Project Concept

This project will introduce ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity.

Following the steps in this guide, you will utilize this connectivity solution to save time and avoid the complication of modifying every remote device to natively talk to ThingWorx Foundation via Edge MicroServers, Software Development Kits, or REST API calls.

We will teach you how to connect disparate systems and devices in order to apply business intelligence and improve operations.

Project Info

Type Quickstart
Level Beginner
Est. Time 30 Minutes
Published June 17, 2018
Author Jason Wyatt

You'll learn how to

    • Connect ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity to ThingWorx Foundation
    • Create an IndustrialGateway Thing
    • Utilize an Application Key to secure the connection
    • Map ThingWorx Industrial Connectivity Tags to ThingWorx Foundation Thing Properties
    • Visualize Data from connected digital assets
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Things used in this project

Environment:

This guide requires both ThingWorx Foundation and Industrial Connectivity.

It assumes that you are utilizing the 30-day hosted Foundation server and the 120-day downloadable Industrial Connectivity.

This guide could also be run through with other 120-day trials, such as the ThingWorx Trial Edition (TTE) which includes both Foundation and Industrial Connectivity, but some instructions could require modification.

Software components:
Previous knowledge:

CONNECT INDUSTRIAL DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Outline
  • Step 1: Install Industrial Connectivity
  • Step 2: Enable New Composer
  • Step 3: Create an Industrial Gateway Thing
  • Step 4: Create an AppKey
  • Step 5: Connect to Foundation
  • Step 6: Bind Industrial Connectivity Tag
  • Step 7: Log to Value Stream
  • Step 8: Visualize the Data
  • Step 9: Create Industrial Application
  • Step 10: Next Steps