ABI Research, has ranked Florida-based Bluvision as the leader among 24 BLE beacon vendors considered in its latest competitive analysis.
“Bluvision’s strong market share, technology innovation, and willingness to aggressively move into new emerging markets places it in a very strong position for the future,“ the research firm said. The top five companies include Bluvision, Gimbal, Kontakt.io, Estimote, and Radius Networks.
"Bluvision underwent a significant shift in the past 12 months, redesigning its hardware and platform to focus on asset tracking and non-retail markets," explained Patrick Connolly, Principal Analyst at ABI Research.
"It was a brave decision to transition so decisively to non-retail, but it looks to be the right one given the company’s hardware capabilities. Over the next five years, the emerging markets of asset tracking, vending machines, industrial, enterprise, and IoT will drive the company’s high-volume shipments. Bluvision is well-placed to remain the leading market share vendor."
Beyond the top five companies, ABI Research also points out to a huge amount of market activity and financial investment. “European companies Beaconinside, Onyx, and Quuppa are all rapidly innovating.
Additionally, while Sensoro did not receive a spot in the top 5, it looks to be best positioned for the biggest YoY growth in 2016. SK Telecom/Shopkick is another vendor that appears set for international expansion.“
"We see the big Wi-Fi access point vendors like Zebra, Cisco, and Aruba all starting to play a significant role," concluded Connolly.
"Companies like Blesh, Unacast, Sensorberg, and Spark Compass are building impressive vendor-agnostic platforms."