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Global Markets and Technologies for Wireless Sensors--Focus on the Americas

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Global Markets and Technologies for Wireless Sensors--Focus on the Americas

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INTRODUCTION

 

Wireless sensor devices connect sensors wirelessly among each other as well as to monitoring and management setups. While the sensing principles are consistent with that of wireline sensors, wireless sensors have the challenge of operating with an attractive form and with robust power management.

 

The payout is spectacular. In most cases, wireless sensors beat their wireline counterparts hands down in the following aspects:

 

Physical reach

Time to roll out and install

Pricing

Suitability in harsh operating environments

 

Wireless sensor devices are the actual sensing elements that are present in the wireless sensor networks. They do not include gateways or management software.

 

This report deals exclusively with wireless technologies employed in the personal area network (PAN) and local area network (LAN) topologies. It does not cover wide area networks (e.g., commercial cellular networks).

 

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

This study's goals and objectives include the following:

 

Forecast the market size for wireless sensor devices used in PANs and LANs in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Classify the market size for wireless sensor devices used in PANs and LANs by various parameters measured in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Classify the market size for wireless sensor devices used in PANs and LANs by end application in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Classify the market size for wireless sensor devices used in PANs and LANs by geographical regions in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Classify the market size for wireless sensor devices used in PANs and LANs by wireless and standard technologies in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Identify the market size for wireless sensor devices used in PANs and LANs in key country markets in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Analyze the challenges posed by technology issues (e.g., power management) and the steps taken by industry stakeholders to counter these challenges.

Analyze the challenges posed by business issues (e.g., multiplicity of wireless standards and technologies) and the steps taken by industry stakeholders to counter these challenges.

Highlight the roles played by major stakeholders and players.

Provide an overview of the activities of influential companies.

Examine crucial, innovative breakthroughs by means of a detailed patent analysis.

 

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY

 

Wireless sensor networks are the drivers of the grand scheme of the Internet of Things. This scheme visualizes the networking and connection of practically any device that can embed a communicating modem. While this premise is no doubt exciting, there are very few drivers in the near future than can pave the path for its realization. Wireless sensor networks are one of these few drivers. They are arguably the most tangible, realizable, and commercially viable drivers for the Internet of Things.

 

However, the fit into this grand scheme is only an aside to the wireless sensor story. The main theme here is the phenomenal amount of use cases that can be engendered by the technology. These include the wireless enablement of existing wireline sensors as well as the spawning of new use cases altogether.

 

Everything is, however, not all positive. The technology faces compelling technical and business challenges that need to be overcome before it can realize its potential. This report is an effort towards forecasting the market size for wireless sensor devices in the face of these challenges.

 

SCOPE OF THE REPORT

 

This report presents the forecasts for wireless sensor devices employed in PANs and LANs for 2011 through 2016 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 geographical regions.

 

The report covers the following parameters that can be measured by wireless sensor devices:

 

Temperature

Pressure

Level

Flow

Chemical composition

Biological characteristics

Motion and position

Surveillance and image

Humidity

 

The end vertical application breakdown includes:

 

Industrial installations

Ecology and agriculture

Logistics and transport

Defense and surveillance

Medicine

Residential automation and energy management

 

The regional breakdown focuses on the following geographical areas:

 

The Americas

Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

The Asia-Pacific region (APAC)

 

Country-specific analyses are included for the following countries:

 

U.S.

Canada

Brazil

Mexico

Germany

France

Italy

Spain

U.K.

The Netherlands

Russian Federation

Israel

South Africa

Turkey

Japan

China

South Korea

India

Indonesia

 

The report covers the following wireless technologies and standards:

 

Bluetooth

Radio frequency (RF) identification (RFID)

Wi-Fi + IPv6 over low-power, wireless PANs (6LoWPAN)

ZigBee + RF for consumer electronics (RF4CE)

Domain-specific and proprietary technologies

 

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 technology 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 Regional Analysis chapters take a closer look at the wireless sensor market for the various regions highlighted in this report. 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.

 

INTENDED AUDIENCE

 

This study provides a granular analysis of the market for wireless sensor devices employed in PANs and LANs. This report:

 

Breaks down the market by parameter measured in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Breaks down the market by end vertical application in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Breaks down the market by geographical region in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Breaks down the market by wireless technology and standard in terms of dollar and unit sales.

Identifies the market size in key country markets in terms of dollar and unit sales

 

This report will be valuable to many industry participants, including the following:

 

Wireless chipset makers

Sensor original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)

Sensor end users and distributors

Energy harvesting specialists

System integrators

Intellectual property owners of sensing and energy harvesting technology

Financial institutions

 

METHODOLOGY

 

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this report. BCC Research presents an analysis across the global market for wireless sensor devices employed in PANs and LANs based on reported revenue dollars and units shipped. We also analyzed data gathered from various research sources via the Internet. Interviews were conducted with well-placed industry sources.

