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[October 18, 2012]

OnFarm Selects ThingWorx to Power Its Cloud-Based Smart Farming Solution

EXTON, Pa. & FRESNO, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

ThingWorx™ announced today that OnFarm Systems, a highly specialized integrator of agriculture field asset and information systems for growers, has selected ThingWorx to power its cloud-based integration and decision platform. This partnership allows OnFarm to accelerate its time to market for delivering the first solution to combine a comprehensive array of leading farm hardware technologies into a single grower-friendly integration and decision platform, providing improved production and financial results for growers.

OnFarm utilizes the ThingWorx technology platform to take on the challenge of integrating information across multiple unrelated companies. As technology adoption in agriculture has grown, growers have been forced to manage information from several unrelated systems. OnFarm was designed to work with existing agriculture hardware and solution companies and is ready for emerging technology as it becomes available, enabling growers to take full advantage of technology and solutions that allow for smart decisions in farm management and production.

"We are pleased to be working with ThingWorx to deliver the first-of-its-kind application for farming," stated Lance Donny, CEO of OnFarm. "Our solution, powered by ThingWorx enables farming operations to gain insight and understanding of their critical agricultur information. Our unique cloud-based technology integrates field asset and agronomic information from multiple vendors and sources and provides growers that information through an intelligent go anywhere dashboard empowering their entire organization to make better more informed decisions resulting in immediate impact on farm productivity and profitability."

The OnFarm solution combines real-time sensor data from soil moisture, weather, pesticide usage, alerts and notices, and growing conditions from farming sites into a consolidated web-based dashboard designed specifically for growers. Growers can also take advantage of advanced imaging and GIS mapping information inside OnFarm mapping system to spot crop issues and visualize where farming assets are located.

"OnFarm has developed what will be the gold standard in smart agriculture, enabling growers to access actionable data and make more informed decisions about their farming operations," stated Russ Fadel, CEO of ThingWorx. "Our connected application platform has allowed OnFarm to accelerate its time to market for its solution. The ThingWorx storage and execution environment, along with our unique collaborative infrastructure and search-based intelligence, is providing an effective platform for managing and analyzing real-time agricultural data."

The OnFarm application will be available as a web application for any PC or tablet device, providing the right information where and when growers need it.

About OnFarm

OnFarm Systems is the first agriculture software company to integrate a comprehensive array of leading farm hardware technologies into a single grower-friendly management and decision platform. For more information, please visit our website at www.onfarmsystems.com.

About ThingWorx

ThingWorx™ provides the first software application platform designed for today's connected world. The ThingWorx platform combines the key functionality of Web 2.0, search, and social collaboration, and applies it to the world of "things," including connected products, machines, sensors, and industrial equipment. Businesses use the ThingWorx platform to rapidly deliver innovative applications and connected solutions across markets ranging from manufacturing, energy, and food, to M2M remote monitoring and service, as well as in emerging "Internet of Things" applications, including smart cities, smart grid, agriculture, and transportation. For more information, please visit our website at www.thingworx.com and our blog at www.thingworx.com/blog or follow us on Twitter (News - Alert) at @ThingWorx.


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