Key Driving Development of Smart Metering and Home Area Network Wireless Sensor Networks Found to be Internet Protocol (IP) Connectivity

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A new West Technology Research Solutions report evaluates current market dynamics and requirements for emerging wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies in Smart Metering and HAN (Home Area Network) applications. The report includes coverage of significant market participants and industry alliances.

The study, “WTRS Smart Metering and HAN Applications Report 2011”, now updated to reflect current market conditions.

“Significant communication protocols in contention for control of the Smart Metering and HAN applications include ZigBee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth LE, Powerline, IEEE 802.15.4, and WiFi,” said Kirsten West, Principal Analyst with WTRS. “It is most likely that all protocols will be used in different implementations within the sector, with the underlying common requirement being the ability to connect via Internet Protocol (IP).”

The WTRS Smart Metering and HAN Applications Report 2011 focuses on the prospects for emerging wireless sensor network technologies in the home area network (HAN) and smart metering applications. It analyzes the activities and developments of companies and alliances and focuses on emerging WSN technologies including ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4, Z-Wave, Bluetooth LE, Low Power Embedded WiFi, and Wavenis.

The report also
-analyzes the potential market opportunities for emerging wireless sensor network technologies in Smart Metering and HAN (home area network) applications
-examines drivers impacting the market
-tracks key market participants

The report also includes market trends and forecasts, regulatory issues, standards development, economic effects, and strategic developments. Finally, a 5-year forecast that details sales volume and unit shipments, all segmented into four global GDP growth scenarios, by technology segment provides data that can be used to build business or product plans.

Report Title: WTRS Smart Metering and HAN Applications Report 2011
No. Pages: 98 pages
No. Tables/Figures: 73
Publication Date: May 2011
SKU#: WT050211USAR

More information at http://www.wtrs.net/smartmeter.htm

WTRS (West Technology Research Solutions) provides decision makers and strategists with the latest research and analysis on emerging wireless technologies. Located in California, WTRS has a ten year history providing the leading independent viewpoint on emerging wireless technologies, markets and applications. We're ready to help your company make market decisions and plan for the future.

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