Freight and transit rail solutions provider RailComm has selected ThingWorx application platform to support its machine-to-machine (M2M) and industrial internet applications.

Apart from building its data analytics on existing rail control and device management technology, the platform will also provide RailComm with a complete software development, runtime, and intelligence environment, as well as application building tools.

The platform will save time and enhance RailComm’s current and future customer-facing applications, while reducing additional development costs.

"The internet of things is helping enable a new level of connectedness and intelligence for the rail industry."

RailComm research and development (R&D) vice-president Michael Penza said: "RailComm’s expertise in automation and device management, in combination with ThingWorx rapid application platform, provides us with dramatically improved solution delivery for our customers

"ThingWorx is the only platform that allows us to modernise our connected rail solutions and rapidly respond to our customer’s needs without the need for additional development staff, while continuing to provide the flexibility and scalability to grow with our operation."

RailComm claims that its solutions automate an expanding network of connected rail devices and sensors that produce real-time information.

ThingWorx CEO Russ Fadel said: "RailComm is a great example of how the internet of things is helping enable a new level of connectedness and intelligence for the rail industry.

"Using ThingWorx, RailComm is able to take advantage of a tenfold improvement in application development and delivery, allowing them to optimise their development team and deliver the next generation of cutting-edge rail solutions."

RailComm further said that M2M and industrial internet applications will bring advanced intelligence and analytics to its rail management solutions portfolio that are aimed to enhance rail capacity and improve efficiency in railway operations.