Study: Wireless Automation

Wireless Automation yet Has to Live up to Its True Potential

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Tighter Integration of Wireless Technology is Central, Study Says

Tighter integration of wireless implementations with the overall automation scheme is central to this migration. The addition of incremental measurement points due to availability of wireless devices is attractive, but the ability to integrate, analyze, and act upon these additional measurements is reliant on integration with the control or monitoring system.

Increased Product Availability as Demand Increases

Availability of industrial wireless standards at the device level is leading to the mainstreaming of wireless devices and consequently higher supplier participation. The relatively recent introduction and certification of the industrial standards means that many products are still in the developmental pipeline. ARC expects the supplier landscape to expand dramatically over the next decade as numerous sensor, transmitter, actuator, and other device-level product suppliers introduce wireless offerings.

Growth Geographies Reflect Leading Adopter Industries

Growth in wireless implementations by geography is largely driven by the presence of the leading adopter industries and/or the RF regulatory landscape. Availability of greenfield projects versus add-ons will also impact the relative size of the market by geography.

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