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Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things


$3.4 Billion Invested in Wireless Smart Object Startups

March 27, 2014-- Wireless smart object technologies have accelerated growth for Internet of Things (IoT) markets...  More

50 Million Wireless Smart Homes and Buildings by 2018

Feb. 27, 2014-- By 2018, there will be 50 million smart homes and buildings enabled by wireless sensor network (WSN) technology...  More

40 Percent of Consumers Are Willing to Allow Their Utility to Remotely Control Home Energy Devices

Feb. 20, 2014— A recently completed survey with over 1000 U.S. consumers by ON World found that one in four are willing to allow utilities to remotely control home area network (HAN) devices to save energy costs...  More

ZigBee and 802.15.4 to Drive 43 Percent of Smart Energy Solutions

Jan. 29, 2014— ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 are driving Smart Energy solutions worldwide...  More

ZigBee Will Lead the Fixed Wireles Sensor Network Market to 1 Billion Units in 2018

Jan. 16, 2014— ZigBee Light Link assures a dominant role for ZigBee in the fixed Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) market...  More

5 Billion Wireless Sensing Internet of Things Devices by 2019

Dec. 19, 2013— Wirelessly connected Internet of Things solutions are changing the way people live and interact with their environment...  More

6.3 Million Outdoor Smart Wireless Lights by 2017

Nov. 20, 2013— Outdoor wireless lighting for municipalities and commercial properties is one of the fastest growing market segments for smart lighting...  More

100 Million Internet Connected Wireless Lights by 2020

Nov. 20, 2013— Wireless LED light bulbs will be one of the fastest growing Internet of Things markets over the next decade...  More

Retail Wireless Smart Lighting to Increase by 150% Over Last Year

Nov. 14, 2013— Rapid consumer adoption of wireless smart lighting systems is the start of a multi-year exponential growth story...  More

250 Million Wearable Health & Fitness Sensing Devices by 2017

Oct. 31, 2013— Demand for health and fitness solutions has made 2013 the year of wearable technologies...  More

Wireless Lighting Controls to Save Buildings $4 Billion in Energy Costs by 2020

Oct. 24, 2013— Within the next few years, smart buildings with wireless lighting solutions will save billions of dollars of energy, labor and component costs ...  More

100 Million Smart Building Wireless Sensor Network Devices by 2019

Sept. 30, 2013— Continuous advances with wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies will enable sentient buildings within the next decade ...  More

Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings to Increase 10X by 2017

Sept. 25, 2013— Wireless sensor networks (WSN) will be responsible for the majority of the growth in intelligent building systems ...  More

Health & Fitness Drives 40 Percent of Consumers to Consider Smart Watches

June 26, 2013—Wearable wireless sensors for health and fitness will be one of largest and fastest growing Internet of Things markets...  More

95 Million Bluetooth Chipset Shipments for Health & Fitness in 2017

June 12, 2013—Adoption of mobile sensing health and fitness products will increase by 500 percent over the next five years...  More

515 Million Mobile Sensing Health & Fitness Sensor Shipments in 2017

May 30, 2013—Mobile sensing technologies are revolutionizing healthcare by providing low-cost patient-centered solutions with real-time patient to doctor monitoring...   More


$975 Million Sports & Fitness Mobile Sensing App Market in 2017

May 23, 2013—Wearable sensors, smart mobile devices, MEMS sensors and a robust developer community have moved sports and fitness mobile sensing from early adopter to mass market... More

18 Million Health WSN Systems Will Ship in 2017

March 13, 2013—Smart mobile devices connected to wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have created new market opportunities for health and wellness... More

Health & Wellness Wireless Sensor Networks to be Worth $16 Billion in 2017

March 13, 2013—Cloud connected wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are changing the way consumers and healthcare organizations think about health and wellness... More

Technology Trends That Are Driving Internet of Things Markets

Jan. 30, 2013—Within the next five years, billions of Internet connected wireless smart objects will be in use... More

GreenPeak Announces the GP690 ZigBee PRO solution and the Open Smart Home Framework

January 7, 2013 – CES, Las Vegas – GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low power RF-communication semiconductor company, today announces the GP690, adding ZigBee PRO to its product portfolio and offering full support for its Open Smart Home Framework, integrating all three ZigBee networking variants Green Power, RF4CE and PRO into a single overall architecture. More (outside link)

Developers Identify New Opportunities for Internet of Things Markets

Dec. 5, 2012—Wireless sensor network (WSN) developers are finding an expanding ecosystem with Internet of Things markets... More

WSN Chipset Shipments Will Surpass 1 Billion by 2017

Nov. 14, 2012—Advanced Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies are driving Internet of Things markets... More

Smart Home WSN Chipset Market to Increase 1400 Percent in 5 Years

Oct. 16, 2012—Opportunities for Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) continue to expand and Smart Home offerings have become the focal point... More

