into consumer electronics.
“IP-Enabled Consumer Electronics: Internet Video & Digital Media to The TV” is available from Report Buyer. For more information see website.
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