emtas GmbH and HMS Industrial Networks Announce a Strategic Partnership for CAN-Based Industrial Communication

emtas and HMS Industrial Networks announced a collaboration for distribution and development of protocol software for CANopen and SAE J1939, as well as for distribution of the IXXAT CAN hardware products from HMS in combination with emtas software tools. The collaboration is intended to enable both companies to leverage their combined experience in this area, targeting to further improve the offering for CANopen, SAE J1939 and CAN/CAN-FD.

Within the partnership, HMS will distribute emtas protocol software and tools, and consult emtas for the improvement of their software products. emtas will act as distribution channel for HMS’ IXXAT CAN hardware interfaces bundled with emtas software tools. The collaboration will also include that emtas will offer custom hardware and software development.

emtas and HMS share a history of active involvement in specifying the CANopen application and communication profiles within the CAN in Automation working groups, as well as when it comes to developing corresponding protocol software solutions. While the focus of emtas has been on software for CANopen slave devices, the strength of HMS’ IXXAT portfolio has traditionally been in the domain of software for CANopen manager solutions.

Through the combined efforts in this partnership, the two companies target to ensure a future-proof product portfolio enabling customers to implement CANopen or J1939 solutions using software and hardware based on the latest technology standards from leading suppliers, with a specific focus on solutions for the new CAN-FD and CANopen-FD standards.