ZigBee Alliance Celebrates 10 Years: Delivering The Internet of Things And Energy Management And Efficiency

Oct. 4, 2012—The ZigBee® Alliance celebrates its first decade of successes this month, most notably in enabling the growing machine-to-machine (M2M) an Internet of Things (IoT) trends and providing utilities and energy service providers with new consumer energy management and efficiency capabilities. More

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Trends & Developments

InTech Magazine featured article, October 2012—Despite a challenging economy, the industrial Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) market has doubled over the past two years. More

39 Percent of Industrial Wireless Sensors to Enabled New Applications in 2016

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012—Driven by standards based solutions, adoption of wireless sensor networking (WSN) is accelerating in the industrial sector... More

Oil & Gas Booming with the Help of Wireless Sensor Networks

San Diego, Calif., July 11, 2012—Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) has emerged as a key technology for accelerating oil and gas exploration and advancing the latest extraction techniques... More

WirelessHART Adoption Tripled Since 2010

San Diego, Calif., June 27, 2012—The migration to standards based wireless sensor networking (WSN) is one of the biggest technology developments for industrial automation... More

24 Million Industrial Wireless Sensing Points in 2016, Says ON World

San Diego, Calif., June 21, 2012—An erratic global economy did not prevent the industrial Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) market from doubling over the past two years...  More

Home Energy Management Revenues to Surpass $4 Billion in 2016

San Diego, Calif., March 26, 2012—The strategy of moving home energy intelligence into the cloud is disrupting the Smart Home market and expanding opportunities for the Home Area Network...  More

Cloud Home Energy Service Revenues to Increase 30 Times in Five Years

San Diego, Calif., March 12, 2012—The strategy of moving home energy intelligence into the cloud is disrupting the Smart Home market and expanding opportunities for the Home Area Network...  More

500 Million IP Smart Object Nework Devices by 2016

San Diego, Calif., Nov. 16, 2011—Smart objects that communicate using Internet Protocol (IP) will be the fastest growing segment for sensor networking over the next decade, increasing 450% faster than non-IP based sensor network technologies during this period...  More

38 Million Smart Homes by 2015, says ON World

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011—Chances are your home will soon become smarter... More

$6 Billion Smart Home Cloud Services in 2015

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011—Smart Home sensor network chipset shipments will approach 100 million worldwide in 2015, enabling nearly $6 billion in cloud services for energy and home service providers... More

ZigBee/802.15.4 Module Revenues to Approach $1.7 Billion in 2015

San Diego, Calif., July 19, 2011—ZigBee/802.15.4 chipsets nearly doubled last year and the market is set to increase by up to 800% in five years...   More

1 Billion Smart Energy Network Modules to Ship over the Next Decade

San Diego, Calif., May 11, 2011—Fueled by aggressive carbon emission targets and rising energy costs, the Smart Energy Network (SEN) ecosystem will increase by 570% over the next decade...   More

Supported by Manufacturers with Revenues Surpassing $1 Trillion, ZigBee Crosses the Chasm

San Diego, Calif., June 2, 2010— Adopted by over 350 global manufacturers with combined annual revenues exceeding $1 trillion dollars, ZigBee is the winning protocol for wireless sensing and control... More

Fifty-Nine Percent of Industrial Companies are Planning Wireless Sensing Solutions

San Diego, Calif., March 17, 2010—   The standards battle between WirelessHART and ISA100.11a is driving innovation that will ultimately benefit industrial companies...More

Wireless Sensor Networking Energizes the Utility Market

San Diego, Calif., Nov. 7, 2009-- Driven by new regulation, a global energy crisis, advanced metering with embedded wireless sensor networks has grown from a few thousand units in 2004 to 1.5 million smart meters this year... More

More Spectrum Sought for Body Sensor Networks

IEEE Computing Society, Oct. 2009 -- Healthcare costs are rising in many countries, and they've become a topic of considerable discussion in the US, as Congress mulls policies to lower costs. Meanwhile, vendors are moving forward on networking technology as a way to lower costs by improving patient monitoring in hospitals and at home. More (outside link)

$6 Billion Wireless Sensor Network Smart Home Market in 2012

San Diego, Calif., July 8, 2009 -- Multi-billion dollar smart grid and home health initiatives are driving the Smart Home market despite a challenging economy, according to ON World. The energy crisis and out-of-control healthcare spending have governments and the private sector scrambling to develop smart technologies such as Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) that pay for themselves in months, not years. In 2012, ON World predicts that global WSN products and services for the Smart Home will be worth $6 billion. More

