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SMEMA Hermes Bridge
Close the gap
SMEMA Hermes Bridge


With the introduction of the IPC-HERMES-9852 standard it is possible to pass PCB-related data within the electronics production from machine to machine via an open protocol based on TCP/IP and XML. The previously used SMEMA standard will be replaced.

You want to benefit from the new M2M communication standard
IPC-HERMES-9852, but still have the problem that you have many machines that can only communicate via IPC-SMEMA-9851?

Of course, the most obvious solution is to ask the supplier of the machine if he can provide you with an update to the new Hermes standard. But what do you do if the supplier no longer exists or the update is very extensive or for some reason not possible at all?

Selma - can help you close this gap. Selma, a SMEMA Hermes Bridge, was developed to communicate with the old devices via SMEMA and convert these signals into Hermes telegrams and vice versa.
Therefore, the existing SMEMA upline and downline cables will be connected to the bridge and the Hermes network to interoperate with upstream and downstream machines.

The bridge is a hardware device with upline and downline SMEMA connectors, an Ethernet port for Hermes connections, and an optional serial port for integrating scanners.