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The Internet of Things (IoT) concept is evolving briskly and influencing new developments and technologies in various application domains, such as the Autonomous Internet of Things (A-IoT), Internet of Mobile Things (IoMT), Autonomous System of Things (ASoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Internet of Autonomous Things (IoAT), Internet of Things Clouds (IoT-C) and the Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) etc. that are progressing/advancing by using IoT technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) influence signifies new development and deployment challenges in different areas such as context based cognitive network integration, seamless platform integration, new mobile sensor/actuator network paradigms, things identification, Cloud Robotics and dynamic things discoverability and many others. 

The IoRT represents new convergence challenges and their need to be addressed, in one side the programmability and the communication of multiple heterogeneous mobile/autonomous/robotic things for cooperating, their coordination, configuration, exchange of information, security, safety and protection. Developments in IoT heterogeneous parallel processing/ communication and dynamic systems based on parallelism and concurrency require new ideas for integrating the intelligent “devices”, collaborative robots (COBOTS), into IoT applications. Dynamic maintainability, self-healing, self-repair of resources, changing resource state, (re-) configuration and context based IoT systems for service implementation and integration with IoT network service composition are of paramount importance when new “cognitive devices” are becoming active participants in IoT applications. 

The major factors for the growth of Internet of robotics (IoRT) market are ultrahigh speed data Network connectivity and seamless web connectivity. Increase in the consumption pattern of automation and mechanization in manufacturing process, smart devices, e-commerce, digitalization, ageing population, increase in accessibility of broadband infrastructure and civil urbanization are also backing to the growth of global Internet of robotics things (IoRT) market. Nevertheless, unawareness of Internet of robotics technology (IoRT), expensive research and development activities and various complexity in new product development(NPD) are the factors that are restricting the growth of global Internet of robotics(IoRT) market. Emergent requirements for adoption of industrial robots by small and medium enterprises and access and control over Internet of robotics technology devices across industries is expected to create lucrative opportunity for dealers operating in Internet of robotic things(IoRT) market. This would allow for further increase in easy integration, user’s experience, and support services such as technological advancement, assistance and management of network and services in industrial processes.

         

The segmentations of the Global Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) Market is based on the basic classification of the Internet of robotic things(IoRT) Genre as Component, software, platform, services, application and geography. 

Primarily on basis of component, the global Internet of robotic things(IoRT) market is fragmented as sensors, actuators, power systems, control systems and others including electric and electronic components. Where in the segment of global Internet of robotic things (IoRT) market by platform includes network platform, application platform, and device management platform. From software genre, the global Internet of robotic things (IoRT) market is segmented into data software, analytics software, monitoring software, and security software. In terms of the provided services, the global Internet of robotic things (IoRT) market is Classified into professional services and managed services. Furthermore, the application segment of global Internet of robotic things (IoRT) market is bifurcated into logistics and travel, defense and, healthcare and life science, manufacturing and automotive, gaming, media and entertainment, retail and consumer goods, global digital marketing, government sector, software and technology and business, financial services and insurance (BFSI). 

The North America region is anticipated to show prominent growth in the years to come, owing to the growing need for elderly assistance and increasing adoption of smart robotics application for interconnection of applications. Europe and Asia Pacific are estimated to show modest growth in Internet of robotic things (IoRT) market due to increasing demand for connected robotics in e-commerce sector.

The major players in the global Internet of robotic things (IoRT) market include Samsung Electronics Co.Ltd (South Korea), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Honda Motors Co.Ltd (Japan), Kuka AG (Germany) , irobot Corporation (U.S.), Fanuc Corporation (Japan), Amazon.Com Inc. (U.S.), Google Inc (U.S.), Cisco Systems Inc. (U.S.), Intel Corporation (U.S.), Yaskawa Electric Corporation (Japan), Aethon Inc.(U.S.),Blufin Robotics Corporation (U.S.), Omron Adept Technologies Inc. (U.S.),Geckosytems International Corporation (U.S.), ECA Group (France), Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany), Northrop Grumman Corporation (U.S.),and money more.

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The global home automation market was estimated as USD 36.12 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow significantly with a CAGR of over 11% over the forecast period owing to the rising adoption across residential applications. Factors such as significant IoT market growth, cost reduction in home automation systems, and convenience of remote operation are projected to drive the home automation system market.

Home automation or domotics is structuring automation which involves the control of lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, security systems, audio/video systems, and kitchen appliances such as washer, ovens or refrigerators. The system offers operations of household appliances more convenient and energy efficient. It delivers automatic controlling of all electronic & electrical devices in homes or distant through wireless communication.

Increasing adoption of devices or systems in applications such as lighting, HVAC & energy management, security, entertainment, and smart kitchen is projected to grow the market share. Also, increasing preferences of consumers for connectivity, convenience, safety, and security are further anticipated to propel the industry growth over the forecast period. The increasing technological advancement for internet accessibility and rising penetration of IoT applications in the direction of digital controls for better machine to machine communication has further encouraged the smart home application, thereby driving the market growth.

Home automation offers advanced digital technology & high end solutions for automated products. The technology delivers better efficiency & performance in household activities to centralized control the system. For instance, Tata Power DDL (Delhi Distribution Ltd). and Honeywell, in India, pronounced their Automated Demand Response (ADR) project for commercial & industrial facilities. With Honeywell collaboration, Tata Power DDL has planned to connect with more than 160 buildings in distribution network including power management during peak consumption phase.

In 2015, Swann security launched SwannOne app which allows users to control their lights, AC’s, security cameras, and locks. The app is compatible with cloud storage solutions and audio analytics. Furthermore, Mouser Electronics has collaborated with TE Connectivity, AirCorp, TE Connectivity, and Factory Automation System for a new Home and Factory Automation Series which would focus on innovative automation technologies.

Few other drivers positively impacting the home automation market growth includes increasing demand of mobile apps, rapid mobile connectivity, and global presence companies expanding the product portfolios. Furthermore, rising consumer awareness for energy efficient products, urbanization, and changing lifestyle with enhanced convenience, safety and security are also encouraging the market growth. However, high installation cost may acts as a barrier for industry growth over the forecast period.

Global home automation market has been segmented on the basis of component, technology, and application. On the basis of component, the market is segmented as hardware, software & services. Based on technology, the segment has been bifurcated as wired and wireless.

Hardware segment is anticipated to dominate the component market

Rapid advancement in home automation system with technology application to add value to the provision of urban services requires authorization for sustainable development of new technologies. This may include the integration of software, hardware, and service that would improve the operational & competitive environment for home automation system. The service segment is projected to witness a substantial growth owing to growing adoption of home automation technology.

Based on application, the market has been sub-divided into lighting, security, smart kitchen, entertainment, HVAC, and energy management. The entertainment segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. The smart kitchen segment is estimated to witness substantial growth owing to the high demand for smart appliances.

North America holds largest share in overall market

North America region is projected to contribute significantly over the forecast period owing to entrenched manufacturers along with large consumer base. The North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe regions are estimated to remain the crucial revenue generating regions over the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific region is undergoing a healthy growth owing to macroeconomic stimulus. Innovative technologies such as voice controlled smart home devices, and increasing geriatric population base are the major factors driving the regional home automation market. Europe market is anticipated to witness a promising growth owing to cumulative investments in infrastructure for rising standard of living. Additionally, growing demand for HVAC & energy management has spurring the regional growth.