Wireless Sensor Network R&D Investment to Top $1 Billion 2012

San Diego, Calif., January 28, 2009 --Aligned with government’s top priorities,
Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) is attracting hundreds of millions of R&D funding in several recession-proof markets... 
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New Software Tool Reduces the Cost of Evaluating Wireless Sensor Network Technologies

San Diego, Calif., November 12, 2008 -- In order to reduce the cost of comparing wireless sensor network (WSN) platforms, ON World has developed a software tool that uses virtual simulations in order to provide quantifiable market data on competitors, partners, suppliers, and potential investments. More

Perpetual Power Solutions to Save $1 Billion in Labor Costs

San Diego, Calif., October 29, 2008 -- With more than one hundred million Wireless Sensor Network nodes to be deployed over the next five years, the quest for improved power sources is intensifying... More

Sensing Opportunities with Industrial Wireless

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 18, 2008-- San Diego, CA, September 18, 2008 -- Global competition, rising energy costs, and the ongoing need for production improvements is driving adoption for industrial Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN)... More

Wireless Sensor Solutions Demystify Precision Agriculture

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 17, 2008-- Facing a water shortage crisis and the demands of a global economy, farmers are turning to wireless sensing solutions to save labor costs, increase yields, improve quality, and conserve water, according to a recent report by ON World. The emergence of standards based short range radios, advanced network protocols, and the availability of low cost backhaul technologies, have made wireless sensor systems an affordable competitive advantage for farmers/growers. More

Group Pushes Internet Protocol for sensor nets

EE Times, San Jose, Calif. Sept. 16, 2008

Proponents of Internet Protocol for sensors networks have formed the IP for Smart Objects Alliance. IPSO has kicked off work on one of its first major objectives, setting an interoperability standard for running IPv6 on nets based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard. More

Next-Generation Power Solutions for Wireless Sensor Networks

M2M Magazine, August 14, 2008

As shown by the latest solutions for lower power consumption (including eliminating batteries altogether) discussed by Mareca Hatler, director of research, ON World Inc., www.onworld.com, San Diego, Calif., and the introduction of imagers in sensor networking as described by a team of researchers at the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing (CENS),Los Angeles, Calif., those in the sensor networking community are saying to the rest of the M2M industry: We may be young, but we are certainly mighty. More

Wireless Sensor Solutions to Save $25 billion in Annual Healthcare Costs by 2012

San Diego, Calif., August 6, 2008-- Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) solutions are gearing up to save the healthcare industry $25 billion in 2012 by reducing hospitalizations and extending independent living for seniors... More

Wireless Sensor Networking Brings Energy Solutions to the Oil & Gas Sector

San Diego, Calif., June 2, 2008 –-An accelerating energy crisis in the oil and gas industry is driving development and investment in Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies...More

Exponential Growth for 802.15.4 and ZigBee in 2007

San Diego, Calif., March 19, 2008 -- Adoption for 802.15.4 and ZigBee chipsets is accelerating in several industries... More

Industrial Companies Get Smart with Wireless Sensor Networks

San Diego, Calif., September 18, 2007 – One in three industrial companies use wireless sensors today and nearly half are planning wireless solutions over the next 18 months, according to a recent survey by ON World with 115 industrial end users. More

Cities Get Smart with Wireless Sensor Networking

San Diego, Calif., July 9, 2007 -- Municipalities worldwide are adopting Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology to make their cities safer, healthier, greener, and more productive... More

Sensor-network Startup has Customers, Unveils Product

Sacramento Business Journal - 12/06/2006 -- Folsom startup SynapSense is working with technology and manufacturing companies on customer trials of its first product, which helps to create wireless sensor networks that can monitor and control temperature, humidity and a host of other conditions critical to running a high-tech production line, the company said Wednesday. More

Emerson Uses Dust Networks™ WSN Products in New Smart Wireless Solutions for Mainstream Manufacturing

Emerson's wireless solutions using Dust Networks' self-organizing TSMP technology are field proven to excel in in-plant applications

Austin, Texas and Hayward, California – October 17, 2006 – Emerson Process Management and Dust Networks, the leading provider of highly reliable, low-power wireless sensor networking (WSN) systems, today announced use of Dust Networks' Time Synchronized Mesh Protocol (TSMP) as the communications technology used in Emerson's new in-plant Smart Wireless field networks and solutions. Following three years of evaluating and field testing various technologies, Emerson's proven Smart Wireless solutions with Dust Networks’ TSMP technology are now being ordered for mainstream manufacturing use. More

Sensicast Announces SensiNet Energy Management SolutionWireless Sensor Network system lowers energy costs, increases efficiency

Washington, DC and Needham, MA—September 14, 2006-- Today at the World Energy EngineeringCongress (WEEC – www.energycongress.com , Booth 455), Sensicast Systems(www.sensicast.com), worldwide provider of wireless sensor networks for industrial automationand monitoring enhancement, unveiled and showcased its patented SensiNet ® Energy Managementsolution: a comprehensive wireless package to report energy consumption and underlying plantsystem efficiency through monitoring of key system operating data. More

