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ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA

ODVA announces Honeywell as a principal member of ODVA

October 11, 2018 – ODVA announced that Honeywell has become a principal member of ODVA alongside Bosch Rexroth, Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Rockwell Automation, Omron and Schneider Electric. The primary focus of Honeywell’s activities in ODVA will be through Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), part of Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group.

Honeywell Process Solutions has a 40-year history in process automation control. It has supported ODVA technologies and standards since the late 1990s with the integration of ControlNet into its distributed control system (DCS) offering. With the convergence of industrial control systems used in process and hybrid industries, Honeywell has seen both a growth in adoption and in opportunity for EtherNet/IP connectivity and now has integrated EtherNet/IP into multiple product lines including Experion® Process Knowledge System (PKS) and ControlEdge PLC. Today HPS has its solutions installed in more than 10,000 sites around the world including various locations with EtherNet/IP.

ODVA has activities focused on the adoption of EtherNet/IP in the process industries. These activities include a technical working group focused on enhancements to The EtherNet/IP Specification for specific needs in the process industries. ODVA is also involved in industry-wide efforts to promote adoption of Ethernet in the process industries, such as its collaboration with FieldComm Group and PROFIBUS and PROFINET International to help promote adoption of Ethernet to the Field that will be made possible by forthcoming enhancements to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard for long-reach single pair Ethernet. 

ODVA introduced Honeywell as a principal member at its 2018 Industry Conference and 19th Annual Meeting of Members that was held October 9-11, 2018 in Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA. The introduction included an overview of HPS and its reasons for joining ODVA as a principal member along with an end-user perspective on EtherNet/IP in Action at DowDuPont. 

About ODVA

ODVA is a standards development and trade organization. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies for industrial automation. Its standards include the Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP,” ODVA’s media independent network protocol – and industrial communication technologies including EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet and others.  

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