EtherNET/IP - ODVA
ODVA is the union of all DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP users. The organiza- tion attends to the continual development and further distribution of these field buses that are predominantly used in the USA and Asia, but also in Europe. One key aspect of the organization‘s activities is the development and propagation of the CIP protocol and of other protocols based on it. Users may not only apply the technology but are also invited to contribute to its ongoing development by joining Special Interest Groups (SIG). The ODVA also actively participates in other standardization bodies and industry consortia. The organization‘s bylaws are relatively complex.