Wireless sensor networks (WSN) were originally designed to aid in military operations but their applications have been extended to traffic, health, food and beverage, supply chain, materials handling, and several industrial and consumer areas since. The development of newer wireless protocols and cloud connectivity have enabled the deployment of wireless sensor networks in these diverse applications.
End users have been employing WSN for real-time data collection, monitoring, and analysis in factory automation and for less critical functions such as monitoring production quality and flow. Wireless sensor networks continue to remain unutilized for control functions with security and reliability being key user concerns. The currently limited bandwidth, the lack of convergence, the need for investment in terms of money and time, and proprietary wireless network standards are some of the other challenges faced by those involved in the WSN market.
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