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HMS Networks

HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication. HMS develops and manufactures solutions under three brands: Anybus, IXXAT and eWON. HMS products enable industrial devices to connect to different industrial networks and also be monitored and controlled remotely. The company is headquartered in Halmstad, Sweden and has development centers in Germany and Belgium. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in China, Switzerland, France, Germany, Italy, India, Japan, UK and USA, plus distributors in more than 50 countries. HMS employs over 450 people and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm. HMS manufactures and markets industrial communication products which connect industrial devices to different industrial networks. HMS products act as translators between robots, control systems, motors, sensors, etc. and the different industrial networks that exist on the market (fieldbuses and Industrial Ethernet). HMS also offers products for Remote Management - web-based control of field equipment such as Power Generators, Tanks, Telecom Base Stations, Buildings etc.

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  • SNAPSHOT
  • Sweden
    1988
    Public
    NASDAQ: HMSY
    $100m-1b
    1,001 - 10,000
    Open website
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • There exists an almost bewildering choice of connectivity options for electronics engineers and application developers working on products and systems for the Internet of Things (IoT). Many communication technologies are well known such as WiFi, Bluetooth, Zigbee and 2G/3G/4G cellular, but there are also several new emerging networking options such as Thread as an alternative for home automation applications, and Whitespace TV technologies being implemented in major cities for wider area IoT-based use cases. Depending on the application, factors such as range, data requirements, security and power demands and battery life will dictate the choice of one or some form of combination of technologies. HMS manufactures and markets industrial communication products under the following brands: Anybus, IXXAT and eWON. Anybus Solutions offers embedded network cards and stand-alone gateways which connect different industrial devices to industrial networks. IXXAT Solutions provides connectivity solutions especially for CAN, automotive and test systems while eWON Remote Solutions specialize in remote access, monitoring and management of field devices over the web.

  • KEY CUSTOMERS
  • Siemens, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electrics, Toshiba, Sony, Panasonic, ABB, Hitachi, etc.

  • CASE STUDIES
  • HMS Networks: Hybrid Energy Solutions
    As a power supplier, Enerwhere needed to make sure that their equipment is operational 24/7 and that power can be supplied at all times. Enerwhere needed to know how to do continual maintenance and know how much power is consumed by each customer.
    HMS Networks: Bakkersland Goes Automatic with eWON Remote Maintenance
    The main concern of the Bakkersland company is the possible standstill of machinery in a production process. Any standstill situation could lead to delays in the logistic process.
    HMS Networks: The Municipality of Orford Use eWON for Water Supply
    Orford, Quebec is home to 3,600 people. The rugged hills surrounding the town complicate the job of supplying water to its residents, businesses and fire protection services.
  • HARDWARE
  • HMS: Communicator - Protocol Converter Gateway
    The Anybus Communicator CAN series makes it possible to integrate devices with a CAN port to all popular fieldbus and industrial Ethernet networks without the need for any hardware or software changes to your device. Industrial devices with CAN based protocols can be easily integrated into popular networks such as PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, Modbus-RTU, ControlNet, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT and Modbus-TCP.All data between the fieldbus and the CAN network is transferred through an internal memory buffer inside the Communicator. This method of data exchange also permits CAN devices with slow communication to be integrated into high-speed fieldbus/Ethernet networks without any restrictions. The Communicator appears as a standard I/O module on the fieldbus/Ethernet side.
    HMS: eWON Cosy - Industrial VPN Router
    The eWON Cosy 131 is an Industrial VPN Router designed to offer easy remote access, accross the Internet, to machines and installations at customers or in the field. The eWON Cosy lets maintenance engineer establish a secure VPN connection from the machine to anywhere via Talk2M, eWON’s cloud-based remote connectivity solution. The router seamlessly communicates on the local area network with the PLC and the HMI, and allows remote connection from anywhere with a simple laptop, tablet or smartphone. eWON Cosy and Talk2M make working across the Internet easy, so the user does not need to be an IT expert to take advantage of it.
    HMS: eWON Netbiter EC350 - Edge Gateway
    The Netbiter EC350 communication gateway connects to field equipment via several connection methods: Serial RS-232/485, Modbus RTU, Modbus-TCP or EtherNet/IP. The gateway sends data to the cloud-based Netbiter Argos data center via Ethernet or cellular communications. On-board I/O ports on the EC350 gateway provides the option to connect sensors and additional equipment to the system.Wherever clients' field equipment is located, just connect it to a Netbiter EasyConnect gateway and they will be able to access equipment data online in regular web browser. The plug-and-play functionality makes it possible to perform large-scale installations within minutes. EasyConnect gateways connect to field equipment via several connection methods: Serial RS-232/485 Modbus RTU, Modbus-TCP or Ethernet/IP. The gateways interface with the cloud-based Netbiter Argos server via the cellular network or Ethernet. By logging in to www.netbiter. net, you can access and visualize equipment data online and get alarms via email or SMS whenever certain thresholds are reached.
  • SOFTWARE
  • HMS: Anybus Configuration Manager
    A windows-based software where APM Terminals can specify exactly how telegrams should be passed on between systems.Anybus products consist of electronic hardware and software which enable industrial devices to communicate.Anybus can be embedded into an industrial device to provide network connectivity, or be used as a gateway which "translates" between devices and networks. There are also Anybus products for wireless communication.
    HMS: TimeControl
    TimeControl is a web-based timesheet designed to serve both Finance and Project Management. TimeControl has been designed to serve many purposes at the same time. TimeControl tracks time on a task-by-task, project-by-project basis. Yet, despite its project-based controls, it remains a financial timesheet with all the controls necessary to fulfill the stringent needs of payroll, human resources and finance. TimeControl is available both for subscription in the cloud or for purchase for an on premise installation.GroupingAll TimeControl list views are now group-able using new Options screens. Users can select visible fields and multiple levels of database grouping to make their own hierarchies of data. This helps organize data very quickly into formats that are familiar to the user and easy to navigateAdvanced FiltersTimeControl’s Filter functionality is used everywhere in TimeControl. You’ll find filters in the configuration of who can access what data, how reporting works or how Validation Rules work. While TimeControl’s filter functionality is infinitely flexible by allowing direct database controls, the introduction of Advanced Filtering allows much more complex filters to be created within the Interface itself, giving much more control to Administrators in how filters and business validation rules are created.Time-off Bank AuditingTimeControl supports multiple banks of time for each employee. Vacation, Personal Time or Sick Leave are common categories but banks of time can also be used for tracking training, premiums, or other time. New auditing functionality and auditing log reports HR and TimeControl Administrators more control to validate bank values.New Dashboards and ReportsThere are a number of new reports and dashboard views in this version including new pie charts and compliance views for the dashboard, new auditing reports and costing reports in the Report Interface. Of course the Report Designer allows you to take any default report and create your own variant if you’d rather not start from a brand new empty report when creating your own.Send Scheduled Reports by EmailTimeControl reports can now be delivered by email on a schedule. Choose from sending an email on a schedule of your choice with a PDF attachment or just sending a direct link to an encrypted server-stored file
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  • E-Factory Alliance
    E-Factory is the Mitsubishi Electric solution for improving the performance of any manufacturing enterprise, providing three key benefits: Reduced total cost of ownership, Maximized productivity, and Seamless integration.
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