Wireless products and technology for sensing & control applications have become a reality. Analysts, technology providers and product integrators agree that widespread adoption of wireless technology is only a matter of time.

When will this happen? Timing of technology adoption is influenced by many factors. Amongst those factors the ongoing development and acceptance of technology standards is probably the most important one. Product integrators require technology standards because it provides product interoperability, a large body of knowledge and development sources, second sourcing flexibility, etc.

This white paper describes the different standards, their strengths and limitations and investigates the target applications that drive them. This article also provides the high-level overview that technology integrators are looking for to start their search for the technology that best meets their needs.