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/default.aspx?tabid=78
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: August 21, 2013