Prominent players of the market are Electronic Control Corporation, ABB Ltd., Crestron Electronics Inc., Ingersoll-Rand PLC, Siemens AG, Honeywell International Inc., Legrand SA, Johnson Controls, Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., and. Schneider Electric. Key players are adopting strategic initiatives which include R&D activities, new product developments, and continuous upgradation of product lines for profitability through better customer relationships.


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Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) refers to control system architecture which involves network data infrastructure, graphical interface with computers for advanced process controlling management. The system facilitates monitoring and controlling of an equipment or any plant in various industries, restoring of power after outage, reducing the manpower by controlling the electric power system and distributing the excess electricity to overloading regions evenly. SCADA systems are installed to regulate power generation, transmission and distribution in the production process of electricity.

Increasing SCADA applications across electrical power industry has significantly enhanced the demand for electrical SCADA, henceforth boosting the market growth. The system involves in the monitoring, controlling & automation of process in the electrical industry. The system also displays information, processes alarms, offers real-time monitoring and controlling capability with Remote Terminal Units (RTU). Furthermore, the system enables the direct interaction with electronic devices such as motors, sensors, pumps, and valves, via Human-Machine Interface (HMI) software for monitoring, controlling and recording the events in a log file during the process.

Growing initiatives from government towards the adoption of industrial automation process is also projected to enhance the industry growth over the forecast period. Additionally, increasing investments in electrical networks for automation will benefit the demand of SCADA in electrical sector. Rising awareness for renewable energy, and growing adoption of renewable energy sources along with increasing power generation capacities has influenced the market positively. The development of smart cities in emerging countries has augmented the demand for the system in the regions.

Moreover, exponential growth in big data analytics, growing implementation of cloud-based SCADA system and infrastructural growth of transportation with high penetration of mobile systems will drive the electrical SCADA industry. However, high initial investment costs and increasing cyber threats may hinder the industry growth.

Electrical SCADA industry has been segmented by architecture, component, application, and region. Architecture segment is further categorized into hardware, software, and services. The hardware segment is expected to hold the major share of the market followed by software and services segments owing to rising investments in automated devices of power infrastructure. Based on component, the industry is segmented into Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Master Terminal Unit (MTU), communication systems, Human Machine Interface (HMI), Remote Terminal Unit (RTU), and others (Historian, Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs), supervisory system and system software). On the basis of application, electrical SCADA is implemented into generation, distribution, and transmission. Transmission is projected to maintain the dominance in the industry owing to growing expenditure in transmission networks from various countries including India, China, and U.S.

Geographically, North America region is anticipated to have largest share and owing to rising implementation of the technology in power operators & service providers. Furthermore, the resilient presence of leading software and system suppliers, particularly in the U.S. and Canada will further boost the industry demand. However, electrical SCADA in Asia-Pacific is projected to grow substantially owing to the rising investments in electrical networks leading to an improved demand for electrical SCADA.

Major key players are ABB, Benchmarking, Advanced Control Systems, Emerson, Mitsubishi Electric, Honeywell, Larsen and Toubro, Bentek Systems, Open System International, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation.


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Testing, Inspection, and Certification or TIC is responsible for the regulatory standards issued for quality, technical & environmental safety, along with expected performance of the clients product. Primary role of TIC services include verification, testing, inspection, and certification in order to increase productivity. These services are projected to provide an assurance to the client that the product has been recognized under national & international rules and regulations, and also have attained the industrial standards related to safety and quality.

Various emerging countries are majorly adopting the TIC services for exporting products and maintaining global industrial standards along with taking care of environmental safety pertaining to discharge, storage, emission, and disposal of certain chemical wastes. Increased TIC services outsourcing has been emerged as key opportunity for the growth of TIC companies over the forecast period. Furthermore, increased procedures complexity, standards and regulations proliferation, a sustained suppliers consolidation, controlled technologies and insurance are few other factors positively influencing the TIC industry..

For Instance, General Safety Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 31A in 2014 has mandated implementation advanced safety features in all the automobiles sold in European countries. These safety features includes tire pressure monitoring systems, driver seatbelt reminders, and ISOFIX child seat anchorages. Also, new trucks & buses must be equipped with advanced emergency braking systems as well as lane departure warning systems.

Rising consumption of products in emerging countries, and harmonization of international standards are also expected to spur the TIC growth over the forecast period, Furthermore, imposition of rigorous rules & regulations by government, and surge in piracy activities and global counterfeiting will also benefit the growth.. Additionally, rising interest from end user & clients aimed at safety and social responsibility will boost the demand of TIC services globally. Although, lack of global certified standards and skilled workforce, and distinguished regulation and standards across geographies may hinder the TIC industry.

TIC market has been segmented on the basis of sourcing type, service type, end-user, and applications. On the basis of sourcing type, the market is segmented as in-house and outsourcing. The service segment is segregated into testing service, certification service, and inspection service. Among these, the testing segment has acquired the major share of revenue generation and is probably projected to maintain the dominance over the forecast period.

Market end user segment includes automotive, aerospace, textiles, food & beverages, petroleum, oil & gas, and others. Other segment includes agricultural, forestry, infrastructure & construction, chemical, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy & utilities, government, education, and cosmetics. Increasing rules & regulations to ensure the improved quality productivity of food products has driven the TIC services adoption in food & beverages sector. Based on application, the market is segmented as industrial and commercial.

Europe TIC market is anticipated to contribute majorly to the global TIC market owing to continual introduction of new regulations such as energy efficiency in construction. TIC services in the Europe market continue to improve due to large focus on outsourcing. Increase in demand for modernization of oil & gas, power infrastructures and wastewater utilization are expected to fuel the demand in the region. Besides, gradual shift of eating inclinations towards health consciousness are spurring the market for food certification in Europe. North America regional market is majorly influenced by enormous presence of electronics, aviation, software, & defense industry, and increased global trade.

Key players in the market include SGS group, Bureau Veritas SA, Dekra Certification GmbH, Intertek Group Plc, ALS Limited, ASTM international, BSI Group, SAI Global Limited, Mistras Group, and UL LLC. However, SGS Group and Bureau Veritas hold the largest market of TIC services. Several regional players have adopted the merger & acquisition strategy to acquire other niche players to compete in the global market. For instance, in 2017, Eurofins Scientific acquires Alphora Research, GATC Biotech, and Ahma ymparisto Oy to strengthen the footprint in the rapidly-growing biopharmaceutical testing market, DNA sequencing and establish a strong presence in southern Finland.

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The global collaborative robots (Cobots or Co-robots) market was valued at USD 145.3 Million in 2016 and is expected to witness enormous growth over the forecast period. The force-limited joint is the unique feature of cobots which has been designed to identify forces due to impact and respond quickly.

The market is expected to witness significant growth owing to the substantial traction because of reduced total cost of ownership and benefits associated with co-bots from small and medium size enterprises. The significant growth of cobots is spurred by three key markets which include electronic manufacturers’ service companies and electronics manufacturers, manufacturers seeking optimized agile production methodologies and SME’s.

The robots offers advanced industrial automation solutions to end-user industries and are considered as the one-stop solution for safe working environment. The low price of co-robots with high return on investment is projected to spur the industry growth over the forecast period. The Cobots are designed with advanced software and sensors which has further reduced the injuries of the employees.

The collaborative robots market is segmented based on payload capacity, industry, application and region. The payload capacity segment include upto 5kg, upto 10kg, and above 10kg, whereas the application segment is segregated into assembly, pick & place, handling, packaging, quality testing, machine tending, gluing & welding and others. The industry using the technology includes automotive, food & beverage, furniture & equipment, plastic & polymers, metal & machinery, electronics, and pharmaceutical.

