Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart Meters – A Market with Uncertain Impact

A new West Technology Research Solutions report includes coverage of all significant emerging wireless sensor network technologies and applications.

Mountain View, CA, August 16, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The study, “WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends, Q3 2011,” analyzes competitive activities by prominent industry alliances and market penetration of associated wireless sensor network protocols.

“The opportunity for wireless sensor networks in smart meters is far from settled,” according to Kirsten West, principal analyst with WTRS. “While there are a fair number of wireless sensor network chips in new meters installed in the field, most are not active and many did not ship with a software stack on board. Additionally, most of the emerging opportunity for smart meters will be outside the US. Much of the success will depend on the development of home area network applications.”

The WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report analyzes and forecasts the market for wireless sensor networks. The report includes an evaluation of emerging Wireless Sensor Network technologies and associated software including ZigBee, Bluetooth Low Energy, Wavenis, IEEE 802.15.4, Low Power WiFi, Z-Wave, EnOcean, Dash7, and others.

The report also

. analyzes the potential market opportunities for Wireless Sensor Networks
. examines near versus long-range drivers impacting the market
. tracks the activities of industry alliances, strategic partnerships, and SIGs
. contains an in-depth assessment and analysis of chipset features
. evaluates energy harvesting technologies employed in wireless sensor networks

The report provides 5-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. Applications forecast include Smart Metering, Home Area Network, Residential Health, Building Automation, Energy Management, Facility Medical, Industrial Automation, Consumer, Medical, Agriculture, Security, and Transportation. Historical price and volume data is also included.

Report Title: WTRS Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report Q3 2011
No. Pages: 257 pages
No. Tables/Figures: 210
Publication Date: August 2011
SKU#: WT081511CNTS

More information at www.wtrs.net/wsntechtrends.htm

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