When: Monday, 19 April 2004 - 3:00 to 4:00 PM, Reception Following Where: Dresden Room, Ground Floor of Conference Center Hannover Exhibition Grounds - Hannover, GermanyODVA will be holding a press conference in conjunction with Hannover Messe 2004 on Monday, April 19, 2004 at 3:00 PM. ODVA will be providing updates on the current activities of the association in Europe and around the world and on technical developments for its networks based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP(tm)). This update will include a progress report on its CIP Safety(tm) initiative including major milestones and a preview of planned specification enhancements to CIP Sync for distributed motion control applications. CIP Safety meets the requirements of IEC 61508 up to SIL 3 and will allow users to expand the application coverage of DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP to safety networks. CIP Sync provides synchronization services based on the IEEE 1588 standard and allows users to apply DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP in real-time control applications requiring sub-microsecond synchronization between devices.Members of the press, industry analysts and other interested persons are invited to attend. It is kindly requested that persons planning to attend complete a press conference registration form. www.odva.org/10_2/HANNOVER_REG_FORM.htmlFor more information, contact ODVA or visit the Hannover Messe 2004 link on the ODVA web site at www.odva.org/Hannover_Messe_ODVA_2004.htm.About ODVA ODVA is an international association comprised of members from the world's leading automation companies. Collectively, ODVA and its members support network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP(tm)). These currently include DeviceNet(tm), EtherNet/IP(tm), CIP Sync(tm) and CIP Safety(tm). ODVA manages the development of these open technologies, and assists manufacturers and users of CIP-based networks through tools, training and promotional activities. In addition, ODVA offers conformance testing to help ensure that products built to its specifications operate in multi-vendor systems. The organization also is active in numerous standards development organizations and industry consortia to drive the growth of open communication standards. For more information about the association, visit its web site at www.odva.org.
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