Smart Watches and Wear­able – This ver­ti­cal has taken off with wide range of fit­ness gad­gets and smart watches. The vol­ume is in con­sumer cen­tric gad­gets to­day. The mar­ket for re­mote health­care and dis­ease man­age­ment and track­ing with clin­i­cal grade de­vices is slower to emerge.

Smart Homes and Appliance - There are var­ied use cases. The driver for Smart Ap­pli­ances is pri­mary re­turns, war­ranty and sched­uled main­te­nance more than any­thing else. The dream of Smart Homes has been on the radar for more than 2 decades now, but it will still be only for high-end home­own­ers who can af­ford it. Smart Me­ters/Smart Grid - Al­ready close to 50% of the homes in US have smart me­ters and Europe is de­ploy­ing in a huge way. Asia is slow in adop­tion. In In­dia it has hap­pened only in the state of Ma­ha­rash­tra for a large scale de­ploy­ment of the tune of 3M me­ters. Smart Build­ings- Fo­cus is more on en­ergy man­age­ment and se­cu­rity. We are see­ing ac­tive de­ploy­ment of en­ergy man­age­ment sce­nar­ios with au­to­mated HVAC and light­ing con­trol based on oc­cu­pancy world­wide.

Trans­porta­tion – Mostly fo­cused on fleet man­age­ment of cars, trucks, busses via telem­at­ics. Sev­eral con­sumer cen­tric gad­gets and IoT so­lu­tions are avail­able all around the world to­day in terms of plug­ging into the OBD2 port of the car and an­a­lyt­ics to un­der­stand and sched­ule main­te­nance.

Smart City - Pri­mary driver would be Smart light­ing to re­duce en­ergy us­age first and fore­most fol­lowed by se­cu­rity/sur­veil­lance. There is a big push world­wide to move to LED street lights and con­nected smart lights will give ad­di­tional ben­e­fits along with this LED switchover. In­dus­trial Au­to­ma­tion – It would be a slow start in terms of IoT get­ting into the cur­rent In­dus­trial Au­to­ma­tion sys­tems, but mon­i­tor­ing of the equip­ment to pre­dict fail­ure, as­set track­ing etc. are al­ready start­ing to hap­pen in a large way.

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