What is CompoNet
By combining Omron's application experience
with proven CIP communications technology, CompoNet provides an efficient
networking solution for Smart Sensors, Actuators and Remote I/O. Fast I/O
data exchange and easy setup are combined with transparent messaging for
access to intelligent field devices.
Seamless CIP messaging through multiple
layers of networks means you can access intelligent field devices from
anywhere in your control system, and without having to program
communications code in your controller. Using CompoNet as the control
network shortens your development time, reduces wiring, and simplifies
troubleshooting and machine maintenance.
What is CIP?
Industrial Protocol) was developed as a communications protocol for
industrial applications. Initially used in DeviceNet and CAN
networks, it is now an open standard operating on several different
advantages of CIP is its seamless data transfer between different
layers of CIP networks. You will have no worries on connection
between devices, i.e. transferring cyclic I/O data, configuration
settings or downloading control programs.
can freely choose the best CIP network for each part of your system,
and mix them any way you want.
CompoNet is an ODVA
The CIP communications standard, as used in
the Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet and CompoNet networks, is controlled by the
ODVA, the Open DeviceNet Vendors Association. With nearly 300 member
companies worldwide developing a wide variety of products, the ODVA
promotes the advantages of seamless networking, and makes sure that
products adhere to the standard for easy interconnection between vendors.
Omron, as one of the four founding members of ODVA, plays a leading role
in developing future technologies for industrial networking.
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