Cobots with payload capacity of above 10kg is anticipated to grow significantly during forecast period

The cobots above 10kg payload capacity are estimated to grow significantly owing to their capability of handling immense tasks with high precision and reliability. Assemble and pick & place application are expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to their high flexibility for performing application-specific tasks with easy programming and changing end grippers. The assembly application growth is attributed to the growing demand in major industries which include electronics, automotive, and furniture & equipment.

Global Collaborative Robots Market Revenue, By Payload Capacity, 2014– 2025 (USD Billion)

The automotive industry is estimated to dominate the application segment in 2016 owing to the huge application in assisting employees in the production line and assembly line for enhancing the operational efficiency and productivity of the process. The growth is attributed by the increased efficiency in deployment of cobots for enhanced productivity.

Although, various industries are deploying the cobots at a significant rate, however rapidly changing robotics industry, lack of skilled force and compliance with stringent regulations are few factors are projected to hinder the growth over the forecast period.

Europe is accounted for major share in 2016

Europe cobots market is expected to hold the major share of over 40% followed by North America and Asia Pacific. The industry growth is driven by strong government funding for factory automation solutions and collectively or independently developed robot-human collaboration for increasing efficiency and reliability which is further driving the market over the forecast period.

Few key players include Cisco, Akros Silicon, Inc., Flexcomm Technology, Microsemi Corporation and Maxim Integrated. Other players include ON Semiconductor, Shenzhen Quanma Industry Co. Ltd., Silicon Laboratories, STMicroelectronics, VISIX.


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Automotive robotics market is exceptionally dynamic market relying majorly on auto manufacturers. The ability of automotive robotics to assist in lifting huge payload during automobile manufacturing is one of the predominant factors which is expected to foster the demand over the forecast period. The market is gradually growing owing to cost effectiveness, increased productivity, and staff safety with high efficiency and increasing profitability of the manufacturers.

Development of cloud based platform will boost the market to grow over the forecast period. Some of the market players offers open platform for enabled advance analytics, CNCs, peripheral devices and sensors used in the systems. Software uploaded in computing hardware supports data access from machine tool device, PLC, and enables to apply analytics in real time for instant actions. This advancement will surely spur the global automotive robots market.

Continuous R&D in technology and shift towards sustainable manufacturing processes from traditional processes is projected to witness steady growth. Furthermore, reduced operational costs by decline in raw material wastage, lesser errors and improved operational flexibility is also anticipated to boost the industry growth. Additionally, increase in safety in work environment, reduction in fatal accidents and improved employee safety issues will also positively affect the robotics industry growth.

Furthermore, attenuation of time consumed in advertising the product is another key driver for the growth. Other factors include the rising adoption of robotics in industries, government initiatives on tax exemption, and increasing adoption of small sized controllers by OEMs are further expected to fuel the industry growth over the forecast period. Although, lack of skilled labor and high installation costs may hinder the industry growth over the forecast period.

The market has been categorized based on the types of robots and application. The type of robots include SCARA, Cylindrical, Articulated, and Cartesian. Based on the application, the automotive robots can be segregated into material handling robots, paint robots, assembly line robots, and industrial welding robots.

Material handling robots are estimated to contribute majorly in the industry owing to ability to handle delicate materials such as ceramics and glass and the ability to work in harsh environment with flexibility in operations. These robots perform various functions such as packing, loading & unloading, selection, palletizing, machine disengaging or feeding.

Furthermore, the flexibility of articulated robots to work in every direction in assembly line will enhance the market growth. Ability of these robots to handle high payloads such as chassis and other heavy parts are expected to fuel the market growth over the forecast period.

SCARA robots are majorly installed for loading, unloading of heavy machineries, vertical assembly operation, and assembly and transferring the components. Other robots which include Cylindrical, Polar and Cartesian are employed in large movement range with small payload including pick & place applications, and painting the machine parts.

Increasing R&D projects in APAC countries such as China, Japan owing to accelerated manufacturing opportunities is expected to fuel the market growth. Furthermore, growing demand for sophisticated motion control technology is also projected to spur the demand. North America region is anticipated to grow at a steady rate owing to OEMs are heavily investing for modernization, robotization, and automation.

The automotive robotics industry is highly competitive market/ industry. The key industry competitors include ABB Robotics, Denso Corporation, Fanuc Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., KUKA, and Yaskawa Electric Corporation. Other prominent players in the market include Omron Adept Technologies Inc., Kawasaki Robotics, Epson Robotics, Denso Robotics, Apex Automation and Robotics, Nachi Robotic Systems Inc. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and TM Robotics Ltd.

R&D, merger & acquisition and strategic partnership are few strategies followed for broadening the product portfolio. Fanuc Corporation and Cisco have announced the strategic partnership for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to help them in monitoring the robots on the factory.

The local vendors of automotive robotics are struggling to remain in the competition by modernizing new technologies, nevertheless the established international players lead global market in terms of product durability, technological innovations, reliability, and quality.

 


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Increasing interconnectivity inclinations is expected to enhance the demand for IoT microcontroller market. Microcontroller or MCU is system on chip (SoC) that includes programmable output, memory, input peripherals and a core processor. MCU is majorly employed across various automated Internet of Things products and devices such as remote controls, automobile engine controls, power tools, office machines and medical devices.

The internet of things refers to the network of various physical objects using sensors, embedded actuators, and other devices which can transmit or collect the information about the objects. The data collected from these devices are analyzed for enhancing the services, products and operations.

IoT microcontroller is witnessing huge adoption across the several applications including smart appliances, industrial automation, home automation, smart grids and smart cities. Increasing number of connected devices globally, has led the significant development of high performance IoT MCU for various applications. Furthermore, emerging trend of miniaturization of electronic devices is also expected to spur the market growth.

The IoT implementation is further expected to drive the higher growth in the application-specific microcontroller units (MCUs). The application-specific MCUs allow the industrial devices and home appliances to connect to the internet which is further projected to enhance the industry.

Increasing commercialization and frequent innovations for products ranging from advanced medical monitoring systems to the sensors in automobiles is expected to exhibit higher gains over the forecast period. Furthermore, growing demand for the automation in downstream industries, deployment of smart meter across the commercial and residential sectors for observing the consumption of energy is also anticipated to impact the market in a positive manner.

The IoT Microcontroller is segregated based on the products, applications and region. The microcontrollers used in the industry are 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit and the application of the market are consumer electronics and home appliances, automotive, industrial automation, and medical. The regions included are North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America.

The penetration of the 32-bit microcontroller is higher in comparison to 16-bit and 8-bit microcontroller owing to their higher performance capability, ease of use, static power consumption and higher processing power than other microcontrollers. The segment is expected to hold the major share, since the 32-bit microcontroller can send real-time sensor data over an IP-based network.

High cost involvement in R&D and huge competition in the industry are projected to hinder the growth of market. Also, a huge number of startups are expected to enter to the field, since the IoT is a booming industry, thus further increasing the competition among the industry players.

Asia Pacific region is anticipated to capture a major share in the market and is also expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Smart home and consumer electronics sectors are expected to be the key factors driving the industry. Furthermore, increasing adoption of new technologies by end-user industries, in the countries such as China and India are also projected to witness growth in the upcoming period.

Key players in the industry include Atmel Corporation, Fujitsu, Microchip Technology, Samsung, NXP Semiconductors, and Texas Instruments. Other players include ARM, Broadcom Corporation, Infineon Technologies, Silicon Labs and STMicroelectronics. The market is highly competitive in nature with numerous brands trying to increase their share in the market and is highly technology driven pushed by rising number of connected devices. Mergers and acquisitions are the most prominent trend followed by the companies for gaining the competitive edge in the market.


