HMS Adds CompoNet(TM) to the Anybus® CompactCom(TM) Product Family


The new embedded communication module reduces development efforts by up to 70%, speeds up time-to-market and minimizes development risk.

HMS Industrial Networks releases a new embedded communication module for CompoNet as the latest member of the Anybus CompactCom (Anybus-CC) product family. With the release of the CompoNet module, HMS completes its offer for CIP(TM) (Common Industrial Protocol) supported networks.

The new Anybus-CC communication module provides device manufacturers with a fast and easy way to connect their automation devices to CompoNet(TM). The ready-made solution reduces development efforts by up to 70%, speeds up time-to-market and minimizes development risk. Anybus-CC is a family of interchangeable plug-in communication modules supporting 18 different fieldbus and industrial Ethernet technologies. All modules come in a secure housing about the size of a compact flash card. The core of the module is HMS´s NP30 microprocessor. The hardware and software application interface of the Anybus-CC module for CompoNet(TM) functions in the same manner as all other Anybus-CC modules, therefore, the new module is fully interchangeable with all other active Anybus-CC modules.

CompoNet(TM) provides users with a bit-level network to control small, high speed machines and CIP(TM) network services to connect to the plant and the enterprise. As a member of the CIP Networks (DeviceNet(TM), ControlNet(TM) and EtherNet/IP(TM)) family, CompoNet fulfills the requirements of applications using large numbers of simple sensors and actuators by providing high speed communication with configuration tools and combining this with efficient construction, simple set-up and high availability - all on a single network.

HMS Industrial Networks is a leading independent supplier of embedded network technology for automation devices. HMS develops and manufactures solutions for interfacing automation devices to industrial networks. Development and manufacturing takes place at the head office in Halmstad, Sweden. Local sales and support is provided by the HMS branch offices in Chicago, Beijing, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mulhouse and Tokyo. HMS employs over 160 people and reported sales of 23 million in 2009. HMS is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm in the category Small Cap, Information Technology with ISIN SE0002136242.

Press contact:
HMS Industrial Networks Inc
Sarah Hardman
900 W Jackson Blvd Suite 2W
Chicago, IL 60607
USA
Tel: (312) 829-0601
E-mail: sha@hms-networks.com
www.anybus.com

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900 W Jackson Blvd Suite 2W
Chicago, IL 60607
USA
Tel: (312) 829-0601
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www.anybus.com

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