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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...