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

OPC Foundation Cooperates with ODVA and Sercos International to Develop OPC UA Motion

Cooperation to speed up Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative backed by proven technologies from established organizations Scottsdale, AZ – June 25th, 2020 – The OPC Foundation, ODVA and Sercos International are pleased to announce a collaboration to develop a new generation of a best-in-class motion technology for industry.  This new motion technology will be initially published… Continue reading

EtherNet/IP Enhanced to Further Address Industry 4.0 and IIoT

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – April 20, 2020 – ODVA announced today the latest enhancements to The EtherNet/IP™ Specification to provide improved network diagnostics, new methods to lower bandwidth and resource requirements for devices, and the addition of IIoT building block infrastructure. “EtherNet/IP’s continued leadership in the industrial communication space will be assured by adding… Continue reading

ODVA Enters into Agreements with FDT and Fieldcomm Group and Continues xDS Development to Expand EtherNet/IP Technology Ecosystem

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – April 20, 2020 – ODVA announced today that it has entered into separate agreements to further integrate FDT and FDI technologies into EtherNet/IP™. Additional device description work on the next generation xDS™ for CIP™ devices also continues to move forward.  “ODVA is committed to making EtherNet/IP a best in class… Continue reading

OPC UA Companion Specification to Be Developed for CIP

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – April 1, 2020 – ODVA announced today that it has launched a joint working group with the OPC Foundation to develop an OPC UA companion specification to the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). The collaboration between ODVA and the OPC Foundation will result in reliable, secure communications between devices that are… Continue reading

ODVA Looks to the Future at Its 20th Annual Meeting of Members

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA – March 24, 2020 – ODVA held its 20th Annual Meeting of Members in Palm Harbor, Florida, USA on March 5, 2020. With over 120 industry professionals from over 50 companies in attendance, highlights of the Annual Meeting included a panel discussion titled “Can 5G and WiFi 6 Deliver on the… Continue reading