Infonetics Research's Enterprise Telepresence and Video Conferencing Equipment report for 2Q13 tracks dedicated and PBX-based video conferencing and telepresence infrastructure and endpoints. The study found that the market totaled $735 million last quarter, up 6 percent from the first quarter and up 8 percent from the year-ago quarter.
"After a tumultuous 2012 that saw growth in the video conferencing market screech to a halt, sales returned to year-over-year growth in the second quarter of 2013," said Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.
The report also noted that PBX-based video system revenue doubled compared to the second quarter of 2012 as businesses sought out cost-effective ways to deploy multimedia communication. Dedicated systems, meanwhile, continue to struggle.
Regionally, North America is growing again on a year-over-year basis, pointing to a turnaround, the researcher said. Results in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) over the past few quarters have been encouraging, and Infonetics believes the region could be a top performer in 2013 despite ongoing economic issues.
"While the long-term fundamentals look positive and will eventually drive renewed revenue growth, weakness in public sector spending and the move to lower-cost video solutions hamper a more robust recovery this year," Machowinski added.
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