A new report from West Technology Research Solutions (WTRS) forecasts explosive growth in the adoption and deployment of wireless solutions in manufacturing.
"Research indicates that companies can recognize up to 30% to 90% reduction in operating costs by simply wirelessly enabling a process," says WTRS president George West, who reports that he's seen ROI achieved in as little as 90 days. The WTRS report identifies other conclusions relevant to American manufacturing, including:
- The industrial sector is likely to undergo workflow churn as wireless applications increase the safety, reliability and efficiency of industrial facilities.
- Module and development kit pricing is dropping while functionality is increasing.
- Frequency agility requirements are driving evolution toward industrial standards.