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Get a Deep Insight Into the Voice & Video Devices Market

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report related to the Computing - Telecommunication industry is available in its catalogue.

2008 Trends to Watch: Voice & Video Devices

Improvements to both speech-based transcription and embedded speech technology have led enterprises to embrace speech recognition. The use of speech with video is also gaining interest although adoption will be gradual. In this brief, Datamonitor outlines the changes in the voice and video devices markets and explains which trends will have the biggest impact in 2008.

Provides an overview of the trends which will impact the voice and video devices markets in 2008. Explains the opportunities for embedded speech recognition. Discusses how speech recognition is being used in the healthcare industry. Analyses developments in the IVVR and video conferencing markets.

Issues surrounding accuracy which are tied to limitations in mobile device memory and processing power have in the past restricted the use of embedded speech. However this is beginning to change with increased mobile computing power and greater sharing of information between the device and networks. Improvements in the accuracy of speech recognition for transcription/dictation mean it is now mature. It is becoming more widely used in the healthcare industry, chiefly for transcribing patient or review notes. Tighter budgets within the industry are also driving this adoption as software licenses for transcription are cheaper than staff costs. Interactive voice and video response (IVVR) is a technology that will become more prevalent, albeit in a few years time. It allows users to have a visual customer service experience led by voice commands: this will add value and interest. Retail, travel and hospitality are industries where this technology can be utilized.

Identify the broad trends in embedded and PC-based speech. Understand how the IVVR and video conferencing markets will develop.

DATAMONITOR VIEW 1

CATALYST 1

SUMMARY 1

ANALYSIS 2

Shifting TV consumption habits drive online broadcast distribution 2

Broadband adoption necessitates effective online business models 2

Consumers are continuing to spend less time on traditional entertainment channels 3

Online non-traditional distribution points will proliferate in 2008 4

Time-shifted viewing habits continue to revolutionize the sector and threaten traditional business models 4

Revenue diversification is crucial for the broadcast sector to secure growth 4

Digital TV adoption, particularly IPTV and cable services, will grow in both the US and Western Europe 5

Broadcast revenue is expected to grow if market players can diversify revenue sources 5

Traditional advertising is challenged as the largest revenue generator for the broadcast sector 6

Diversified revenue streams are essential secure positive growth 7

Multi-platform distribution and digital ad insertion will be key strategies for 2008 7

Multi-platform distribution creates opportunities for broadcasters and technology providers 7

Digital program insertion is expected to become lucrative option with the switch to H.264 7

ACTIONS 9

Impact on players in the broadcast sector 9

Recommendations for those selling into the broadcast sector 9

APPENDIX 10

Definitions 10

Methodology 11

Further reading 11

Ask the analyst 11

Datamonitor consulting 11

Disclaimer 11

List of Tables

Table 1: Global absolute broadband Internet subscriber growth, 2005-2010 2

List of Figures

Figure 1: Time spent per day using different communications services, 2002 - 2006 3

Figure 2: Global television revenue, 2002- 2010 5

Figure 3: Regional revenue sources for the broadcast sector, 2007 6

Figure 4: Basic digital program interface content value chain 8

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