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Food Automation market is expected to grow steadily over the forecast period owing to increasing inclination of the consumers for ready to eat and processed foods. Stringent international food safety regulations and technological advancements in automation is also projected to influence the food automation industry over the forecast period.

Food distributors and producers operates with high quality standard and within narrow timelines and hence, for increasing their profit while providing a better quality product to consumers, food automation assists in meeting all the requirements. The food automation is the application of the control systems for operating various equipment and machineries without any manual assistance.

The market is segregated based on the product, mode of operation and application. Based on the automation type, the industry is segmented into motors & generators, motor controls, discrete controller systems & visualization, rotary & linear products and others. Based on the function, the market is further segmented into packaging & re-packaging, sorting & grading, palletizing, picking & placing, processing and other functions. Furthermore, bakery, dairy, confectionary, beverage, fruits & vegetables, meat, poultry & seafood and others are few applications of the food automation market.

Motor & generators are projected to experience steady growth in industrialized countries and occupy a major share in food automation market in Europe region. Efficient and smooth functioning of systems using the generators and motors are promoted in the industry. The continuous development in the process of production of beverages and new product launches in the industry is anticipated to boost the market growth over the forecast period.

The increasing implementation or adoption of automation in food industry is owing to the growing requirements for productivity, quality and profitability. The technology in food industry has led to enhanced food quality, saves labor charges and enhances the process efficiency. The automation technology can be adopted by small or large scale players, and can be customized with additional components and machinery depending on the growth of the businesses.

However, high initial investment with the installation of the technology is anticipated to restrain the market. Moreover, lack of training and skilled workforce has also significantly restricted the growth of the industry. Although, rising demand for the processed packaged food and increasing demand for automated systems is further expected to enhance the industry growth.

Europe region is expected to hold the major share owing to the increasing demand for processed food & beverage in Italy, France and Germany is also projected to impact the market in the positive manner. Furthermore, Latin America and Asia Pacific are anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to the changing consumer preferences & taste with the acceptance towards western foods and growing economies of the region.

Major players in the market include Rockwell Automation, Inc., ABB Ltd., Schneider Electric SE, Siemens AG, and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. Other players include GEA Group, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Fortive Corporation Emerson Electric Company, Rexnord Corporation, and Nord Drivesystems.

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The Global Industrial Controls And Factory Automation Market was estimated as USD 109.0 Billion in 2014 and is expected to witness a steady growth over the forecast period. Increasing demand of automation for streamlining the processes through real time gathering and control in Oil & gas, Chemical, Automotive and Water treatment industries is expected to drive the market growth.

The key factors favoring the market includes extensive use of technology in manufacturing process, need for supply chain and mass production to cater the growing population. Furthermore, growing government initiatives for adoption of industrial automation in various industries is anticipated to fuel the industry growth.

Automation in the industries monitors production, ensures fast production, product quality, reducing waste, also helps in minimizing the costs, standardize the manufacturing process providing the flexible and reliable solutions in manufacturing plants. The emerging application which includes electronic power distribution systems, heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC), and human machine interface (HMI) is projected to further spur the market growth over the forecast period.

Continuous advancements in the industrial internet of things and need for the connected supply chain and smart manufacturing processes is also expected to impact the market demand and growth in a positive manner.

Based on the product, the automation market is segmented into Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Distributed Control System (DCS), Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), Drives, Relays and Sensors. The end users include Process industries and Discrete industries.

The MES is projected to hold the major share in the market by 2025 since it associates all the tasks of production management in a comprehensive software system. The process industry is also expected to acquire the major share owing to the rising cost pressure on manufacturers for optimizing the production process.

Although, initial high capital investments for installation and lack of expertise for handling the control and factory automation is anticipate to impede the industry growth. However, introduction of cost-effective models for adopting industrial control and intuitive and user friendly model of automation system is anticipated to create growth opportunities.

North America and Europe regions acquire the major share of the market. Increasing focus towards the renewable energy in the European countries is expected to build the demand for the automation solutions over the forecast period. The demand for the smart factories in manufacturing-based countries such as Germany and China has created a persistent demand to automate their existing manufacturing facilities. APAC region is also expected to emerge as a promising market owing to the increased industrialization in various countries such as Japan, China and India, and rising awareness for automation control with supportive government policies.

Key players in the industry include ABB Ltd, Emerson Electric, General Electric Co., Honeywell International, Schneider Electric, Ametek Inc., and Siemens Ag. Other players include Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Bosch Automation, Mitsubishi Corporation, National Instrument Corporation, Omron Corporation and Rockwell Automation.

The developers and vendors of ERP solutions are increasingly offering cloud-based solutions as automation solution for reduce the implementation cost and on-demand customization for meeting the specific requirements of various businesses.

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18

The Building automation and control system market was estimated as USD 30.8 Billion in 2014 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.04% over the forecast period. The automation and control system is referred as the structured interlink network control system. The control system is used to control and monitor the MEP system such as security, power monitoring, CCTV, elevators and escalators, fire alarm system, water monitoring and plumbing and are installed in commercial, residential, public buildings and institutional buildings. The control system uses both software and hardware for monitoring and controlling the premise’s environment.

Growing need for faster response with precision has led to the increasing adoption of automation and control system in the market. The control system aids in saving the operating cost with existing energy resource and reduces the emission of carbon dioxide in the environment. The increasing need for reliability, maintenance and support, customization, and the need for the energy efficiency has fuel the market growth over the forecast period.

Energy Efficiency is one the major factor which has fuel the market and implementation of energy efficient building. Energy Efficiency helps in reducing the environmental footprints and controls rising energy cost, hence increasing the value of a building. Increasing adoption of the wireless connectivity which further aids in remote monitoring, control, and enhanced security in building has also driven the industry growth.

Increasing implementation of IoT in commercial buildings such as retail stores, corporate offices and production factories has further reduced the energy consumption and enhanced the energy efficiency. The enterprises in the industry are switching from pneumatic devices to digital direct control (DDC) owing to their compatibility with the new devices.

Furthermore, the market is segmented by products which include security and access control, lighting system, BMS, HVAC control, Fire and life safety, and others. The end users of building automation and control system market are segregated into residential, commercial and institutional and public buildings.

Growing trend for the energy efficient buildings has led the premises to implement automated lighting control system such as timers, sensors, and photo sensors, thereby saving the excess usage of energy. Various lighting sources are implemented in a building for achieving the energy efficiency factor which includes LEDs, incandescent lamps which requires less maintenance with better lighting coverage. Furthermore, the enhanced security systems such as CCTV, HDR system integrated with software for illegal intrusion, smoke and fire alarms are also installed for enhanced security within the premises.

Increasing demand for operational efficacy, energy efficiency and ease of maintenance in the commercial area is expected to impact the sector in a positive manner. The presence of various regional, local and international automation solutions vendors have created a high competition environment in the commercial sector. The industry vendors offers customized automation solutions at competitive price for specific applications to meet the diversified needs of the customers which include increasing the operation efficiency and reducing the energy costs, thereby generating various opportunities for growth.

Increasing large scale adoption in healthcare and industrial market in several countries of North America such as U.S., Mexico, and Columbia is expected to enhance the industry growth over the forecast period. Growing investments in infrastructure and high awareness for energy efficiency is projected to boost the market in Europe. Furthermore, APAC region is also anticipated to witness growth over the forecast period owing to increasing investments from foreign investors in Oil and Gas sector, infrastructure, and industrial parks.

