It was a big year for pro audio products. Pro speakers, in-ceiling loudspeakers, and live sound products all had an impressive stage floor presence at InfoComm. And while we covered those product highlights extensively, the end of the year has us feeling a little…reflective.
After all, the pro speakers market seems to be on the rise, according to an important study that came out post-InfoComm.
According to FutureSource, pro speaker revenues will increase from their current value of $2.6 billion to $3.6 billion by 2021.
But it’s not about the products. The value that integration firms and consultants bring to customers is in understanding their unique organization challenges and designing systems that solve them.
That being said, products are a big part of those solutions. Throughout 2017 the industry saw great innovation from its manufacturers.
2017 was a year in which companies focused on how to provide product solutions that help integrators address their clients’ emerging huddle and conference room needs.
Meanwhile, how content is distributed also evolved throughout 2017.
Many manufacturers touted new AV over IP solutions, while others focused on streaming products.
The products we’ve gathered here are, by no means, the only products released during 2017, nor do they create an all-encompassing list of beneficial products for the AV industry.
With that disclaimer in place, however, you’ve got to admit that these 11 in-ceiling microphones, condensers, and pro speakers go a long way toward defining the direction that pro audio integration took in 2017.