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AAEON Europe and HMS Networks AB (publ) announce a strategic cooperation in Europe

by Linda Johansson | Feb 27, 2015

Today AAEON Europe, the industrial computing subsidiary of the world’s second-largest PC manufacturer ASUS Inc. in Taiwan, and HMS Networks announced a European strategic cooperation. As a first step, both companies agreed to provide solutions for industrial customers to close the gap between industrial networking and IT networking.

“Leading the industrial Internet of Things is our mission. Enabling the Internet of Things in industrial automation means connecting machines to the cloud. However each machine speaks its own language, we as AAEON are providing the brain, our industrial box PC and Human-Machine interfaces, but we have been missing the industrial networking communications. By integrating HMS communication modules into our solution this allows our products to control and communicate with the machines. As the leader in embedded computing, we wanted to partner with the leader in industrial communication, which is HMS” says Fabrizio Del Maffeo –Managing Director AAEON Europe.

Mr. Thomas Waggershauser, Product Line Manager of HMS says "With each industrial communication evolution the number of network types and protocols increases in the market of industrial communication. With our know-how on industrial communication built up over more than 25 years of business-operation, HMS is supporting all the major networks used in Industrial automation. With Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), new challenges for industrial applications will arise. By teaming up with AAEON, we are glad to have found the perfect partner. Together we can help customers closing the gap between industrial communication and IT networking".  

Moreover AAEON introduced several new products in the Transportation, Automation and Smart Metering markets. These products are ready to be integrated with HMS communication card IXXAT INpact. Together these products allow our customers improved control over their production facilities and transportation vehicles.

“We are excited to introduce our Intelligent Gateway products to the Transportation, Automation and Smart Metering markets. We have new series of intelligent systems products as a part of our Internet of Things solution and we are ready for the integration with the HMS technology which gives our intelligent systems an opportunity to broaden our solutions and connect all kind of machines and systems used in the Automation Market” said Marlo Banganga, head of product management division, AAEON Europe.

For more information please contact:
HMS: CFO and IR Manager HMS Networks AB Gunnar Högberg; email: guh@hms.se , telephone: +46-35 17 29 95
AAEON:  Ms. Tanja Markovic, Senior Marketing Specialist AAEON Europe; email : tanjamarkovic@aaeon.eu ; tel : +31 (0) 499 74 52 12

This information is such that HMS Networks AB (publ) is required to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication at 17.00 CET on February 27, 2015.

HMS Networks AB (publ) is a world-leading supplier of communication technology for industrial automation. Sales amounted to SEK 589 million in 2014. Over 90% of these sales were to customers located outside Sweden. All development and the major portion of manufacturing are carried out at the head office in Halmstad and in Weingarten. Sales offices are located in Japan, China, Germany, Denmark, India, UK, USA, Italy and France. HMS has 370 employees and produces network interface cards and products to interconnect different networks under the trademark Anybus® and IXXAT® and products for Remote Management under the trademark Netbiter®. HMS is listed on NASDAQ-OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm in the category Mid Cap, Information Technology.

AAEON Europe, established in 1992, AAEON is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms today. Committed to innovative engineering, AAEON provides integrated solutions, hardware and services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators worldwide. AAEON also offers customized end-to-end services from initial product conceptualization and product development on through to volume manufacturing and after-sales service programs. ©AAEON Europe BV – Confidential – All Rights Reserved. With a continuous pursuit of innovation and excellence, AAEON became a member of the ASUS group in 2011, further strengthening its leadership fueled by advanced technology from ASUS and leveraging resources within the group. AAEON is also an Associate member of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance. ASUS have a revenue of USD 15Bn and employs 12.000 persons.

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