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Companies are adopting industrial wireless applications, using the technology to tie together mobility and real-time data. Though wireless has been available for years, only now is it beginning to see widespread adoption.
According to a report recently published by wireless provider Apprion, 64 percent of facilities surveyed have at least one wireless application already installed. The study goes on to show that from April 2009 to April 2010, wireless adoption increased 23 percent, while sites currently considering wireless applications grew by 85 percent.
One of the primary reasons for this is cost. Mobile devices are simply more affordable today and therefore not nearly as risky an investment.
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