Forestry services company BID Group develops apps for IoT, AR, remote maintenance, and more. The BID Group specializes in wood processing services. They are a PTC customer and are taking advantage of PTC’s IoT and AR tools to develop tools for their remote services team. Specifically, they are working with Vuforia Chalk to offer realtime assistance to customers wherever they … [Read more...] about PTC and BID Group build new tools for remote and online workers
PTC's LiveWorx user conference showcases tools for creating smart connected everything. "We are citizens of the new world,” declared Jim Heppelmann as he opened PTC’s second annual LifeWorx user conference. LiveWorx is PTC’s user conference for all its users and all its products, but the message coming from the keynote stage was primarily about the company’s new direction … [Read more...] about PTC declares itself ready for Industry 4.0 at Liveworx
The PTC pivot into an Internet of Things business is part of a larger redefinition of manufacturing. Today at the PTC LiveWorx 2016 conference, CEO James Heppelmann ended his presentation by introducing a new logo to represent the company. As shown here, the new logo combines the company name (they stopped being “Parametrics Technology Corporation” years ago) with a stylized … [Read more...] about What’s in a logo?
PTC acquired Vuforia from Qualcomm in October 2015 for $65 million. The company has wasted little time incorporating the AR technology into its ThingWorx IoT product line. PTC introduced its product group, Vuforia, to the world with a slick web cast called The Thing Event. The show featured Vuforia's augmented reality (AR) technology being used as a visualization tool … [Read more...] about PTC unveils Vuforia in ThingWorx product line
Five billion Internet-connected objects by 2019, and PTC plans to be in the middle of it all. Tom Lansford reports from Stuttgart, Germany. By Tom Lansford PTC is a major player in CAD and PLM. However, the company's strategic push continues to focus on fulfilling customer needs related to seven major forces impacting the manufacturing industry. The addition of Internet of … [Read more...] about PTC wants its customers to come aboard with the Internet of Things