Wireless Sensor Startup Debuts

Sacramento Bee, May 24, 2006

A former Intel Corp. executive and a UC Davis computer science professor take the wraps off a startup company today that has landed $1.5 million in funding to explore the relatively new field of wireless sensor technology. More

The Oil & Gas Industry Turns to Wireless Sensing Networks

San Diego, Calif., Oct.18, 2005/PRNewswire/ -- The oil and gas industry will spend $200 million on wireless sensing networks (WSN) over the next three years, according to ON World. As the only feasible solution for many sensing applications especially those in remote and hazardous locations, WSN will be ubiquitous in the petroleum industry within five years. More

Wireless Sensor Networks Market Expected to Skyrocket

ControlDesign, Oct. 13, 2005

TOTAL WIRELESS sensor network (WSN) endpoints in industrial use worldwide will likely shoot up to 41 million in the next five years from 246,000 deployed in 2005, according to recent research by ON World. More

Firms Wake up to Sensor Networks

CNET, Sept. 8, 2005

Brief: Networks that can detect tiny environmental changes are growing in popularity in the business space. Wireless computer networks that can detect changes in light, temperature, moisture, motion and other environmental conditions are in big demand this year, according to the results of a survey by San Diego, California-based wireless research firm On World.... More

Now and Then: Oil and Gas Industry


M2M Magazine, December 2005

Buried beneath the hard, frozen ground of the North; deep under the waters of unpredictable oceans: wherever it is, chances are oil and natural gas deposits aren’t in easy-to-get-to, convenient locations. While the modernized world is dependent on these resources, companies will implement powerful machinery to access them as well as state-of-the-art technology to monitor these machines. More

One Million Wireless Sensor Network Nodes to be Deployed in 2005

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 7, 2005/PRNewswire/ -- Demand for wireless sensor networking is growing and deployments are accelerating, according to a recently published report by ON World, the leader in emerging wireless research. More

Coming Soon to...

Sensors Magazine, Wireless Sensors Q3 2005

Managers and engineers in a wide variety of industrial sectors increasingly need remote sensors monitoring of equipment, processes, groundwater, tanks, and pipelines. Extensive deployments are epected in manufacturing and refining, power generation and public water management as well as in other industries such as shipbuilding and construction... More (subscription required)

Recently Released Market Dynamics Study on
Industrial Wireless Sensor Networking

San Diego, Calif., June 30/ PR Newswire -- Demand for wireless sensor networking in the industrial sector is increasing, largely due to anticipation for the increased reliability and scalability of mesh networking, according to research firm ON World. With thousands of nodes per network to be commonplace within five years, ON World forecasts that 168 million nodes could be deployed in 2010 for a $5.9 billion end user market. More

This Changes Everything - Sensors Magazine's Wireless For Industry Supplement

Sensors Magazine, June 2004 -- Market observers quantify the rapid escalation of wireless sensing and explain its effects. The Next Big Thing. The Pervasive Internet. Ubiquitous Computig. M2M. All these labels describe-- in whole or in part-- wireleless sensor networks... (Read the whole supplement on Wireless Sensors in Sensors Magazine-- packed with information and several quotes by ON World, sponsored by WINA) More

Millennial Net Hopes To Hook Up 21st Century Sensor Networks

Small Times, March 29, 2004 – While sensors have countless uses within devices, Millennial Net Inc. of Cambridge, Mass., is looking at the bigger picture as it gets hundreds of sensors to self-organize into wireless networks. Together, they serve as commercial and environmental nervous systems. More

Sensors Working Overtime

CFO Magazine, August 2005

Is that warehouse about to collapse? Is that turbine about to throw a blade? Is that oil well going to explode? All good question, particularly if you happen to be standing nearby. But for managers at asset-intensive businesses, keeping tabs on heavy machinery and vital infrastrucure goes beyond the desire to minimize head wounds... (deletion)... "Wireless sensors are already showing up on all sorts of assets, from pipelines to purifiers. "The potential applications of wireless sensor networks are nearly unlimited," says Mareca Hatler, director of research at ON World, a wireless technology research firm... More

Wireless Sensor Networking: $7 Billion Market by 2010

San Diego, CA, March 9, 2004-- More than half a billion nodes will ship for wireless sensor applications in 2010 for an end user market worth at least $7 billion, according to a recently released report by emerging wireless research firm, ON World Inc. More

ZigBee Products to Emerge in 2005

San Diego, Calif., April 18, 2005/PRNewswire/ -- ZigBee certified products will be shipping in several high volume markets by year end, according to recent research by ON World. More

