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HMS Networks releases gateway for EtherNet/IP

August 17, 2020
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

HMS Networks has unveiled the second-generation Anybus Communicator gateway for serial to fieldbus and industrial Ethernet, 20 years after the original release.

The first version for EtherNet/IP is now available and it will be followed by versions for Modbus TCP, PROFINET and PROFIBUS.

All second-generation communicators are powered by the award-winning Anybus NP40 industrial network processor used in all HMS embedded solutions.

Depending on use case, data cycle times are up to 10 times faster than with the first-generation communicators thanks to the new hardware and software.


Up to 1,448 bytes can be transferred from the connected PLC to the gateway, as well as from the gateway to the PLC.

In order to meet current and future security challenges, all products are equipped with a security chip. A secure boot ensures that the firmware has not been tampered with.

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