ZigBee Market Leaders Put Strategies in Place to Overcome Lead of Existing Products

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A new report by WTRS, "ZigBee Emerging Technology Report," examines the market potential, intellectual property issues, state of the industry supply chain, effectiveness of existing technologies and components, total addressable market of the applications adopting ZigBee today, and market share of the existing component level hardware and software products.

A new report by WTRS, "ZigBee Emerging Technology Report," examines the market potential, intellectual property issues, state of the industry supply chain, effectiveness of existing technologies and components, total addressable market of the applications adopting ZigBee today, and market share of the existing component level hardware and software products.

Among the drivers of market adoption for ZigBee are the product diversity and consumer-focused innovation that the ZigBee alliance enjoys due to its partnerships and participation with a broad range of silicon manufacturers who have intimate knowledge of customer requirements across a broad spectrum of applications and segments. The ZigBee standard faces competition from 802.15.4, Wavenis, INSTEON, and Z-Wave. However, the advantage that ZigBee holds is its ability to enter the market by “piggybacking” on existing IEEE 802.15.4 products as well as the more mature proprietary products that ZigBee will replace.

"The ZigBee Standard has now evolved to the stage which enables us to pick the market winners with confidence," says Dr Kirsten West, Principal Analyst of WTRS. "While home segments will see adoption by ZigBee-based products that will, in the next 12 months, comprise more than half of all shipments, over the long term the building automation, utilities, and industrial automation segments will see the bulk of ZigBee wireless control network adoption."

The WTRS "ZigBee Emerging Technology Report’ uncovers:

(1) The dynamics in the ZigBee software market and provides a forecast of ZigBee Network Stack Software License Pricing through 2011.

(2) ZigBee component and network stack software market share for 2006.

(3) The top ZigBee transceivers available today and assesses their applicability for various product market applications.

(4) The risk of litigation by an industry participant that may inhibit adoption in a key market segment.

(5) ZigBee patent activity and includes both granted patents as well as patent application filings, which as traced to the companies that will become the assignees.

(6) Supply issues in manufacturing experienced by ZigBee competition.

Wireless Control Networks are systems that utilize wireless technologies as the underlying platform to deploy networks for sensor and control applications. Examples of technologies and protocols included in the "Wireless Control Network" are WSN (wireless sensor networks), M2M, mesh networking, ZigBee, INSTEON, IEEE 802.15.4, RFID, Z-Wave, Wavenis, and others.

Using only publicly available information, meticulously gathered from public patent sources, filing information, court activities, and other research this report is truly an invaluable resource for any company participating in the ZigBee standard, or planning a potential entry into this market.

For more information, contact:

George West, Senior Analyst

Phone: 650-940-1196

MORE INFORMATION ON THIS RESEARCH

Title ‘ZigBee Emerging Technology Report’

Product Number: WT080206RIPR

Publication Date: August 2006

Number of Pages: 147

Market Brief, Table of Contents, Figures & Tables all available upon request

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West Technology Research Solutions, LLC (WTRS) is an independent market research and consulting company with 8 years in wireless research specializing in Insteon, ZigBee, UWB, Bluetooth, WiMAX, IEEE 802.15.4,Wi-Fi, and other emerging wireless technologies and protocols. WTRS helps companies track the market potential & viability of wireless emerging technologies. WTRS market research and consulting services provides customers with the information they need to assess market opportunities, evaluate investments, monitor competition, form relationships, and make crucial business decisions in following cutting-edge technologies. WTRS customers range from start-ups, some still in development, to the largest and most prominent players in technology. All have an interest in market intelligence that aids them in making crucial business decisions.

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