Wireless Sensor Networks Spread to New Territory

New York Times, July 26, 2004 -- For years it was mostly the stuff of science fiction. But now communications technology has advanced to the point where sensors, machines and computers are beginning to talk to each other wirelessly in ways that could dwarf traffic between familiar devices like cellphones. More

Wireless Networking Cuts Utility Costs by 25 Percent

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 26, 2003-- Wireless networking will drive adoption of advanced automated meter reading that reduces water, gas and electricity costs by up to 25 percent, according to a research study by ON World. With utility costs rising by as much as 10 percent per year, conservation is becoming increasingly important. More


ZigBee Set to Revolutionize the World of Tiny Ubiquitous Computing Devices

San Diego, Calif., July 17, 2003 - A new technology is emerging to revolutionize the short range low power wireless market without most people even knowing about it, reports ON World, a market research firm focused on emerging wireless technologies. More


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Mobile Sensing/Health & Fitness


250 Million Wearable Health & Fitness Sensing Devices by 2017

Oct. 31, 2013— Demand for health and fitness solutions has made 2013 the year of wearable technologies...  More

Health & Fitness Drives 40 Percent of Consumers to Consider Smart Watches

June 26, 2013—Wearable wireless sensors for health and fitness will be one of largest and fastest growing Internet of Things markets...  More

95 Million Bluetooth Chipset Shipments for Health & Fitness in 2017

June 12, 2013—Adoption of mobile sensing health and fitness products will increase by 500 percent over the next five years...  More

515 Million Mobile Sensing Health & Fitness Sensor Shipments in 2017

May 30, 2013—Mobile sensing technologies are revolutionizing healthcare by providing low-cost patient-centered solutions with real-time patient to doctor monitoring...   More


$975 Million Sports & Fitness Mobile Sensing App Market in 2017

May 23, 2013—Wearable sensors, smart mobile devices, MEMS sensors and a robust developer community have moved sports and fitness mobile sensing from early adopter to mass market... More

18 Million Health WSN Systems Will Ship in 2017

March 13, 2013—Smart mobile devices connected to wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have created new market opportunities for health and wellness... More

Health & Wellness Wireless Sensor Networks to be Worth $16 Billion in 2017

March 13, 2013—Cloud connected wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are changing the way consumers and healthcare organizations think about health and wellness... More

Technology Trends That Are Driving Internet of Things Markets

Jan. 30, 2013—Within the next five years, billions of Internet connected wireless smart objects will be in use... More

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Smart Grid/Energy




40 Percent of Consumers Are Willing to Allow Their Utility to Remotely Control Home Energy Devices

Feb. 20, 2014— A recently completed survey with over 1000 U.S. consumers by ON World found that one in four are willing to allow utilities to remotely control home area network (HAN) devices to save energy costs...  More

Home Energy Management Revenues to Surpass $4 Billion in 2016

San Diego, Calif., March 26, 2012—The strategy of moving home energy intelligence into the cloud is disrupting the Smart Home market and expanding opportunities for the Home Area Network...  More


Two Thirds of Surveyed Smartphone Users Are Interested in Home Energy Management

San Diego, Calif., March 19, 2012—Affordable solutions from multiple distribution channels are bringing home energy management solutions to the mass market...
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Cloud Home Energy Service Revenues to Increase 30 Times in Five Years

San Diego, Calif., March 12, 2012—The strategy of moving home energy intelligence into the cloud is disrupting the Smart Home market and expanding opportunities for the Home Area Network... More

38 Million Smart Homes by 2015

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 25, 2011—Chances are your home will soon become smarter... More

$6 Billion Smart Home Cloud Services in 2015

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011—Smart Home sensor network chipset shipments will approach 100 million worldwide in 2015, enabling nearly $6 billion in cloud services for energy and home service providers, according to ON World. More

Discord over ZigBee Smart Energy Profile could delay market for home-area network products

San Diego, Calif., June 14, 2011—The smart meter market has been a boon for ZigBee chips, and could lead to an even greater market in energy-related home-area network equipment. But how soon that happens may depend on how recent wrinkles in the development of the ZigBee SEP (Smart Energy Profile) 2.0 standard work out. More (outside link)

Smart Energy Markets to Approach $100 Billion by 2020

San Diego, Calif., June 2, 2011—Smarter energy solutions has become a priority worldwide and combined annual revenues for Smart Energy markets will reach $97 billion within the next decade, according to ON World.   More


1 Billion Smart Energy Network Modules to Ship over the Next Decade

San Diego, Calif., May 11, 2011—Fueled by aggressive carbon emission targets and rising energy costs, the Smart Energy Network (SEN) ecosystem will increase by 570% over the next decade...   More


