The future of Automation

The Future of
Industrial Automation

As the thought-leader in the application of commercial-off-the-shelf-technologies (COTS) to industrial automation, ODVA — its members, their products and the association — along with ODVA technologies, standards and tools are your doorway to the future of industrial automation — a future that will be based on concepts such as the industrial Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0. Learn more »


EtherNet/IP™ was introduced in 2001 and today is the most developed, proven and complete industrial Ethernet network solution available for manufacturing automation. More »

Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™)

The world’s leading open communication protocol for automation with enhanced services:

  • CIP Safety™
  • CIP Energy™
  • CIP Sync™
  • CIP Motion™
  • CIP Security™

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Member Products

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Who We Are

ODVA is a international association whose members comprise the world’s leading industrial automation companies. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies in industrial automation. The Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP” is ODVA’s core technology – along with the network adaptations of CIP – EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet and ControlNet. 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 leading industrial Ethernet network.

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Principal Members

Rexroth Bosch GroupOmronCisco

Schneider ElectricRockwell Automation

Benefits of Membership in ODVA

All members of ODVA are corporate entities who make and sell products compliant with ODVA technology and standards.  ODVA’s media independent network protocol – the Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP™” – is the anchor of its technology and standards and the primary common interest of its membership.  Your customers, stakeholders, employees and company, employees all benefit from your company’s membership in ODVA because ODVA develops and promotes open and interoperable standards for information and communication technology used in industrial automation under rules (e.g., bylaws, policies and procedures) that are designed to promote the freedom to succeed for all adopters – developers and users alike.   The result is a greater market opportunity for all.  Become a Member


New Marketplace Gallery Product Listings from ODVA Members

If you’re looking for open and interoperable information and communication technology (ICT) for your next industrial automation application, visit the Marketplace at where you will find a complete list of ODVA CONFORMANT™ products and detailed product information for featured listings in ODVA’s Marketplace product gallery.

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