Digital signage is a centrally located content distribution that uses technologies such as LCD, LED, and projection to display digital images, web pages, video, weather data, and restaurant menus. It uses display screens, mounting accessories, content management systems, player software, power supply & cables, etc. for advertising and promotion. Digital signage system finds applications in airports, retail stores, hospitals, and others and outdoor segment includes digital banner advertisements beside highways, busy roads, stadiums, and other shopping advertisements. Digital signage offers multiple benefits to end users in terms of time and cost saving on marketing campaigns, enhances customer engagement, facilitates easier communication of dynamic information, and improves aesthetics of display of products or services.
The India digital signage system market is estimated to be valued at US$ 604.8 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 15.2% over the forecast period (2021-2028).
In August 2019, LG Electronics, a South Korea based electronic company launched OOH display solutions for Indian market.
In April 2020, Xtreme Media, a India based Digital Signage Solution company launched digital signage.
Figure 1. India Digital Signage System Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2020
West segment held dominant position in the India Digital Signage System Market in 2020, accounting for 30.2% share in terms of Value, followed by North
Market Dynamics- Drivers
Increasing the budget for advertising in various sectors is expected to drive growth of the India digital signage system market during the forecast period. Advertising, marketing campaign, promotional activities, and information display for various services and products of the company has become essential. It expands the consumer base and enhances market presence. Digital signage offers multiple benefits to end users in terms of time and cost saving on marketing campaigns, enhances customer engagement, facilitates easier communication of dynamic information, and improves aesthetics of display of products or services. Furthermore, various end-use sectors such as real estate, retail stores, and service industries have witnessed high growth in the recent past, due to changing lifestyles, rising disposable income, and growing urbanization.
Time and cost efficiency offered is expected to propel the India digital signage system market growth over the forecast period. Digital signboards offer the flexibility of displaying dynamic information at an instant at multiple locations. As a result of this, companies need not invest in advertising or promotion activities for different products or services. Moreover, visual displays have a greater impact on customers since it offer focuses on details. It ensures better returns on advertising expenditure and impactful communication with consumers. The display content could be managed from one place for multiple locations, which results in time-saving and better control over the activities.
Growing accessibility to smaller business can provide major business opportunities in the India digital signage system market. High capital cost along with technical support and maintenance cost makes the system expensive for small businesses. India is a country with around 80% unorganized retail sector. Development of customized and specific software, built-in technologies into display and launch of the new range for beginners are some of the initiatives, which are expected to increase digital signage system adoption across all the sectors in India.
Content projection in educational institutes can present lucrative growth opportunities in the India digital signage system market. Digital signage systems are widely used at retail stores, airports, railways stations, and stadiums for the visual and animated display of static or dynamic information. However, content projection is now being used in educational institutes such as colleges and universities for on-campus or off-campus learning activities. According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), there are over 533 university-level institutions in India that will enroll over 13.6 million students every year. Adoption of digital signage systems in these universities is expected to increase in the near future, owing to its potential benefits.
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 604.8 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2021 to 2028|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||15.2%||2028 Value Projection:||US$ 1,628.5 Mn|
India Systems Pvt. Ltd., Enkay Technologies, Budget Signs, Truknox Technologies, Intellicon, BH Enterprizes, BenQ Corporation, Sony Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, LG Electronics Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
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Every business strives for a loyal customer base and works out various strategies in order to grow and sustain its volumes. Digital signage helps in effective communication between companies and customers, it also helps in keeping the customers entertained, involved, and rightly informed about the products or services available at the outlet during his/her visit. Various advertising, brand promotion, and marketing activities of products or services are gradually moving towards digital signage. With due course of time amid growing awareness and high penetration more and more digital screens are expected to come online.
A number of corporate, industries and citizens are more concerned regarding the usage of recyclable products and minimize the use of products that pose a threat to the environment. Digital signage helps in cutting down on advertising through print media such as posters, newspapers, leaflets, brochures, and other promotional articles. Digital signage systems establish a dynamic and effective medium of communication with customers with high recall capability. These systems also help in an instantaneous correction in errors if any thus save business loss arising out of miscommunication. Furthermore, movie theatres, gymnasiums, tour operators increasingly utilize digital signage systems for their marketing and promotional activities.
Figure 2. India Digital Signage System Market Share, By Technology, 2020
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Market Dynamics- Restraints
High capital cost is expected to hamper the India digital signage system market growth over the forecast period. The digital signage system involves expensive components and accessories including LED displays screens, software, and media players. These systems need high initial investment for installation, technical support, and maintenance. Small retailers or businesses find it difficult to justify the expense for marketing or promotion activities of their services or products. Some of the stores with restricted product variety or process industries have limited use of digital signage, thus often resist the adoption of these systems. Hence, these factors are expected to hamper the India digital signage system market growth over the forecast period.
Issues regarding power and maintenance are expected to restrain growth of the India digital signage system market during the forecast period. Since digital signage systems are deployed widely outdoor, it requires additional precaution in its mounting and installment. The outdoor screens, especially the ones that are installed on highways or open weather face unfavorable conditions, which can hinder its durability and thereby requiring frequent maintenance operations. All the digital signage screens work on electricity and their consumption depends upon their time of use, the number of screens, and the size of screens which adds to the variable cost of retail stores or the users.
Key companies involved in the India digital signage system market are India Systems Pvt. Ltd., Enkay Technologies, Budget Signs, Truknox Technologies, Intellicon, BH Enterprizes, BenQ Corporation, Sony Corporation, Sharp Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, LG Electronics Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Digital Signage Systems, also known as Digital Video Signage, is a form of electronic display that contains digital video signals that are transmitted through wireless networks. The signals are transmitted in a form of light waves and can be viewed on TV display units or other displays. The signals include image, text, video, logos, and animation. Digital Signage System can deliver multiple messages to multiple destinations at the same time. Digital Signage System can deliver a synchronized picture frame-like output to an audience. It has a video wall feature that consists of a large-screens, remote control, and software control. An invisible video wall allows the audience to move their televisions to any position around the screen. Digital Signage System uses the latest digital technology in the form of electronic display boards that contains digital circuits. The circuit is controlled by software that contains software that can control the different visual elements of the display, depending on the need. Digital Signage System can display any kind of content, such as images, text, logos, and animations.
Increasing infrastructure developments in emerging economies are expected to boost the India digital signage system market growth over the forecast period. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India is expected to become the world’s third-largest construction market by 2022. According to the same source, India plans to spend around US$ 1.4 trillion on infrastructure projects through the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) from 2019 to 2023. This, in turn, has increased the adoption of digital signage systems for marketing and advertising.
Moreover, ongoing technological advancements in displays are expected to accelerate growth of the India digital signage system market in the near future.
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