FocalPoint Resources

The FocalPoint has particular expertise within the high-technology arena. We have often been quoted by leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Forbes Magazine. In addition, you’ll see us at leading conferences speaking about emerging technologies and their impacts on business.

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FocalPoint is actively covering the creation and adoption of high-technologies. The reports below are some of the cutting edge research performed in the last several months.

RESEARCH FOR PURCHASE (click titles for more information)

WIRELESS IN HEALTHCARE: A study tracking the RFID, wireless sensor solutions, and telemetry technologies by medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers
Wireless data technologies, including 802.11x, RFID, 802.15.4, and packet-based cellular radio, are changing the state of healthcare in the US and the world. This study evaluates the size and growth of the individual markets for these cutting edge technologies. The report provides 2004-2010 forecasts of technology investment by healthcare institutions as well as the market size for system integration and patient/asset monitoring.

THE M2M ADOPTION FORECAST: Adoption patterns and market projections
This report, now available, is quickly becoming the authority on the growth and adoption patterns of machine-to-machine solutions in North America and the world. It has projection of where M2M is soon to take off, and where it won’t. The report also gives technology suppliers, investors, and adopters their first grounded view of coming opportunities.

BAROMETER REPORT: Gauging adoption in North America
This report is a first of its kind gauge of growth and activity in the North American M2M marketplace. It’s a must have for investors and for suppliers looking to understand the competitive landscape and growth opportunities.


Wireless in Buildings: A Study Tracking the Use of Wireless Sensor Solutions by Building Automation Systems Integrators and Adopters
This white paper is based on research done with 180 system integrators and adopters in the building industry. The focus is on likelihood to adopt wireless alternatives to existing wired infrastructure. The white paper contains research, market sizing, and strategic recommendations for vendors, adopters, and system integrators in the BAS industry.

WHAT IS M2M?: A Primer on M2M Technologies, Companies, and Adoption
This primer is a tool for those interested in learning about M2M, specifically the market trends, the companies involved, and the real-world examples in place today.
The primer contains the FocalPoint M2M white paper, data from our recent research, the FocalPoint 40 list of top North American innovators, and profiles of 15 select M2M innovators.


For more information on technology market information, and to get more involved in the arena, The FocalPoint Group recommends checking out the following alliances and industry resources.
Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA)
The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA) is a coalition of companies, industry organizations, technology suppliers, software developers, system integrators, and others interested in the advancement of wireless solutions for industry.

ZigBee Alliance
The ZigBee Alliance is an association of companies working together to enable reliable, cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked, monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.

M2M Magazine
The industries premier publication highlighting the business and technology accomplishments of players developing and adopting M2M technologies.
A public portal highlighting the players involved in innovative M2M technologies. Includes white papers and other industry resources aggregated in a single location.


The following are upcoming events that host technologies and companies related to M2M.
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Wireless Sensing Solutions

John Williams is the Co-Chairman for the Systems Integration sessions. In addition he is one of the featured speakers at the analyst roundtable.

Roundtable Forum: Expert Analysis and Summary of WSS 2005
09/28/2005, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Tim Scannell, President & Chief Analyst, Shoreline Research.

Ian McPherson, President, Wireless Data Research Group.
John C. Williams, Managing Director, The FocalPoint Group, LLC.

Join this group of respected experts and analysts as they review the highlights and discuss the most important issues presented during the conference. This recap of key points is always popular, especially since the audience is encouraged to take part in the debate and interact with some of the leaders in the field. Don’t miss the excitement as experts are challenged to defend their positions in this emerging technology and applications area!