 

INFORMATION SOURCES

 

The following sources have been referenced:

 

Primary research, including interviews with experts from companies operating in the handset and waveform domains

Published industry data

Shipment reports of non-listed companies

10-K reports

 

AUTHOR CREDENTIALS

 

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.

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 1

STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES . 1

REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY 2

SCOPE OF THE REPORT . 2

SCOPE OF THE REPORT (CONTINUED) 3

INTENDED AUDIENCE 4

METHODOLOGY . 5

INFORMATION SOURCES . 5

AUTHOR CREDENTIALS . 5

RELATED BCC PUBLICATIONS . 6

BCC ON-LINE SERVICES . 6

DISCLAIMER . 6

CHAPTER TWO: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . 7

SUMMARY TABLE VALUE OF THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR

WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES BY END VERTICAL APPLICATION,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 7

SUMMARY FIGURE VALUE OF THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR

WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES BY END VERTICAL APPLICATION,

2009-2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 8

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (CONTINUED) . 9

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (CONTINUED) . 10

CHAPTER THREE: OVERVIEW 11

FUNDAMENTALS OF SENSORS . 11

WIRELESS SENSORS . 11

MESH NETWORKS . 12

INTRODUCTION TO MEASURABLE PARAMETERS . 12

TEMPERATURE SENSORS . 12

PRESSURE SENSORS 13

LEVEL SENSORS 13

FLOW SENSORS . 13

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION SENSORS . 14

BIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTIC SENSORS 14

MOTION AND POSITION SENSORS 14

SURVEILLANCE AND IMAGE SENSORS . 14

HUMIDITY SENSORS 15

POWER MANAGEMENT IN WIRELESS SENSORS 15

ENERGY HARVESTING . 16

WIRELESS WAVEFORMS—THE GENESIS OF MARKET

COMPLEXITY . 16

802.15.4 . 17

802.15.4(Continued) 18

BLUETOOTH . 19

Introduction and History . 19

Technology and Implementation Overview 19

Bluetooth 4.0—The Game Changer 20

Bluetooth 4.0—The Game … (Continued) . 21

Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks . 22

RFID . 23

Introduction . 23

Origins of RFID . 23

Technology Overview and Implementation 23

Near-Field Communication (NFC)—A Special Case of

RFID . 24

Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks . 25

WI-FI/IPV6 OVER LOW-POWER WIRELESS PERSONAL

AREA NETWORKS (6LOWPAN) 25

6LoWPAN 26

ZIGBEE AND RF4CE 26

Introduction and History . 26

Technology and Implementation Overview 27

ZigBee PRO 28

ZigBee RF4CE . 28

Case Study—ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 29

Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks . 30

DOMAIN-SPECIFIC AND PROPRIETARY TECHNOLOGIES . 30

WirelessHART . 31

Introduction. 31

Legacy 31

Technology . 32

Technology (Continued) 33

Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks . 34

Wireless Systems for Industrial Automation: Process

Control and Related Applications (ISA100.11a) . 35

Introduction and Use Cases . 35

Technical Facts . 35

Interworking . 36

Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks . 36

EnOcean . 37

Introduction. 37

Unique Selling Proposition . 37

Industry Patronage . 38

Implications for Wireless Sensor Networks . 38

Z-Wave . 39

CHAPTER FOUR: GLOBAL MARKETS 40

WIRELESS SENSOR MARKET OVERVIEW . 40

SHIPMENT VOLUMES. 40

TABLE 1 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES

BY VERTICAL APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF

UNITS) . 41

BREAKDOWN BY WIRELESS STANDARDS AND

TECHNOLOGIES . 41

TABLE 2 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES

BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH

2016 ($ MILLIONS) 42

TABLE 3 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES

BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH

2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) . 43

BREAKDOWN BY MEASURABLE PARAMETERS . 44

TABLE 4 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES

BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 44

TABLE 5 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES

BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF

UNITS) . 45

BREAKDOWN BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION 46

TABLE 6 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES

BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 47

TABLE 7 THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES

BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF

UNITS) . 48

DOMAIN-SPECIFIC MARKET: INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS . 48

DOMAIN OVERVIEW . 48

MARKET ANALYSIS 49

TABLE 8 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN BY WIRELESS

STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($

MILLIONS) 49

TABLE 9 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS DOMAIN BY WIRELESS

STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016

(MILLIONS OF UNITS) 50

TABLE 10 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE

PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 51

Market Analysis (Continued) 52

TABLE 11 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE

PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) . 53

TABLE 12 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL

REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 54

TABLE 13 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL

REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 55

DOMAIN-SPECIFIC MARKET: ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE 56

DOMAIN OVERVIEW . 56

MARKET ANALYSIS 56

TABLE 14 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN BY WIRELESS

STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($

MILLIONS) 57

TABLE 15 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN BY WIRELESS

STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS

OF UNITS) . 58

TABLE 16 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE

PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 59

TABLE 17 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE

PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 60

Market Analysis (Continued) 61

TABLE 18 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL

REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 62

TABLE 19 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL

REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) . 63

DOMAIN-SPECIFIC MARKET: LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT . 64

DOMAIN OVERVIEW . 64

MARKET ANALYSIS 64

TABLE 20 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN BY WIRELESS

STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGIES, THROUGH 2016 ($

MILLIONS) 64

TABLE 21 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN BY WIRELESS

STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS

OF UNITS) . 65

TABLE 22 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE

PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 66

Market Analysis (Continued) 67

TABLE 23 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE

PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) . 68

TABLE 24 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL

REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 69

TABLE 25 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL

REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) . 70

DOMAIN-SPECIFIC MARKET: DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE 71

DOMAIN OVERVIEW . 71

MARKET ANALYSIS 71

TABLE 26 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN BY WIRELESS

STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($

MILLIONS) 71

TABLE 27 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN BY WIRELESS

STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016

(MILLIONS OF UNITS) 72

Market Analysis (Continued) 73

TABLE 28 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE

PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 74

Market Analysis (Continued) 74

TABLE 29 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE

PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) . 75

Market Analysis (Continued) 76

TABLE 30 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL

REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 77

TABLE 31 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL

REGION, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 77

DOMAIN-SPECIFIC MARKET: MEDICINE . 78

DOMAIN OVERVIEW . 78

MARKET ANALYSIS 78

TABLE 32 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

MEDICINE DOMAIN BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR

TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) . 79

TABLE 33 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

MEDICINE DOMAIN BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR

TECHNOLOGY, THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 80

TABLE 34 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

MEDICINE DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH

2016 ($ MILLIONS) 81

TABLE 35 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

MEDICINE DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH

2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 82

Market Analysis (Continued) 83

TABLE 36 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

MEDICINE DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, THROUGH

2016 ($ MILLIONS) 84

TABLE 37 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

MEDICINE DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, THROUGH

2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 84

DOMAIN-SPECIFIC MARKET: RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND

ENERGY MANAGEMENT DOMAIN 85

DOMAIN OVERVIEW . 85

MARKET ANALYSIS 86

TABLE 38 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

DOMAIN BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS). 86

TABLE 39 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

DOMAIN BY WIRELESS STANDARD AND/OR TECHNOLOGY,

THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) 87

TABLE 40 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016 ($

MILLIONS) 88

TABLE 41 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

DOMAIN BY MEASURABLE PARAMETER, THROUGH 2016

(MILLIONS OF UNITS) 89

Market Analysis (Continued) 90

TABLE 42 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, THROUGH 2016 ($

MILLIONS) 91

TABLE 43 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN THE

RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

DOMAIN BY GEOGRAPHICAL REGION, THROUGH 2016

(MILLIONS OF UNITS) 92

CHAPTER FIVE: REGIONAL ANALYSIS—THE AMERICAS MARKET . 93

TABLE 44 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN

MAJOR COUNTRIES WITHIN THE AMERICAS REGION,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLIONS) 93

TABLE 45 THE MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES IN

MAJOR COUNTRIES WITHIN THE AMERICAS REGION,

THROUGH 2016 (MILLIONS OF UNITS) . 94

SALIENT ANNOUNCEMENTS IN NOVEMBER 2011 . 95

MACROECONOMIC PROFILE OF MAJOR COUNTRIES . 96

U.S. 96

TABLE 46 WIRELESS SENSOR MARKET FOR THE U.S, THROUGH

2016. ($ MILLION/MILLION UNITS) . 96

CANADA . 97

TABLE 47 WIRELESS SENSOR MARKET FOR CANADA, THROUGH

2016 ($ MILLION/MILLION UNITS) . 97

BRAZIL . 97

TABLE 48 WIRELESS SENSOR MARKET FOR BRAZIL, THROUGH

2016 ($ MILLION/MILLION UNITS) . 98

MEXICO . 98

TABLE 49 WIRELESS SENSOR MARKET FOR MEXICO, THROUGH

2016 ($ MILLION/MILLION UNITS) . 98

PROSPECTS FOR INDUSTRY VERTICALS IN THE REGION . 99

INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATIONS . 99

TABLE 50 MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSORS IN THE AMERICAS

