Navigant: Market for PoE in digital building apps to grow nearly 15% by 2028

Tuesday February 18, 2020 0 comments Tags: Boulder, Navigant Research, digital building, Sasha Wedekind, PoE

BOULDER -- The market for Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology in digital building applications is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 14.9% during the next 10 years, with the total value of the market anticipated to increase from around $101.5 million in 2019 to $352.9 million by the end of 2028, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

The report examines the use of PoE in building automation and digital building applications, providing global market forecasts through 2028.NavigantNEWlogoUSE 

PoE, an established technology for multiple IT applications such as Internet protocol (IP) phones and Wi-Fi access points, has been gaining attention as a potential connectivity solution for building automation and intelligent building technologies.

By supplying both low voltage power and a data connection to an end-use device, PoE is highly viable for applications such as lighting, sensors, smart locks, thermostats, digital signage, and other building controls. 

“PoE-based solutions for buildings are generating excitement in the market due to their reliability, flexibility, and scalability, as well as the potential cost savings associated with reductions in cabling infrastructure and labor costs,” said Sasha Wedekind, Navigant research analyst.

“The primary market focus has been on PoE enabling a data network for lighting applications coupled with advanced sensing technologies ranging from people-counting sensors to air quality controls.”

According to the report, the market for these types of PoE applications is young, and vendors are still developing and testing solutions. To overcome barriers such as lack of a clearly articulated value proposition, market players need to identify and grow appropriate market channels while working to increase consumer awareness.

The reportPower over Ethernet for Digital Buildings, discusses these and other market issues. The 10-year market revenue forecast (2019-2028) is segmented by three categories: lighting applications coupled with advanced sensor technologies, lighting-only applications, and other building functionality applications such as HVAC controls, building access, and digital signage.

The study is also segmented by new construction and retrofit projects, global regions, and commercial building types. This report does not cover PoE markets for IP phones, Wi-Fi routers, and IP cameras.

An executive summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant website.