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World Wireless Sensors and Wireless Sensor Networks (Technical Insights)

  • ID: 365351
  • December 2004
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan



Emerging Standardization Expected to Spur Uptake of Wireless Sensor Networks

The market is transitioning from wireless sensor networks based on proprietary platforms toward a standards-based environment with the emergence of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and the recently ratified ZigBee standard. Standardization is expected to improve interfacing capabilities and allow end users to migrate to a new service provider without reworking the entire solution and incurring significantly high costs. With the growing standardization of wireless technology, the market is likely to become more streamlined allowing developers to operate on a common platform and improve interoperability, explains the analyst of this research.

In addition, the introduction of standards enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to increase profitability by producing certified devices in high capacities thereby taking advantage of economies of scale. Device providers and system integrators can also work with certified documented protocols giving them more flexibility and freedom for increasing functionality as and when required and with additional scalability options.

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1. Executive Summary

- 1. Key Findings

- - 1. Noteworthy Emerging Technologies

- - 2. Noteworthy Applications

- 2. Technology Drivers and Restraints Briefing

- - 1. Technology Drivers Outlook

- - 2. Technology Restraints Outlook

2. Technology and Applications Viewpoint

- 1. Technology Primer and Standards

- - 1. Technology Primer

- - 2. Topologies

- - 3. IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee Standards

- 2. Applications Analysis And Trends

- - 1. Introduction To Application Analysis

- - 2. Medical Applications

- - 3. Security Applications

- - 4. Proactive Computing

- - 5. Environmental & Agricultural Applications

- - 6. Structural Sensing Applications

- - 7. Application Trends

- - 8. Ranking of Application Segments and Technology Roadmap

- 3. Influential Market Factors

- - 1. Industry Trends

- - 2. Innovation Assessment Table

- - 3. Stakeholder Analysis

3. Technology Adoption Factor Analysis

- 1. Primary Challenges

- - - a. Inherent Media Instability

- - - b. Unlicensed Band Usage

- - - c. Real-World Implementations

- - - d. Network Size

- - - e. Overcoming Hype

- - - f. Effective Implementation of Standards

- - - g. Technical Constraints

- - - h. Hardware Platform Selection

- - - i. Network Management

- - - j. Limited Radio Operation

- - - k. Applications Spectra

- - 1. Technology Restraints

- - - a. Wired Technologies

- - - b. Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID)

- - 2. Competing Technologies

- 2. Analysis of Drivers

- - 1. Technology Benefits

- - - a. Wireless Data Polling

- - - b. Application Spectra

- - - c. Emerging Standardization

- - - d. Market Benefits

- - 2. Adoption Drivers

- - - a. Cost Benefits

- - - b. Deployment Benefits

- - - c. Integration with Existing Systems

4. Noteworthy Innovations

- 1. Noteworthy Innovation at Key Companies

- - 1. Wireless Sensors Monitor Bio-Potential Signals In The Body--United States

- - 2. Wireless Sensors Without Batteries--United States

- - 3. Wireless Sensors For Structural Monitoring--United States

- - 4. Development Platform For Implementation Of Wireless Sensor Networks--United States

- - 5. Chipcon Delivers Industry’s First IEEE 802.15.4 And Zigbee System-On-Chip Solution--Norway

- - 6. Mobile Database Using Wireless Sensors Track Patient Care--United States

- - 7. Ember And Arcom Build Zigbee-Based Solutions Across IBM Enterprise Systems--United States

- - 8. Low-Power Wireless Mesh Networks Now Commercial--United States

- - 9. FCC Certifies Crossbow Motes--United States

- - 10. Helicomm Launches Zigbee Development Platform--United States

- - 11. Intel And Wireless Sensor Networking--United States

- - 12. Zigbee Devices To Become Platform Independent--United States

- - 13. Managing Data From Sensors To Become Easy--United States

- 2. Noteworthy Innovation at Key Academic and Government-related Institutions

- - 1. Remote Monitoring Of Volcanoes With Wireless Sensors--United States

- - 2. Sensor Networks Deployed For Robust Location Detection--United States

- - 3. Keeping Players In Good Shape Using Wireless Sensors--UK

- - 4. Wireless Sensor Networks Aid In Flying Robots--Australia

- - 5. Soil Monitoring With Wireless Sensors--UK

- - 6. Wireless Sensor Aids In Monitoring Sodium Hypochlorite Content In Water--UK

- - 7. Efficient MAC Protocol For Wireless Sensor Networks--United States

- - 8. Protecting Crops With Wireless Sensors--United States

- - 9. Zigbee Alliance Ratifies Specification--Worldwide

- - 10. NSF Funds Wireless Sensor Project--United States

- - 11. Designing Wireless Sensor Networks at Berkeley Manufacturing Institute (BMI)--United States

5. Frost & Sullivan 2005 Science & Technology Awards

- 1. Product Innovation

- - 1. Award Description

- - 2. Award Recipient

- 2. Excellence In Technology

- - 1. Award Description

- - 2. Award Recipient

6. Database Of Key Industry Participants; Selected Patents & Glossary

- 1. Database Of Key Industry Participants

- - 1. Companies & Organizations

- - 2. Universities and Academia

- 2. Selected Patents & Glossary

- - 1. Selected Patents - 2004

- - 2. Selected Patents - 2003

- - 3. Selected Patents - 2002

- - 4. Glossary

7. Critical Reference Tables

- 1. Decision Support Database Tables

- - 1. Worldwide Area Under Agriculture

- - 2. Trauma Care Centers In North America

- - 3. PDA Sales In North America

- - 4. Physicians Using Handheld Devices In North America

- - 5. Worldwide Industrial Electrical Consumption

- - 6. Total Number Of Retail Stores Worldwide

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