Wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies have revolutionized industrial automation with sensing and control applications that can be deployed almost anywhere. Today’s WSN technologies and associated cloud platforms are the key elements for the industrial Internet of Things: multi-year battery-powered wireless nodes, IP addressability, fieldbus tunneling and cloud-based systems.
The latest WSN technologies from the mobile/IT industry are intensifying competition while enabling new markets and services that are on track to reach $15 billion in annual revenues within the next five years.
For the past decade, ON World has conducted market research on industrial WSN based on thousands of in-depth phone interviews and surveys with suppliers, vendors, service providers and end users.
ON World’s latest survey on WSN and IoT with 180+ industrial automation vendors, end users, systems integrators and industry experts worldwide was completed in collaboration with the International Society of Automation (ISA). This report presents the results from this survey as well as a comparison of the key findings with previous surveys in 2014 and 2012, also completed in collaboration with ISA.
In a growing challenge to the industrial automation incumbents, hundreds of IoT platform providers have emerged over the past few years. While many of these are focused on data connectivity and management, ON World has interviewed and surveyed dozens of IoT platforms and service providers that are disrupting the competition with lower cost end-to-end solutions that require minimal installation and maintenance.
Two major industrial wireless IoT landscapes have emerged including the following:
* Short range that typically operate in ranges of < 1,000 feet
* Long range applications over multiple miles
Over the next five years, short range wireless technologies such as IEEE 802.15.4, WiFi, Bluetooth and others will make up the majority of the industrial wireless connected devices. However, long range systems using LPWAN technologies such as LTE-M1, NB-IoT, Sigfox, LoRa and RPMA will increase faster.
In this report, we cover the industrial WSN ecosystem including an extensive review of the latest industrial WSN technology advances, adoption trends and other survey results, as well as analysis and profiles on the top 100+ market leaders and innovators across the
Vendors, Suppliers, Platforms, Network Operators & Industry Alliances
Adaptive Network Solutions
Advantech B+B SmartWorx
ARM Holdings plc
Automatic Controls Company
Automotion Components (ACI)
Banner Engineering Corporation
Control Data Systems
Eltav Wireless Monitoring
Emerson Process Management
Fiox & Dole
Honeywell Process Solutions
MIndustrial Automation Networks
Linear Technology Corporation
New Cosmos Electric
Parr Instrument Company
Procter & Gamble
Sandia National Laboratories
Shenyang Institute of Automation
Silver Spring Networks
TD Next (Telecom Design)
Ted D. Miller Associates
Virtual Power Solutions