The Real Time Locating Systems Market is Expected to be Worth Billions by 2013.
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c58058) has announced the addition of Real Time Locating Generally speaking, locating is the determination of the locality of an object. Description of locality is the location. Any current location of any existing object is real. Its current or momentary location is a real time location. Systems 2007-2017 to their offering.
Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS RTLS Real-Time Location System
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RTLS Run Time Library Services ) are electronic systems that are intended to locate small electronic devices on people or things at any time. None are perfect in this respect but to qualify for the term, they must give real time identity and location most of the time, or when interrogated. There are many situations calling for RTLS, particularly now that it has become affordable and the mobile devices that are sensed have, in many cases, become small and convenient. Let us look at some examples.
Hospital staff have traditionally had difficulty summoning assistance when faced with an emergency medical situation or, increasingly, physical assault. Alarm pendants have alerted backup but not given position. Timely location of a child lost in a theme park and possibly in danger has been impractical. Supply chains are traditionally tracked by RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) A data collection technology that uses electronic tags for storing data. The tag, also known as an "electronic label," "transponder" or "code plate," is made up of an RFID chip attached to an antenna. , barcodes and so on with a similar lack of precision. At best, one knows that the package or conveyance passed a choke point In military strategy, a choke point (or chokepoint) is a geographical feature (such as a valley or defile) which forces an army to go into a narrower formation (greatly decreasing combat power) in order to pass through it. at some stage and heroic assumptions are then made as to where it now resides. Vehicles are also tracked with imprecision. Postal services need to "switch the light on" and take a holistic automated approach. The antidote to these and other shortcomings A shortcoming is a character flaw.
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RTLS has consisted of very short range infra-red systems and complex, multiple antenna, multiple beam long range RFID, making it an esoteric niche market A niche market also known as a target market is a focused, targetable portion (subset) of a market sector.
By definition, then, a business that focuses on a niche market is addressing a need for a product or service that is not being addressed by mainstream providers. with only 900 such systems having been sold to date. However, with the new portability and affordability of RTLS in various forms, its use is now increasing sharply to become a $2.71 billion business in 2016. New principles are being brought to bear, such as parasitic and therefore economical WiFi locators and zonal RFID (arrays of interrogators in, say ceilings of buildings, so the "tag" is never out of range).
Some of the largest companies in the world are now active in RTLS, which will become 40% of the active RFID market in only ten years. These companies include Mitsubishi, Cisco, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) , Microsoft and Motorola. They know that this is not like the highest volume uses of passive RFID tags where disposable labels are usually involved and the label cost can be 50% of total cost. RTLS is more of a systems business as shown in our forecast of the share of spend in 2016 given below.
The number of companies supplying all or part of the RTLS value chain is growing rapidly as shown below, lending credibility to the forecasts. This report covers the progress and priorities of active RFID suppliers
Uniquely, this new report brings the subject to life with no less than 41 case studies of RTLS in action today and 20 supplier studies.
There is a thorough consideration of the extension of the technological repertoire that will underpin the rapid adoption of RTLS in future. An example is the promising, but little used principle of measuring the angle and attenuation Loss of signal power in a transmission.
The reduction in level of a transmitted quantity as a function of a parameter, usually distance. It is applied mainly to acoustic or electromagnetic waves and is expressed as the ratio of power densities. of a single returning beam, known as Received Signal Strength Indication In telecommunications, Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) is a measurement of the power present in a received radio signal.
RSSI is generic radio receiver technology metric, which usually is invisible to the user of device containing the receiver, but is RSSI RSSI Received Signal Strength Indicator
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RSSI Received Signal Strength Intensity
RSSI Required Supplemental Stewardship Information . That could even make RTLS a consumer product. Find your lost child, track where your cat goes at night...
Our analysts also consider radio fingerprinting Radio fingerprinting is a process that identifies a cellular phone or any other radio transmitter by the unique "fingerprint" that characterizes its signal transmission. An electronic fingerprint makes it possible to identify a wireless device by its unique radio transmission , mesh networks and linking GPS, GSM and other positioning in a tiny active RFID device to enable it to be located in real time, not used for navigation. Standards, privacy issues and impediments to rollout of RTLS are also considered.
Today, most RTLS operates in the license free frequency range 300-433.92 MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. but there is a strong trend to dominance of 2.45 GHz in future, particularly because of Time of Flight, active RFID is efficient at that frequency and because the new RTLS based on WiFi, Bluetooth and ZigBee uses that frequency. Long range passive Surface Acoustic Wave A surface acoustic wave (SAW) is an acoustic wave traveling along the surface of a material having some elasticity, with an amplitude that typically decays exponentially with the depth of the substrate. (SAW) tags will also provide RTLS at 2.45 GHz. UHF (Ultra High Frequency) The range of electromagnetic frequencies from 300 MHz to 3 GHz. In the U.S., analog television has used UHF channels 52 to 69 in the 700 MHz band. around 900 MHz will also be used and dual frequencies will increasingly be popular. The signpost system by which long-range tags are woken up by short-range signposts will become more common.
The main applications of RTLS will be in manufacturing, military, healthcare, postal/ courier, research and development and military sectors but with increased interest from most other sectors including retail and agricultural.
This unique report covers the technology and market for what will be a multi-billion dollar market by 2013. It includes active RFID devices based on WiFi, etc, and over 60 case studies
Executive Summary and Conclusions
2. RTLS Technologies
3. Choice of RFID Frequency for RTLS
4. Indoor Positioning Systems
5. Long Range and Outdoor RTLS
6. Combined and Parasitic RTLS Technologies
7. Privacy Issues
8. Market Size and Forecasts
-Appendix 1: Contact Details
-Appendix 2: Publications
-Appendix 3: Glossary
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