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Data Acquisition Solutions

Data acquisition technologies are evolving quickly in response to changing customer requirements, with faster processors, higher sampling rates, and higher bandwidth bus technologies emerging in many new products. VDC’s coverage of the data acquisition market goes back decades - long before the recent M2M revolution, which may drive an entirely new vector of demand for data acquisition products and services - and provides clients with access to the most extensive and detailed analyses of the market’s size, growth rate, and changing customer requirements across verticals, technologies, and geographies.

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What are some of the key questions answered by this research program?

  • Which markets and applications of data acquisition technology present the best near-term opportunities for suppliers based on customer priorities and plans?

  • What are the customer requirements for emerging bus technologies such as PCI Express 4.0, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct, and LTE today?

  • What enabling technologies and features are end users, OEMs, and their customers looking for? What is the purchase decision process?

  • How will customers’ broader product and vendor selection criteria change this year?  What will these changes mean for suppliers’ of data acquisition technology?

  • How can suppliers employ more effective tactical and strategic sales and marketing efforts to better position their firm to compete and thrive?

Vendors likely to be covered in this research program





National Instruments


Agilent Technologies

Fluke Corporation

imc Meßsysteme GmbH

Onset Computer Corporation


Bruel & Kjaer


Invensys Eurotherm



Campbell Scientific



VTI Instruments


Data Translation





Hioki E.E. Corporation

Measurement Computing Corporation (IOTech)


Overview of covered technologies

  • DAQ deployment trends and the outlook for external chassis and modules, and plug-in I/O cards

  • Customer requirements, preferences, and spending plans

  • Analysis of key issues and developments in the data acquisition technology market

  • Competitive share, market size, and forecasts with vendor analysis and discussion.

Recent insights from our ongoing coverage of the position sensor market include the following:

  • With industrial development widespread in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, the market data acquisition technology should experience rapid growth in these regions for the next several years.

  • New applications of pressure, level, and flow sensors connected to data acquisition equipment in oil & gas, medical equipment for measuring cardiovascular and pulmonary function, and process controls in pharmaceutical manufacturing will help fuel industry growth.

Major annual deliverables

  • Bi-monthly VDC View reports containing analyst insights on important trends

  • Two market analysis reports covering external chassis/modules and plug-in I/O cards

  • Analyst inquiry privileges to support your critical decisions and questions

Who should read this research?

This annual research program has been carefully designed for senior decision-makers in the following roles at data acquisition solution vendors:

CEO or other C-level executives
Corporate development and M&A teams
Marketing executives
Business development and sales leaders
Product development and product strategy leaders
Channel management and channel strategy leaders

What are the benefits of subscribing to this research?

This program provides clients with the ongoing data and insights they need to make critical decisions confidently about product, market, channel, and corporate development strategies. Use this research to:

  • Stay ahead of changes in customer requirements and demand

  • Build credible business cases for pursuing new markets

  • Identify underserved and high-growth market opportunities

  • Better understand your company's competitive position and formulate winning strategies

  • Gain access to the ideas and insights of analysts who have the most in-depth view of your markets

To learn more, contact us at info@vdcresearch.com.