The major players in the market include Johnson Controls, Honeywell, Automated Logic and Schneider Electric. The competitive business environment within the players has led to the product innovation and extension within the industry. The players are investing heavily in R&D activities enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the customers.


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Computerized Guided Vehicles are utilized to reliably and typically transport heaps of material to spots that may somehow or another be adjusted by fork lift trucks, transports, or manual truck transport. They are regularly utilized where high volumes of redundant developments of material are required, yet where almost no human basic leadership expertise is required to play out the development. They are particularly valuable in serving forms where change is contact, and hindrances -, for example, transports - are undesirable. An AGV can likewise be known as a laser guided vehicle (LGV). AGCs are accessible in an assortment of models and can be utilized to move items on a mechanical production system, transport merchandise all through a plant or distribution center, and convey loads.

Growing need for workplace safety and high costs of labor are the major driving factor for automated guided vehicle market. Increased efficiency of the end-user industries, the rise in the interest in mechanization and replacement of the conventional batteries with Lithium-Ion based batteries also fuels the market growth for automated guided vehicle. However, huge capital investments and large switching costs are major restraining factors for the growth of automated guided vehicle market.

The automated guided vehicle (AGV) market can be segmented on the type, navigation technology, battery type, industry, application, and region. By type, the global automated guided vehicle market can be segmented into unit load carrier, assembly line vehicle, tow vehicle, pallet truck and others. Optical tape guidance, magnetic guidance, laser guidance, inductive guidance and others are the various navigation technologies of automated guided vehicle market. Based on battery type the market is segmented as lithium-ion, lead, nickel-based, and others. By Industry, the market is segmented as aerospace, automotive, logistics, manufacturing, food & beverages, retail, healthcare, and others. The various applications of automated guided vehicle market include packaging, storage, transportation, distribution, and others.

On the basis of region, the global automated guided vehicle market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific. Europe was the highest revenue contributor for automated guided vehicle market, whereas Asia-Pacific is projected to register the highest growth rate during the forecast period. This growth is attributed owing to the fact that manufacturers are expanding their production facilities in the region.

Key players involved in the global automated guided vehicle market are focusing on key market strategies including mergers and acquisitions with local as well as established players. Moreover, companies are also focusing on collaborating with local players to increase their reach across all geographies and earn huge profits. Partnership with multinational companies to strengthen their market reach and goodwill is also anticipated to be a major market strategy in the global automated guided vehicle market. Some of the major players involved in the manufacture and supply of automated guided vehicle type include Kollmorgen, E&K Automation GmbH, Daifuku Co., Ltd., JBT Corporation, KION Group, KUKA AG, Toyota Industrial Corporation, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., Seegrid Corporation, and SSI Schaefer AG, Egemin International NV, and Dematic GmbH & Co. Ltd. among others.


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The IoT in energy terminology is referred to as the execution of the IoT-based technology solutions as well as associated services into the different applications of oil & gas, as well as mining sector. The solutions are majorly aimed at attaining the incorporation of machines as well as intelligent data analysis in order to augment the operational efficiency targets being laid down by the energy companies. It also improves the analytics-based decision making, by reducing the threats as well as vulnerabilities of market by utilizing efficient tools and techniques. It renders benefits to the different end-to-end needs, such as optimization of supply chain, rise in overall operational efficiency, cost-cutting in productivity, reducing the energy trading risk factors, and data privacy as well as security, of all the associated industries straddling across the complete energy industry value chain.

The increase in security concerns against cyber-attacks as well as demand for better operational efficiency is anticipated to fuel the IoT in energy and gas management market in the future years. As a result, solution providers are drifting their concentration towards IoT security solutions in order to defend the connected devices. IoT based solutions are further supporting organizations in order to raise operational efficiency. The technological advancements in next generation sensors are the other major fuelling factor of the IoT in Energy market. However, lack of skilled labours as well as rising concern about data security as  well as privacy acts as a limiting growth factor of the market.

Furthermore, the IoT in energy and gas management market is still in the nascent phase. The global IoT in energy and gas management market are classified on the basis of network technologies into radio, cellular, satellite, and others. Based on services, the global IoT in energy and gas management market have been segmented into system integration, professional service, and support and maintenance. Based upon region, the global market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America.

The majority of companies have begun to realize the huge market potential of IoT and the way it is making great advancements across varied sectors. While large number of aspects of digital economy undermines the oil and gas industry by limiting the energy demand, Google recently made a statement that it has reduced the price of cooling its data centers by 40 percent with the help of usage of artificial intelligence.

The major players included in the report are AGT International, Carriots, Cisco, Davra Networks, Flutura, IBM, ILS Technology, Maven Systems, Northwest Analytics, SAP, Symboticware, and Wind River.


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Target drone can be defined as an unmanned remote controlled aerial vehicle, mostly utilized in the anti-aircraft crews training. The British DH.82 Queen Bee was one of the earliest drones and was a variant of the Tiger Moth trainer aircraft. Target drones are similar to radio-controlled model aircrafts. More modern drones may use countermeasures, radar, and similar systems to mimic manned aircraft. In the modern advanced drones, large, older missiles with their warheads removed are used.

In the United Kingdom, obsolete Royal Air Force and Royal Navy jet and propeller-powered aircraft have been modified into remote controlled drones at a high cost. Owing to the presence of larger budget, the U.S. military is planning to convert retired aircraft or older versions of still serving aircraft into remotely piloted targets. After the modification, these can be used for USAF, USN and USMC use as Full Scale Aerial Targets or FSATs.supply.

The global target drones market can be classified based on engine type, fit, end-user, platform, target type and region. On the basis of engine type, the global market is classified into internal combustion engines, jet engines, and others. Depending upon end-user, it is segmented into defense, homeland security, and commercial. As per fit, the global target drones market is divided into line fit and customized fit. . Based on platform, the global market is divided into aerial targets, ground targets, underwater targets, and sea surface targets. Depending upon target type, the global market can be classified into full- & sub-scaled, free fly, tow, sport

The global target drones market is expected to garner maximum revenue in the forecast period. Factors such as increased focus on augmented military training and numerous advantages offered by target drones over manned target vehicles leading to creation of demand for high performance target drones is expected to fuel the growth of this market. However, the dearth of lack of skilled and trained personnel to operate and control target drones will hamper the growth of aerospace bearings market.

Based on regions, the global target drones market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The North American region is anticipated to command the maximum market share and would lead the target drones market during the forecast period. The U.S. is the only country engaged in conversion of old fighter aircraft into aerial targets in order to enable simulating real-time threat scenarios for military anti-aircraft and missile testing training exercises. Around 126 units of F-16 into QF-16 target drones are planning to be converted by the U.S. Air Force. Also, the U.S. is the prominent procurer of sub-scaled aerial targets. Dependiing upon on the contracts awarded to the company by the U.S. Air Force, Kratos' unmanned combat aerial target vehicles business is anticipated double in next two year, in this market.

The major companies that provide target drones include Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., The Boeing Company, Airbus Group, QinetiQ Group plc, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation , Saab AB , Leonardo S.p.A., ASV Global and AeroTargets International, LLC among others.


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Pneumatic passing on frameworks are primarily used to transport materials like powders, pellets, and granules from source to goal utilizing weight passing on or vacuum passing on strategies with effectiveness and with negligible misfortune. This technique transports a wide assortment of materials in different enterprises like sustenance, pharmaceuticals, control age, metals, mining, and earthenware production among others. This has prompted the expanding establishment of pneumatic passing on frameworks crosswise over businesses.

