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Score 10 out of 10
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Support analytical and monitoring application development for a leading production company. The main task will be to cover industrial IoT solutions. The main task is to design and build reporting processes, mechanism for forwarding data, their combinations in reports and enable visibility in perfomance on the production line level. Initial use case comprises selected shop floor IT systems.
  • Aggregation of data from production controllers
  • Drill down to details on a one device level
  • Quick monitoring of extraordinary behavior of a monitored component
  • Until now can not think of any. Data acquisition was a problem initially - solved by connection server and splunk.
Using for device tracking on the shopfloor and event monitoring:
- Smooth deployment, easy to couple to devices.
- Easy cooperation with splunk, that we use also.
- Finally after connecting to deviced (machine data logs), quick definition and implementation of application
- Intuitive environment, easy querying.
- Can handle virtually any data type we found.
- And it works in cloud - a major benefit in our setup.
Laurie Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are a specialist systems integrator working in the water sector, developing water and wastewater treatment and distribution system solutions in the industrial, environmental and municipal sectors. I became interested in Thingworx just as the IOT was emerging as a significant transformation technology in industrial automation. I have a background as a senior engineer in the specification of industry 3.0 water monitoring control and automation.

When I first met the Thingworx founding team in late 2011, I was blown away by the performance and concept underlying ThingWorx. As a domain expert, I no longer had to express my requirements in a classical requirements spec, I could develop it in an agile way, continuously improving the data model as my understanding of the application became more sophisticated. The ability to then build a mashup in the same time it took to develop a PowerPoint slide deck was a revelation. I discovered later that I still need an FRS but it became a strategic roadmap rather than customised local solution.

Since those early days, the platform has gone from strength to strength, and now it is past its critical mass and is attracting a strong partner community. As a small, but long-standing partner, I'm confident that the future of our WaterWorX platform will accelerate due to our reliance on ThingWorx to power our smart water applications.
  • The ThingWorx modeling is simple enough to explain to non-specialists but very powerful in its expression.
  • Mashup builder and analytics utilities are strong and the latest version automates some of the complexity, although I haven't used them yet.
  • As the Kepware tools and libraries have become more integrated, the platform has an unrivaled set of interface solutions.
  • The MQTT interface needs improvement, its crashed during development of new entities on a frequent basis.
  • The standard time series and trend tools are very basic and dont compare well with Top-end historians but its possible with some relative easy interfacing to use 3rd party applications.
  • Care, forethought and experience is required when building complex applications, it's difficult to delete entities once the network becomes large and complex. N+Maintaining synchronicity between multiple dev and productions systems has to be carefully managed.
Well-suited - multiple streams from many data sources, highly scalable application scenarios.

Less appropriate - Large complex one-off process plants with complex logic at the edge.
Wonoh Kim | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used to remote monitor industrial printers on the AWS cloud.
  • Easy to design web pages for special purposes or for customers
  • Easy to configure and manage an IoT device
  • Simple solution for connectivity
  • Limitation of install edge program on a custom platform such as Windows CE
  • Difficult to manage a complicated system
  • Difficult to use with custom program written in C#
  • Graphical language -- not programming language
Good for a quick test of internet of things (IoT) connectivity and for deploying access via the web.

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What is ThingWorx?

ThingWorx is an IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) development platform acquired by PTC in 2014 and merged with Axeda Machine Cloud in the same year, to expand PTC's development offerings.

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What is ThingWorx?

ThingWorx is an IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) development platform acquired by PTC in 2014 and merged with Axeda Machine Cloud in the same year, to expand PTC's development offerings.

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