Rapidly scale application development to connected devices
In the world of IoT application development, connectivity refers to the infrastructure and protocols that connect machines and other devices to applications where they are monitored or controlled. Each connected devices is called an “edge device” meaning that it is the object generating data and subject of the control. Connecting remote edge devices can be notoriously difficult. Engineers contend with unreliable connections, legacy protocols, complex security requirements, and proprietary networks. ThingWorx Edge enables users to deploy out-of-the-box connectivity at the edge of networks, while using secure, real-time, connection capabilities, to connect devices to the ThingWorx platform.
HOW IT CAN HELP
With a library of more than 150 device drivers, client drivers, and advanced plugins, ThingWorx has the ability to connect to devices and gateways to on-premise applications, cloud applications, engineering systems, and other business systems.
While connectivity has become somewhat common among IoT solution providers, ThingWorx Edge offers a key differentiator with industrial connectivity. Powered by Kepware, industrial connectivity is purpose-built to connect and source data from the shop floor and connect directly at the site of the machine, device, or sensor. This accelerates time to value for machine builders by quickly connecting assets to the ThingWorx platform where users have access to the information and can start building applications.
ThingWorx Edge offers multiple deployment options for improved connectivity to geographically distributed devices and machines. This flexibility allows for faster implementation, which leads to faster time to adoption and expansion.
Using secure, real-time connection capabilities your organization can increase customer satisfaction by quickly connecting to the ThingWorx platform and begin building applications.
ThingWorx Edge connectivity accelerates time to value by enabling quick and easy connectivity to the ThingWorx platform directly at the site of the machine, device, or sensor.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Below you’ll find answers to our most commonly asked questions.
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What is Edge in ThingWorx?
ThingWorx Kepware Edge allows for the valuable features of KEPServerEX to be deployed in Linux-based environments. Edge enables connectivity directly at the site of a machine, device, or sensor.
What are the different ThingWorx Edge licensing levels?
Licensing in ThingWorx Edge depends on the number of tags across the set of supported drivers. This functionality is provided by a USB hardware key in association with a matching certificate file which indicates the licensing level. If there is no certificate file, ThingWorx Edge runs in a time-limited mode. The following are the available licensing levels:
- 100 Tag Limit
- 750 Tag Limit
- 1500 Tag Limit
How do I install a ThingWorx Edge license?
- Log in using a local Linux user account that is a member of the ThingWorx Kepware Edge user group configured during installation- tkedge by default.
- Copy the .lic license file that corresponds to the hardware key attached to the machine into the /.config/License directory.
- Attach the hardware key to the machine and wait for a red light to turn on the key.
- Restart the ThingWorx Kepware Edge runtime service to complete the license.
What SDKs can be used with ThingWorx Edge?
Developers can use C SDK, Java SDK, or .NETSDK for any integrations and gateways.