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Friday, May 11, 2007

Hong Kong CECID - Hermes Celebrates 5th Birthday with New H2O Launch

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) announced a new open source version of Hermes Messaging Gateway v2.0 (H2O) on 1 June 2007, to replace the two current editions of Hermes (H2CE and H2EE). Thanks to project funding from the HKSAR Government's Innovation & Technology Commission, more features and functionality of Hermes are available as open source to users and developers of business-to-business integration and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).

Besides supporting ebXML Messaging Service (ebMS) and Applicability Specification 2 (AS2), H2O provides additional tools and a full set of documentation to make configuration, and administration more easy. The new release includes an installation wizard, web-based GUI administration tool, message status query capabilities, along with documentation of an installation guide, configuration guide, admin' tool user guide as well as the plug-in development guide.

All these capablities enhance the ability for system-to-system (S2S) solution providers to utilize Hermes for their applications B2B exchange needs.

More information is available from the official press release - and the technology download site.

H2O and its source code (http://community.cecid.hku.hk/index.php/product/download/download_h2o/) are released under GNU General Public License Version 2. Users and developers can get community support through the mailing list cecid-hermes2@googlegroups.com. Professional support is provided by CECID’s VARs and can be requested through email enquiry@cecid.hku.hk.


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