Connect Your Data to ThingWorx

In the world of IoT application development, connectivity refers to the infrastructure and protocols which connect devices to the cloud or network. Edge devices handle the interface between the physical world and the cloud. ThingWorx provides you with several different tools for connecting to the ThingWorx platform. Your decision on which connectivity method to pick will be dependent on your individual use case.

Just getting started with ThingWorx? Check out our Hello World guide to understand the basics of ThingWorx and quickly experience how easy it is to develop an IIoT application.

Use the REST API to Connect Low-Capability Devices to ThingWorx

Using the ThingWorx REST API is an easy way for low-capability devices to connect with the ThingWorx platform and push data to the platform. Any edge device that can make an HTTP POST can read and update properties or execute services on the ThingWorx platform.

Connect natively to Thingworx using an AlwaysOn protocol SDK

SDKs are available for Java, C, .net, Android, and iOS and allow you to connect your devices to ThingWorx with the AlwaysOn protocol. Using the Edge SDKs will give you all the flexibility you need to meet your application's requirements and build robust, secure, full-featured edge integrations and gateways for any platform.

Secure, embeddable, and easily deployable communications designed for connecting sensors, devices and equipment across any network topology and any communication scenario.

The Edge Microserver proxies connections via AlwaysOn

Connect your devices to the ThingWorx platform with the Edge MicroServer, a pre-built application that enables devices incapable of making TLS connections to securely interact with the platform.

Need to access data from industrial machine controllers (OT)

Our suite of 150+ industrial protocol drivers allow you to easily connect to different types of industrial equipment. The interface provides real-time, bi-directional industrial controls data to the ThingWorx Platform via the AlwaysOn protocol.

Device Cloud Adapters

Connect devices with the adapter of your choice and integrate with ThingWorx to build scalable IoT applications.

Protocol Adapter Toolkits to connect any existing protocols

The Protocol Adapter Toolkit can help in cases where you need to connect small devices that are not able to run the ThingWorx Edge MicroServer or one Edge SDKs. Using our protocol adapters allows you to translate native device formats to communicate with ThingWorx. 

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