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Hermes Messaging Gateway v2.0 (H2O) Community Website Launched

Hong Kong SAR, Peoples Republic of China - 22 August 2007 - Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID), The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to announce the launch of Hermes Messaging Gateway v2.0 (H2O) community website to enhance support services to users.

Despite that it has just been released for two months, H2O is already downloaded and adopted by developers and users from over 40 economies around the world. Overwhelming responses and valuable feedback are received daily via the mailing list cecid-hermes2@googlegroups.com. To enhance support to H2O users, a community website (http://community.cecid.hku.hk/index.php/product/h2o/) is launched with useful information and articles ranging from technical issues to general usage of H2O in different platforms. A discussion forum is also being setup to facilitate users to share and exchange everything related to H2O.

First version released in June 2002, Hermes has since become a popular and awards-winning open source solution for organizations to exchange information in ebXML Messaging (ebMS) or Applicability Specification 2 (AS2) formats with their business partners. The latest version, H2O (H-two-oh), replaces two predecessors (H2CE and H2EE) with additional tools and a full set of documentation to make configuration and administration even more easily. 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. CECID’s VARs provide professional support to save users time. Requests can be sent to enquiry@cecid.hku.hk.

 

About CECID (www.cecid.hku.hk)
Established in January 2002, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID) at the University of Hong Kong conducts e-commerce research and development with the vision of helping organizations increase their competitiveness in the global economy. CECID develops e-commerce enabling technologies, participates in important international e-commerce initiatives, as well as supports e-commerce standardization for Hong Kong and the Asia Pacific Region. With projects primarily funded by the Hong Kong Government's Innovation and Technology Commission, CECID also takes on the mission to transfer knowledge and technology to the community. Besides organizing forums and seminars, the Center licenses its R&D results through the University of Hong Kong to IT industry. Its acclaimed e-commerce technology, Hermes, has penetrated over 80 economies and won the Best Infrastructure and Communication Application of the Linux Business Award 2005 as well as Certificates of Merit of the Asia-Pacific ICT Awards 2004 and HK Computer Society IT Excellence Award 2004.

PR Contacts for Press and Analysts
Dorris Tai (cwtai@cecid.hku.hk)
Business Manager
Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID)
Dept. of Computer Science
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2859 2818
Fax: +852 2547 4611
URL: www.cecid.hku.hk

 

 
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