The Wireless Sensor Network Market – a Sea of Small Volume Opportunities

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A new West Technology Research Solutions report forecasts relative growth of emerging wireless sensor network protocols.

The study, “WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends, Q1 2012”, analyzes competitive activities by prominent industry alliances and market penetration of associated wireless sensor network protocols.

“Many new opportunity areas for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have emerged into public view that do not possess large chip volume potential but very strong business cases,” according to Kirsten West, principal analyst with WTRS. “WSN technologies are becoming available in more useful forms than simple protocol specifications and chipsets. Availability of modules across all the emerging wireless protocols supports the development of WSNs in smaller individual market volume opportunities. Combined these lower volume opportunities represent tremendous potential for companies directly engaged with consumers of the end product.”

The WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report analyzes and forecasts the market for wireless sensor networks. The report includes an evaluation of emerging Wireless Sensor Network technologies and associated software including ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, Wavenis, IEEE 802.15.4, Low Power WiFi, Z-Wave, EnOcean, Dash7, and others.

The report also

. analyzes the potential market opportunities for Wireless Sensor Networks

. examines near versus long-range drivers impacting the market

. tracks the activities of industry alliances, strategic partnerships, and SIGs

. contains an in-depth assessment and analysis of chipset features

. evaluates energy harvesting technologies employed in wireless sensor networks

The report provides 5-year forecasts of dominant emerging wireless sensor network technologies that detail sales volume, unit shipments, and average selling price by vertical market segment as well as by geography. Applications forecast include Smart Metering, Home Area Network, Residential Health, Building Automation, Energy Management, Facility Medical, Industrial Automation, Consumer, Medical, Agriculture, Security, and Transportation. Historical price and volume data is also included starting in 2005.

Report Title: WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report Q1 2012

No. Pages: 257 pages

No. Tables/Figures: 210

Publication Date: February 2012

SKU#: WT022112CNTS

More information at http://www.wtrs.net/wsntechtrends.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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