Harting Increases Commitment to Odva and Ethernet/IP to Become Odva's Newest Principal Member

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ODVA is pleased to announce that HARTING, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial connectivity technology, has become a principal member of ODVA alongside Cisco SystemsEndress+HauserHoneywellOmronRockwell Automation, and Schneider Electric. The primary focus of HARTING’s activities in ODVA will be through HARTING, Inc. of North America, an industry leader in device connectivity, installation technology, and smart connectivity that is a part of the global HARTING Technology Group.

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

HARTING has worked through ODVA and with its fellow ODVA Members for many years to promote the adoption of industrial automation communications network standards, to engage in technical development and enhancement activities, and to promote conforming products. HARTING supports both EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet® technologies with cable and connector solutions. HARTING products include heavy duty connectors, interface/board connectors, custom cabling, and a wide portfolio of solutions for industrial communications, especially Industrial Ethernet. Key served market segments include machinery/robotics, automation, transportation, wind energy, and power generation & distribution. HARTING provides data, signal, and power via complete connector installation concepts for industrial infrastructures, setting new standards with connectors such as the Han series.  HARTING has helped drive the adoption of industrial Ethernet over the past years, especially with the launch of their T1 Industrial connector for Industrial Single Pair Ethernet.

“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,” stated Jon DeSouza, President and CEO of HARTING Americas. “HARTING is looking forward to continuing to provide enhanced smart connectivity solutions for EtherNet/IP networks to drive faster decision making and error correction as well as prevention. By joining ODVA as a principal member, HARTING is increasing its contribution to the advancement of EtherNet/IP and related ODVA technology and standards to prepare for OT and IT convergence. 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.”

“ODVA welcomes the increased contribution of HARTING as a principal member as well as their expertise in smart connectivity,” said Dr. Al Beydoun, President and Executive Director of ODVA. “Their participation as a principal member will contribute to and grow ODVA’s ability to move the connectivity of the industrial enterprise forward to meet the increased demands of IIoT and Industry 4.0.”

With a diverse array of leading industrial automation suppliers, such as HARTING, as principal members, ODVA is well positioned to continue leading 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 to meet the needs of both today and tomorrow.

ODVA will formally introduce HARTING as a principal member during the 2020 Q4 media briefing that corresponds with the timing of SPS Connect. The introduction will include an overview of HARTING and its reasons for joining ODVA as a principal member. ODVA is delighted to add a company of the caliber of HARTING as a principal member to continue to drive the future of industrial automation.  

About ODVA
ODVA is an international standards development and trade organization with members from the world’s leading automation suppliers. ODVA’s mission is to advance open, interoperable information and communication technologies for industrial automation. Its standards include the Common Industrial Protocol or “CIP™,” ODVA’s media independent network protocol – and industrial communication technologies including EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet and others.  For interoperability of production systems and their integration with other systems, ODVA embraces the adoption of commercial-off-the-shelf, standard Internet and Ethernet technologies as a guiding principle. This principle is exemplified by EtherNet/IP – today’s leading industrial Ethernet network. Visit ODVA online at www.odva.org.

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