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11th June 2020
Industrial Ethernet: fieldbus decline continues

Industrial network connectivity for devices and machines is key to achieve smart connected factories. HMS Networks annual study of the industrial network market shows that Industrial Ethernet increases its market share to 64% of new installed nodes (59% last year), while fieldbuses drop to 30% (35). The leading networks EtherNet/IP and PROFINET share first place at 17% each. Wireless technologies stay at a six percent market share.

Cyber Security
24th September 2018
ISECOM STAR security certification achieved

  The remote management solution, eWON Argos, from HMS Industrial Networks, is now ISECOM STAR security certified. The eWON Argos remote management service is an important part of the eWON remote solutions from HMS Industrial Networks.

6th September 2018
Extending the functionality of IXXAT CANbridge NT

The Service Pack one (SP1) for the IXXAT CANbridge NT and CAN@net NT, brings numerous new features and improvements, such as configurable and event-triggered ‘Action Rules’, and straight-forward cloud connectivity via MQTT, has been introduced by HMS Industrial Networks.

Test & Measurement
24th July 2018
A powerful tool for automotive testing

It has been announced that HMS Industrial Networks is introducing version five of the IXXAT Automotive Configuration Tool (ACT) for the IXXAT FRC platform, targeting automotive testing applications.

12th June 2018
Strategic partnership for CAN-based industrial communication

emtas and HMS Industrial Networks have announced a strategic collaboration for distribution and development of protocol software for CANopen and SAE J1939. They will also collaborate with distribution of the IXXAT CAN hardware products from HMS in combination with emtas software tools. The collaboration enables both companies to leverage their combined experience in this area, targeting to improve the offering for CANopen, SAE J1939 and CAN/CAN-F...

14th May 2018
Communication between factory floor networks and IT-systems

A new range of Anybus .NET Bridges for PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherCAT and EtherNet/IP has been introduced by HMS Industrial Networks. Bridging the gap between Operational Technology (OT) and IT, the .NET bridge family enables data from industrial machinery to be presented to .NET-based IT applications. The result is that .NET programmers can build a PC program which exchanges live data with a PLC system — for statistics, analysis or maintenan...

4th May 2018
Connecting devices wirelessly

Two new Anybus WLAN Access Points have been introduced by HMS Industrial Networks as industrial-grade infrastructure hubs for long range Wireless LAN connectivity. The products are suitable for collecting data wirelessly from any machinery or system, especially those equipped with Anybus Wireless Bolt or Bridge The Anybus Wireless LAN (Local Area Network) Access Points allow users to set up an industrial wireless infrastructure for multiple wirel...

25th April 2018
The smallest PC-interface for Industrial Ethernet

HMS Industrial Networks now adds the M.2 format to the IXXAT INpact PC-card range. The result is the smallest PC-interface for Industrial Ethernet and Profibus on the market. With the new IXXAT INpact M.2 interfaces, users can implement PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, Modbus-TCP, Powerlink and PROFIBUS slave connectivity with the smallest footprint.

23rd April 2018
Anybus X-gateways offer connectivity to Ethernet POWERLINK

Ethernet POWERLINK becomes the 17th industrial network to be included in the Anybus X-gateway offering. The new gateways enable system integrators and machine builders to connect POWERLINK-systems to any other fieldbus or industrial Ethernet network. Ethernet POWERLINK is an industrial Ethernet network originating from the Austrian automation company B+R, established as a leading network for machine building and system integration around the worl...

3rd April 2018
eWON Flexy supports MQTT for data acquisition

The IIoT gateway, eWON Flexy from HMS Industrial Networks now supports Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol - a simple and lightweight messaging protocol aimed at minimising network traffic and device resource requirements. This includes all models including the new Flexy 205.

24th January 2018
The IIoT gateway for machine builders

The release of an advanced IIoT Gateway and Remote Access router, has been announced HMS Industrial Networks, the eWON Flexy205. The eWON Flexy 205 is a versatile Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateway and remote access router designed for machine builders. In addition to VPN remote access with eWON Talk2M remote connectivity services, it allows you to enable alarm notifications, machine data reading, historical logging in order to mon...

15th January 2018
Secure remote access for industrial machines for dummies

The release of new book; ‘Secure Remote Access for Industrial Machines for Dummies’ has been announced by HMS Industrial Networks, as an eWON special edition. After-sales service and support for industrial machines are costly and time-consuming. Experienced engineers and technicians travel to customer sites to diagnose issues, answer questions, provide training, and resolve problems.

2nd January 2018
Anybus CompactCom supports IoT technologies

Support for IoT protocols OPC UA and MQTT is now offered from HMS Industrial Networks, within the Anybus CompactCom range of embedded networking solutions. With OPC UA and MQTT in the portfolio, device and machine manufacturers who use CompactCom are offered a straight-forward path to providing secure data to the IIoT factories of tomorrow - already today.

2nd November 2017
Disinfection robot has robust wireless access

A disinfection robot has been introduced from the Danish company INFUSER, as the STERISAFE-Pro. It disinfects surfaces in any given room - for example patient rooms, operating theatres or hotel rooms - removing up to 99,9999% of pathogens. The robot fills the designated room with an Ozone-based biocide agent which kills unwanted bacteria, viruses and fungi, while purifying the air from small particulate matter in the air.

12th July 2017
Smart Grid connectivity made easy with SG-gateways

New IXXAT SG-gateways from HMS Industrial Networks enable data exchange between infrastructure and energy networks based on IEC61850 or IEC60870-5-104, and common fieldbus and industrial Ethernet systems. While industrial communication between devices and systems is typically done with fieldbus and industrial Ethernet, modern infrastructure and energy networks are based upon other protocol standards such as IEC61850 and IEC60870-5-104.

10th May 2017
EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS DP linking device connects devices on PROFIBUS

Releasing its third product in their EtherNet/IP Linking Devices family is communication specialist HMS Industrial Networks. The new EtherNet/IP to PROFIBUS DP Linking Device allows users to connect devices on PROFIBUS to a Rockwell ControlLogix or CompactLogix. Users will benefit from the integration into Studio5000 Logix Designer from Rockwell Automation, as all configuration is made from inside Studio 5000.

3rd April 2017
New possibilities opened for industrial wireless solutions

HMS Industrial Networks has introduced a new, upgraded version of the Anybus Wireless Bridge. The Anybus Wireless Bridge II supports up to 400m of reliable wireless communication, and can communicate via both Bluetooth and WLAN. It is suitable for replacing Ethernet cabling in hard-to-reach or hazardous locations.

3rd March 2017
Industrial Ethernet and wireless is fast growing

Accelerated by the increasing need for industrial devices to get connected and the Industrial Internet of Things, industrial Ethernet and wireless growth, is the main finding of HMS Industrial Networks´ annual study of the industrial network market. Industrial Ethernet now accounts for 46% of the market (38 last year). Wireless technologies are also coming on strong, now at 6% market share. Combined, industrial Ethernet and wireless no...

17th February 2017
Multiple networking and growth in Asia

“Connectivity for control and communications is becoming more and more important as industrial companies move towards more integrated systems, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0 (I4.0)," said Michael Volz, Managing Director of HMS’s German operations, in a video released by the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA).

2nd December 2016
Embedded interface provides industrial network communication

The Anybus CompactCom 40-series family from HMS Industrial Networks has been extended with a version that enables any automation device to communicate on CC-Link IE Field. This means that HMS now offers both embedded and stand-alone gateway solutions for any CC-Link-related communication issue, including CC-Link IE Field.

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