REGION FOR THE INDUSTRIAL INSTALLATION DOMAIN,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLION/MILLION UNITS) 99

ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE 100

TABLE 51 MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSORS IN THE AMERICAS

REGION FOR THE ECOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE DOMAIN,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLION/MILLION UNITS) 100

LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT . 100

TABLE 52 MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSORS IN THE AMERICAS

REGION FOR THE LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT DOMAIN,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLION/MILLION UNITS) 101

DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE . 101

TABLE 53 MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSORS IN THE AMERICAS

REGION FOR THE DEFENSE AND SURVEILLANCE DOMAIN,

THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLION/MILLION UNITS) 101

MEDICINE . 102

TABLE 54 MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSORS IN THE AMERICAS

REGION FOR THE MEDICINE DOMAIN, THROUGH 2016 ($

MILLION/MILLION UNITS). 102

RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND ENERGY

MANAGEMENT . 102

TABLE 55 MARKET FOR WIRELESS SENSORS IN THE AMERICAS

REGION FOR THE RESIDENTIAL AUTOMATION AND ENERGY

MANAGEMENT DOMAIN, THROUGH 2016 ($ MILLION/MILLION

UNITS) . 103

PATENT ANALYSIS 103

TABLE 56 ANALYSIS OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS

SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976–OCTOBER 2011: LIST OF PATENT

ASSIGNEES FROM THE AMERICAS REGION 104

TABLE 56 (CONTINUED) . 105

TABLE 56 (CONTINUED) . 106

TABLE 57 ANALYSIS OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS

SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976–OCTOBER 2011: LIST OF PATENTS

AWARDED TO ASSIGNEES FROM THE AMERICAS REGION 106

TABLE 57 (CONTINUED) . 107

TABLE 57 (CONTINUED) . 108

TABLE 57 (CONTINUED) . 109

TABLE 57 (CONTINUED) . 110

TABLE 57 (CONTINUED) . 111

CHAPTER SIX: MAJOR PLAYERS—THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS,

