We are in the early stages of a new world where everything that should be connected will be connected. Connected cars, homes, industrial processes, healthcare, agriculture, and other sectors comprise a few billion connections today. In the next 20 years, connections to things, sensors, computers, and people will grow nearly 10 times. Helping businesses limit the risk and maximize the opportunity is the IoT, IoE, and M2M intelligence sector. This sector provides an end-to-end view of the connected thing value chain from devices to value-added services. Critical IoT solution components of connected devices, service platforms, security, analytics, IoT applications, partner programs, and professional services are examined by supplier and technology viewpoints. The sector is grounded in the IoT Market Tracker, a highly segmented database that quantifies the entire IoT value chain by connection technology and six revenue categories. Additionally, the IoE Market Tracker provides a total market view by fixed and wireless connection technologies and by vertical market for computing devices and connected things.
Continua Health Alliance has entered into an agreement with the Wi-Fi Alliance to facilitate and promote the Wi-Fi networking standard in connected health applications. The agreement brings two key industry groups together to review each group’s specifications and guidelines jointly. It will also help move Wi-Fi support into personal health and fitness applications originally dominated by proprietary communication protocols, but subsequently standardized on Continua’s ZigBee and Bluetooth Low Energy offerings. Continua’s effort with the Wi-Fi Alliance means that those technologies will increasingly face Wi-Fi, and most notably Low-power Wi-Fi, for wireless sensor communication as a competitor in this emerging market space.