Wireless Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets
The global market for wireless sensor devices reached nearly $1.2 billion in 2013. This market is expected to grow to $1.5 billion in 2014 and $4.3 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 23.7% between 2014 and 2019.
- An overview of the global markets for wireless sensors and related applications of this technology.
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.
- Information on parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices including temperature, pressure level, flow, chemical composition, biological characteristics, motion and position, surveillance and image, and humidity.
- Analyses of end vertical applications including industrial installations, ecology and agriculture, logistics and transport, defense and surveillance, medicine residential automation, and energy management.
- Detailed coverage of technologies involved in the field including Bluetooth, radio frequency (RF) identification (RFID), Wi-Fi + IPv6 over low-power, wireless PANs (6LoWPAN), ZigBee + RF for consumer electronics (RF4CE), domain-specific as well as proprietary technologies.
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry.
This report presents the forecast for wireless sensor devices for 2014 through 2019 on a volume and value basis. These forecasts are further broken down by the various parameters that can be measured by the sensors, by end applications and by region.
The report covers the following parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices:
- Chemical composition.
- Biological characteristics.
- Motion and position.
- Surveillance and image.
The end-vertical application breakdown includes:
- Industrial installations.
- Energy infrastructure.
- Ecology and agriculture.
- Logistics and transport.
- Defense and surveillance.
- Home automation and other indoor applications.
The regional breakdown focuses on the following geographical areas:
- The Americas.
- Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
- The Asia-Pacific region (APAC).
The report covers the following wireless technologies and standards:
- Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart.
- RFID (including NFC).
- WiFi and 6LoWPAN.
- ZigBEE and RF4CE.
- Other 802.15.4-based technologies (including EnOcean, Z-Wave, WirelessHART and ISA100.11a).
- The “Executive Summary” chapter provides an end application, domain-wise breakdown of the dollar sales of wireless sensor devices.
The “Overview” chapter deals with the fundamentals of sensors and introduces the various measurable parameters. It also covers the major technological and business challenges confronting the wireless sensor domain and introduces the reader to the concepts of energy harvesting. The chapter familiarizes the reader with the leading wireless PAN and LAN technologies and standards.
The “Global Markets” chapter deals exclusively with quantitative forecasts with a special focus on the application of sensors. After providing a broad breakdown of the global market for wireless sensors, this section provides an overview of the astonishing body of use cases for wireless sensors and gives a detailed breakdown of the sensor market along these domains. The chapter also includes a wireless-technology-specific analysis of the wireless sensor market.
The “Major Players” chapter covers the extremely well-populated landscape of the wireless sensor industry. It identifies and explains the major stakeholder categories and then analyzes the initiatives undertaken by key companies.
The “U.S. Patent Analysis” chapter covers innovative activities that impact wireless sensors. Patents are also categorized in terms of application and architecture, as well as timing, assignee countries and assignee organizations.
Shalini R. has extensive experience analyzing and evaluating advanced information technology, including telecommunications and optical networks. She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, as well as a Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and Software Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
The global market for wireless sensor devices totaled $532 million in 2010 and $790 million in 2011. This market is expected to increase at a 43.1% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and reach an estimated $4.7 billion by 2016.