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Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report Q3 2011

  • Published: August 2011
  • Region: Global
  • 257 Pages
  • West Technology Research Solutions

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Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart Meters – A Market With Uncertain Impact

This market report analyzes and forecasts the market for Wireless Sensor Networks. The report includes a thorough evaluation of emerging Wireless Sensor Network technologies including ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, Z-Wave, Low Power WiFi, EnOcean, IEEE 802.15.4, and other proprietary options. The report includes global & regional market trends & forecasts, regulatory issues, standards development, economic effects, and strategic developments.

“The opportunity for wireless sensor networks in smart meters is far from settled. While there are a fair number of wireless sensor network chips in new meters installed in the field, most are not active and many did not ship with a software stack on board. Additionally, most of the emerging opportunity for smart meters will be outside the US. Much of the success will depend on the development of home area network applications.”

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 READ MORE >

1. Methodology

2. Executive Summary

3. Industry & Market Overview
a. Introduction to Wireless Sensor Network Markets
b. Market Opportunity for ZigBee Components
c. ZigBee Versus Proprietary Implementations
d. Low Power Embedded WiFi in Wireless Sensor Networks
e. OEM Evolution in the Low Power Embedded WiFi Market
f. Bluetooth Low Energy Enters the WSN Marketplace

4. Market Drivers
a. Political Shifts Drive WSN Innovation
b. Regulatory Influences Strongly Affect Industrial 802.15.4 Markets
c. Drivers in the Smart Grid

5. Business Case Analysis
a. Analysis of the ZigBee Market Development Opportunity
b. Who Dominates the End Product Design Wins?

6. Applications
a. Emergence of Vertical WSN Applications
b. Semiconductor Vendor Activities

7. WSN Partnership Strategies
a. WSNs in Residential Markets
b. The WSN Residential Market Opportunity
c. Analysis of the Home Area Network
d. ZigBee Health Care Profile in the Medical Market
e. ZigBee in Smart Metering Applications

8. Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
a. Smart Metering
b. HAN
c. Building Automation
d. Medical
e. Industrial Control
f. Transportation and Warehousing
g. Retail
h. IT
i. Oil and Gas Pipeline
j. Pharmacy
k. Military

9. Alliance Activity
a. WSN Component Alliances
b. Wireless Sensor Network Standards Slow to Mature
c. Emergence of EnOcean Alliance
d. Development of a Standard for the Embedded Wireless Internet

10. Technical Analysis
a. Development Tools Issues
b. Smart Meter Stack Software Market Dynamics
c. 900 MHz IEEE 802.15.4 Component Availability
d. Power Management Techniques for WSNs
e. The Role of Energy Harvesting in WSNs
11. IP Analysis
a. IP Ownership in the Residential Wireless Lighting Control Market
b. WSN Energy Harvesting IP Ownership Considerations
12. Prospects for Dash7 Market Development

13. Market Forecasts
a. Wireless Sensor Network Chipset Market Forecasts
b. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Market Forecasts
c. ZigBee Chipset Market Forecasts
d. Z-Wave Chipset Market Forecasts
e. EnOcean Chipset Market Forecasts
f. Low Power WiFi WSN Chipset Market Forecasts
g. Wavenis Chipset Market Forecasts
h. Bluetooth Low Energy Chipset Market Forecasts

