Wireless sensor networks offer numerous benefits over previous networking solutions for many applications, including lowered costs, the ability to leverage infrastructure for multiple applications, and the capacity to restructure the network quickly and easily, as well as security, scalability, and ease of administration. The technology is developing rapidly, with numerous vendors offering WSN components and hundreds of millions of nodes expected to be deployed by the decade’s end. However, companies that seek to take advantage of the growing market must offer more integrated and field-proven “plug-and-play” offerings for the numerous applications that are arising for WSN technology.