Developers Identify New Opportunities for Internet of Things Markets
ON World’s recently completed survey with leading wireless sensor network (WSN) developers presents the latest market and technology trends in Smart Energy, Intelligent Lighting and Health & Fitness.
San Diego, CA, Dec 5, 2012— Wireless sensor network (WSN) developers are finding an expanding ecosystem with Internet of Things markets, according to a recent survey by global technology research firm ON World.
“The breadth of WSN innovations makes it challenging for manufacturers, developers and service providers to keep up with the latest changes,” says Mareca Hatler, ON World’s research director. “This landscape is becoming more diverse as WSN solutions emerge for health and fitness, smart energy, lighting, transportation and personal/lifestyle sensors.”
WSN chipset advances and end-to-end Internet Protocol (IP) networks are providing developers with new opportunities to extend their smart devices, apps and cloud service offerings. Emerging application areas in health and fitness are benefiting from ultra-low power consumption body area networks powered with energy harvesting.
In collaboration with several industry alliances, ON World recently completed a survey with leading WSN equipment/device manufacturers, service providers, software developers, systems integrators, component suppliers and end users. Participants include members of the Bluetooth SIG, CABA, Continua Health Alliance, EnOcean Alliance, IPSO Alliance, ZigBee Alliance and Z-Wave Alliance.
A few of the key findings include the following:
ON World’s recently published reports “802.15.4 & ZigBee: Expanding Markets, Growing Threats” and “Wireless Sensor Networks: 2012 Survey” analyze the global market opportunity for WSN technologies such as IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, EnOcean and others.
The report synopses and a free executive summary are available from: http://onworld.com/wsn/
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