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San Diego, CA, March 9 /PRNewswire/ - 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.
Although wireless sensors have been around for decades, the technology has stayed in an infancy stage until recently due to expensive, primitive radios and bulky, complicated sensors. Today, the wireless sensor market is poised to take off now that advanced radio frequency integrated circuits are available for less than $3 in high volumes and smart sensor integrated circuits are becoming widespread.
Standards to unleash innovation
"Today, the lack of standards is the biggest limitation," says Mareca Hatler, ON World's Research Director. There are over one hundred proprietary sensor protocols today and manufacturers have created their own expensive products that will not work with products from other manufacturers.
Many killer apps
ON World's report, "Wireless Sensor Networks: Mass Market Opportunities," may be purchased from ON World's website at: http://www.onworld.com/html/wirelesssensorsrprts.htm
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