Ethernet protocols used for industrial applications, governing organizations, URLs

List of protocols, governing organizations, websites, and other useful URLs and articles from Control Engineering follows, with a table of industrial Ethernet protocols.

09/01/2011


Organizations in charge of Ethernet protocols used for industrial applications continue to add value through protocol extensions and updates, related networks, and gaining support of various network vendors and manufacturers.

Check each organization’s website for the latest information about capabilities of industrial Ethernet protocols and related industrial networks and extensions. See bottom of page for additional industrial Ethernet article links from Control Engineering.

Table of Ethernet protocols
Ethernet protocolsGoverning OrganizationsURLs
BACnetBACnet Internationalwww.bacnetassociation.org 
CC-Link IECC-Link Partner Associationwww.cc-linkamerica.org 
EtherCATEtherCAT Technology Groupwww.ethercat.org  
Ethernet PowerlinkEthernet Powerlink Standardization Groupwww.ethernet-powerlink.org 
EtherNet/IPODVAwww.odva.org 
FL-Net (OPCN-2)Japan Electrical Manufacturers Associationwww.jema-net.or.jp/English 
Foundation HSEFieldbus Foundationwww.fieldbus.org 
Mechantrolink IIIMechatrolink Members Associationwww.mechatrolink.org.en/about/mecha4.html 
Modbus TCPModbus-IDAwww.modbus.org 
Profinet and Profinet IRTPI North Americawww.us.profinet.com 
SafetyNetSafety Network International e.V.www.safetynet.com 
SERCOS IIISERCOS North America, Sercos Internationalwww.sercos.com 
SynqNetSynqnet Interest Groupwww.synqnet.org 
TCP/IP and UDP (native)Internet Engineering Task Forcewww.ietf.org 
VARANVARAN Bus Nutzerorganizationwww.varan-bus.net/index_en.htm 

Source: Control Engineering, CFE Media, www.controleng.com 

Related links:
Also see table: Is Office Ethernet Hardware Tough Enough for Industrial Use? With a table of hardware characteristics. 

Also see: Who Puts the 'Industrial’ in Ethernet?

High Performance Industrial Networks - research

Plug into Industrial Ethernet Protocols 

Industrial Network Channel 

- Compiled by Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com.

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