70% of Surveyed Utilities are Planning Home Energy Management

San Diego, Calif., April 27, 2011—As utilities gear up to rollout tens of millions of smart meters over the next decade, residential energy management ranks high on the list of priorities... More

150 Million HAN-enabled Smart Meters by 2020

San Diego, Calif., April 6, 2011— The smart meter market increased 250% over the past two years is set to triple over the next decade, according to ON World. Relentless energy demand and intensifying challenges associated with building new power plants make customer participation a top priority for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) projects. More

Multi-Billion Dollar Home Area Network (HAN) Ecosystem within 5 Years

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 20, 2010— Smart Grid initiatives have energized the "Internet of Things" and soon Wireless Sensor Network technology will be deployed in millions of neighborhoods and homes worldwide... More

The Smart Energy Home Market to Reach $3 Billion in 2014

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 20, 2010— The smart energy home is emerging as a highly investable ecosystem with hundreds of developers and billions of dollars of funding ... More

Final Word: Speeding to a Smarter Grid

M2M Magazine, June 2010-- Smart grid development, cloud computing, and IP based sensor networking promise accelerated growth for M2M.  The smart grid vision is to transform the world’s energy production, distribution, and consumption much like the Internet transformed communications. More (Subscription required)

Smart Grid Projects in 90 Percent of U.S. States

San Diego, Calif., Nov. 4, 2009—   Although $3.4 billion in US federal funds have captured the world’s attention, a multi-industry coalition is creating the smart grid... More

NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Release 1.0 (Draft)

Sept. 2009 - ON World is quoted by NIST on page 21: "Globally, 100 million new smart meters are predicted to be installed over the next five years."... More

20 Million "Energy Smart" Homes by 2013

San Diego, Calif., June 24, 2009 —Smart grid standards and wireless sensor network technologies promise a revolution for consumers and energy providers, according to a recent report by ON World.  While smart metering has received the most attention, demand for “Home Area Network” (HAN) energy management solutions has attracted hundreds of startups as well as large corporations such as Cisco, GE, and Google. More

Half of New Smart Meters to Have HAN Gateway


Metering.com, June 18, 2009 - Driven by energy legislation, open standards, and billions in smart grid funds, 100 million new smart meters are planned to be installed worldwide within the next five years – and almost half of these will have a Home Area Network (HAN) gateway for in-home energy management programs and services. More (outside link)

100 Million New Smart Meters within the Next Five Years

San Diego, Calif., June 17, 2009 -- Energy directives and billions of dollars in smart grid funding are driving hundreds of smart metering initiatives around the world. Over the next five years, $21 billion will be spent on smart metering infrastructure... More


The Smart Energy Home

ZigBee Guide, Spring 2009 featured article

Massive rollouts of smart metering systems are underway worldwide, driven by government legislation and billions of dollars in funding for smart grid technologies. More (outside link)

Universal Standard for the "Smart Energy" Home

Metering.com, March 2009

Massive rollouts of smart metering systems worldwide are underway, driven by government legislation and billions of dollars in funding for “smart grid” technologies. Energy delivery companies in the U.S., Canada, EU, and Australia are planning to install tens of millions of smart meters over the next five to seven years. More
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Smart Homes, Green Buildings

 

$3.4 Billion Invested in Wireless Smart Object Startups

March 27, 2014-- Wireless smart object technologies have accelerated growth for Internet of Things (IoT) markets...  More

50 Million Wireless Smart Homes and Buildings by 2018

Feb. 27, 2014-- By 2018, there will be 50 million smart homes and buildings enabled by wireless sensor network (WSN) technology...  More

100 Million Internet Connected Wireless Lights by 2020

Nov. 20, 2013— Wireless LED light bulbs will be one of the fastest growing Internet of Things markets over the next decade...  More

Retail Wireless Smart Lighting Increased by 150% Over the Past Year

Nov. 14, 2013— Rapid consumer adoption of wireless smart lighting systems is the start of a multi-year exponential growth story...  More

Wireless Lighting Controls to Save Buildings $4 Billion in Energy Costs by 2020

Oct. 24, 2013— Within the next few years, smart buildings with wireless lighting solutions will save billions of dollars of energy, labor and component costs ...  More

100 Million Smart Building Wireless Sensor Network Devices by 2019

Sept. 30, 2013— Continuous advances with wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies will enable sentient buildings within the next decade ...  More

Wireless Sensor Networks in Small and Medium Sized Buildings to Increase 10X by 2017

Sept. 25, 2013— Wireless sensor networks (WSN) will be responsible for the majority of the growth in intelligent building systems ...  More

$6 Billion Smart Home Cloud Services in 2015

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 12, 2011—Smart Home sensor network chipset shipments will approach 100 million worldwide in 2015, enabling nearly $6 billion in cloud services for energy and home service providers, according to ON World. More

