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).
On 10/8/08, Arch Rock of San Francisco, CA, a WSN (Wireless Sensor Networking) technology provider submitted CAP, (Compact Application Protocol), for consideration by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) standards body as an RFC standard. What is CAP? CAP is essentially an adaptation of the ZigBee application-layer profiles to enable these profiles to operate directly and transparently over an Internet Protocol networking layer. Although Arch Rock has put only a muted public relations effort behind the introduction, ABI Research believes CAP is an important milestone on the path from completely proprietary WSN technology, to open, horizontal WSN deployments that integrate seamlessly into the wider IP world. This Insight will provide a brief description of CAP and its benefits, then discuss the evolution of WSNs toward increasingly open deployments.