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Research and Markets: Active Optical Cable Markets and Opportunities: 2014 to 2024 - Personal Computing, Consumer Electronics and Digital Signage Markets

Research and Markets ( 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.

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?

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

  • Preamble
  • The AOC Value Proposition for Non-Data Center Applications
  • Opportunities for AOCs in the Consumer Electronics Sector
  • Opportunities for AOCs in the Personal Computing Sector
  • Opportunities for AOCs in Digital Signage
  • Industry Structure and Firms to Watch
  • Product Differentiation and Pricing in the Non-Data Center AOC Market

Chapter One: Introduction

  • AOCs Outside the Data Center: Market Potential?
  • Three Reasons for Caution in the Non-Data Center AOC Market
  • Product Differentiation and Pricing in the Non-Data Center AOC Market

Chapter Two: Consumer Electronics

  • Addressable Markets for AOCs in the Consumer Electronics Sector?
  • Home Video Production and Editing and Residential Fiber Networks
  • AOCs and HDMI?
  • A Note on AOCs and DVI?
  • Active Optical Cabling and DisplayPort
  • Ten-Year Forecasts of AOCs in Consumer Electronics Markets

Chapter Three: Active Optical Markets: PCs and Other Computer Applications

  • Key Trends in Personal Computing Impacting the AOC Market
  • Other Addressable Market Segments for Active Optical Cables in the Personal Computer Sector
  • Thoughts on PCIe
  • Bringing AOCs into the PC Mainstream; Thoughts from the PC Industry Perspective

Chapter Four: Digital Signage

  • Evolution of the Digital Signage Market
  • Networking and the Need for AOCs in Digital Signage
  • AOC Marketing in the Digital Signage Market
  • Ten-Year Forecasts of AOCs in the Digital Signage Sector

Chapter Five: Summary of Ten-Year Forecasts of Non-Data Center AOCs

  • Forecast of Active Optical Cabling by End-User Market
  • Forecast of Active Optical Cabling by Protocol
  • Forecast of Active Optical Cabling by Length of Cable Used
  • Summary of AOC Forecasts by Cable Type and Wavelength Supported

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