STRATEGIES AND OUTLOOK 112

STAKEHOLDER CATEGORIES . 112

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERS 112

Role Definition and Explanation. 112

Drivers for Participation . 112

Challenges 113

CHIPSET MAKERS . 113

Role Definition and Explanation. 113

Drivers for Participation . 113

Challenges 114

OEMS AND SOLUTION PROVIDERS . 114

Role Definition and Explanation. 114

Drivers for Participation . 114

Challenges 114

END USERS . 115

Role Definition and Explanation. 115

Drivers for Participation . 115

Challenges 115

PROFILES OF INFLUENTIAL PLAYERS . 115

ABB . 115

Company Profile 116

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 116

Prospects and Analysis 116

ADAPTIVENERGY 116

Company Profile 116

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 116

Prospects and Analysis 117

AMBIENT MICRO . 117

Company Profile 118

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 118

Prospects and Analysis 118

APPRION 118

Company Profile 118

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 118

Prospects and Analysis 119

ARUBA NETWORKS . 119

Company Profile 119

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 119

Prospects and Analysis 120

ATMEL . 120

Company Profile 120

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 120

Prospects and Analysis 120

BAE SYSTEMS 121

Company Profile 121

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 121

Prospects and Analysis 121

BP . 122

Company Profile 122

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 122

Prospects and Analysis 122

BSC COMPUTER . 123

Company Profile 123

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 123

Prospects and Analysis 123

CARDIOMEMS 123

Company Profile 124

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 124

Prospects and Analysis 124

CHEVRON 124

Company Profile 124

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 125

Prospects and Analysis 125

CSR . 125

Company Profile 125

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 125

Prospects and Analysis 126

CYMBET . 126

Company Profile 126

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 126

Prospects and Analysis 127

DIGI 127

Company Profile 127

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 127

Prospects and Analysis 128

DUST NETWORKS 128

Company Profile 128

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 128

Prospects and Analysis 128

ELTAV 129

Company Profile 129

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 129

Prospects and Analysis 129

EMBER . 130

Company Profile 130

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 130

Prospects and Analysis 130

EMERSON 131

Company Profile 131

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 131

Prospects and Analysis 131

ENDRESS+HAUSER . 132

Company Profile 132

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 132

Prospects and Analysis 132

ENOCEAN 133

Company Profile 133

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 133

Prospects and Analysis 133

FLOWSERVE . 133

Company Profile 134

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 134

Prospects and Analysis 134

FREESCALE 134

Company Profile 134

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 135

Prospects and Analysis 135

GASTRONICS 135

Company Profile 135

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 135

Prospects and Analysis 136

GREENPEAK . 136

Company Profile 136

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 136

Prospects and Analysis 137

ITRON . 137

Company Profile 137

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 137

Prospects and Analysis 138

JASCO (A LICENSEE OF GE) 138

Company Profile 138

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 138

Prospects and Analysis 138

KCF . 139

Company Profile 139

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 139

Prospects and Analysis 139

LANDIS GYR (ACQUIRED BY TOSHIBA) 140

Company Profile 140

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 140

Prospects and Analysis 140

LEVITON 140

Company Profile 140

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 141

Prospects and Analysis 141

MICROPELT 141

Company Profile 141

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 141

Prospects and Analysis 142

MICROSTRAIN 142

Company Profile 142

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 142

Prospects and Analysis 143

NIVIS 143

Company Profile 143

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 143

Prospects and Analysis 144

NORDIC SEMICONDUCTORS 144

Company Profile 144

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 144

Prospects and Analysis 145

NXP . 145

Company Profile 145

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 146

Prospects and Analysis 146

PEPPERL+FUCHS 146

Company Profile 146

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 146

Prospects and Analysis 147

PERMASENSE . 147

Company Profile 147

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 147

Prospects and Analysis 148

PERPETUA 148

Company Profile 149

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 149

Prospects and Analysis 149

POWERCAST . 149

Company Profile 150

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 150

Prospects and Analysis 150

RENESAS . 151

Company Profile 151

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 151

Prospects and Analysis 151

SENSINODE 151

Company Profile 152

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 152

Prospects and Analysis 152

SIEMENS . 152

Company Profile 152

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 153

Prospects and Analysis 153

SIGMA DESIGNS 153

Company Profile 153

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 153

Prospects and Analysis 154

SPINWAVE 154

Company Profile 154

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 154

Prospects and Analysis 155

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (TI) 155

Company Profile 155

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 155

Prospects and Analysis 155

THERMOKON SENSORTECHNIK 156

Company Profile 156

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 156

Prospects and Analysis 157

VERVE LIVING SYSTEMS . 157

Company Profile 157

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 157

Prospects and Analysis 158

YOKOGAWA 158

Company Profile 158

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 158

Prospects and Analysis 159

ZARLINK SEMICONDUCTOR (ACQUIRED BY MICROSEMI) 159

Company Profile 159

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 159

Prospects and Analysis 160

ZENTRUM MIKROELEKTRONIK DRESDEN AG (ZMDI) 160

Company Profile 160

Wireless Sensor Offerings . 160

Prospects and Analysis 161

CHAPTER SEVEN: U.S. PATENT ANALYSIS 162

INTRODUCTION . 162

TRENDS BY CATEGORY 163

ANTENNA, TRANSMISSION, MODULATION, AND

PHYSICAL LAYER CHARACTERISTICS 164

ARCHITECTURE OF NODES AND OTHER NETWORK

ELEMENTS 164

DUTY CYCLE DETERMINATION, COLLISION RESPONSE,

AND COMMUNICATION TRIGGER 164

END APPLICATION–SPECIFIC INNOVATION 165

End Application–… (Continued) . 166

MESSAGE STRUCTURE, DATA INTEGRITY, SECURITY,

AND ERROR MANAGEMENT 167

NETWORK DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE . 167

NETWORK OPERATION, PARAMETER ALTERATION, AND

NODE MANAGEMENT . 168

NETWORK TOPOLOGY AND MESSAGE ROUTING 168

NODE POWER MANAGEMENT 169

TABLE 58 CLASSIFICATION OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO

WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS BY CATEGORY, 1976–OCTOBER

2011 (NO. OF PATENTS AWARDED) 170

TRENDS BY YEAR . 171

TABLE 59 WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS,

1999 TO OCTOBER 2011 171

TRENDS BY COUNTRY 171

TABLE 60 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO WIRELESS

SENSOR NETWORKS BY COUNTRY, 1976 TO FEBRUARY 2011 172

TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE . 173

TABLE 61 ASSIGNEES OF THREE OR MORE U.S. PATENTS

RELATED TO WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS, 1976 TO

OCTOBER 2011 . 173

TABLE 61 (CONTINUED) . 174

TABLE 61 (CONTINUED) . 175

TABLE 61 (CONTINUED) . 176

TABLE 61 (CONTINUED) . 177

 

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