From the Wires
Libelium Internet of Things Platform Certified as ThingWorx-Ready
By: Business Wire
Nov. 8, 2012 10:04 AM
ThingWorx™ today announced that Libelium, a leader in the design and manufacturing of wireless sensor network hardware, has completed certification of their Meshlium Sensor Networking Gateway device as ThingWorx-Ready™. This certification makes the Libelium Waspmote Plug & Sense!™ sensor platform compatible with the ThingWorx platform – the industry’s first application development platform designed to reduce the effort required to build Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions and sensor applications for the emerging connected world.
The ThingWorx-Ready Program, recently launched by ThingWorx, allows hardware and software companies to pre-integrate their product with the ThingWorx rapid application development platform, greatly simplifying the creation and deployment of M2M solutions. These companies provide a wide variety of products throughout the entire connected world value chain – from software systems and cloud platforms to smart sensors, devices, gateways and machines. Being "plug-and-play" reduces the cost and risk of wireless sensor and Internet of Things deployments for end customers, helping accelerate the growth of the overall space.
“Our aim is to reduce our customers’ time-to-market while remaining as a horizontal hardware provider for the Internet of Things. We achieve both of these advantages with the integration into the ThingWorx platform,” stated Alicia Asín Pérez, CEO of Libelium.
Libelium’s certification as ThingWorx-Ready creates a pre-integrated solution that will improve time to market and reduce overall solution costs for its customers. The ThingWorx-Ready certification exposes Libelium’s hardware technology to the ThingWorx ecosystem of OEMs, “Smart” application providers, system integrators, and resellers, making its product a preferred choice for customer applications.
“With the number of connected devices projected to grow from one billion to 50 billion over the next 10 years the number of connected solutions must expand at a similarly rapid rate. This represents a tremendous opportunity for companies that can quickly develop end-to-end solutions,” said Russ Fadel, CEO and Co-Founder of ThingWorx. “Making our partners’ products ‘ThingWorx-Ready’ exposes them to the entire ThingWorx ecosystem and further extends the 5X to 10X development efficiency advantage that a ThingWorx based solution offers.”
Libelium (established in 2006) designs and manufactures hardware for the implementation of wireless sensor networks so that system integrators, engineering and consultancy companies can deliver reliable Smart Cities solutions with minimum time to market. All Libelium’s products are modular, easy to deploy and include extensive documentation and support through a global community of developers. Libelium’s customers range from startups to large international corporations implementing Smart Cities projects in North America, Asia and Europe. Libelium is privately held and has headquarters in Zaragoza, Spain. For more information, visit www.libelium.com.
ThingWorx™ provides the first software application platform designed for today's connected world. 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 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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