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ON World Launches Global Industrial IoT Survey,
Invites Qualified Participants

San Diego, California, May 22, 2018— Industrial IoT vendors and end users are invited to participate in a survey on industrial wireless sensor networks (WSN), Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking and cloud IoT platforms by global IoT research firm ON World.

“A high ROI and diversity of industrial IoT applications has provided a fertile developer ecosystem for creating industrial wireless sensing, tracking and control solutions,” says Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director.  “For the past decade, our survey has provided insights on industrial IoT adoption trends, market growth and technology advances such as wireless mesh sensor networks, precise indoor asset locating, mobile asset monitoring as well as multi-protocol chips and modules.”

Technologies that communicate up to 1 mile on average make up the majority of industrial sensor network solutions today.  There has been a rapid migration to wireless mesh standards such as WirelessHART and ISA100 Wireless over the last few years.  But the fastest growth will come from multi-mile Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) network technologies such as LoRa, Sigfox, LTE-M and NB-IoT.  In addition, the beaconing and wireless mesh capabilities of Bluetooth Low Energy provide numerous applications for industrial markets.

ON World’s 2018 survey askes key questions to IoT developers, automation vendors, suppliers, service providers and end users to get the latest trends about IoT adoption including wireless sensor networks (WSN), Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies, cloud platforms and data analytics.

By 2023, 4.5 billion cumulative 802.15.4 mesh devices will be sold worldwide.  The majority of these will use smart home protocols such as Zigbee and Thread.  However, other wireless mesh protocols such as Wi-SUN, JupiterMesh, WirelessHART and ISA100 Wireless have specific advantages for each of their respective markets including longer network range and high reliability.

A few examples of the areas covered in the survey include:

Wireless Sensor Networks:

  • Growth and adoption trends for WSN technologies (e.g., short-range, mesh, LPWA, cellular)
  • Fastest growing markets and applications
  • Most successful/outlook for industrial wireless standards
  • Satisfaction levels by end users, OEMs and developers
  • User requirements and application needs
  • Adoption inhibitors and technology gaps

Low Power Wide Area Networks:

  • Awareness by LPWA technology
  • Adoption status – planning, researching, deploying, etc.
  • LPWA applications
  • LPWA impact by market
  • LPWA disruption
  • Future projections
  • Adoption barriers

IoT Cloud Platforms & Data Analytics:

  • Adoption levels for IoT cloud software by type and vendor
  • Most popular IoT cloud frameworks
  • Currently used data analytics platforms
  • Pricing models and other user requirements
  • Adoption barriers

ON World’s 2018 survey is being conducted in association with the International Society of Automation (ISA) and Automation.com.  This non-commissioned research study was created with input from both vendors and end users. The first edition of this survey was offered in 2012 and this is the 4th collaborative survey with ISA & Automation.com.

Companies that are planning or involved with IoT solutions for process automation, factory automation, oil & gas, logistics, agriculture, construction, smart buildings or smart cities are invited to participate in ON World’s anonymous survey that will take about 10 minutes.  Participants will receive a free report on industrial wireless sensing or $1,000 credit on any of ON World’s current reports as well as the survey results when completed.
Take the survey here

About ON World:
ON World provides business intelligence on Internet of Things markets. Our market research is used by Fortune 1000 companies, investors and IoT developers worldwide.

Media contact:
Mary Purvis
e: purvis at onworld.com
ph: 858-259-2397

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