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Global Sales Of Remote Control Will Exceed 630 Million Units By 2029

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According to new Fact.MR study, global sales of remote control exceeded 630 million units in 2018, and are anticipated to record a Y-o-Y growth of 2.0% in 2019. The remote control industry continues to be influenced by a range of factors, such as significant development in the entertainment industry, complemented by the introduction of low-power and voice-controlled remotes. The study analyzes the remote control market in detail, and offers readers a thorough analysis of various key dynamics impacting the market growth.

The study finds that a shift in technology from AVC (Advanced Video Coding) to HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) to improve video quality for entertainment and media industry, has increased the sales of various entertainment devices including remote control. Prospects of remote control market remain promising, as consumers, especially in developing economies, are willing spend more on entertainment devices such as set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and Blu-ray players, amid improving economic conditions and rising disposable income.

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Remote Control Sales Remain High in North America

The study finds that North America will continue to retain its leading position in the remote control market, with sales of over 175 million units in 2018. Rapid adoption of home automation systems in the region, and increasing demand for home appliances and electronic products that sync well with upward trend of smart homes, are the important factors influencing the growth of remote control market in North America.

According to study, infrared (IR) remote control witnessed worldwide sales of over 535 million units in 2018, accounting for more than 80% share. As IR remote control sends out both IR and RF signals while providing better transfer rate, manufacturers are focusing on developing effective products that allow users to sit still in one place and control television, lighting systems, sound system, and other kinds of AV equipment.

Remote Control Market: Segmentation

  • By Technology Type

    • Infrared Remote-Control
    • Bluetooth Remote-Control
  • By Application

    • Single
      • Television
      • Smart Toys
      • Entertainment Systems
      • Home Appliances
      • Lighting
      • Others
    • Universal
  • By Use Case

    • Residential Electronic Devices
    • Commercial and Industrial Electronic Devices
  • Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia
    • Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

Remote Control Market – Competitive Landscape

  • In January 2019, Universal Electronics Inc., a leading player in the remote control market, announced that it has collaborated with Microsoft to launch ‘Nevo® Butler’, a smart home hub platform with an integrated digital assistant. The companies will also offer a line of turnkey kits to address home safety and security, entertainment control, and energy management, in residential or hospitality sectors.
  • In January 2019, Dusun Electron Ltd. introduced its far-field voice control solution for hands-free interactive experience at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. The new voice control solution uses microphone array to capture voice commands from different directions at a particular distance, and voice data is enhanced by several voice algorithm such as noise reduction, echo-cancellation, and beamforming.
  • In September 2018, Ruwido’s remote control was selected by Andorra Telecom to enhance user experience. The remote control was specifically tailored to the needs of Andorra Telecom’s user interface in terms of key mapping, printing, and enabling seamless interaction.

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