Dublin, Nov. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3q3bwm/active_optical) has announced the addition of the "Active Optical Cable Markets and Opportunities: 2014 to 2024: Volume II - Personal Computing, Consumer Electronics and Digital Signage Markets" report to their offering.
The author has been providing market coverage of Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for six years, as this market has continued to grow and attract new entrants, including some of the world's biggest suppliers of cabling and telecom components. Our annual report on this topic is widely regarded as the most authoritative market forecast and technology assessment in the AOC space and is read by business development and marketing executives in cabling, component and equipment firms throughout the world.
This year, the author has decided to split our report into two volumes. Data centers account for most of today's revenues in the AOC space and we cover the data center in Volume I. However, in this volume - Volume II - we examine the market potential for AOCs outside the data center, especially in consumer electronics, personal computing and digital signage.
Already, today AOCs are used as extenders in certain video environments and they have also been adopted for digital signage to a limited extent. But that's about it. So, the goal of this report is to show how the AOC market will be able to further penetrate non-conventional markets and the economic and technological trends that are making it possible. The report is primarily focused on business strategy; analyzing those market sectors in which AOCs may some day find a mass market.
In a few years, these sectors may overtake the data center AOC market. However, the business and technical characteristics, as well as the acceptable price points for AOCs sold into these emerging markets will be quite different from those that are standard for data center AOCs. With this in mind, this report examines what it will take to be successful in the market for AOCs outside the data center. In particular, this report will answer the following questions:
- Outside of the data center, will applications use existing Ethernet AOCs or will special consumer and prosumer AOCs emerge?
- How will the AOCs of the future coexist with ubiquitous consumers electronics connectivity standards such as USB and HDMI?
- What cable lengths and price points are appropriate to AOC markets outside of the data center?
- How will the supplier marketing and branding evolve for AOCs outside of the data center?
- What will be the involvement of consumer electronics retailers and systems integrators in the new AOC markets? What new alliances will be formed? And how will new Chinese suppliers become involved in this sector of the AOC market?
The report also includes granular five-year forecasts of AOCs in the data center with appropriate breakouts by data rate, standards, cable type, reach, wavelength and form factor.
The reports also examines how macro-trends such the shift towards home video production, ultra-high definition TV and digital signage will create new opportunities for AOC firms. CIR anticipates that this report will be a high value resource for marketing and business development managers in the components, cable, consumer electronics and personal electronics firms as well as at the AOC firms themselves.
Key Topics Covered:
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Consumer Electronics
Chapter Three: Active Optical Markets: PCs and Other Computer Applications
Chapter Four: Digital Signage
Chapter Five: Summary of Ten-Year Forecasts of Non-Data Center AOCs
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