Evaolution of All-in-One offerings |
Nonetheless, photo enthusiasts who still use or have film pictures continue to benefit from the built-in photo and film scanning features that many scanners offer. "An important factor to single-function scanner sales and revenues has been the evolution of all-in-one offerings, which have come down significantly in price." said Susan Moyse, an Industry Consultant at InfoTrends/CAP Ventures.
Tapping into the opportunity
"Even in this very competitive environment, however, single-function scanner vendors continue to develop products that attract consumers. For example, consumers are starting to scan more documents, allowing vendors to market new and advanced features that will drive increased sales. A sizable market remains for manufacturers who are committed to tapping into the opportunity."
Europe and the rest of world (ROW) regions continue to follow the trends set in North America . Despite market consolidation, ROW markets are expected to grow in importance in the coming years, helping to stabilize worldwide shipments and revenues.