The arrival of BLE Beacons and next generation indoor location technologies represents a true evolution in location, enhancing traditional technologies while opening up a host of new revenue opportunities and markets. Just as location is at the core of unicorns like Uber and AirBnB, so it will play a fundamental element in verticals such as IoT, connected home, health, omnichannel retail, automotive, industrial 4.0, ambient intelligence, AR/VR, and mobile advertising.
This research area provides clients with an unparalleled depth of coverage, across more than 20 next-generation indoor, outdoor, and hybrid location technologies, including BLE Beacons, GPS, Wi-Fi, LED/VLC, sensor fusion, camera, LPWAN, and LTE-direct, among others. These are analysed across 30+ vertical markets, with over 100 leading companies assessed in detail. All major revenue opportunities are covered with forecasts split by hardware, devices, services, analytics, advertising, and the shift to Location-as-a-Service (LaaS).
In May 2008, the ROLL (Routing over Low Power and Lossy) Working Group was formed within the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) to ensure that optimum IP routing protocols were available for wireless sensor networks as well as low power wired sensor networks. Now, ABI Research hears, albeit only partially announced in an “official” sense, about the creation of an industry organization, the IPSO (Internet Protocol for Smart Objects Alliance, to promote the use of IP in sensor networking. How does the creation of these two organizations affect the context of the overall WSN market and what are the opportunities for IP in the creation of the “Internet of Things”? We’ll try to give you some answers.