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HARTING joins ODVA to promote automation standards


HARTING has joined the automation standards association ODVA.

The industrial connectivity supplier joins Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, Omron, Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric as a principal member.

The primary focus of HARTING’s activities in ODVA will be through the company’s North American arm.

HARTING’s participation in ODVA reflects its growth in expertise in industrial Ethernet and connectivity throughout the automation industry, as well as its commitment to EtherNet/IPTM products.

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HARTING is working to drive the advancement of industrial Ethernet as a part of IIoT and Industry 4.0, and its increased participation in ODVA will aid efforts to identify and standardize different technologies and devices that will be needed for the automation industry to successfully implement IIoT.

ODVA aims to lead the development of the industrial Ethernet from plant floor automation control to cloud level business analysis. Manufacturers will be able to leverage a complete, plant-wide network infrastructure for discrete, process, motion, safety and security applications with CIP and EtherNet/IP.

“EtherNet/IP is a critical communication network for the future of discrete and process industries, especially with the advent of industrial single-pair Ethernet and Ethernet-APL,” says Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of HARTING Americas, in a statement.

“IIoT and Industry 4.0 continue to gain traction and drive industry advancement, making now the perfect time for HARTING to increase its commitment to ODVA.”