According to In-Stat, Wi-Fi RFID tag shipments will grow at over 100% annually through 2010. Businesses are helping fuel the growth. Wi-Fi RFID enables businesses to leverage their existing Wi-Fi investments for asset tracking. In the past, the short battery life of asset tags has been an area of concern. However, multi-year battery life will be a reality in the future.
In-Stat found the following in their research:
- AeroScout shipments accounted for the majority of all Wi-Fi RFID tags in 2006.
- 2006 worldwide Wi-Fi RFID tag shipments reached 135,000.
- Key verticals for growth will be healthcare, heavy manufacturing, transportation, and logistics.
The research, Where’s It At?—The Worldwide Market For Wi-Fi RFID (#IN0703887WS), covers the global market for Wi-Fi RFID. It contains forecasts for worldwide Wi-Fi RFID tag shipments and revenue, worldwide PCs embedded with Wi-Fi, and worldwide enterprise wireless access point shipments through 2011. It also includes profiles of major vendors, and analysis of RFID standards and technologies. Market share information is provided. The price is $2,495 (US).
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