New WTRS Report on Technology Trends Finds ZigBee Poised to Make Great Strides in 2008. Other Growing Wireless Technologies Generate Harmonious Answers For Home Automation and Consumer Electronics Markets

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WTRS issues new study of wireless technology trends and forecasts status and potential of WiMAX, ZigBee, Ultrawideband, and Bluetooth. Pervasive uses for each technology are driven by rapidly increasing consumer demand for wireless connectivity.

The WTRS Wireless Technology Trends Report examines the market potential, effectiveness of existing technologies and components, global & regional market trends & forecasts, outstanding regulatory issues, progress of de facto standards development, regional economic effects, and strategic developments of market makers. The report includes an evaluation of emerging wireless technologies including applications of WiMAX, IEEE 802.16m, LTE, HSPA, Bluetooth, UWB, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.15.4, and ZigBee.

"Over the last 12 months, many of the emerging wireless technologies have begun to exploit market sectors ranging from home automation to industrial and consumer electronics." says Dr Kirsten West, Principal Analyst of WTRS. "The adoption of wireless as a pervasive technology is not a matter of "if", but when. The consumer desire for increasingly unfettered wireless connectivity is clear."

The Wireless Technology Trends Report WTRS uncovers:
(1) Ultra wideband has shifted from a nascent technology to a solidly emerging protocol underlying the certified wireless USB and Bluetooth "high speed" implementations.
(2) Certified wireless USB will enable wireless transfer of photographs and other media from consumer electronics devices to personal computing and output devices.
(3) Bluetooth has undergone an expansion campaign over the last 18 months to incorporate newly-emerging protocols such as near-field communications (NFC), Wibree, and Ultra Wideband.
(4) ZigBee is poised to make great strides in the next year and many new products are expected to be released to market. It is very possible that the momentum of ZigBee will finally surge in 2008.(5) Wireless delivery of high definition video content is an area that has very much emerged over the last 12 months. The market for wireless delivery of high definition video promises to be large, with decisive consumer adoption once the technology has been proven in end products.
(6) WiMAX has become a significant competition to alternative technologies in emerging markets.

WTRS Wireless Technology Trends Fall 2007 Report
119 pages, 91 tables and figures
SKU: WT120707CWR

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