A resource supported by Cisco, Panduit, and Rockwell Automation, in cooperation with ODVA.
From their ‘About Us’ section:
“What is Industrial IP Advantage?
Industrial IP Advantage is an idea – that manufacturing and industrial companies can build more successful businesses by deploying a secure, holistic digital communications fabric based on standard, unmodified use of the Internet Protocol. Using Industrial IP, companies can turn this vision into reality through connectivity that drives better business intelligence, increased profitability and reduced costs.”
One of the difficulties in integration of OEM based controls is all of the ethernet islands created. This product is a step in the right direction to solving this issue:
Here is a link to Rockwell Automation’s ‘The JOURNAL’ with information about ODVA’s guidlines to securing Ethernet/IP networks.
Addressing the responsibility of Arc Flash Safety from an End-User perspective, now there is a push to add that responsibility to the OEM.
Rockwell Automation named to the ‘First Team’ in “Automation World’s” 2011 Leadership in Automation Program.
Manufacturing facilities facing an upgrade of the controls networks need to look to EtherNet/IP and OEMs need to have this option readily available, if not standard, to keep a competitive edge.
Check out the article on Automation.com – “EtherNet/IP Usage Grows”
Rockwell Automation has introduced a new, stand-alone, controller under its ‘nano / micro’ controller – targeting fewer than 48 I/O points. Part of their Connected Components line, not designed to work with Integrated Architecture and Logix software.
Utilizing their “Connected Components Workbench” software to configuration / programming in ladder diagram, function block, or structured text.
Check out this article at Automation.com – click here
Get additional information directly from Rockwell Automation / Allen-Bradley – click here