ODVA launches new Website


Ann Arbor, MIODVA has “gone live” with an all new Website at www.odva.org. More than just an updated visual design, the site offers an entirely new user experience with improved navigation, secure order entry, search capability, and interactive calendar to keep visitors informed about ODVA activities worldwide.

Tailored to meet the needs of the thousands of industry professionals who visit the site for information on CIP Networks, the site includes “Quick Start” menus that allow users, suppliers, and members fast access to resources. Orders for publications or events can now be made with ease, quickly and securely, via the Web, saving time and reducing paper waste. Individuals seeking information on the wide range of CIP Networks products can peruse the CIP supplier directory for the latest innovations from ODVA members.

Upcoming events highlighted on the interactive calendar include:

  • EtherNet/IP European Implementer Workshop #7: Raunheim, Germany: February 27, 2007

  • DeviceNet Developer’s Training: Ann Arbor, MI, USA: March 5-7, 2007

  • AIMEX trade show: Seoul, Korea: March 7-10, 2007

  • CIP Safety and IEC61508 Functional Safety Training: Cologne, Germany: March 20-23, 2007

  • EtherNet/IP free informational seminar: Milan, Italy: March 23, 2007

  • EtherNet/IP free informational seminar: Stuttgart, Germany: March 29, 2007

ODVA, founded in 1995, is an international association of leading automation companies that supports network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). These currently include the network adaptations of CIP (DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP and CompoNet) and the application extensions to CIP (CIP Motion, CIP Safety and CIP Sync). ODVA manages the development of these open technologies, and assists manufacturers and users of CIP Networks through tools, training, and marketing activities. In addition, ODVA offers conformance testing to help ensure that products built to its specifications operate in multi-vendor systems. ODVA is also active in other standards development organizations and industry consortia to drive the growth of open communication standards.

For more information, click here to visit the ODVA Website .

For articles on ODVA activities and standards, visit the Control Engineering Website . Type “ODVA” into the search box atop any page.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
C.G. Masi, senior editor, Control Engineering , charlie.masi@reedbusiness.com

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