EXTON, Penn.—May 21, 2013—ThingWorx™ today announced it has partnered with KORE Telematics, the world’s largest wireless services provider specializing in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, to speed the time-to-market for content-rich M2M and Internet-of-Things solutions. Under terms of the agreement, ThingWorx has certified the KORE PRiSMProTM device management portal within its ThingWorx Ready™ program, which will in turn bring a fully-connected application development offering to the market which is pre-integrated with M2M data services.
By designing cellular and satellite data services from KORE directly into ThingWorx’s off-the-shelf development platform, the two companies at once accelerate development and reduce the cost of deployment for M2M solutions in many vertical markets including agriculture, public works, utilities, building and construction, healthcare, public safety and fleet telematics.
“The innovative ThingWorx Ready program already allows hardware and software companies to pre-integrate their products with rapid application development tools, and to reduce the cost, complexity and risk of these M2M deployments,” said Alex Brisbourne, President and COO, KORE Telematics. “Now, together we are moving one step further to infuse customers’ applications with global, pre-configured network connectivity from the outset of the development process. By combining ‘always on’ connectivity with the rich set of analytics and reporting already present in the ThingWorx toolkit, our two organizations will extend the value of M2M services and remote data collection exponentially.”
The new, integrated offering enables customers to:
- Order and manage SIM inventory;
- Automatically provision and manage devices;
- Monitor cellular and satellite data usage;
- Optimize rate plans in global markets;
- Access Radius data about device location and last data session;
- Use advanced troubleshooting tools;
- Create custom reporting;
- Manage bills more intelligently; and
- Take advantage of location-based services.
“We are pleased to partner with KORE and to certify its PRiSMPro business management platform as ThingWorx Ready,” said Russ Fadel, CEO and co-founder of ThingWorx. “With the KORE suite of offerings pre-integrated into the ThingWorx platform, we will dramatically reduce the time and risk for companies looking to build and deploy end-to-end M2M and IoT solutions. Reducing time, cost, and risk will accelerate the growth of connected applications moving us more quickly to the step change in efficiency promised by the connected world.”
ThingWorx will be demonstrating the combined platform offering at CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas. Please visit the ThingWorx Booth #6240 to view the combined power of the two companies’ integrated platform offering.
About KORE Telematics
KORE is the world’s largest wireless network provider specializing exclusively on the rapidly expanding global machine-to-machine (M2M) communications market. Providing unified control and management for cellular and satellite network service delivery in more than 180 countries worldwide, KORE empowers its application, hardware and wireless operator partners to efficiently deliver M2M solutions for connected devices across the globe. M2M applications in industries as diverse as healthcare, utilities, enterprise IT, transaction processing and fleet management rely on the KORE network to deliver operational efficiencies and cost-savings. KORE offers a range of technologies — including GSM, HSPA, CDMA and EV-DO, as well as satellite services — that ensure the greatest possible reliability and coverage. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.
ThingWorx™ provides the first platform designed to efficiently build and run the applications of today’s connected world. ThingWorx’ 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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