Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wireless Sensor Networks Aid Midmarket | Michael Singer

"Midmarket companies looking to keep a better handle on their operation costs could certainly benefit from a dose of wireless sensors, according to a new report.

Sensors, GPS mobile devices, and radio frequency ID (RFID) tags are being embedded across enterprises big and small -- from supply chains and healthcare networks to manufacturing and transportation systems. The technology carries asset information so that enterprises can effectively manage and control systems.

Over the next five years, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are expected to become more prevalent in enterprise applications, according to a new report by Research and Markets . Midmarket companies in particular will be driven to look for options that will conserve installation and operation costs, analysts with the firm note.

But outside of RFID and GPS technologies, there are a lot of WSN standards to choose from for enterprises. And unfortunately, many of the technologies are still in a development phase. Low-rate, wireless, personal-area networks (IEEE 802.15.4), EnOcean, Bluetooth Low Energy,Dash7Wavenis, low-power WiFi, and ZigBee are often cited during evaluations.
So how does a midmarket enterprise choose wisely when looking to build smarter wireless sensor networks?"

Read More: Wireless Sensor Networks Aid Midmarket Internetevolution.com
Source: UBM TechWeb

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