In a release from PR, the updated study, ‘WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends, Q4 2010,’ reviews and analyzes the available and proposed technology solutions competing for dominance in the wireless sensor network segment and the emergence of newly defined market requirements. The report evaluates the evolution of market requirements which create opportunities for the many WSN Components using 802.15.4, EnOcean, Bluetooth Low Energy, Dash7, Wavenis, Low Power Wi-Fi, and ZigBee chipsets. Five year forecasts of dominant emerging wireless sensor network technologies that detail sales volume, unit shipments, and average selling price by vertical market segment as well as by geography.
“‘WSN technologies are becoming available in more useful forms than simple protocol specifications and chipsets,’ said Kirsten West, Principal Analyst with WTRS. ‘Modules are becoming more sophisticated and more capable of meeting the demands of a broad market opportunity. A broad majority of the market opportunity for wireless sensor networks exists in applications that represent smaller individual market volume, not worth the development costs entailed in producing a chip for many of the large semiconductor manufacturers.’”