Strong Market Growth Forecast for Low Power WiFi in Wireless Sensor Networks

New forecast in the latest edition of the WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report projects strong market growth in the market for Low Power WiFi chipsets to reach 322% CAGR, over the 2008 to 2013 period.

Mountain View, CA, January 07, 2009 --( Low-power WiFi components designed for use in wireless sensor networking applications are now a "viable option" for designers of battery powered applications including "smart grid" utilities.

"For years the largest misconception about WiFi has been that it cannot be optimized for "low power" sensor network operation," according to Kirsten West principal analyst with WTRS. "This gave rise to alternative development projects, such as the creation of the IEEE 802.15.4 standard and software stack variants based on IEEE 802.15.4. Recently several companies have developed Low Power WiFi products that exhibit power consumption on par with competing ZigBee or IEEE 802.15.4 components."

Benefits of Low Power WiFi:
. easy integration with existing WiFi network & infrastructure . built-in Internet Protocol connectivity . familiar development and management tools reducing training costs

Applications for Low Power WiFi:
. Healthcare
. Industrial
. Building Automation
. "Smart Grid" Utilities
. Residential
. Transportation
. Consumer Electronics Remote Control Products

The Newly released report, WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report, Q4 2008, analyzes the Low Power WiFi market, reviews the participants, and forecasts the chipset market for Low Power WiFi. The report analyzes and forecasts the market for Wireless Sensor Networks and includes a thorough evaluation of emerging Wireless Sensor Network technologies and associated software including ZigBee, Z-Wave, Low Power WiFi, IEEE 802.15.4, and other proprietary options.

The report also
. tracks the formation of industry alliances and SIGs
. describes the development of standards
. analyzes the potential market opportunities for component OEMs . explains initial versus long-range drivers in the market . analyzes potential partnership opportunities and existing alliances . contains an in-depth assessment and analysis of chipsets . analyzes potential markets . evaluates the participating OEMs . reviews strategic partnerships and industry trends

The report also provides a 5-year forecast that details sales volume, unit shipments, and average selling price by vertical market segment as well as by geography.

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