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Joint Consortium Standardizes Common “Power Consumption Management” for the Shop Floor

A new interface standard for the acquisition of energy consumption data in industrial manufacturing is being developed by ODVA, OPC Foundation, PI, and VDMA based on OPC UA Hannover – May 30th, 2022 – A key objective of the future mechanical and plant engineering sectors is to achieve climate-neutral production. This is backed up by… Continue reading

Single Common Conformance Test Plan to be Available for the IEC/IEEE 60802 TSN Profile for Industrial Automation

Hanover, Germany – May 30, 2022: the Avnu Alliance, CC-Link Partner Association, ODVA, OPC Foundation, and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International jointly announce that they are collaborating to develop a single conformance test plan for the IEEE/IEC 60802 Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) profile for Industrial Automation. The test plan will be used as a base test… Continue reading

ODVA Accelerates Innovation at Its 21st Annual Meeting of Members

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – March 28, 2022 – ODVA held its 21st Annual Meeting of Members in San Diego, California, USA on March 10, 2022. With over 85 industry professionals from 30 companies in attendance, highlights of the Annual Meeting included a keynote on the future of the field instrumentation layer in process automation… Continue reading

ODVA Leadership Elected for 22nd Term

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – March 28, 2022 – The leadership for ODVA’s 22nd term was elected and announced at the 21st Annual Meeting of Members in San Diego, California, USA on March 10, 2022. The introduction of the Market Advisory Committee is notable in that it will help ensure EtherNet/IP is well positioned for… Continue reading

EtherNet/IP Network Specification Complete for Ethernet-APL Physical Layer for Process Automation

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – November 23, 2021 – ODVA announced today that The EtherNet/IP™ Specification has been enhanced to enable EtherNet/IP networks to support the Ethernet-APL physical layer for process automation. Licensed Vendors for the EtherNet/IP technology can immediately start developing EtherNet/IP components for Ethernet-APL, including controllers, power switches, field switches, and instrumentation. Ethernet-APL… Continue reading

CIP Security Enhanced to Support Resource-Constrained EtherNet/IP Devices

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – April 12, 2021 – ODVA is pleased to announce that CIP SecurityTM, the cybersecurity network extension for EtherNet/IPTM, has added support for resource-constrained EtherNet/IP devices. CIP Security can now provide device authentication, a broad trust domain, device identity via Pre-Shared Keys (PSKs), device integrity, and data confidentiality for resource-constrained devices… Continue reading

ODVA Updates Terminology in Specifications to Help Create a More Inclusive Industry

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – April 12, 2021 – ODVA announces that the April 2021 publication of the DeviceNet® and ControlNet® Specifications have replaced the usage of the words “master” and “slave” within ODVA references. Developers of devices for ODVA networks will now utilize the words “client and server” (EtherNet/IP™, including the integration of Modbus®… Continue reading

EtherNet/IP Network Extended to In-Cabinet Resource Constrained Devices

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – April 12, 2021 – ODVA announced today that The EtherNet/IP™ Specification has been enhanced to allow vendors to bring the network to resource-constrained devices in-cabinet, including push buttons and contactors. Cost, size, and power restrictions have historically limited the usage of EtherNet/IP at the edge, where many nodes are still… Continue reading

CIP Security Updated to Support User Level Authentication

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – November 24, 2020 – ODVA announces that user level authentication has been added to CIP SecurityTM, the cybersecurity network extension for EtherNet/IPTM. Previous publications of the specifications for CIP Security included key security properties including a broad trust domain across a group of devices, data confidentiality, device authentication, device identity,… Continue reading

HARTING Increases Commitment to ODVA and EtherNet/IP to Become ODVA’s Newest Principal Member

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – November 9, 2020 – ODVA is pleased to announce that HARTING, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial connectivity technology, has become a principal member of ODVA alongside Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, Omron, Rockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric. The primary focus of HARTING’s activities in ODVA will be through… Continue reading