With EtherNet/IP to the Cloud
EtherNet/IP stands for EtherNet Industrial Protocol and is also called EIP. The protocol is an open standard that was originally developed by the US company Allen-Bradley, which was purchased by Rockwell Automation in 1985. Today, the protocol is managed by the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) and is one of the most widely used fieldbuses. When used in machines and plants, EtherNet/IP-capable controllers must also be monitored via the cloud.