MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the increasing need to accurately track objects and personnel in resource supply chains- robust, utilitarian, and efficient real-time location systems (RTLS) have become an essential need. Other technologies, such as bar-codes, radio-frequency identification (RFID) and global positioning systems (GPS), have constraints in terms of exact location-tracking. RTLS is the only one that has the ability to accurately map and provide reliable location information, which has been the leading factor in fostering the growth of this high-potential market.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.autoid.frost.com), Analysis of the Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) Market, finds that the market earned revenues of over $382.8 million in 2011 and estimates this to reach $3.52 billion by 2018.
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Hospitals, pharmaceuticals, as well as governmental sectors, like defense, military, national security and research programs, offer immense growth opportunities for RTLS.
"Technological quality, accuracy, and reliability are key factors in organization's decision-making, as they look to automate their processes," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Research Analyst Nandini Bhattacharya. "Price is not really considered a factor when it comes to mission critical business systems."
With several technologies involved in RTLS, research and development is an on-going process that enables these technologies to evolve. The market is therefore influenced by a fairly high degree of technological chang
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