Tables & Figures

1. WTRS Forecast Methodology Process Flow
2. Report Scope
3. WSN Market Summary Sheet
4. ZigBee versus IEEE 802.15.4 Market Shipment Forecasts (2005-2016)
5. ZigBee Market Shipment Forecasts by Application (2005-2016)
6. Advantages of Low Power Embedded WiFi
7. Low Power Embedded WiFi Market Summary Sheet
8. Bluetooth Low Energy Technology Review
9. ZigBee & 802.15.4 Design Wins by OEM Supplier
10. WSN Component Vendor Matrix Analysis
11. WSN Market Maker Transceiver Specifications
12. Analysis of ZigBee Hardware Availability
13. Assessment of Market Makers by WSN Protocol and Market Sector
14. Typical U.S. Housing Characteristics - New vs. Retrofit
15. Value Matrix for the Residential Wireless Sensor Network
16. HAN (Home Area Network) Applications
17. Wireless Sensor Network Shipment in the HAN (2005-2016)
18. Residential Health vs. Facility Medical ZigBee Shipments (2007-2016)
19. Smart Metering Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
20. HAN Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
21. Building Automation Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
22. Medical Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
23. Industrial Control Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
24. Transportation Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
25. Retail Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
26. IT Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
27. Oil & Gas Pipelni e Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
28. Pharmacy Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
29. Military Applications for Low Power Embedded WiFi
30. WSN Development Tool Player Focus
31. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast (2005-2016)
32. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast (2005-2016)
33. WSN Chipset Ave. Selling Price Forecast (2005-2016)
34. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in North America (2005-2016)
35. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in North America (2005-2016)
36. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Europe (2005-2016)
37. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Europe (2005-2016)
38. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Asia (2005-2016)
39. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Asia (2005-2016)
40. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in ROW (2005-2016)
41. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in ROW (2005-2016)
42. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in HAN (2005-2016)
43. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in HAN (2005-2016)
44. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Home Networking (2005-2016)
45. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Home Networking (2005-2016)
46. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Building Automation (2005-2016)
47. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Building Automation (2005-2016)
48. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Industrial Automation (2005-2016)
49. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Industrial Automation (2005-2016)
50. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Smart Metering (2005-2016)
51. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Smart Metering (2005-2016)
52. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Medical (2005-2016)
53. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Medical (2005-2016)
54. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Consumer (2005-2016)
55. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Consumer (2005-2016)
56. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Agriculture (2005-2016)
57. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Agriculture (2005-2016)
58. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Transportation (2005-2016)
59. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Transportation (2005-2016)
60. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Watches (2005-2016)
61. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Watches (2005-2016)
62. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Mobile (2005-2016)
63. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Mobile (2005-2016)
64. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Retail (2005-2016) 110
65. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Retail (2005-2016)
66. WSN Chipset Sales Forecast in Warehouse (2005-2016)
67. WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast in Warehouse (2005-2016)
68. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast (2005-2016)
69. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast (2005-2016)
70. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Ave. Selling Price Forecast (2005-2016)
71. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in North America (2005-2016)
72. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast In North America (2005-2016)
73. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast In Europe (2005-2016)
74. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Europe (2005-2016)
75. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Asia (2005-2016)
76. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Asia (2005-2016)
77. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in ROW (2005-2016)
78. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in ROW (2005-2016)
79. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in HAN (2005-2016)
80. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in HAN (2005-2016)
81. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Home Networking (2005-2016)
82. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Home Networking (2005-2016)
83. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Building Automation (2005-2016)
84. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Building Automation (2005-2016)
85. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Industrial Automation (2005-2016)
86. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Industrial Automation (2005-2016)
87. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Smart Metering (2005-2016)
88. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Smart Metering (2005-2016)
89. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Medical (2005-2016)
90. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Medical (2005-2016)
91. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Consumer (2005-2016)
92. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Consumer (2005-2016)
93. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Agriculture (2005-2016)
94. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Agriculture (2005-2016)
95. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Sales Forecast in Transportation (2005-2016)
96. IEEE 802.15.4 Chipset Shipment Forecast in Transportation (2005-2016)
97. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast (2005-2016)
98. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast (2005-2016)
99. ZigBee Chipset Average Selling Price Forecast (2005-2016)
100. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in North America (2005-2016)
101. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in North America (2005-2016)
102. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Europe (2005-2016)
103. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Europe (2005-2016)
104. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Asia (2005-2016)
105. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Asia (2005-2016)
106. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in ROW (2005-2016)
107. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in ROW (2005-2016)
108. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in HAN (2005-2016)
109. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in HAN (2005-2016)
110. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Home Networking (2005-2016)
111. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Home Networking (2005-2016)
112. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Building Automation (2005-2016)
113. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Building Automation (2005-2016)
114. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Industrial Automation (2005-2016)
115. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Industrial Automation (2005-2016)
116. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Smart Metering (2005-2016)
117. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Smart Metering (2005-2016)
118. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Medical (2005-2016)
119. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Medical (2005-2016)
120. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Consumer (2005-2016)
121. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Consumer (2005-2016)
122. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Agriculture (2005-2016)
123. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Agriculture (2005-2016)
124. ZigBee Chipset Sales Forecast in Transportation (2005-2016)
125. ZigBee Chipset Shipment Forecast in Transportation (2005-2016)
126. Z-Wave Chipset Sales Forecast (2005-2016)
127. Z-Wave Chipset Shipment Forecast (2005-2016)
128. Z-Wave Chipset Average Selling Price Forecast (2005-2016)
129. Z-Wave Chipset Sales Forecast in North America (2005-2016)
130. Z-Wave Chipset Shipment Forecast in North America (2005-2016)
131. Z-Wave Chipset Sales Forecast in Europe (2005-2016)
132. Z-Wave Chipset Shipment Forecast in Europe (2005-2016)
133. Z-Wave Chipset Sales Forecast in Asia (2005-2016)
134. Z-Wave Chipset Shipment Forecast in Asia (2005-2016)
135. Z-Wave Chipset Sales Forecast in ROW (2005-2016)
136. Z-Wave Chipset Shipment Forecast in ROW (2005-2016)
137. Z-Wave Chipset Sales Forecast in HAN (2005-2016)
138. Z-Wave Chipset Shipment Forecast in HAN (2005-2016)
139. Z-Wave Chipset Sales Forecast in Home Networking (2005-2016)
140. Z-Wave Chipset Shipment Forecast in Home Networking (2005-2016)
141. EnOcean Chipset Sales Forecast (2006-2016)
142. EnOcean Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
143. EnOcean Chipset Average Selling Price Forecast (2008-2016)
144. EnOcean Chipset Sales Forecast in North America (2008-2016)
145. EnOcean Chipset Shipment Forecast in North America (2008-2016)
146. EnOcean Chipset Sales Forecast in Europe (2008-2016)
147. EnOcean Chipset Shipment Forecast in Europe (2008-2016)
148. EnOcean Chipset Sales Forecast in ROW (2008-2016)
149. EnOcean Chipset Shipment Forecast in ROW (2008-2016)
150. Low Power WiFi WSN Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
151. Low Power WiFi WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
152. Low Power WiFi WSN Average Chipset Selling Price Forecast (2008-2016)
153. Smart Metering LPE WiFi Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
154. Smart Metering LPE WiFi Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
155. HAN LPE WiFi Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
156. HAN LPE WiFi Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
157. Building Automation LPE WiFi Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
158. Building Automation LPE WiFi Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
159. Medical LPE WiFi Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
160. Medical LPE WiFi Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
161. Industrial LPE WiFi Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
162. Industrial LPE WiFi Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
163. Transportation LPE WiFi Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
164. Transportation LPE WiFi Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
165. Retail LPE Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
166. Retail LPE Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
167. Warehouse LPE WiFi WSN Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
168. Warehouse LPE WiFi WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
169. Other Applications LPE WiFi WSN Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
170. Other Applications LPE WiFi WSN Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
171. Wavenis Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
172. Wavenis Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
173. Wavenis Chipset Average Selling Price Forecast (2008-2016)
174. Wavenis Chipset Sales Forecast in North America (2008-2016)
175. Wavenis Chipset Shipment Forecast in North America (2008-2016)
176. Wavenis Chipset Sales Forecast in Europe (2008-2016)
177. Wavenis Chipset Shipment Forecast in Europe (2008-2016)
178. Building Automation Wavenis Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
179. Building Automation Wavenis Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
180. HAN Wavenis Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
181. HAN Wavenis Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
182. Industrial Wavenis Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
183. Industrial Wavenis Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
184. Smart Metering Wavenis Chipset Sales Forecast (2008-2016)
185. Smart Metering Wavenis Chipset Shipment Forecast (2008-2016)
186. Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast (2011-2016)
187. Bluetooth Low Energy Chipset Shipment Forecast (2011-2016)
188. Bluetooth LE Chipset Average Selling Price Forecast (2011-2016)
189. Bluetooth LE Chipset ASP for Mobile Forecast (2011-2016)
190. Bluetooth LE Chipset ASP for Other (non-Mobile) Forecast (2011-2016)
191. Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast in North America (2011-2016)
192. Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast in North America (2011-2016)
193. Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast in Europe (2011-2016)
194. Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast in Europe (2011-2016)
195. Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast in Asia (2011-2016)
196. Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast in Asia (2011-2016)
197. Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast in ROW (2011-2016)
198. Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast in ROW (2011-2016)
199. Consumer Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast (2011-2016)
200. Consumer Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast (2011-2016)
201. HAN Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast (2011-2016)
202. HAN Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast (2011-2016)
203. Watches Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast (2011-2016)
204. Watches Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast (2011-2016)
205. Mobile Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast (2011-2016)
206. Mobile Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast (2011-2016)
207. Medical Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast (2011-2016)
208. Medical Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast (2011-2016)
209. Transportation Bluetooth LE Chipset Sales Forecast (2011-2016)
210. Transportation Bluetooth LE Chipset Shipment Forecast (2011-2016)

