HMS Networks

HMS creates M2M connectivity hardware and software. Specializing in connectivity to fieldbus protocols, PLCs and IT applications for industrial machines/systems. Brands include eWON, Anybus, IXXAT.


HMS is committed to providing gateway solutions that allow OSIsoft customers to access more of their data. We specialize in accessing hard- to- get data on legacy machines and connecting remote systems securely. In most cases, our gateways can be configured and deployed by an end user or integrator with no software development. The eWON Flexy gateway is our primary OSIsoft solution. This device is a modular gateway supporting 8 different interface cards. North bound connectivity options include LTE, 3G, WiFi and wired Ethernet. South bound connectivity options include Digital and Analog I/O, RS-232 and RS-485 serial, MPI (Siemens) and, USB. The Flexy gateway communicates directly with the PI Server. The gateway includes complete PLC I/O drivers, allowing users to easily pull data from current and legacy PLC products with no programming. PLC support includes Siemens, Rockwell (Allen-Bradley), Mitsubishi, Omron, Schneider and others. More about HMS HMS Industrial Networks creates M2M connectivity hardware and software solutions. Hardware products span from protocol chip sets to protocol converters to edge gateways, and our software products include protocol stacks for Linux and Windows operating systems. HMS also offers a complete array of design services for OEMs requiring custom versions of our communication products. HMS is a publicly traded company founded in 1988, and our solutions support more than 30 different communications protocols. HMS's key value proposition is maintaining each of these communications protocols to ensure our products are compliant and certified. This allows our customers, which include all major industrial automation vendors, to focus on their core competence. Protocols and standards supported by HMS include BACnet/IP, CC-Link, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP Modbus TCP, Powerlink, PROFINET, CAN/CANopen, FleyRay, CC-Link, ControlNet, DeviceNet, M-Bus, Modbus-RTU, PROFIBUS, openSAFETY, IEC61508, IEC61784, IEC61850, IEEE1588, WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, 3G, GSM, RESTapi, .NET, MQTT, OPC-UA, SNMP and DNP3.



35 E Wacker Drive Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601
United States


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