The ODVA organisation supports network technologies built on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) - DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, CIP Sync and CIP Safety. CIP allows companies to integrate
I/O control, device configuration and data collection
across multiple networks. The result: minimal engineering
and installation and a maximum return on investment.
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EtherNet/IP (Industrial Protocol) is the first open industrial
Ethernet TCP/IP network with real-time control capabilities.
A companion network to DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP uses the
same proven, robust application-layer protocol as DeviceNet.
Combined, both networks promote transparency from sensors
to enterprise software. EtherNet/IP specs and information
EtherNet/IP extends commercial off-the-shelf Ethernet
to the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) - the same upper-layer
protocol and object model found in DeviceNet. CIP allows
EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet product developers, system integrators
and users to apply the same objects and profiles for plug-and-play
interoperability among devices from multiple vendors and
in multiple sub-nets. Combined, DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP
promote transparency from sensors to the enterprise software.
EtherNet/IP was introduced in 2001 and today is the most
developed, proven and complete industrial Ethernet network
solution available for manufacturing automation. EtherNet/IP
is a member of a family of networks that implements the
Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) at its upper layers.
CIP encompasses a comprehensive suite of messages and
services for a variety of manufacturing automation applications,
including control, safety, synchronization, motion, configuration
and information. As a truly media-independent protocol
that is supported by hundreds of vendors around the world,
CIP provides users with an unified communication architecture
throughout the manufacturing enterprise.
With media independence comes the ability to choose the
CIP Network best suited for each application. One of these
possible choices is EtherNet/IP, which adapts CIP to Ethernet
Technology. Why adapt CIP to Ethernet? Ethernet - and
the TCP/IP Suite to which it is inextricably linked, thanks
to the ubiquitous adoption of Internet technology - is
the same network technology used in the majority of local
area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) architectures
found in commercial and domestic applications around the
world. These architectures connect computers to one another
and to peripherals, link operations to the enterprise,
or provide users with access to web-based applications.
Ethernet has an installed base numbering in the billions
of nodes. By leveraging the economies of scale in this
proven commercial technology, EtherNet/IP provides users
with the tools to deploy standard Ethernet technology
for manufacturing applications while enabling Internet
and enterprise connectivity for data anytime, anywhere.
EtherNet/IP offers several unique advantages for manufacturing
- Complete producer-consumer services let you simultaneously
control, configure and collect data from intelligent
devices over a single network or use a single network
as a backbone for multiple distributed CIP Networks
- Compatible with standard Internet protocols - e.g.,
HTTP, FTP, SNMP, and DHCP - and standard industrial
protocols for data access and exchange such as OPC
- Compliance with IEEE Ethernet standards provides
users with a choice of network interface speeds - e.g.
10, 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps - and a flexible network architecture
compatible with commercially available Ethernet installation
options including copper, fiber, fiber ring and wireless
- Options for industrially rated devices incorporating
IP67-rated connectors (RJ45 or M12) with module and
network status LEDs with device labelling for ease of