Zoho’s IoT arm partners Swedish firm HMS Networks for industrial solutions

Zoho’s IoT arm partners Swedish firm HMS Networks for industrial solutions
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9 Jul, 2019

WebNMS, the internet of things (IoT) division of customer relationship manager Zoho Corporation, on Tuesday said it has partnered Swedish firm HMS Networks, a supplier of solutions for industrial communication and industrial IoT.

Zoho’s IoT platform can now integrate with HMS Networks’ remote access and industrial management equipment, Ewon Flexy. The two platforms will collaborate for multi-protocol data acquisition, processing, analytics and insights. 

The collaboration will enable a range of industrial IoT use cases such as remote monitoring, process monitoring and optimisation, predictive maintenance, quality traceability and lifecycle management of assets. 

Founded in 1996, WebNMS forayed into IoT technology in 2012 with the launch of ATM site manager, cell tower manager and power grid monitoring applications, among other things.

Sweden-based HMS Networks develops products under the Anybus, Ixxat and Ewon brands. It also offers communications solutions through its subsidiary Intesis. 

"A comprehensive ecosystem of compatible software and hardware is a game changer in delivering successful IoT solutions. Through this partnership, HMS’ vast set of industrial communication devices are closely integrated into WebNMS IoT platform to facilitate quick and simplified industrial IoT application development and deployment," said Karen Ravindranath, director, WebNMS. 

Recent developments in the IoT sector: 

July 2019: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government will initiate plans to deploy reskilling programmes in emerging technologies such as IoT through the Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojana.

July 2019: Angel investors of IP Ventures backed Intugine Technologies, an IoT-enabled logistics platform.

June 2019: IoT firm Aeris Communications’ India division is hiring executives from firms such as Intel and Vodafone in a bid to expand its business.