This market data provides annual updates on both indoor and outdoor location technology ecosystems. The location technology supply chain is currently fragmented and requires meticulous coordination between companies servicing different nodes of the value chain in order to build end-to-end solutions targeting specific use cases and end markets. These solutions should integrate end-device nodes, gateways and locators, mapping solutions, connectivity, and value-added services. Particular attention has been given to enabling technologies, including Bluetooth, passive and active RFID, Sensor Fusion, Wi-Fi, Ultra-wideband, Visible Light Communication, GNSS, Cellular, LPWAN, Computer Vision, Ultrasound, Geomagnetic Positioning and NFC across 20+ end markets.
In order to gain a better understanding of the network of companies that are providing location products and services, over 200 companies were analyzed by ABI Research to see what partnerships with other players they were affiliated with, what their market focus is, what verticals they target, and what services they provide as part of the location technology value chain.