New Anybus® Switches and Wireless Routers open the door to the wireless infrastructures of the future

Preparing for the arrival of 5G and the vision of smarter and more flexible factories, the products combine high capacity and reliability with more mobility and less latency to wireless networks.

HMS Networks now presents a new line of Anybus® Switches and Wireless Routers for next generation industrial wireless communication. Preparing for the arrival of 5G and the vision of smarter and more flexible factories, the products combine high capacity and reliability with more mobility and less latency to wireless networks.


Factories are getting increasingly automated and flexible, and true industrial grade mobility can only be achieved through robust wireless connectivity in all parts of the system. Anybus Layer 2 and 3 Switches and Wireless Routers address this topic by offering high capacity and low latency communication. With advanced features for network segmentation and protection, redundancy and data traffic analysis, the Switches and Wireless Routers enable high grade integration between OT and IT systems, including industrial Ethernet protocols such as PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.

The new line includes wireless routers for LTE and WLAN which can be used world-wide, independent of regulatory domains. Upcoming additions will also include 5G-ready cellular routers.

"Our ambition is to not only provide industrial grade networking hardware, but also to be a strategic partner to our customers in their strive to build secure and resilient industrial networks", says Emma Sundh, product manager at HMS Networks.

The Anybus Wireless Routers target industrial applications with high-speed WLAN and LTE connectivity. Advanced routing functionality allows network segmentation and protection of mission critical data. An extensive range of redundancy technologies ensures uninterrupted operation. Thanks to a rugged design and a high industrial temperature span, the products are suitable for a wide variety of industrial applications.

The intelligent Anybus L2 and L3 Switches provide full Gigabit and ultra-high throughput. Multiple redundancy and cyber security features enable users to build highly reliable and secure networks.


About HMS Networks

HMS Networks is the leading independent supplier of solutions for industrial communication and the Industrial Internet of Things. HMS develops and manufactures products under the Anybus®, Ixxat® and Ewon® brands. Communication solutions for building automation are offered through the subsidiary Intesis. Development and manufacturing take place at the headquarters in Halmstad, and in Ravensburg, Nivelles, Igualada and Wetzlar. Local sales and support are handled by branch offices in Germany, USA, Japan, China, Singapore, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, India, UK, Sweden, Finland, South Korea and UAE, as well as through a worldwide network of distributors and partners. HMS employs over 600 people and reported sales of SEK 1,366 million in 2018. HMS is listed on the NASDAQ OMX in Stockholm, category Mid Cap, Information Technology.

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