Harting becomes ODVA’S latest principal member

Nov. 9, 2020
Harting's participation in ODVA reflects its growth in industrial Ethernet and connectivity as well as the company’s commitment to EtherNet/IPTM products

ODVA is have announced that Harting, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial connectivity technology, has become a principal member of ODVA alongside Cisco Systems, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, Omron, Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric. The primary focus of Harting's activities in ODVA will be through HARTING, Inc. of North America.

Harting's enhanced participation in ODVA reflects its growth in expertise in industrial Ethernet and connectivity throughout the automation industry, as well as the company’s commitment to EtherNet/IPTM products. According to ODVA, Harting is working to drive the advancement of industrial Ethernet as a part of IIoT and Industry 4.0, and its increased participation in ODVA will aid efforts to identify and standardize different technologies and devices that will be needed for the automation industry to successfully implement IIoT.

Harting has worked through ODVA and with its fellow ODVA Members for many years to promote the adoption of industrial automation communications network standards, to engage in technical development and enhancement activities and to promote conforming products. Harting supports both EtherNet/IP and DeviceNet technologies with cable and connector solutions. Harting products include heavy duty connectors, interface/board connectors, custom cabling, and a wide portfolio of solutions for industrial communications, especially Industrial Ethernet. Key served market segments include machinery/robotics, automation, transportation, wind energy, and power generation & distribution. Harting provides data, signal, and power via complete connector installation concepts for industrial infrastructures.

"EtherNet/IP is a critical communication network for the future of discrete and process industries, especially with the advent of Industrial Single Pair Ethernet and Ethernet-APL,” said Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of Harting Americas. “Harting is looking forward to continuing to provide enhanced smart connectivity solutions for EtherNet/IP networks to drive faster decision making and error correction as well as prevention. By joining ODVA as a principal member, HARTING is increasing its contribution to the advancement of EtherNet/IP and related ODVA technology and standards to prepare for OT and IT convergence. IIoT and Industry 4.0 continue to gain traction and drive industry advancement, making now the perfect time for HARTING to increase its commitment to ODVA."

ODVA will formally introduce Harting as a principal member during the 2020 Q4 media briefing that corresponds with the timing of SPS Connect. The introduction will include an overview of Harting and its reasons for joining ODVA as a principal member.

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