Project Concept

This project will introduce ThingWorx Utilities Asset Management.

Following the steps in this guide, you will learn how to quickly connect to and manage your Edge IoT devices using the ThingWorx Foundation platform without having to build out an infrastructure.

We will teach you how to utilize Asset Management to simplify the process of provisioning, aggregating, maintaining, and monitoring your entire inventory of remote devices connected to the platform.

Project Info

Type Tutorial
Level Intermediate
Est. Time 60 Minutes
Published June 15, 2018
Author Jason Wyatt

You'll learn how to

    • Install and configure the Edge MicroServer (WSEMS) to connect Edge devices
    • Define your Edge devices as Asset Things
    • Connect to specific remote devices
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Things used in this project


This guide assumes both Utilities pre-installation and SSL / Port 443 connectivity to the remote EMS. As such, the 30-day hosted trial is recommended.

This guide could theoretically be utilized with the native 120-day trial or TTE, but the EMS's config.lua and config.json code would require modification.

Software components:
Previous knowledge:


  • Step 1: Generate Application Key
  • Step 2: Install WSEMS
  • Step 3: Configure WSEMS
  • Step 4: Create Asset Thing
  • Step 5: Confirm Connection
  • Step 6: Install VNC
  • Step 7: Configure EdgeThing for VNC
  • Step 8: VNC to Your Personal Computer
  • Step 9: File Transfer
  • Step 10: Next Steps