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Industrial WSN Global Survey

  • ID: 4438396
  • Report
  • January 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 57 Pages
  • ON World Inc
An Extensive Investigation on the Latest Adoption Trends, Needs and Wants in the Highly Competitive Industrial Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and Internet of Things Markets


  • ABB
  • Connit
  • Epcos
  • KLATU Networks
  • NKE Watteco
  • Seaco Team

In collaboration with the International Society of Automation (ISA), this report provides an extensive investigation on the latest adoption trends, needs and wants in the highly competitive industrial wireless sensor network (WSN) and Internet of Things markets.

The latest survey with 180+ industrial automation professionals found steady growth for the wireless mesh standards but there is also a strong awareness and early adoption of LPWAN solutions.

Satisfaction with WSN solutions has increased overall but improvements are needed for battery life, costs, system integration and network range.

Some of the areas addressed in the report include the following:

  • What are the prospects for industrial wireless sensing and control today?
  • What is the impact from the latest standards?
  • Which markets are adopting WSN the fastest?
  • What are the most commonly used wireless sensors and applications?
  • Are users satisfied with current WSN systems?
  • What are their needs, wants, and future plans?
  • Are respondents interested in Low Power Wide Area Networking?
  • For which markets will LPWAN have the biggest impact?

In this report, we compare the results with surveys completed in Q2 2012 and Q4 2014. The results are presented for all respondents as well as filtering them by end users and respondents targeting process industries.

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  • ABB
  • Connit
  • Epcos
  • KLATU Networks
  • NKE Watteco
  • Seaco Team

1. Background & Methodology

2. Respondent Overview
Respondents by Type
Respondents by Job Position
Respondents by Target Market

3. Wireless In-House Experience
Wireless In-House & Outsourced
Number of People Involved with Wireless

4. Adoption Trends
Accelerating Wireless Adoption
Expanding WSN Deployments
Increasing Deployment Density
Fastest Growing WSN Applications
Wireless Mesh Sensor Networking
Current WSN Protocols Used
Wireless Field Device Costs
Cost Impact on Devices Purchased
Planned WSN Applications
IoT Platforms Used

5. Satisfaction with Current WSN Systems
Data Reliability
Battery Lifetime
Network Scalability
Network Range
Data Rate
System Integration
Data analytics
Equipment Costs

6. Most Important WSN Features
No battery changes
Equipment costs
IP addressability
System integration
Network range
Data security
Data reliability

7. Opinions, Preferences & Future Plans
Impact of Cost on Number of Devices Purchased
Preferred Standards Approach
Adoption Drivers & Inhibitors
Most Important Innovations
Strategic Investment Areas

8. Low Power Wide Area Networks
LPWAN Awareness
LPWAN Applications
LPWAN Products & Distribution Channels
LPWAN Market Impact
LPWAN Disruption
LPWAN Future Projections

Surveyed Companies

Associated Research


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A few of the surveyed organizations include the following:

  • ABB
  • Adaptive Wireless
  • Advantech B+B SmartWorx
  • Applied Risk
  • Arkema
  • Auto Assembly
  • Automatic Controls
  • Automotion Components
  • BASF
  • Beep Networks
  • Behrends
  • Carbon Controls
  • Carollo Engineers
  • Casambi
  • CDS Wireless
  • Connit
  • Cortexo
  • Craft ai
  • DB360 Consulting
  • DSN Australia
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dräger
  • Drust
  • Dynamic Recycling
  • Endress+Hauser
  • Emerson
  • Eneida
  • Engie
  • Enerwave Automation
  • EnOcean
  • Epcos
  • Essence Group
  • Fiox & Dole
  • Grid Connect
  • Honeywell
  • Iberdrola
  • Industrial Automation Networks
  • Inkoel
  • Infosys
  • Intent Technologies
  • InterDigital
  • Itron
  • Johnson Controls
  • KB Intelligence
  • Keyence
  • Kinney Consulting
  • KLATU Networks
  • Laird Technology
  • Link Labs
  • Lucerne University
  • LukoilLoriot
  • Lumenus
  • Marsh Group
  • Martech International
  • Metso
  • Microsoft
  • MIT
  • Munisense
  • MurataNational Instruments
  • Nexcom
  • NKE Watteco
  • Novelis
  • Origin Energy
  • Pacific Environment
  • Parr Instrument Company
  • Perpetua Power
  • Pervasive Displays
  • Phoenix Contact
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Quantified Ag
  • Rockwell
  • SafePort
  • Samsung
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Schneider Electric
  • Seaco Team
  • Sencorables
  • Sensorware Systems
  • Sensys Networks
  • Shenyang Institute of Automation
  • Sidus Solutions
  • Siemens
  • Silver Spring Networks
  • Spartan Controls
  • Stone Technologies
  • Superior Controls
  • Ted D. Miller Associates
  • Ticitag
  • Tridonic
  • Vigilent
  • Virtual Power Solutions
  • Wulian
  • Xylemic
  • Yokogawa
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