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Trumpf omlox positioning standard wins Hermes Award 2020

July 14, 2020
The machine tool manufacturer won this year's top honors for its open location standard product omlox at a ceremony that took place at the Hannover Messe Digital Days

A jury under chair Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, president of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, honored the Trumpf product “omlox – open location standard” as a global and location-technology independent solution. More than 60 industrial companies participated in the omlox project, which provides the first open standard for location services. Omlox unites all location services available on the market, including UWB, WLAN, BLE, GPS and 5G. It is able to transfer these into a uniform coordinate reference system, making them available for internal use on edge platforms or for global use in a cloud. Omlox supports for the first time the use of all location technologies, bundling position data to enable targeted optimization of process flows. Omlox is an interoperable ecosystem that harmonizes heterogeneous technical infrastructures, making IIoT and Industry 4.0 more affordable for SMEs.

"Every year, the Hermes Award recognizes an exceptional, innovative product," said Neugebauer. "This year, we also found a worthy award winner among the numerous applications: Trumpf points the way to a versatile, standardized and flexible production environment. Jointly developed by 60 industrial companies, it is the first open and interoperable standard for location services. The integrative solution makes it easier to use hardware and software from various manufacturers, right up to plug-and-play, a step that companies consistently rate as very helpful."

The ceremony for the award took place on July 14 as part of the Hannover Messe Digital Days. Hannover Messe annually presents the international technology prize Hermes Award as part of the fair. The competition, which is open to all companies and institutions that exhibit at Hannover Messe, recognizes products and solutions that demonstrate a high level of technological innovation. In 2020, the prize was awarded digitally for the first time. In 2021, Hannover Messe will again honor the winner at its opening ceremony.

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