Considerable research was done using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed; evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was also conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.
The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.
This report will be useful for technical and marketing staff that is involved in the development and utilization of wireless technologies in the WSN or cellular environments. It can also help vendors to identify competition.
This report addresses the evolving DASH7 (ISO 18000-7) technology and its two major applications - Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and Mobile Phones with Near Field Communications (NFC). The industry and users are expressing interest to DASH7 as a reliable means of communication to sustain extremely low power consumption of a transceiver (less than ZigBee transceiver in many cases) together with extended transmission ranges (up to several kilometers) and simplified networking.
The military applications of DASH7 were prevailing till recently; commercialization of this technology had started only a few years ago.
So far, the industry has defined several DASH7 applications. The major of them are:
The report details these two applications technologies, standardization, markets and the industry. It emphasizes DASH7 benefits for such applications and shows how this technology can enrich communications.