Similar to the noticeable trend in computer hardware, investment in network hardware by the public safety market is expected to run high. Greater connectivity, application mobility and incentivized readily available services have allowed network hardware markets to expand with spending. An impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.7% is expected over the forecasted period. In line with this figure, spending is expected to increase from $2.7 billion in 2011 to $3.3 billion in 2015. Spending on US public safety network hardware is 17.7% of the total spending on public safety IT. This figure is expected to rise to 18.4% by 2015, which when compared to the drop expected by computer hardware spending, is quite respectable. Key drivers of spending within network hardware will include wireless LAN/WAN, IP based network equipment and equipment to support growth in data traffic amongst public safety agencies.
This Excel-based Data-rich Deliverable (DRD) that is part of the Public Safety subscription includes market intelligence on IT: Network Hardware expenditures for Public Safety by level. Compass Intelligence defines IT network hardware as business expenditures on equipment purchased to connect PCs to one another in local area networks, as well as to connect locations/LANs via wide-area networks. Public Safety includes all establishments of Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS/other. The forecast includes applications spending on Public Safety from 2010 to 2015 broken out by Fire, Police, and EMTs. Public Safety is a subset of state and local government, and includes fire, police (includes corrections), EMT, and other related-offices as it pertains to keeping the public safe and secure. The Expert Guide for this deliverable is Stephanie Atkinson. Forecasts are from 2010 through 2015 and include annual growth rates, as well as percentage of total market.