4/2/2004 - According to a report by Venture Development Corporation on wireless monitoring and control products in discrete & manufacturing processes, portable wireless operator interface (OI) terminal shipments are expected to grow to over $80 million by year-end 2005 (a compound annual growth rate of 53.3%).
Portable wireless operator interface terminals, which include notebook computers, hand held computers, PDAs, tablets and wearable OI terminals, offer significant advantages in mobile programming, maintenance and repair applications compared to their fixed/stationary counterparts.
VDC's analysis of the wireless monitoring and control market included telephone and Web surveys of current and potential end users and OEMs. These two user groups cited significant advantages of implementing portable wireless OI terminals:
Founded in 1971, VDC is a technology market research and consulting firm that specializes in industrial and commercial electronics, computing, communications, software and power systems markets.
VDC recently proposed an update to our fourth edition operator interface market research analysis, published August 2001, which covers both fixed and portable products. The fifth edition will expand on the breadth and scope of previous editions. In a separate and new volume, VDC will analyze the North American market for operator interface software. The research will be packaged in two volumes:
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