1 Billion Smart Energy Network Modules to Ship over the Next Decade

San Diego, Calif., May 11, 2011—Fueled by aggressive carbon emission targets and rising energy costs, the Smart Energy Network (SEN) ecosystem will increase by 570% over the next decade, according to a recently published report by ON World.   More

The Smart Energy Home Market to Reach $3 Billion in 2014

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 20, 2010— The smart energy home is emerging as a highly investable ecosystem with hundreds of developers and billions of dollars of funding, according to a recently published report by ON World. More

20 Million "Energy Smart" Homes by 2013

San Diego, Calif., June 24, 2009 —Smart grid standards and wireless sensor network technologies promise a revolution for consumers and energy providers, according to a recent report by ON World.  While smart metering has received the most attention, demand for “Home Area Network” (HAN) energy management solutions has attracted hundreds of startups as well as large corporations such as Cisco, GE, and Google. More

Green Buildings are Gaining Momentum with Wireless Sensor Networking

San Diego, Calif., Oct. 14, 2009-- Energy directives, rising operating costs and a growing green movement are driving adoption of Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) for building automation, according to a recently published report by ON World.  Today, tens of thousands of ZigBee devices are being installed in the CityCenter development, wireless sub-metering systems are being deployed by grocery chains across Europe, and Zero Carbon initiatives such as Masdar City in Abu Dhabi are using WSN to make buildings greener and “smarter.” 
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The Smart Energy Home

ZigBee Guide, Spring 2009 featured article

Massive rollouts of smart metering systems are underway worldwide, driven by government legislation and billions of dollars in funding for smart grid technologies. More (page 8)

Going Green with Wireless Sensor Networks

Metering Magazine, International Edition, Issue 1, Feb. 2008

Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN) provides several smart metering solutions for providing greener energy sources and cost savings.  Over the next decade, WSN technology has the potential to save residences and commercial buildings billions of dollars as well as contributing to reduced carbon emissions.  For utilities, WSN is becoming the preferred technology for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and demand response. More (sub required)

14 Million "Smart" Wireless Sensor Network Households by 2012

San Diego, Calif., Feb. 6, 2008 -- Driven by emerging standards, increasing energy costs, and advances with Wireless Sensor Networking (WSN), the "smart home" is becoming a reality for the mass market... More

Green Technology Revolution, Part 1: Gaining Momentum

Tech News World, 12/12/2007

There's a lot to "green" in the global IT industry. A growing number of leading IT companies active in business lines spanning the entire industry value chain -- from chip fabrication and equipment manufacturing to retailing consumer electronics -- are now putting themselves at the forefront of the green tech wave. More

Going Green

Sensors Magazine, July 2007

Considering some of the conversations I had at Sensors Expo last week, I read this recent release from ON World with a great deal of interest. It seems that wireless sensor networks (WSNs to those in the know) are increasingly being tapped for energy saving endeavors... More

Wireless Sensor Networking is Making Buildings Green

San Diego, Calif., June 19, 2007 --  Wireless sensor network (WSN) technology’s clean and inexpensive system deployments will result in more buildings using less energy, needing less maintenance, and producing lower carbon emissions...

Rising end user awareness and demand, a strengthening value system, and hardening standards is increasing WSN adoption in Green buildings worldwide.  Twenty-five percent of commercial building energy reduction will be attributed to WSN in 2013, worth $7.4 billion in global energy savings.

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Wireless Broadband,
Mesh WiFi, Hotspots, WIMAX

Muni Wireless Broadband: Driving Innovative Services and
New Market Opportunities to be Worth $Billions in 2011

San Diego, Calif., February 12, 2007 –  Municipal wireless broadband is creating new services opportunities for a total potential North American market of $10 billion in 2011, according to ON World.  More

One Hundred Million Mobile VOIP Users in 2011

FORBES, May 23, 2006

As more consumers carry their iPods with them everywhere, they are hoping Apple will add WiFi and VOIP for the killer converged mobile entertainment device... More

Wi-Fi/VoIP iPod could attract 100m users -- The new 'killer converged entertainment device'


Yahoo!Finance, May 23, 2006

San Diego, Calif., May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As more consumers carry their iPods with them everywhere, they are hoping Apple will add WiFi and VOIP for the killer converged mobile entertainment device... More

vnunet.com, May 23, 2006

Apple could create a "killer converged entertainment device" by adding Wi-Fi functionality to its iPod digital media players that could attract 100 million users by 2011.

One Hundred Million Mobile VOIP Users in 2011

San Diego, Calif., May 23, 2006 – As more consumers carry their iPods with them everywhere, they are hoping Apple will add WiFi and VOIP for the killer converged mobile entertainment device...

Mobile VOIP: Telco Trojan Horse or Savior?

