ThingWorx and Bosch IoT Suite’s technology stack enable the integration of smart, connected products with cross-sector enterprise processes.
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and Bosch Software Innovations announced a technology alliance that will facilitate integration of the ThingWorx® platform and the Bosch IoT Suite.
The new Bosch IoT Suite M2M Connector for ThingWorx allows interplay between the two platforms and is now available in the ThingWorx Marketplace. The technology stack enables IoT developers to connect and control heterogeneous devices and systems, cost-effectively and rapidly develop IoT applications for complex IT landscapes, and easily and quickly adapt IoT solutions to the specific needs of individual companies and sectors.
PTC and Bosch Software Innovations successfully tested the integrated technology stack in the Industrial Internet Consortium Track & Trace Testbed by wirelessly connecting tightening tools to operate seamlessly together on the factory floor. The Track & Trace application permits the monitoring of the status of all devices on the fly. The data collected is used to optimize production processes and tool maintenance. Irregularities or impending failures are detected immediately and the faulty device can be replaced before downtime can occur.
Track & Trace Testbed
The Track & Trace testbed provides an excellent example of complex production landscapes – such as those in the automotive, aerospace, mechanical engineering, and plant engineering sectors – that are made up of heterogeneous machines, devices, and process landscapes that must be adapted so that they will work together. When combined, the ThingWorx and Bosch Software Innovations technologies provide IoT developers exactly the flexibility they need to connect heterogeneous equipment and enterprise processes.
In contrast to the two traditional options – standard software and customized development – this joint technology offering is precise and cost-effective. The device management component (M2M) from the Bosch IoT Suite provides reliable connection and control of devices while operating a secure, flexible, and transparent infrastructure for distributed devices. Vorto, an open source tool initiated by Bosch Software Innovations and developed by Eclipse IoT, enables the creation and management of information models for integration into different platforms. The ThingWorx® IoT application-development platform enables rapid development of drag-and-drop business applications. A comprehensive security approach is designed to protect applications against unauthorized access.