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EtherNet/IP

EtherNet/IP is an industrial networking standard that takes advantage of commercial off-the-shelf Ethernet communication chips and physical media. IP is short for 'Industrial Protocol'. Unlike the many options available in the NEW industrial Ethernets, EtherNet/IP uses an open protocol at the application layer.

It is the only standard supported by three networking organizations: ControlNet International (CI), the Industrial Ethernet Association (IEA), and the Open DeviceNet Vendor Association (ODVA) of which Hardy Instruments is a long time member.

EtherNet/IP (the –EIP networking option) can be an actual hardware option, which can be used in either option slot one or two in Hardy Instruments.

For the 3000 series, it requires firmware version 2.7 or better, which can be downloaded from the 3000 Series downloads pages.

For the HI 4000 Series, it is a software option that utilizes a standard RJ-45 Ethernet port.

Like our other interface option cards one –EIP option acting as a network bridge is required in only one instrument when multiple instruments are tied together in a Hardy or DeviceNet network.

EtherNet/IP supports both implicit messaging (real-time I/O control messaging) and explicit messaging (information message exchange).