Texas Instruments, a top manufacturer of chips used in high-resolution projectors, has said it has witnessed a rise in demand in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets.
The company projects sales of over 300,000 in the region, and over one million across the globe by 2016, thanks to the high-definition (HD) 1080p resolution chip they produce.
According to Texas Instruments, more people acquiring tablets in the EMEA markets opt to further buy projectors for business or personal uses.
“The benefits of 1080p have long been known to the more consumer-focused industries such as sport, home cinema and gaming, but what we are really excited about this year is seeing the technology move into more diverse B2B sectors,” said Roger Carver, business manager, DLP Front Projection (Texas Instruments).
He added that in education the company has seen a number of significant developments in technology over the past couple of years, ranging from the adoption of lamp-free to 3D and interactive technologies.
“We are committed to providing students the best image possible in the classroom,” he said.
Futuresource Consulting has predicted that over the next three years tablet sales to institutional and corporate organisations will more than double, from around 4.8 million this year to nearly 10.9 million in 2016.
According to Futuresource Consulting, alongside this growth, sales of 1080p projectors into the same sectors are also set to soar, from about 36,000 in 2013 to over 105,000 in 2016.
Ben Davis of Futuresource Consulting said: “The widespread adoption of tablet devices across all sectors and resulting increase in consumption of HD video content is driving a real demand for higher resolution projectors in classrooms and meeting rooms. As a result, we expect 1080p to be the next resolution to see strong growth in the EMEA B2B projector market.”