By Andy Choi
West Technology Research Solutions (WTRS), an independent consulting and market research firm located in California, has released a new report on the wireless sensor market titled “WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends, Q1 2012”.
The new report analyzes the market penetration of wireless sensor network protocols as well as the activities of prominent industry alliances.
A principal analyst at WTRS, Kirsten West stated that the new opportunities for wireless sensor networks (WSN) have emerged which have great business potential but are not supported for large chip volumes. West explained that the emerging WSN technologies are available and rapidly adopted in more advanced forms than chipsets and standard protocol specifications. The modules for the wireless protocols support the development of the emerging wireless sensor networks in smaller market volumes. The low volume capability offers a potential for key players engaged with end product consumers.
The report “WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends” analyzes and provides a forecast for the wireless sensor networks market. It provides a detailed evaluation of technologies related to wireless sensor network along with associated software including Wavenis, Low Power WiFi, Bluetooth Low Energy, ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4, EnOcean, Dash7 and Z-Wave.
The report extensively covers the activities of strategic partnerships and industry alliances. It evaluates energy harvesting technologies used in wireless sensor networks along with a detailed analysis of chipset features. A five-year forecast of the important technologies has been provided in the report with details on unit shipments, average selling price and sales volume. The applications forecast include home area network, smart metering, residential health, energy management, building automation, industrial automation, transportation, security, medical and agriculture.