Advantech world partners: Rapid automation growth, with Asia

Shanghai, China—China's National Space Organization launched its first lunar probe on Oct. 25, taking its first step in a planned 10-year space program. This same week, Taiwan-based Advantech held its World Partner Conference here to highlight the "rapid development and tremendous advances" of the country, said VP of channel marketing and development, Chaney Ho.<br/>

10/25/2007


Shanghai, China —China's National Space Organization launched its first lunar probe on Oct. 25 , taking its first step in a planned 10-year space program. This same week, Taiwan-based

Advantech

held its World Partner Conference here to highlight the "rapid development and tremendous advances" of the country, said VP of channel marketing and development, Chaney Ho.

More than 400 attendees from 35 countries—including Control Engineering editors from North America, Asia and China editions—attended the event, which laid out a strategy for transforming Advantech into a globally integrated enterprise (GIE).

Since 1995, Adantech has evolved from a Taiwan export company to a multinational company with more than 15 regional business units. In China alone, the company has 24 offices, 5 research and development (R&D) centers, 3 manufacturing centers and more than 100 partners covering 33 cities. Ho urged the distributors, system integrators, and others in attendance to "enjoy the strong economic opportunity in China with Advantech....This is also our wish, that we'll become the greatest ePlatform provider in the world."

This $450 million dollar (sales per year) company could do it. It's almost 8,000 products include industrial computers, rugged switches, human machine interfaces (HMIs), process automation controllers (PACs), input / output (I/O) devices, embedded computers and motherboards, as well as “design to order” and “configure to order” services for industrial equipment and machine control.

Recent datacomm or industrial networking product announcements include:

- An Ethernet switch with Advantech's X-ring technology, which delivers under 10 ms recovery time;
- Unmanaged switches with Gigabit connections to support machine vision and video surveillance applications; and
- Serial device servers, which enable up to five connections to one serial port.

See also, other Control Engineering coverage on Advantech

.

Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
( Register here and scroll down to select your choice of eNewsletters free .)





No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
Control Engineering Leaders Under 40 identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn more about methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the process control...
Adding industrial toughness and reliability to Ethernet eGuide
Technological advances like multiple-in-multiple-out (MIMO) transmitting and receiving
Big plans for small nuclear reactors: Simpler, safer control designs; Smarter manufacturing; Industrial cloud; Mobile HMI; Controls convergence
Virtualization advice: 4 ways splitting servers can help manufacturing; Efficient motion controls; Fill the brain drain; Learn from the HART Plant of the Year
Two sides to process safety: Combining human and technical factors in your program; Preparing HMI graphics for migrations; Mechatronics and safety; Engineers' Choice Awards
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
News and comments from Control Engineering process industries editor, Peter Welander.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
Anthony Baker is a fictitious aggregation of experts from Callisto Integration, providing manufacturing consulting and systems integration.
Integrator Guide

Integrator Guide

Search the online Automation Integrator Guide
 

Create New Listing

Visit the System Integrators page to view past winners of Control Engineering's System Integrator of the Year Award and learn how to enter the competition. You will also find more information on system integrators and Control System Integrators Association.

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.