• eip_history1973-1975: Ethernet Developed
    Ethernet was developed at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, California by Robert Metcalfe, David Boggs, Chuck Thacker, and Butler Lampson.
  • 1980: Ethernet Standardized
    An alliance including DEC, Intel, and Xerox joined together to modify Ethernet’s local addresses to global addresses and standardize the protocol.
  • 1990s: Rockwell Automation develops EtherNet/IP
    Rockwell Automation developed EtherNet/IP from Ethernet. They intended for EtherNet/IP to become an open source protocol.
  • 2000: ODVA introduces EtherNet/IP
    The Open DeviceNet Vendors Association, or ODVA, began regulating EtherNet/IP in 2000.
  • Today: EtherNet/IP most widely used Ethernet protocol

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