Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA — November 28, 2017 — In ODVA’s media briefing today held at the Conference Center Nuremberg and concurrent with SPS IPC Drives Show, ODVA reported that EtherNet/IP continues to represent the largest number of new nodes of industrial Ethernet networks shipped, at approximately 25% share of market, according to IHS Markit, an international analyst firm who reported EtherNet/IP’s share of market as part of its Industrial Communications Intelligence Service for 2017. 

The EtherNet/IP technology is defined in The EtherNet/IP Specification published by ODVA. This specification, and ODVA’s process for enhancing the specification, ensure that the technology is open, non-proprietary and future-proof. Another key component in the strength of EtherNet/IP’s value proposition is ODVA’s conformance testing for EtherNet/IP products, which provides users with assurance that EtherNet/IP products will interoperate in multi-vendor systems. First released by ODVA in 2001, today EtherNet/IP is supported by a large ecosystem of solution providers for the automation of industrial processes. Thousands of EtherNet/IP products are available for applications in discrete, hybrid and process industries with support for distinctive services for cybersecurity, functional safety, energy management, time synchronization and motion control.

“The number one position of EtherNet/IP among industrial Ethernet networks shows that Industry has clearly accepted EtherNet/IP as the premier workhorse for the automation of industrial processes and the integration of OT with IT,” stated Katherine Voss, president of ODVA. “EtherNet/IP adoption will continue to grow, not only as the overall rate of connectivity increases, but also as a result of penetration of Ethernet and Internet technologies into new applications previously served by legacy networks and fieldbuses, replacement of proprietary networks and IIOT-centered applications.”

“In 2016, EtherNet/IP maintained its position in the market for industrial Ethernet accounting for 25% of all new Ethernet nodes shipped,” stated Susanne Cumberland, analyst for IHS Markit. “Adoption of EtherNet/IP is expected to remain strong as one of the technologies and standards well positioned to benefit from the overall growth in IP-connected devices.”

For more information about companies who make and sell EtherNet/IP products or the ODVA CONFORMANT™ EtherNet/IP products that are available, visit marketplace.odva.org which is updated on an on-going basis. ODVA will publish the next edition of The EtherNet/IP Specification in the fourth quarter of 2017.  

About ODVA
Founded in 1995, ODVA is a global association whose members comprise the world’s leading automation companies. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies in industrial automation. ODVA recognizes its media independent network protocol, the Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP” – and the network adaptations of CIP – EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet and ControlNet – as its core technology and the primary common interest of its membership. ODVA’s vision is to contribute to the sustainability and prosperity of the global community by transforming the model for information and communication technology in the industrial ecosystem. For future interoperability of production systems and the integration of the production systems with other systems, ODVA embraces the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and standard, unmodified Internet and Ethernet technologies as a guiding principle wherever possible. This principle is exemplified by EtherNet/IP – the world’s number one industrial Ethernet network. For more information about ODVA, visit odva.org.

For more information, contact:
John Jackson
ODVA EMEA
gro.avdo@noskcajj

Adrienne Meyer
ODVA
+1 734.975.8840
gro.avdo@reyema

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