The company beat four other competitors with its HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture), the company's mini-industrial computer. The family-owned company had previously picked up the prestigious prize in 2006 for an RFID solution. The Hermes prize is awarded by the Deutsche Messe.
Elgin, April 2016 -The HARTING Technology Group has won the coveted HERMES AWARD for the second time, garnering the prize on Sunday evening in Hannover. The company beat four other competitors with its HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture), the company's mini-industrial computer. The family-owned company had previously picked up the prestigious prize in 2006 for an RFID solution. The Hermes prize is awarded by the Deutsche Messe.
"The HERMES AWARD is the world's most important innovation prize for industry. We are very excited about this important victory. It highlights the innovative capacity of our engineers and developers", explained Philip Harting, CEO of the technology group. The presentation of the nominated innovations and the award took place as part of the festive opening ceremony of the exhibition on Sunday in the presence of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama. The prize was presented by Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, Minister of Education and Research.
The HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture), which was developed by subsidiary HARTING IT Software Development, is an open and modular platform that functions as a core component consisting of embedded hardware and software for Industry 4.0. The jury was also impressed by the concept of lightweight virtualisation using LINUX containers, which the MICA achieves in a compact field device. The MICA provides existing machinery and systems with intelligence, making it possible to migrate existing factories towards Smart Factories. This in turn enables numerous SMEs to enter the world of Industry 4.0.
The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, employs more than 4,000 people globally with subsidiaries and branch offices in 40 countries. With production facilities in Europe, Asia and the United States, the HARTING portfolio of connectivity solutions focuses on multiple levels, from the machine to the device and into the communication infrastructure. The U.S. facility in Elgin, Illinois is one of three HARTING locations that manufactures the HIS product line (HARTING Integrated Solutions - backplanes) and custom cable assemblies. The company's core business is intelligent and high-performance connection technology. HARTING works in almost all industrial markets with a focus on requirements for robust, reliable connectivity solutions.
Christina Chatfield, Director of Marketing
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