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TMCNet:  RailComm Selects ThingWorx to Advance its M2M and Industrial Internet Solutions for the Rail Industry

[December 17, 2013]

RailComm Selects ThingWorx to Advance its M2M and Industrial Internet Solutions for the Rail Industry

EXTON, Pa. --(Business Wire)--

ThingWorx™ 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 development costs.

"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."

About RailComm

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 (News - Alert), dark territory control, and server-based software platforms.

For more than 14 years, RailComm has served the leading rail operators in North 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.

About ThingWorx

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 (News - Alert) at @ThingWorx.


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