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 July 2008, the TransferJet Consortium was granted clearance from the tower and took flight into the wireless connectivity sky. Spearheaded by Sony, the recent announcement outlines an agreement to form a consortium to develop specifications for interconnecting products. Such specifications will use TransferJet, a new interoperable wireless transfer technology that enables the rapid transfer of high resolution video, music, and images. The TransferJet Consortium plans to promote a wide range of products and services incorporating TransferJet technology. Its aim is to accelerate the adoption of TransferJet throughout the consumer electronics industry.