|Kazunori Ishii (L) & Philip Harting|
The miniaturization of components and interfaces in connection technology has become a key factor in global digitalization through the Internet of Things and Services.
“As a form of the Internet of Things, there is one thing that ‘Industrie 4.0’ requires above all else: an Ethernet connection to each and every ‘Industrie 4.0’ component,” explaines Philip Harting, Chairman of the Board at the Harting Technology Group. “The standardization and international norms for new high-performance components and infrastructure is an essential requirement for market success and provides planning security.”
On the other hand, Hirose Electric has offered miniature connector solutions for small handheld devices including mobile phones, tablets and cameras and has contributed to the miniaturization and the high-speed communication of electronic devices. The company has played a significant role in the high performance and miniaturization industry, not only with internal connectors, but also with interface connectors such as micro-USB (USB2.0, 3.0, and 3.1) which were originally developed by HIROSE. In addition, they will focus on the Industrial market and apply this extensive knowledge and expertise to provide high-end miniaturized connectivity solutions for ‘Industrie 4.0’.
To meet the challenging market demand for global digitalisation, both partners’ have therefore agreed to utilise Harting’s and Hirose’s strength. The result is the development of a new miniaturized and robust Ethernet interface for high-speed data transmission rates to set a new standard for ‘Industrie-4.0’ applications.
“Our customers benefit from the bundled expertise of two technology leaders, on one hand, and global presence and customer proximity on the other,” remarkes Hirose- President, Kazunori Ishii. The two companies plan to reveal further details on their cooperation in the autumn at electronica and SPS/IPC Drives in November 2016.
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