This year, 2011, is emerging as a strong year for the growth of wireless sensor network (WSN) component markets. Projects during the past recession were generally placed on hold, rather than being cancelled. There is a strong momentum among end product manufacturers to emerge from the recession with new and innovative products that will stimulate generalized market adoption of WSNs. Many of the technologies competing for market share in the Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) sector are still in an developing state. Even those that are technically mature, such as IEEE 802.15.4, have not yet significantly penetrated the immense market opportunity for WSN components throughout a broad range of market applications.

It appears that much of the growth likely in 2011 will be due to market penetration by WSN technologies with solutions to overall network connectivity and battery-free operational constraints, such as low power embedded WiFi and EnOcean, rather than the perhaps falsely perceived market leader: ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4.

WTRS has lowered its forecast for ZigBee components with the publication of this issue of the WSN report based on a general lack of market uptake. While the ZigBee market survived the market recession, it did not rebound as strongly as forecast. There are two main reasons for this. First, the ZigBee Alliance has spent much of its focus on gaining a foothold for the protocol in the smart meter space. The opportunity in smart meters is far from settled. There are a fair number of ZigBee/802.15.4 chips in new meters that have been installed in the field, but most are not active and many did not ship with a ZigBee stack on board. The industry appears to be waiting for an IP-based ZigBee stack that will comply with government and utility requests. Meanwhile other wireless sensor network technologies, including 802.15.4 chips with proprietary IP-based stacks, are moving to take a strong position in the smart meter market. Thus the length of time it takes the ZigBee Alliance to complete the IP-based stack may determine how much market share can be gained in the smart meter sector.

The second reason that ZigBee growth and potential has declined is that the ZigBee Alliance has not sufficiently controlled unauthorized use of the ZigBee trade name. This is leading to a fair amount of market confusion and reports of non-interoperability between supposed (labeled) ZigBee products. There is a perception in the industry of a much larger market for ZigBee-based products than actually exists as a result of this market confusion. The problem is that few applications actually require the ZigBee mesh protocol; in many cases less complex network stacks based on IEEE 802.15.4, or other more streamlined WSN technologies, will deliver required performance at lower cost or power consumption. So some end product manufacturer's adopt the phrase 'ZigBee/802.15.4' in the marketing of their products in order to associate with a well-known trade name without actually completing the certification process with the Alliance. When the ZigBee Alliance allows these exceptions to continue the result is a perception of larger market adoption but also an emergence of reports of inoperability. In the long run, both results could harm market adoption of the ZigBee protocol.

Over the next five years, WSNs will particularly invade home and building applications as increased pressures drive manufacturers to look for options that will conserve installation and operation costs. This newly updated WSN report finds that the applications of energy use monitoring and utility management have the potential to contribute greatly to overall market growth.

Nearly 70% of the average utility bill could be influenced by WSN application to temperature and lighting. Building owners can use interactive energy management tools to create energy management profiles that are triggered by certain established consumption rates. As energy consumption exceeds a specified set point, the WSN can automatically begin turning off low priority lighting, heating, and cooling zones, using wireless humidity and temperature sensors as well as lighting and access monitors. Wireless outdoor motion sensors could remain active while other specific energy consumers could be dimmed.

WSN technologies are becoming available in more useful forms than simple protocol specifications and chipsets. Modules are becoming more sophisticated and more capable of meeting the demands of a broad market opportunity across all WSN technology types. A broad majority of the market opportunity for wireless sensor networks exists in applications that represent smaller individual market volumes, not worth the development costs entailed in producing a chip for many of the large semiconductor manufacturers. However combined these lower volume opportunities represent tremendous sales potential for companies directly engaged with consumers of the end products.

Overall the opportunity for WSN technologies remains strong and a number of new protocols, such as Bluetooth Low Energy and Dash7, are emerging and will find a place in the market. There are many applications that have not been occupied by a single WSN technology and so the market is likely to grow and evolve a great deal over the next few years.

- Airbee
- ANT Alliance
- Arch Rock/Cisco
- Atmel
- Bluetooth SIG
- Braun-Nutone
- CEL
- Control4
- Coronis
- Daintree
- Dash7 Alliance
- Digi
- Dust Networks
- Dynastream Innovations
- Ember Corporation
- Eaton
- EnOcean GmbH
- EnOcean Alliance Eazix
- FlexPanel
- Freescale
- Frontline
- GainSpan
- Greenpeak
- Helicomm
- Itron
- IWT
- Jennic
- Korwin
- L.S. Research
- Lemos Intl
- Leviton
- LG
- Microchip
- Oki Semiconductor
- Panasonic Radiocrafts
- RF Micro Devices
- Roving Networks
- Sensicast
- Sharp
- Siemens
- Sigma Designs/Zensys
- Synapsense
- Tendril
- Texas Instruments
- UBEC
- Virtual Extension
- ZigBee Alliance

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