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Public technology adoption

While in a recent B2B technology survey of 455 U.S.-based companies that span nine verticals, ABI Research finds that more than 50% of government respondents say that public technology adoption should be stimulated, managed, and aggregated at the local or city level, it is clear that, Lack of funding and/or lack of skills; lack of awareness; a lack of real or perceived value in terms of hard cost savings versus soft citizen benefits is a deep reality. In terms of technology priorities, we can talk about smart infrastructure and e-government are top technology priorities, followed by smart mobility, smart grid, and smart transportation.

Technology benefits from Public Technology

Steadily, one can observe that people, individuals and leaders mainly link technology benefits, when it comes to Public Technology to workforce collaboration, process efficiency, and operational costs. Certain are also aware of the impact on workforce mobility and customer experience; while many ignore transformational benefits of technology like workforce automation, new sharing economy, and service business models.

The implementation of multimodal biometrics for controlling access to secured premises is rising

Beyond set of technical and other challenges related to this approach, it is exciting to see that, the implementation of multimodal biometrics for controlling access to secured premises is rising in the healthcare, BFSI, transportation, automotive, and government sectors worldwide. 
For those who are unfamiliar, Multimodal biometrics is an integration of a number of biometric technologies such as fingerprint, facial, iris, voice, hand geometry, and retina that can be used for critical application areas, where high quality of identification and verification is required. 
Research and Markets reveals key vendors as Gemalto, BIO-key International, Crossmatch, HID Global, M2SYS Technology, NEC, and OT-Morpho.

Commercial segments of drone

For those who are unfamiliar, drones are used by commercial segments, such as agricultural, energy and utility, public safety, infrastructure, media and entertainment, insurance and other sectors. According to Research and Markets,the global Commercial Drones market can grow at a CAGR of 35.26% during the period 2017-2021; with Aeryon Labs, 3D Robotics, DJI, Parrot & PrecisionHawk Dominating - Research and Markets.

Here is what can lead to less adoption of commercial drones in countries

Beyond the necessity of regulations, one can observe that, regulatory hurdles can become major problem when it comes to the adoption of commercial drones in countries. In effect, the companies in the global commercial drones market have been facing regulatory hurdles since their introduction in the market. With the awareness and adoption of commercial drones, governments are updating their regulations regarding the use of UAVs. According to Research and Markets, this is expected to be a major challenge for vendors, who might see less adoption of commercial drones in countries with more stringent laws.

Smart and connected sensors within the commercial drones industry

It is now obvious that, Smart and connected sensors are part of the major drivers for commercial drones market. In effect, vendors in the global commercial drones market are capitalizing on the availability of mobile, intelligent, and connected sensors to improve the capabilities of their offerings. For those who are unfamiliar, commercial drones are mainly equipped with GPS, inertial, image, and ultrasound-based range sensors. With improvements in functionalities and features, commercial drones are being equipped with thermal, hyperspectral, and multispectral sensors as well.

Increase in adoption of thermal imaging in drones

Steadily, numerous surveys and findings point to increase in adoption of thermal imaging in drones. In effect, as the end-users invest in improving maintenance and operational services for their wind turbines, thermal imaging is increasingly gaining prominence for predictive maintenance programs of wind turbines. According to Research and Markets,as electrical, as well as mechanical components heat up in the case of technical failures, thermal imaging uses this property to spot temperature increase, which will aid in the detection of wear and tear of parts.