Today in Bad-Neuenahr, Germany the major process industry communications protocol foundations announced a joint effort to promote developments for industrial Ethernet to expand use of EtherNet/IP™, HART-IP™ and PROFINET™.
Two-wire Industrial Ethernet that will be suitable for use in demanding applications in process instrumentation, is commonly referred to as “APL.” The organizations, in combination with process automation and instrumentation suppliers, are seeking to leverage the work currently underway in the IEEE 802.3cg Task Force, which is developing amendments to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard for an Ethernet physical layer operating at 10 Mb/s over single-pair cable with power delivery.
The organizations were joined by representatives from suppliers of process instrumentation and controls in order to provide a well-rounded perspective on the benefits of an advancedphysical layer for end users in the process industries, as well as discuss the actions being taken to complete the work needed to realize APL in process field devices.
The press briefing presented at the event can be found here.
The presentation delivered at the event appears here: