Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – November 27, 2018 – ODVA announced today that it has published enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification which outline how to integrate devices built to the HART Communication Protocol into an EtherNet/IP architecture. The addition of this capability fulfills yet another step in the optimization of EtherNet/IP for the process industries by providing a mechanism for users to integrate their existing infrastructure while leveraging the benefits of industrial Ethernet.

This volume defines a standard mechanism for integrating HART devices into the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) suite. With this mechanism, a CIP originator can communicate with a HART device as if it is a native CIP device. The result is seamless communication between CIP-based devices and HART-based devices, without requiring changes to existing HART devices or CIP originators such as industrial control systems.

“The integration of conventional HART I/Os is another step in fulfilling ODVA’s vision for the Optimization of Process Integration,” stated Olivier Wolff, chair of the ODVA technical working group for EtherNet/IP in the Process Industries. “Now that the initial focus to integrate conventional field devices with industrial control systems and asset management systems is complete, the organization will continue to adapt EtherNet/IP to the full spectrum of process industries’ needs, including profiles for field devices to simplify device integration, diagnostics according to NE107, and comprehensive device configuration methods.”

ODVA is also involved in industry-wide efforts to promote adoption of Ethernet overall in the process industries, such as its collaboration with FieldComm Group and PROFIBUS and PROFINET International to help promote adoption of Ethernet to the Field that will be made possible by forthcoming enhancements to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard for long-reach single pair Ethernet and use in hazardous areas.

About ODVA
ODVA is an international standards development and trade organization with members from the world’s leading automation suppliers. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies for industrial automation. Its standards include the Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP™,” ODVA’s media independent network protocol – and industrial communication technologies including EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet and others. For interoperability of production systems and their integration with other systems, ODVA embraces the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf, standard Internet and Ethernet technologies as a guiding principle. This principle is exemplified by EtherNet/IP – today’s leading industrial Ethernet network. Visit ODVA online at www.odva.org.

For more information, contact:

Adrienne Meyer
ODVA
4220 Varsity Drive, Suite A, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5006 USA
TEL +1 734 975 8840
Fax +1 734 922 0027
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