IHS Technology presents a new, highly detailed report on the world market for industrial Communication technologies. This report analyzes the market for the industrial Ethernet, fieldbus and wireless technologies used within the industrial space. It is split into three product-based volumes as follows: Motor Control Equipment, Process Control and Instrumentation Equipment and Discrete Control and Visualization Equipment. Each volume analyzes products that are closely linked within the industrial automation space. The report is formatted to allow for easy analysis of over 40 competing industrial Ethernet and fieldbus protocols used with each product. Safety-based protocols are also analysed separately. Regional analysis of unit shipments, percentage of shipments network enabled, average number of nodes and percentage of shipments connected to a network is presented for each product. Qualitative analysis is also provided with discussion of regional, technical and product specific trends that may affect growth or protocol adoption. Also included in this edition are the 'technology profiles'. These profiles provide a brief summary of the leading industrial Ethernet and fieldbus technologies and how they performed regionally and at a product level in 2016. They also offer detail on share and position in the market.
Senior Principal Analyst, Industrial Technology, IHS Markit
Alex West leads Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 research at IHS Markit. As part of the Manufacturing Technology group, Mr. West tracks the impact of transformative technologies on the industrial sector. This includes analysis of both end-user trends and requirements, as well as market sizing analysis, and vendor and ecosystem solutions.