RFID Network Equipment Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2010

Report # SH29821384 | 570 Pages | 147 Tables and Figures | 2005

RFID Network Equipment Market Assessment

RFID Network MArket Shares
RFID Network Equipment Market Forecasts
LAN Switching Ethernet and Quality of Service
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Network Definition
Fixed Wireless Applications
Middleware Uses
Target Markets
Customer Base
Business Center Technology
Wireless Enhances Productivity
Wireless Networking
Wired vs Wireless RFID Networks
Fixed Wireless Applications
Metro Groups
Passive, Semi-Passive, and Active Tags

RFID Network Equipment
Market Opportunities, Strategies, and Forecasts, 2005 to 2010

A centralized controller for managing dense deployments of large numbers of RFID readers, and the WLAN switch controller products are similar. These are already being used to centrally manage large numbers of lightweight WLAN access points at a site. The parallels between the two environments are striking.

Cisco Systems is the market share leader in RFID network equipment with 64% share in 2004. The company is extending participation in routing to managing the information coming off the RFID routers.

Intelligent routers are evolving a system to capture messages off the network. Huawei with 18% 2004 market share participates in the RFID network segments.

Symbol Technologies with 5% market share in 2004 is the number three participant in RFID markets. Symbol is the leader in EPC standard RFID that is the high growth segment of the market.

RFID network equipment markets at $40.7 million in 2004 are anticipated to grow in response to the need for managing and routing the information that comes fro RFID readers. The information needs to be tracked locally.

Tracking cases and asset management are dependent on information networks being in place. These applications are anticipated to drive market growth for radio frequency identification technology at an average of 67 percent to more than $3.1 billion in 2011.

Companies Profiled
Cisco Systems
Huawei Technologies
Aruba Wireless Networks
Hewlett-PAckard (HP)
Manhattan Associates
Mark IV Industries
OAT Systems
Reva Systems
RF Code
Roper Industries/TransCore
Royal Philips Electronics
SafeTzone Technologies
SAMSys Technologies
Savi Technology
Shuffle Master
Symbol Technologies
Texas Instruments
Tibco Software
TransCore Toll Collection Systems
Tyco/ADT Security
Unova/Intermec Technologies
Zebra Technologies

Report Methodology

This is the two-hundred thirty eighth report in a series of market research reports that provide forecasts in communications, telecommunications, the internet, computer, software, and telephone equipment. The project leaders take direct responsibility for writing and preparing each report. They have significant experience preparing industry studies. Forecasts are based on primary research and proprietary data bases. Forecasts reflect analysis of the market trends in the segment and related segments. Unit and dollar shipments are analyzed through consideration of dollar volume of each market participation in the segment. Market share analysis includes conversations with key customers of products, industry segment leaders, marketing directors, distributors, leading market participants, and companies seeking to develop measurable market share. Over 200 in-depth interviews are conducted for each report with a broad range of key participants and opinion leaders in the market segment.

About the Company

WinterGreen Research, founded in 1985, provides strategic market assessments in telecommunications, communications equipment, health care, and advanced computer technology. Industry reports focus on opportunities that will expand existing markets or develop major new markets. The reports assess new product and service positioning strategies, new and evolving technologies, and technological impact on products, services, and markets. Market shares are provided. Leading market participants are profiled, and their marketing strategies, acquisitions, and strategic alliances are discussed. The principals of WinterGreen Research have been involved in analysis and forecasting of international business opportunities in telecommunications and advanced computer tech nology markets for over 30 years.

About the Principal Authors

Ellen T. Curtiss, Technical Director, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, conducts strategic and market assessments in technology-based industries. Previously she was a member of the staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc., for 23 years, most recently as Vice President of Arthur D. Little Decision Resources, specializing in strategic planning and market development services. She is a graduate of Boston University and the Program for Management Development at Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. She is the author of recent studies on worldwide telecommunications markets and the Top Ten Telecommunications market analysis and forecasts.

Susan Eustis, President, co-founder of WinterGreen Research, has done research in communications and computer markets and applications. She holds several patents in microcomputing and parallel processing. She is the author of recent studies of the Regional Bell Operating Companies' marketing strategies, Internet equipment, a study of Internet Equipment, Worldwide Telecommunications Equipment, Top Ten Telecommunications, Digital Loop Carrier, Web Hosting, and Application Integration markets. Ms. Eustis is a graduate of Barnard College.

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