ODVA will hold its 2011 Industry Conference and 14th Annual Meeting of Members from February 28 to March 3 at the Wigwam Resort and Hotel in Phoenix. Open to both ODVA members and nonmembers, the event will feature an industry conference with presentation of technical papers, workshops, and networking activities. The event will conclude with the annual meeting of members, which will include keynote speakers addressing industrial automation topics, as well as an update from ODVA's leadership.

ODVA, founded in 1995, is an international association comprised of members from the world's leading automation companies. ODVA and its members support network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP). These include the network adaptations of CIP — EtherNet/IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, and CompoNet, as well as application extensions to CIP — CIP Safety, CIP Motion, and CIP Sync. ODVA manages the development of these open technologies and assists manufacturers and users of CIP networks through tools and training. In addition, ODVA offers conformance testing to help ensure that products built to its specifications operate in multi-vendor systems.

For more information, visit odva.org.