RTLS and monitoring applications can incorporate a wide range of technologies, often tailored to meet the needs of specific applications and end-users. There is a growing demand for increased connectivity and data collection and analysis but there has been a proliferation in the ways that this can be delivered and enabled. Some instances are driven by a need for more security but the more common driver is to provide more detail of location and condition in a time-sensitive manner. For some end-users this is part of realizing more efficiency in their business operations and processes, for others it is about being able to meet industry/regulatory mandates, whilst some are driven by the need to provide a recognized audit trail and quality of service.
This report is intended to review the different chip-based and wireless technologies that are being employed in product/device identification and asset tracking, positioning, and monitoring applications. With dedicated analysts and various services addressing wireless technologies, RFID, authentication and security, ABI Research is well positioned to review how these are being developed and positioned in this space.