today announced that RailComm,
a leading solutions provider for the world's freight and transit rail
industries, has selected ThingWorx as the application platform to power
its next-generation Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Industrial Internet
applications. These applications will bring advanced intelligence and
analytics to RailComm's broad range of rail management solutions, which
are focused on increasing rail capacity and improving efficiency in
railway operations for its customers.
RailComm will use the ThingWorx application platform to build their next
generation of M2M applications and data analytics on top of their
existing rail control and device management technology. The ThingWorx
platform provides RailComm with a complete software development,
runtime, and intelligence environment, along with rapid application
building tools, allowing the company to quickly enhance their current
and future customer-facing applications without incurring additional
"RailComm's expertise in automation and device management, in
combination with ThingWorx rapid application platform, provides us with
dramatically improved solution delivery for our customers," said Michael
Penza, Vice President of Research and Development at RailComm.
"ThingWorx is the only platform that allows us to 'modernize' our
connected rail solutions and rapidly respond to our customer's needs
without the need for additional development staff, while continuing to
provide the flexibility and scalability to grow with our operation."
RailComm's solutions, which automate an expanding network of connected
rail devices and sensors tha generate real-time information, represent
the next wave of innovation in bringing the Industrial
Internet to the rail industry. As RailComm's advanced M2M
applications and analytics evolve, they will continue to be instrumental
in creating capacity and for providing sustainable operating
efficiencies for rail operations around the globe.
"RailComm is a great example of how the Internet of Things is helping
enable a new level of connectedness and intelligence for the rail
industry," stated Russ Fadel, CEO of ThingWorx. "Using ThingWorx,
RailComm is able to take advantage of a 10X improvement in application
development and delivery, allowing them to optimize their development
team and deliver the next generation of cutting-edge rail solutions."
RailComm is a global leader in the design and implementation of rail
automation systems and software for the freight, transit, and industrial
markets. Their solutions range from yard automation solutions including
automated switching, wireless remote control, dynamic yard mapping to
mainline automation which includes CTC, dark territory control, and
server-based software platforms.
For more than 14 years, RailComm has served the leading rail operators
America, South America, New Zealand and Africa. They bring a
collaborative focus to automation; working closely with their clients to
implement solutions that deliver immediate ROI and that are expressly
designed with the flexibility and scalability to grow with the rail
enterprise. For more information, visit www.railcomm.com.
ThingWorx™ provides the first platform designed to efficiently build and
run the applications of today's connected world. ThingWorx's model-based
design and search-based intelligence reduces application development
efforts by 10X, minimizing cost, risk and time to market. The ThingWorx
platform combines the key functionality of Web 2.0, search, and social
collaboration, and applies it to the world of "things," including
connected products, machines, sensors, and industrial equipment.
Businesses use the ThingWorx platform to rapidly deliver innovative
applications and connected solutions across markets ranging from
manufacturing, energy, and food, to Machine-to-Machine (M2M) remote
monitoring and service, as well as in emerging Internet of Things
applications, including smart cities, smart grid, agriculture, and
transportation. For more information, please visit our website at www.thingworx.com
and our blog at www.thingworx.com/blog
or follow us on Twitter at @ThingWorx.
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