Exton, Pa. – April 17, 2014 – ThingWorx™, a PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) business and leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, today announced NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile service provider, has partnered with ThingWorx and Nippon Systemware Co., Ltd (NSW) for its new M2M cloud solutions powered by the ThingWorx® platform.
Serving more than 63 million customers, NTT DOCOMO operates a high-quality nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks.
ThingWorx collaborated with NSW, a partner in the ThingWorx global partner ecosystem, to power the DOCOMO M2M cloud solutions. Toami makes it possible for DOCOMO customers across a variety of industries to quickly develop M2M solutions that connect to communication devices and networks, display and manage data, and link to external services on a cloud server. Because Toami is powered by ThingWorx, a non-programming platform, it can be implemented more quickly and inexpensively than conventional M2M cloud services which often require significant programming skills.
“We are pleased to be selected by NTT DOCOMO as the technology powering Toami, their innovative M2M cloud offering,” said Russ Fadel, president, ThingWorx. “NTT DOCOMO’s decision signals the beginning of the next generation of M2M, one focused on making it easy for partners and customers to build and deploy complete M2M solutions. Enabling rapid application development catalyzes innovation and speeds the adoption of M2M, resulting in a more sustainable and resource efficient world. We are confident that DOCOMO customers will take full advantage of the flexibility and power of the Toami platform to drive innovation and create value.”
“NTT DOCOMO customers have an increased interest and demand for innovative M2M solutions that are easy to develop and deploy,” said Yasuo Ichiya, executive director, M2M Business Department, NTT DOCOMO. “We chose to work with ThingWorx and NSW so that we can provide our customers with a one stop source of device, network, and M2M cloud solutions.”
The ThingWorx partner ecosystem offers a wide range of applications, pre-integrated software components, and skills providing the necessary building blocks required to rapidly design, build, deploy and manage IoT and M2M applications. Comprised of components that are built by ThingWorx, ThingWorx partners, third party developers, and independent hardware and software vendors, these offerings add value to all members of the IoT/M2M value chain by delivering the technology, tools and expertise to implement IoT solutions.
About ThingWorx, a PTC Business
ThingWorx™, a PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) business, 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 simplifies application development efforts by minimizing cost, and risk while accelerating time to value. 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, systems, 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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