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Wainhouse Releases Q4 Market SpotCheck for Group Video Conferencing Endpoints

The News: Wainhouse released its quarterly analysis of revenue and units for the Group Video conferencing endpoints. In Q4 2022, endpoint revenue totaled $887M, a 16% increase in Q/Q results but an 11% decrease in Y/Y returns. Regionally, EMEA and APAC experienced growth Q/Q, with 21% and 48% Q/Q, respectively. North America underwent a 10% decrease, and CALA was flat. However, when analyzing Y/Y results, all regions showed declines between 6% and 32%. The full report can be found here.

Wainhouse Releases Q4 Market SpotCheck for Group Video Conferencing Endpoints

Analyst Take: Wainhouse’s Q4 Market SpotCheck for Group Video Conferencing Endpoints has been released, detailing the worldwide market for group video conferencing endpoints during Q4 2022. It provides detailed statistics on meeting room endpoint systems and on-premises/private cloud video infrastructure (MCUs, gateways, etc.).

Wainhouse assembled the analysis by collecting data directly from vendors or deriving estimates using relevant information such as previous shipment reports, data from associated products, in-person briefings, and publicly available information.

Wainhouse segments the room video conferencing market into the following product segments:

  • Multi-Codec Systems
  • Single-Codec Systems (including Android-based Room Systems)
  • Executive Systems
  • Reference Design Systems (PC-based Room Systems)
  • Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) Room Peripherals
  • On-premises infrastructure

Q4 results were a welcome relief after the unexpected revenue and unit sales downturn in Q3. While the Q4 results show some improvement over Q3, the overall trend still shows a decrease in revenue and unit count compared to the same quarter in the previous year. We believe this results from the constant resetting of purchase patterns without the exuberance of pandemic IT buying that occurred in 2020 and 2021.

That aside, when looking at the conclusion of 2022, we can see that the adoption of video is much higher than before 2020, and the resulting user base continues to drive room enablement to levels above pre-pandemic levels.

Disclosure: Wainhouse Research, part of The Futurum Group family of companies, is a research and advisory firm that engages or has engaged in research, analysis, and advisory services with many technology companies, including those mentioned in this article. The author does not hold any equity positions with any company mentioned in this article.

Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of Wainhouse Research as a whole.

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The original version of this article was first published on Wainhouse Research.

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As Practice Lead - Workplace Collaboration, Craig focuses on developing research, publications and insights that clarify how the workforce, the workplace, and the workflows enable group collaboration and communication. He provides research and analysis related to market sizing and forecasts, product and service evaluations, market trends, and end-user and buyer expectations. In addition to following the technology, Craig also studies the human elements of work - organizing his findings into the workforce, the workplace, and the workflows – and charting how these variables influence technologies and business strategies.

Prior to joining Wainhouse, now a part of The Futurum Group, Craig brings twenty years of experience in leadership roles related to P&L management, product development, strategic planning, and business development of security, SaaS, and unified communication offerings. Craig's experience includes positions at Poly, Dell, Microsoft, and IBM.

Craig holds a Master of Business Administration from the Texas McCombs School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tulane University.

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