Overview: ControlNet International was formed to manage the ControlNet technology and provide information and support to vendors and users of ControlNet products. ControlNet is a real-time, control-layer network providing for high-speed transport of both time-critical I/O data and messaging data, including upload/download of programming and configuration data and peer-to-peer messaging, on a single physical media link. It develops test software, provides independent compliance testing, publishes the ControlNet product catalog, and sponsors training in design and implementation of ControlNet. ControlNet International also provides a forum for members by organizing special interest groups to develop Device Profiles for specific classes of products. *In 2008 support and management of ControlNet was transferred to Open DeviceNet Vendors Association (ODVA), which now manages all protocols in the Common Industrial Protocol family.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.odva.org/Home/ODVATECHNOLOGIES/ControlNet/ControlNetLibrary.aspx
IPR Policy: Available at: http://www.odva.org/Portals/0/Library/Publications_Numbered/PUB00207R1_ODVA_Policy_Regarding_Intellectual_Property.pdf
Current Status: Active
Last Updated: March 5, 2014