Overview: The Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA), founded in 1995, is an international association of automation companies that supports network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP), including CompoNet, ControlNet, DeviceNet, and EtherNet/IP, along with the major extensions to CIP -- CIP Safety and CIP Motion. ODVA develops and manages these technologies, and assists manufacturers and users of CIP Networks through its activities in standards development, certification, vendor education and industry awareness. As part of its certification activities, ODVA offers conformance testing to validate that products built to its specifications operate in multi-vendor systems.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.odva.org/Home/CIPNETWORKSPECIFICATIONS/tabid/78/lng/en-US/Default.aspx
IPR Policy: Available at: http://www.odva.org/Portals/0/Library/Publications_Numbered/PUB00207R1_ODVA_Policy_Regarding_Intellectual_Property.pdf
Current Status: Active