ThingWorx, a PTC® (Nasdaq: PTC) business and leading Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced today that SmartPatch, an Italian startup company that develops structural health monitoring solutions, has selected ThingWorx to view and understand the data from its connected, wireless applications. These SmartPatch applications help monitor the structural integrity of buildings, bridges, tunnels and monuments.
SmartPatch Selects ThingWorx® IoT Platform for its Connected, Wireless Structural Health Monitoring System
SmartPatch Selects ThingWorx® IoT Platform for its Connected, Wireless Structural
Health Monitoring System
Integrates with PTC Creo®
Design Software for Additional Graphical Visualization of 3D Model
Exton, PA - March 10, 2015 - ThingWorx, a PTC® (Nasdaq: PTC) business and leading Internet of
Things (IoT) platform provider, announced today that SmartPatch, an Italian startup company that
develops structural health monitoring solutions, has selected ThingWorx to view and understand the
data from its connected, wireless applications. These SmartPatch applications help monitor the
structural integrity of buildings, bridges, tunnels and monuments.
SmartPatch has developed a patented solution for Structural Health Monitoring that is wireless, low
cost and easy to implement. The company is using the
ThingWorx IoT platform via a browser connected to a
cloud server for its advanced graphical user interface to
enable real-time, detailed monitoring of data points
such as strain, temperature, tilt and seismic activity. The
system will offer a comprehensive view of the
measured point and offer immediate data for
interpretation and possible action.
“The ThingWorx based system can change the approach to viewing and understanding Structural
Health Management data by builders, certification companies, state safety agencies, civil engineers
and professionals in the building industry,” said Marco Bonvino, co-founder at SmartPatch. “In our
opinion ThingWorx is the most complete IoT platform available on the market and we look forward to
making this technology available to our customers.”
In addition to using the ThingWorx IoT platform, SmartPatch is also taking advantage of PTC Creo to
offer new graphical visualization of the infrastructure, implementing a rotating 3D model.
“SmartPatch is a good example of how IoT technology can transform existing business processes such
as structural health monitoring to enable a step change in efficiency and responsiveness, ” said Russ
Fadel, president, ThingWorx. “The age of the Internet of Things is upon us and forward thinking
companies, such as SmartPatch, will use the ThingWorx IoT platform to deliver business value to their
The announcement of a customer’s selection or adoption of PTC software is not necessarily indicative
of the timing or amount of revenue therefrom or of PTC’s overall revenue for any particular period.
• ThingWorx Application Development Platform Overview
• LiveWorx IoT Industry Conference; May 4-7, 2015 at Westin Copley, Boston, MA
• “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Business” Harvard Business Review article
SmartPatch is an Italian startup company, which was founded in early 2014 by Marco Bonvino, Guido
Maisto e Melanie Diziol. SmartPatch operates within I3P, the Innovative Enterprise Incubator of the
Politecnico di Torino, and is one of the 155 European companies to receive funding under the
Horizon2020 EU program. In 2014 its innovative Structural Health Monitoring system for buildings
and infrastructures was awarded the Start Cup Piemonte e Valle d’Aosta and was ranked first at the
Italian Venture Forum. SmartPatch is already developing applications and implementing pilot plants
for well-known players in civil construction, composite building and infrastructure industries. For
more information please visit http://www.smart-patch.com/.
About ThingWorx, a PTC Business
ThingWorx™, a PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) business, provides the first platform designed to efficiently build
and run the applications of today's connected world. ThingWorx, the centerpiece of PTC’s Internet of
Things (IoT) technology portfolio, combines capabilities from PTC Axeda® solutions to deliver the
world’s first complete IoT Platform, which includes connectivity, device cloud, business logic, big data,
analytics and remote service applications. The combination delivers a comprehensive IoT technology
stack that enables companies to securely connect assets, quickly create applications, and innovate
new ways to capture value. Companies already leveraging this technology to capitalize on the
potential of the IoT represent a wide range of markets, including manufacturing, energy, agriculture,
transportation, and government. For more information, please visit our websites at
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