ei3 Leads OMAC's Initiative in Creating a Practical Guide for Ethernet Deployments in Automation
While Ethernet networks are well-established, their implementation within industrial automation applications can be challenging due to the unique demands in manufacturing environments. OMAC’s
latest initiative, led by ei3, aims to examine different architectural approaches and their associated benefits in order to make Ethernet deployment more efficient and secure.
OMAC invites end users, OEMs, system integrators, and technology providers to join the workgroup to examine a wide range of architectures, including lower-level I/O networks, enterprise connectivity, common IP addressing, monitoring and diagnostics, VLANs, wireless and 5G applications. TASK FORCE LEADERS
The workgroup is led by industrial Ethernet expert Mark Fondl
, co-author of a recent EtherNet/IP book, along with Gary Workman
, a key contributor to General Motors’ EtherNet/IP strategy, and David Gutshall
, an expert in end-user networks currently at Cisco working on Industrial Ethernet. Collectively, they bring over 50 years of experience in industrial Ethernet networks, making them the ideal leaders for this project.As with all OMAC publications, members can access them through the portal.