2014 is shaping up to be a breakout year for indoor location technologies in retail environments, as early adopters enter the final year of the three-year technology adoption cycle, shifting from trials to full-scale deployments, according to ABI Research (www.abiresearch.com).
Furthermore, BLE/iBeacons is creating a wave of second generation start-ups in this space that will help to drive new growth and use cases across all major verticals. Combined, this is expected to result in over 30,000 indoor location installations in 2014.
In the latest edition of ABI Research’s quarterly Market Data "Location Technologies," forecasts for the adoption and resulting revenues for all indoor location technologies are provided across over 11 major retail verticals.
"We can clearly see major grocery and pharmacy chains really pushing towards this technology," says Senior Analyst Patrick Connolly. "These...| Read more »