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Ethernet moves a bit closer to the field 10/09/2018
The latest developments to the Advanced Physical Layer project to enable Ethernet to the Field were reported at ACHEMA by three leading standards-based organisations for suppliers of process automation. Suzanne Gill reports. Full Story...

Communication cooperation continues apace 30/01/2017
Suzanne Gill reports on the latest networking and communication protocol developments. Full Story...

EtherNet/IP nodes take 25% of market share 03/01/2017
According to figures from IHS Markit, an international analyst firm, EtherNet/IP represents the largest number of new nodes shipped of industrial Ethernet networks in 2015, at nearly 25% share of market. Full Story...

NAMUR and ODVA to collaborate to optimise Industrial Ethernet 28/11/2016
NAMUR and ODVA are collaborating to develop an EtherNet/IP proof-of-concept system for process automation in a bid to advance the adoption of industrial Ethernet in the process industries. Full Story...

ODVA works towards a Common Industrial Cloud Interface 03/05/2016
ODVA has announced a new area of technical work to develop standards for the gateway and interface technology needed to transport data between the cloud and CIP-enabled industrial control systems (ICS) populated with EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet devices. This work will result in The Common Industrial Cloud Interface Specification. Full Story...

Ethernet/IP set to benefit from cybersecurity specifications 08/12/2015
The Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA) has announced the imminent publication of a new volume in its specifications specifically dedicated to cyber security. This will provide users with additional tools to secure their industrial control systems using EtherNet/IP by augmenting traditional defense-in-depth techniques with CIP Security. Full Story...

Smartfactory KL set to demonstrate proof of concept of ODVA machine data model 09/11/2015
In a keynote speech given by Prof. Dr.-Ing Detlef Zühlke, executive chairman of SmartFactory KL, at ODVA’s 2015 Industry Conference & 17th Annual Meeting of Members it was announced that the 2016 SmartFactory KL Demonstrator will include a proof of concept implementation of the ODVA machine data model.  The proof of concept will be supported by ODVA principal member Bosch Rexroth. Full Story...

The rise of Ethernet 29/07/2015
In 2013, Ethernet technology celebrated its 40th birthday. Over this period, collaboration innovation in all sectors of the world – academia, business, government and consortia – have led to ubiquitous adoption of the technology.  Katherine Voss, president and executive director at ODVA, offers her views on technology developments. Full Story...