San Diego, Calif., Feb. 8, 2005/PRNewswire/ -- Voice over Internet protocol for mobile devices (mobile VOIP) is dramatically altering the telecommunications industry...


Featured article: MIT Technology Review

One Person, One Phone

As Wi-Fi networks link with cellular networks, telephonic unity nears

... The percentage of mobile phones that are Wi-Fi enabled will grow from near 0 percent last year to 85 percent by 2008, predicts ON World, a San Diego, CA based wireless market research firm. (subscription required)

Come Together

As Telecom companies race to integrate wireless capability, mobile calling could get even better

Entrepreneur.com, July 2004-- Two of the year's fastest growing technologies are on a collision course: wireless LANs and VoIP. It's no secret how popular WLANs have become at work, and of course, Wi-Fi hotspots are popping up everywhere from Starbucks to McDonald's. After downloading e-mail and Web browsing, one of teh most promising uses of WLANs is digital voice calls (VoWLAN)... Integrating these device systems presents various security, powe-usage and interoperability challenges, points out Mareca Hatler, director of research fro San-Diego based ON World. But a strong tailwind is propelling them all toward a single point on the horizon. It's not a matter of "if"-- it's a matter of "when."
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Asia Pacific Hotspots: To Generate more than $6 Billion in 2009

San Diego, Calif., April 14, 2004-- Asia Pacific hotspots will generate more than $6 billion in both subscriber and venue oriented revenues... More

European Hotspots: Generating $2.45 Billion by 2009

San Diego, Calif., April 8, 2004-- There will be 174,000 hotspots in Europe by 2009 and these will generate at least $2.45 billion in both subscriber and venue oriented revenues...

SpectraLink Calls On Wi-Fi Phones To Fuel Growth In Coming Years

Investor's Business Daily, February 2, 2004-- All things being equal, many consumers opt for cordless phones over fixed phones in their homes. If you can pay equal price for both, why not gain the convenience of taking the phone with you to do the dishes or take out the trash? More (subscription required)

North American Hotspot Deployments Accelerating

San Diego, Calif., January 23, 2004-- North American hotspot deployments have exploded in recent months and are predicted to grow from 10,000 in 2003 to nearly 200,000 by 2009...

VoWLAN: The Killer Convergence App

San Diego, Calif., Sept. 30, 2003-- -- While the rest of the wireless world argues about "Wi-Fi versus 3G" for data applications, Voice over WLAN continues its steady growth and is set for rapid expansion as Wi-fi enabled cell phones hit the market in 2004...

The Future of WLAN: Overcoming the Top Ten Challenges in wireless networking--will it allow wide-area mesh networks to become ubiquitous? by Michael W. Ritter, Ph.D.

ACM Queue Magaine, June 2003

Since James Clerk Maxwell first mathematically described electromagnetic waves almost a century and a half ago, the world has seen steady progress toward using them in better and more varied ways. Voice has been the killer application for wireless for the past century. As performance in all areas of engineering has improved, wireless voice has migrated from a mass broadcast medium to a peer-to-peer medium. The ability to talk to anyone on the planet from anywhere on the planet has fundamentally altered the way society works and the speed with which it changes.

The changes triggered by wireless technology have only just begun. Full article

The Expanding Wirelessly Connected Home

San Diego, Calif., May 31, 2003 -- ON World reports that opportunities are expanding for developers along with consumer's growing wireless home networks. As consumer electronics and PC/data networking converge, the opportunities are widening for developers...

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UltraWideband/Bluetooth

"Ultra-Wideband Communications: Fundamentals and Applications." Author: Faranalk Nekoogar. Prentice Hall PTR. August 31, 2005.

ON World's forecast are featured in this book. Summary and table of contents

Ultra Wideband: Bluetooth's Biggest Challenge

San Diego, Calif., December 2, 2003 - ON World, a market research firm focused on emerging wireless technologies, reports that although Bluetooth chipsets shipments have finally reached mass volume levels, ultra wideband will ultimately steal Bluetooth's thunder.

ChipScale Review

Bluetooth Packaging Test Challenges Pose Questions about Cost, Tools and Processing by Terrence E. Thompson, Senior Editor and Mareca Hatler, ON World

April, 2003-- "Testing any RF packaged chip, including Bluetooth, can present unconventional challenges, because Bluetooth's gigahertz bandwidth RF and digital signals are not always testable at the wafer level." Full article

Ultra Wideband: Commercialization Commences

San Diego, Calif., April 22, 2003 -- Ultra wideband is gaining attention as a solution for high speed wireless multimedia networking, driven by the rapid growth of wireless home networking...

Bluetooth Packaging Test Challenges

San Diego, Calif., April 14, 2003-- While Bluetooth is finally gaining traction in the market, packaging and testing remain significant hurdles...

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