DeviceNet has been adopted as an International Standard by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Responsible for preparing and publishing international electrical, electronic and related standards, IEC member countries recently voted to accept the networking standard – IEC 62026 – that includes the DeviceNet specification.
DeviceNet received support from the 49 IEC members, including the world’s major trading countries and a number of nations with rapidly growing industrial sectors. Success in the IEC vote means that DeviceNet is now sanctioned for use in applications where standards are mandatory.
For more information of Devicenet, why not check out the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) web site at www.odva.org. Formed in April 1995, ODVA supports worldwide growth of the DeviceNet specification by assisting vendors, distributors and end users through tools, training, compliance testing and marketing activities.
Earlier this year, The Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) introduced DeviceNet Assistant, a new software tool that helps users design a DeviceNet network with ease and accuracy. Using the Assistant, network designers build a network node by node – from the ODVA database of network components – to meet their specific application needs. As the user builds the desired topology, the Assistant checks for possible configuration errors before time and money is invested installing the network.
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