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ODVA

43 Quarry Bank
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 2QZ
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01732 352 371
Email : jjackson@odva.org
Web : www.odva.org


Editorial archive;

Cost-effectively bringing Ethernet to the edge 30/05/2017
Control Engineering Europe reports on how the Ethernet interface can be reduced in size, power, and cost to allow it to be incorporated into edge devices such as sensors and actuators.  Full Story...

ODVA expands conformance testing services for CIP Safety in Germany 06/01/2015
The Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA) has announced the authorisation of two test service providers to conduct ODVA conformance testing services for CIP Safety in Germany. Full Story...

Taking the opportunity to optimise process integration 29/07/2014
In a recent whitepaper the ODVA describes an opportunity for the optimisation of process integration (OPI) and offers an overview of its vision for a comprehensive approach to OPI. Full Story...

CIP Safety expanded to include Safe Motion 03/12/2013
The next edition of The CIP Safety Specification will include services for safe motion applications. With the addition of these services to CIP Safety, users will be able to deploy networked motion control systems using EtherNet/IP and Sercos III in applications requiring safe motion functions such as safe torque off and safety limited positions. Full Story...

PROFINET and Ethernet/IP are the Industrial Ethernet leaders 17/04/2013
A new IMS Research study, entitled ‘The World Market for Industrial Ethernet & Fieldbus Technologies – 2013 Edition’, confirms that PROFINET has a leading position alongside Ethernet/IP, both having a market share of 30% of the globally established Industrial Ethernet solutions. Full Story...

ODVA continues on the path of collaboration and partnership 17/04/2013
At Hannover Messe 2013, ODVA announced the launch of an initiative for process automation – in cooperation with ODVA members including Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric – in a bid to accelerate adoption of industrial Ethernet in process automation; and a machine integration initiative. Full Story...

Tackling data security in industrial networks 26/02/2013
Suzanne Gill reports on the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association’s (ODVA) vision for securing the flow of CIP data and Etherent IP assets in industrial networks, which was presented by Katherine Voss, executive director of ODVA at SPS/IPC/Drives 2012. Full Story...

Ethernet/IP provides support for energy management 08/05/2012
ODVA has released its first round of specification enhancements for 2012, including publication of expanded capabilities for the optimisation of energy usage on EtherNet/IP and other CIP Networks. Full Story...

ODVA training courses and workshops 30/08/2011
ODVA is hosting a series of training courses and workshops on Ethernet/IP across Europe in September. Full Story...

Strategy for optimisation of energy usage in the industrial sector - Whitepaper 06/05/2011
The industrial sector consumes half of the world's total delivered energy, making it the largest end-user sector. ODVA plans to raise awareness of energy consumption and offer control strategies that can optimise energy usage throughout the industrial ecosystem from the plantfloor to the grid. Full Story...

ODVA members collaborate to optimise energy usage for the industrial sector 31/03/2011
ODVA has launched a new energy initiative, in cooperation with suppliers including Cisco Systems, Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric. Full Story...

ODVA welcomes increased participation from Bosch Rexroth 01/03/2011
Drive and control technology company, Bosch Rexroth has become a principal member of ODVA, joining industrial suppliers such as Cisco Systems, Rockwell Automation, Omron and Schneider Electric. Full Story...

ODVA announces enhancements to expand application coverage and improve ease of use 13/12/2010
At the recent SPS event in Nuremberg, ODVA announced that it will be publishing new editions of the specifications for ODVA networks, updating the EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet and ControlNet technologies, and the CIP Safety extension to the EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet networks. Full Story...

ODVA opens registration for EtherNet/IP training course 01/06/2010
ODVA is calling on product engineers and managers, with responsibility for turning commercial products specs into engineering specs, to attend its EtherNet/IP Quick Start for Vendors training course. The event will be held in Paris on June 30, 2010. Full Story...

ODVA announces seminar line-up 27/04/2010
ODVA is rolling out training seminars across Europe, holding events in Denmark, Germany and France. The seminars are designed to provide potential users and vendors of EtherNet/IP with technical information about implementing the industrial networking protocol. Full Story...

CIP networks: 24 V dc power with Ethernet specification expected in April 06/03/2009
End-users can face incompatibility when designing and deploying 24V auxiliary power on the factory floor. In response, ODVA, keeper of the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) network, is creating a 24 V dc 'Power with Ethernet' specification to help power e-stops, I/O sources and devices, actuators, and controllers. Full Story...

Schneider ramps up participation with ODVA 20/04/2007
Schneider Electric has upped its involvement to become a principle member of ODVA, joining Cisco Systems, Eaton Electrical, Omron Corporation and Rockwell Automation. Full Story...

New specifications for CIP Networks 03/04/2007
ODVA has published new editions of the specifications for the family of CIP Networks, which includes updates for EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet, ControlNet and CIP Safety. These new editions represent the first publication update of these specifications in 2007, and they bring a range of enhancements to the specifications aimed at delivering increased ease of configuration for users. Full Story...

ODVA and FDT publication 07/12/2006
ODVA and the FDT Group have joined forces to publish the Field Device Tool for CIP Networks: Annex to FDT Specification. It provides the schemas required to implement the Device Type Managers (DTM) configuration option for the currently available adaptations of networks built on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP), which include DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP and ControlNet. Full Story...