Harting-Hirose agreement brings Single Pair Ethernet closer

Hirose and Harting Technology Group have entered into an agreement to jointly develop, standardise products and market a connection technology system for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE).

The agreement will mean that Harting and Hirose will monitor standards for single pair cabling and the components required on the device side, as well as the necessary transmission standards such as IEEE802.3 BASE-T1. A complete infrastructure for industrial IoT (IIoT) based on Ethernet can be created with the help of this solid base.

The pair have already collaborating, jointly launching the ix Industrial interface in 2016.

For Single Pair Ethernet, the technology partnership is systematically expanding SPE for an end-to-end infrastructure of connectors, sockets, cables and cable sets. Both companies are also working to position the uniform mating technology in user groups.

The goal of the alliance is a consistent and reliable Single Pair Ethernet infrastructure for the IIoT, encompassing transportation, robotics, energy or industrial automation.

Pictured here (from left to right) are Hiroshi Satoh, division general manager, international business division, Hirose, Philip Harting, CEO Harting Technology Group, Kazunori Ishii, president Hirose and Ralf Klein, managing director, Harting Electronics.

The Harting  Technology Group provides industrial connection technology for data, signal and power. It has 14 production plants and 44 sales companies. It also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging equipment for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, mechanical and plant engineering, robotics and transportation engineering.


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