The positive weight passing on framework portion is evaluated to rule the pneumatic passing on frameworks showcase, by innovation. The interest for positive weight framework is powered by its extensive variety of utilization and the developing interest for proficient transportation of materials over long separation. Quick industrialization in developing economies, for example, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, and Brazil, and popularity for prepared sustenance are likewise prone to be among the significant driving elements. Additionally, the development of enterprises, for example, nourishment and drink, fabricating, control age, pharmaceuticals, mash and paper, and chemicals and petrochemicals, is likewise anticipated that would support the interest for these pneumatic passing on frameworks.

Limited generation downtime, enhanced quality, expanded profitability and cost investment funds are the different advantages offered by these frameworks. Expanding utilization in end utilize segments, for example, petrochemical, concoction, artistic, nourishment, elastic and plastic, squander water administration, concrete industry and also pharmaceutical is expected to impel the business development. Pneumatic passing on frameworks showcase helps in anticipating item pollution by disposing of tidy particles introduce in the framework. Henceforth, industry members are currently concentrating on usage on these frameworks keeping in mind the end goal to create better items.

Usage of pneumatic passing on frameworks includes high capital venture inferable from presence costly framework parts in the framework. Certain material having high mass thickness specifically rock and shakes are hard to be passed on. Sticky substances, for example, titanium dioxide tend to deliver covering on the contact surface and hence obstruct the passing on line. The previously mentioned factors are probably going to obstruct the business development. Pharmaceuticals and sustenance industry are required to outfit potential development roads attributable to expanding use of these frameworks on creation and handling locales.

The global pneumatic conveying systems market is segmented on the basis of technology operation, industry and geography. The global market is segmented on the basis of technology as vacuum conveying system, positive pressure conveying system, combination conveying system. Based on operation the global market is classified as dense-phase conveying system, dilute-phase conveying system. On the basis of industry, the market is classified as pharmaceuticals, chemicals , food & beverage, metal, mineral, & ceramics, plastics & rubber, manufacturing, pulp & paper, power generation, petrochemicals, others. The global pneumatic conveying systems market is segmented based on regions as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. 

Some of the major companies in the global pneumatic conveying systems market are AZO GmbH & Co. KG, K-Tron, DongYang P&F, Cyclonaire Corporation, Gericke, Atlas Copco, Nilfisk, Flexicon Corporation, Nol-Tec, Dynamic Air Inc., Schenck Process LLC, Pneu-Con, and Vac-U-Max.


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Sensors are the troops of the “internet of things,” the on-the-ground items of hardware doing the vital work of observance processes, taking measurements and collection information. they're typically one amongst the primary things individuals consider once picturing IoT. The decreasing worth of those small devices helps keep IoT prices low and facultative a myriad of use cases. however not each device is created constant and each IoT installation needs a selected variety of device. The selection and the variety of sensors accessible nowadays currently might make you baffled. they're used for numerous functions benefitting each side of human life. As IoT rises to dominance, a sensor takes more responsible part, which for the most part, is intended to measure a physical quality and enumerate it into a worth which will be browsed by a user or another device.IoT sensor devices are the key factors in the overall IoT system. IoT sensor devices are the sensors that can transfer their readings to internet cloud services for additional aggregation and trend analysis.

IoT Sensors market can be bifurcated on the basis of Type, as. temperature sensor, pressure sensor humidity sensor, accelerometer, flow sensor, gyroscope, magnetometer, inertial sensor, touch sensor, image sensor, proximity sensor, motion sensor, acoustic sensor, occupancy sensor, [email protected] sensor and other sensors. Based on components the market can be classified into hardware and software. Technologically the market has been segregated into wireless network technology and wired network technology. Based on vertical the IoT sensors the market is categorized into consumer IoT, industrial IoT, and commercial IoT.

The major factors driving the growth of IoT sensors market are advancements of smaller, smarter and cheaper sensors, rising market for smart  devices and wearables, necessity for real-time computing of applications, sensor fusion concept will play major role in market, growing demand for IoT sensors in various applications, deployment of Ipv6 and government initiatives supporting this market. Lack of standardization, lack of technologically skilled labor and concerns regarding security and privacy are the key aspects that may hamper the market growth in the near future. Rising adoption of IoT across small and medium businesses, growing number of connected devices, potential applications related to connected living, and predictive maintenance are the few key growth opportunity factors.

Geographically, the IoT sensors market has been bifurcated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The IoT sensors market size and forecast period for each region have been estimated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. The detailed analysis by type, component, technology, vertical and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the IoT Sensors market over the forecast period. Thus, the report delivers in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries, thereby providing valuable perceptions.

The rising necessity for real-time computing of applications is anticipated to drive the Asia Pacific market for IoT Sensors in the future years. The major companies that are involved in IoT Sensors are Konux Inc., Omron Corporation, Sensirion AG, Smartthings, Inc., Arm Holdings PLC, Analog Devices, Inc., NXP Semiconductors N.V., Robert Bosch GmbH, Broadcom Limited, Invensense, Inc., Infineon Technologies AG, Te Connectivity Ltd., Texas Instruments Incorporated and STMicroelectronics N.V.


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The global IoT node and gateway market is anticipated to witness a huge growth in the forecast period from 2017 to 2023 as there lies huge growth potential in its end-use applications such as BFSI, defense,aerospace and retail. The rising IP address space, enhanced security offered by IPv6, and enhancement in internet connectivity worldwide are the key driving factors of the growth of the global IoT node and gateway market. The increasing initiatives by governments and improvement in the IT infrastructure, specifically in emerging economies such as Brazil, China,Japan and India are some of the other factors supporting the growth of this market. The growth in application-specific microcontroller units, improved usage of wireless sensors, and enhanced internet connectivity will enhance the growth of the global IoT node and gateway market in the forecast period.

The global IoT Node and Gateway market has be categorized into hardware, application and regions. Based on the hardware the market has been segmented into processor, sensor, connectivity IC, logic device and memory devices. Applications segment has be catogorized into healthcare, wearable devices, automotive & transportation, industrial, building automation, consumer electronics, retail, BFSI, agriculture, aerospace & defense, and oil & gas.

The major factors driving the IoT Node and gateway market are the development in internet connectivity, increase in the usage of wireless sensors and its networks, growing application specific MCUs and flexible Soc-Type Designs, Increased Ip address space and better security solutions via IPV6 and rise in the connected devices market. Serious concerns regarding the security and privacy of the user data. are major factors that may hinder the progress of the IoT Node and Gateway market in the near future. Additionally the growing opportunities for the cross-domain collaborations, emerging smart cities and government funding in research and development and innovation related to IoT are some of the major growth opportunities for the IoT Node and Gateway market players.

Geographically, the IoT Node and Gateway market has been bifurcated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The IoT Node and Gateway market size and forecast period for each region has been estimated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. The detailed analysis by hardware, application, and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the IoT Node and Gateway market over the forecast period. Thus, the report delivers in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries, thereby providing valuable perceptions.

The rising in the usage of wireless sensors and its network is anticipated to drive the APAC market for IoT node and gateway in the future years. The major companies that are involved in IoT Node and Gateway are Intel Corporation, NXP Semiconductors N.V., Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd., Texas Instruments Incorporated, Cisco Systems Inc., TE Connectivity Ltd., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Advantech Co., Ltd., Dell Inc., Notion, Microchip Tehcnology Inc., Samsara Networks Inc., Helium Sysytem Inc., Beep Inc., and Estimote Inc.


