Data aggregation starts with the live connection to various data sources. One example is Bossard‘s Smart Bin that is equipped with weight sensors. Atlas Copco assembly tools, Klauke crimping tools, Lorch welding equipment and TRUMPF laser cutting machines belong to the same category of things as data sources.
A connector example is this XML script driving Bossard‘s ARIMS data to the Thingworx IoT Platform.
Thingworx Server is the hub to source, aggregate and distribute data in real-time. This middle layer allows for business logic, analyses and streaming data into apps.
With mashup builder, apps can be configured quickly using pre-defined widgets to visualize real-time data from the chosen connected data sources. All widgets, such as diagrams or hyperlinks to other internal pages are fully customizable. The resulting apps are interactive and can be used to send steering commands back to connected systems and things.