Marlink’s Proximity IoT Platform expanded with PTC’s ThingWorx to deliver enhanced remote management

Wednesday 7, November 2018

Solution encompasses artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance

Oslo/Paris, November 6, 2018: Marlink’s Proximity Internet of Things (IoT) platform is now seamlessly integrated with PTC’s ThingWorx® industrial innovation platform. The solution uniquely positions Marlink as a single supplier capable of delivering IoT infrastructure and connectivity throughout the value chain.

Proximity is a global M2M remote management and monitoring solution providing complete visibility and control of all fixed and mobile satellite M2M and tracking terminals in a single multi-device platform, while also providing a central interface for all IoT data regardless of the communication carrier used. It enables customers to improve their global network resilience and reduce operating cost by managing remote assets from headquarters, collecting data in real-time globally for predictive and prescriptive maintenance, and streamlining back office processes such as billing. These benefits are made available by the Proximity platform’s use of multiple carriers with automatic and seamless least-cost routing, including LTE, L-band Mobile Satellite Services such as BGAN or Iridium, and VSAT on all frequencies.

PTC’s ThingWorx platform provides broad and robust sets of integrated IoT-specific development tools for building innovative IoT solutions for a variety of industry applications. ThingWorx includes rapid application development functionality, connectivity, advanced analytics, machine learning, and augmented reality, and integrates with leading device clouds. These capabilities enable businesses to securely connect assets and create innovative applications and services, supporting digital transformation initiatives across industries.

Proximity and ThingWorx are highly complementary solutions,said Damien Lyant, VP Sales & PDG PTC France. “While Proximity enables efficient collection of IoT data, ThingWorx introduces capabilities for handling, analysis and presentation. Integrated in a single digital ecosystem, organisations leveraging IoT now have an incredibly powerful solution for all aspects of data management, enabling them to innovate more and focus on differentiating product and service offerings to improve customer experience.
Proximity solves a key challenge for organisations focused on leveraging the power of IoT through its agnostic approach to communication channels, said Florian Lefèvre, VP Indirect Sales, Marlink. Without it, data transmitted on different types of service must be collected in different systems, but with Proximity, everything can be viewed and managed from a central point. ThingWorx extends Proximity’s capability to encompass artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance, all from a single solution, meaning that we can now deliver turnkey IoT network solutions from data collection to meaningful visualised feedback.

For further information, please contact: 
Knut Natvig, Marlink
T: +47 48 030 911