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eWon MAC FlexThink Conference proves a hit with UK machine builders

eWon MAC FlexThink Conference proves a hit with UK machine builders

June 27, 2016 - A conference held in Birmingham for machine builders and systems integrators looking to improve their knowledge of data-centric, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions and emerging technologies proved a success with attendees.

Co-hosted by Industrial Data Communication and M2M specialist M.A.C. Solutions (UK) LIMITED and eWON, the Belgian manufacturer of industrial routers and designer of the Talk2M cloud-based remote access service, the first ever eWON MAC FlexThink Conference 2016 was a success, with most of the 35 delegates expressing a strong desire to attend the next event. The average feedback score from attendees was 4.5/5.0 in terms of both ‘expectations’ and ‘organization’ of the conference.

The goal of the conference, which took place on 25th May 2016 at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham, was to expand the horizons for systems integrators and machine developers by improving their knowledge and understanding of eWON remote-data applications. The speaker programme included a keynote session from Nick Frank of Growth Stages on “growing your business through IoT and service thinking”, which was well received by attendees. Other presentations that scored highly with delegates were IIoT Security; eWON’s IIoT router developer platform; and a presentation on eWON’s vision for Industry 4.0 and IIoT. Overall, the speaker program left conference attendees with a better understanding of the realities of Industrial IoT and how these technologies can be applied to their own business.

Dave Hammond, Product Manager Ethernet & Communications at M.A.C. Solutions commented: “Everyone is talking about the Industrial Internet of Things [IIoT] and Industry 4.0. For eWON and M.A.C. Solutions, these are no longer just buzzwords, but a reality. We are in a new era today, where people, data and intelligent machines are able to interact and share data, with far-reaching impact on industrial productivity. Remote control of industrial assets and machines is already happening around the world, with dashboards set up for remote devices with data polling or push mechanisms. The conference showed attendees that IIoT cloud-based infrastructures are also secure, reliable and scalable.”

FlexThink is an annual conference organised by eWON and HMS with inspirational talks and hands-on learning. The conference is a unique opportunity to hear more about how IIoT can be made real and to learn how to unlock remote data from industrial machines. 

About eWON and HMS

eWON SA is a Belgian Manufacturer of  hardware and Internet services that provide secure Internet-based connectivity. Over the last 15 years, eWON has become a player in the market for intelligent Internet-based remote access products, and works with manufacturers of PLCs and automation systems throughout the world.

The company has recently joined forces with HMS Industrial Networks AB, a supplier of industrial communication products including remote management. HMS develops and manufactures solutions for connecting automation devices and systems to industrial networks under the Anybus, IXXAT and Netbiter brands. Together, eWON and HMS have now all the resources and expertise to concretize  ambitious projects and developments.

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