• 1986: Bosch introduces CAN.
    Robert Bosch unveils the network he created for vehicles at a conference in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Early 1990s: Rockwell, Honeywell, and Cincinatti Milacron work toward higher-level protocol.
    Their collaboration fell through, but this alliance started work that would end in the creation of DeviceNet.
  • Rockwell creates DeviceNet.
    Rockwell first adapted CAN to the Industrial Automation industry.
  • 1994: Rockwell releases DeviceNet for ODVA regulation.

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