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IoT Communication Protocol is highly diversified and competitive with market players that include start-up firms and mid-tier companies and as well as top-tier. With the rate of propagation of wireless sensors, rise in the adoption adoption rate of emerging technologies, and mainstreaming many of the smart consumer applications. The IoT technology has become the most popular concept across all the domains, such as healthcare, automotive, and consumer electronics among others.

The global IoT communication protocol market has be categorized into connectivity technology, end-users and regions. Based on the connectivity technology the market has been segmented into Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Bluetooth, Smart bluetooth, Ant+, Near Field Connectivity, EnOcean among others. On the basis of end-user the market has be bifurcated into wearable devices, automotive & Transportation, healthcare, building automation, consumer electronics, precision farming and industrial.

The major factors driving the IoT communication protocol market are the rapid growth in demand for the smartphones and various connectivity devices globally, development of internet connectivity, progress in the usage of low power wide area networks and wireless sensors across the world and cloud computing gaining the market. Absence of a common communication standards across the world and the high power consumption and the frequent repalcements of the battries bythe connected devices are the major factors that may hamper the growth of the market in the near future. Additionally the government support and the significant spending across the globe for research and development of IoT and various growth opportunities for the innovative cross domain applications are major growth opportunities for the IoT communication protocol market players.

Geographically, the IoT Communication Protocol market has been bifrucated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The IoT Communication Protocol market size and forecast period for each region has been estmated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. The detailed analysis by connectivity technology, end-users, and smart applications and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the IoT Communication Protocol market over the forecast period. Thus, the report delivers in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries, thereby providing valuable perceptions.

The growth of internet connectivity in the IoT Communication Protocol is anticipated to drive the APAC market for IoT Communication Protocol in the future years. The major companies that providing IoT Communication Protocol include Synopsys, Inc., Ceva, Inc., Stmicroelectronics N.V., NXP Semiconductors N.V., Texas instruments, Inc., Ecocean GmbH, Mediatek Inc., Gainspan Corporation, Mindtree Ltd, and Atmel Corporation.


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Building automation is the automatic centralized control of a building's ventilation, heating, lighting, air conditioning, and other systems via a building automation system. The objectives of building automation are efficient operation of building systems, enhanced occupant comfort, improved life cycle of utilities and reduction in energy consumption and operating costs. Building automation is an sample of a distributed control system – the computer networking of electronic devices integrated to monitor and control the security, fire, mechanical, and flood safety, lighting, HVAC & humidity control and ventilation systems in a building. BAS core functionality is to keep building weather within a definite range, providing light to rooms based on an occupancy schedule. A basic functionality of BAS is to reduce building energy and maintenance costs compared to a non-controlled building. 

The global building automation market has be categorized into communication technology, offerings and regions. Based on the communication technology the market has been segmented into wired technologies, and wireless technologies Based on offering the market has been bifurcated into facility control systems, building energy management software, security and access control systems, BAS services among others. 
The major factors driving the building automation market are the rise in the demand for the energy-efficient systems, advancements in the building automation centric wireless sensor network technology and wireless protocols, technological advancements in the building automation system with the help of IoT systems, and rapid growth of infrastructure in the developing countries. Lack of skilled labors, technical difficulties and the high implementation cost are the major factors that may hinder the progress of the building automation market in the near future. Additionally the technological advancements in the printed Communication Technology one of the major growth opportunities for the Building Automation market players. The major challenges faced in this market are the high research & development cost and the sustainable e-packaging products. 

Geographically, the Building Automation market has been bifurcated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The Building Automation market size and forecast period for each region has been estimated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. The detailed analysis by Communication technology, offerings, applications and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the building automation market over the forecast period. Thus, the report delivers in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries, thereby providing valuable perceptions.

The growing necessity for the automation of security systems in various buildings is anticipated to drive the APAC market for building automation in the future years. The major companies that providing building automation Siemens AG, Honeywell International Inc., Schneider Electric Corp., Johnson Controls International PLC, United Technologies Corp., Schneider Electric Corp., Hubbell Inc., Legrand SA., Building, ABB Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH, Ingresoll -Rand PLC., Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., and Crestron Electronics, Inc.


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Narrowband IoT (NB-IOT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard developed to permit a various services and devices to be connected using telecommunications bands. Narrowband Internet of things is a narrowband radio technology designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) and is one of a range of Mobile IoT (MIoT) technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). Other 3GPP IoT technologies include eMTC (enhanced Machine-Type Communication) and EC-GSM-IoT. The NB-IoT specification was frozen at Release 13 of the 3GPP specification (LTE-Advanced Pro), in June 2016.

NB-IoT focuses specifically on indoor coverage, low cost, long battery life, and enabling a large number of connected devices. The NB-IoT technology is deployed “in-band” in spectrum allocated to Long Term Evolution (LTE) - using resource blocks within a normal LTE carrier, or in the unused resource blocks within a LTE carrier’s guard-band - or “standalone” for deployments in dedicated spectrum. It is suitable for the re-farming of GSM spectrum.

Global Narrowband IoT market is bifurcated into application software, technology services, vertical, smart applications and geography. Based on application software the market is being catogorized into real time streaming analytics, security software, asset tracking solutions, soil monitooring solutions, logistics tracking solutions, smart parking management solutions and others. On the basis of technology services the market is segmented into managed services and professional services. Vertical segment has been subsegmented into agriculture, retail, logistocs and transportation, healthcare, energy & utilities, industrial manufacturing and others. On the basis of smart applications the market has be categorized into smart asset tracking, smart metering, smart governance, smart building and others.

Geographically, the Narrowband IoT market has been bifrucated into five regions North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America. The Narrowband IoT market size and forecast period for each region has been estmated from 2017 to 2023. Additionally the CAGR (%) for the forecasted period 2017 to 2023. The study also includes market estimates for major countries/regions such as the U.S, the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, India, GCC, North Africa, South Africa and Brazil. The detailed analysis by application software, technology services, vertical, and smart applications and regions supports in evaluating the present scenario, growth prospects and the future scenario for the Narrowband IoT market over the forecast period. Thus, the report delivers in-depth segment analysis of the market and classifies it into various industries, thereby providing valuable perceptions.

The technological progression in the Narrowband IoT is anticipated to drive the APAC market for Narrowband IoT in the future years. The major companies that providing Narrowband IoT include China Mobile Limited, AT&T, Inc., Orange S.A., SK Telecom Co., Ltd, China Unicom, Vodafone Group PLC, Etisalat, Deutsche Telekom AG, Telstra Corporation Limited, and Telefonica SA.


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Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) can be characterized as vast number of devices connected together by communications software and coordinating the actions for improving industrial performance. The resulting system and individual devices can monitor, analyze, exchange, collect, and rapidly perform on the information for intelligently changing the behavior or environment without any human intervention. The IIoT connects sensors and life-threatening manufacturing machinery of healthcare, transportation energy, and industrial control. Additionally, Industrial IoT operates as an infrastructure and firm base for IoT applications development in the industries to generate major efficiency gains and cost reductions. IIoT focuses on intelligent cyber-physical systems which are connected to computers for interpretation, analyses and instant decisions making from sensor data. Also, IIoT have wide applications in those industries where failure can be disastrous.

The need of global industrial IoT has been derived from collection and storage of all organizational data, prediction & detection of issues and opportunities, visualizing information even from remote location, and for decision making in organization. IIoT implementation in manufacturing units ensures product efficiency, operational costs reduction, process reliability, complete safety and regulatory compliances. The technology focuses on Return of Investment (RoI) made by the manufacturer or business by improving the productivity, protection and competence of the workload. IIoT are often implemented in industries devising life threatening or critical situations.. Industrial IoT have wide applications in high stakes industries such as aerospace, manufacturing, energy & defense.

Implementation of intelligent machines, global standardization of IPv6, cloud computing, and big data analysis are few factor spurring the global market. IIoT is facilitating global industries to reduce operating costs, enhance productivity, and develop worker safety. Industries are continuously establishing new products and services globally in order to disrupting own markets and generate fresh revenue streams by shifting from selling products to delivering measurable outcomes. However,  high initial capital investment and short term data storage authorization may hinder the marker growth.

Global Industrial IoT market has been segmented by components and by applications. On the basis of component, the market segment has been segregated as solution, platform, and services. The solution segment has been further divided into security solutions, data management, remote monitoring, analytics, and others. The services segment has been diverged as professional and managed services, while the platform segment has been classified into application management, connectivity management, and device management. Based on application, IIoT market is bifurcated as manufacturing, utilities, oil & gas, metals & mining, retail, healthcare, logistics & transport, and agriculture.  The manufacturing segment has been anticipated to emerge as the largest end-use segment over the forecast period. Global manufacturers are progressively accumulating sensors, wireless connectivity, and software to the products for communication across the network using IP connectivity.

North America region has been anticipated to hold the largest market share in the IIoT industry. Majority of the companies are based in the region and has been continuously witnessing the benefits of IIoT implementation. Additionally, growth can be attributed to the growing awareness concerning technological advancements and IoT adoption across the region. The Europe Industrial Internet of Things market has been poised for significant growth over the forecast period owing to recent adoption of policy actions taken by European Commission (EC). For instance, in March 2015, EC launched the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) for supporting the innovative European IoT ecosystem and formation of an IIoT industry.

Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing region over the forecast period owing to substantial adoption of advanced factory automation in the Far East region, particularly in China, Japan, and Taiwan. China is expected to emerge as the precision manufacturing hub over the forecast period owing to the implementation of “Made in China 2025” to prioritize the implementation of robot arm technology on the production line.

“Industrie 4.0” launched by German government has replace the traditional automation structures with partially self-organized & decentralized networks enabling mass customization. Though the platform is predominantly associated with manufacturing, adjacent verticals such as healthcare, smart cities, oil & gas, and utilities have also initiated to embrace “Industrie 4.0” technologies.

IIoT is a vibrant industry and is projected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. Prominent players dominating the global market include International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), General Electric Company (GE), Siemens AG, Cisco Systems, Inc., and Intel Corporation. Other notable players are Microsoft Corporation, ABB Ltd., Atmel Corporation, Rockwell Automation Inc., and ARM Holding PLC


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A loading terminal provides centralized as well as systematic control over bulk loading terminal operations. It also enables us to store industrial products that are obtained from cross-country ships, railways, pipelines, and trucks. Terminal automation technology occurs as the maximum cost efficient as well as practical solution for augmenting the overall performance. This technology provides advantages such as its ability to boost safety and efficiency, and limit the compliance burden that will help in the steady growth of this market during the forecast period.

The terminal automation market is segmented by offering, project type, vertical and regions. Based on the offering, the global terminal automation market is divided into Hardware (SCADA, PLC, security system, field devices, tank loading area) and software& services. On the basis of project type, the global terminal automation market is divided into brownfield and greenfield. By\ vertical, the global terminal automation market is segmented into oil & gas, chemical, and others.

Among all the market segments, the market for software & services is anticipated to grow at a swift rate during the future period.  The major factor promoting the growth of the software & services sector in the terminal automation market is the rise in demand for automating solutions in order to augment the operational efficiency of terminals.

The global terminal automation market is analyzed to grow in the forecast years owing to the increasing need to enhance efficiency along with cost control, to promote market growth during the future years. Terminal automation strategies have transformed processes like loading, unloading, and produce distribution in terms of productivity, security, and safety. These automation strategies are being used across varied industrial sectors to augment their existing systems. The terminal automation strategies helps to enhance transport feasibility as well as efficiency, conservation of energy, and permit real-time supervision as well as monitoring, particularly in inaccessible hazardous areas. These benefits lead to its increased adoption during the future period.

Based on regions, the global terminal automation market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to command the maximum market share for terminal automation during the forecast period. Factors such as increased demand from the manufacturing sector, such as the cement, chemicals and petrochemicals industry, in order to enhance operational efficiency, reduce operational costs, preserve the environment, and uphold employee safety will result in the strong market growth.

The global terminal automation market is expected to showcase intense growth during the forecast period. The global market is highly organized owing to the presence of some large and small players. The vendors’ rising concentration on product innovation and research and development activities will enable them to increase their market footprint.  The major companies that provide terminal automation strategies include General Electric Honeywell, Emerson Electric, ABB Ltd, Endress+Hauser, Yokogawa Electric, Schneider Electric, Rockwell Automation, Siemens,  Cimation, FMC Technology, and Invensys. among others.


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The global cloud robotics market is fuelled by the emergence of cloud connected robots and their increasing applications. Cloud connectivity provides collective learning solutions, increased data storage, and augmented brain power. Rise in the uptake of cloud robotics is therefore the next step to advancements in the cloud technology. Additionally, the rolling demand for automation across varied sectors such as defense and logistics, automotive, manufacturing, agriculture, and healthcare will further promote the deployment of cloud robotics.

The global cloud robotics market is segmented on the basis of component, implementation type, application, and regions. Based on the component, the global cloud robotics market is divided into hardware, software, and services. On the basis of implementation type, the global cloud robotics market is divided into peer based, proxy based, and clone based. On the basis of application, the cloud robotics market is segmented into professional service cloud robotics, industrial cloud robotics, and personal service cloud robotics. Based on connectivity technology, the global market is divided into Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, 5G, RF, and Infrared.

By component, the hardware segment is the market leader in the global cloud robotics market. Based on the connectivity technology, the 3G market segment was the major revenue generating segment. The cloud robotics market is analyzed to grow in the forecast years owing to the rapid rise in usage of personal robotics. Also, owing to the recent innovations in cloud computing technologies, organizations are coming up with cloud robotics services. Cloud robotics result in the development of intelligent, efficient and yet cheaper robotic networks. Therefore, various firms are progressively employing cloud robotic capabilities such as path planning, language translation, speech recognition, and 3D mapping in usage. Cloud robotics technology holds promise for enterprises in crowd sourcing, handling big data, open-source/open-access, parallel grid computing, and call centers.

Based on regions, the global cloud robotics market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (MEA), and Latin America. North America is the highest revenue generating region while Asia-Pacific will showcase the swiftest growth rate during the forecast period. The cloud robotics market is still in its early growth stage. However, the developed economies are the early technology adopters and therefore command maximum share in this global market.

During the forecast period, the global cloud robotics market is set to provide growth opportunities in Asia-Pacific especially in countries such as India and China. Also, the cloud robotics market is expected to gain high share across emerging region such as Latin America and Middle East and Africa.

The major companies that provide cloud robotics include HotBlack Robotics Srl, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Tech Con Automation Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., ABB Group, Fanuc Corporation, Tend.ai, Rapyuta Robotics Co. Ltd., Universal Robotics A/S, Calvary Robotics, KUKA AG, Motion Controls Robotics, Wolf Robotics LLC, Matrix Industrial Automation and Automation IG, among others.


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