EtherNet/IP: The Everyman's Guide to EtherNet/IP

Paperback – October 2018

by John S. Rinaldi

A deep dive into EtherNet/IP, the most widely used manufacturing protocol.


  • Print length: 153 pages
  • Language: ‎English
  • Publication date: October 17, 2018
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches
  • Item weight: 7.2 ounces

EtherNet/IP came roaring into the 21st century on the backs of DeviceNet and ControlNet, claiming world domination (almost) as the most widely used protocol in manufacturing. While it’s pervasive, EtherNet/IP isn’t necessarily standard knowledge to everyone on the factory floor.

EtherNet/IP: The Everyman’s Guide to EtherNet/IP


Admit it; maybe you find yourself losing sleep over questions like…

  • Is EtherNet/IP an IoT transport protocol?
  • Are EDS files important for an EtherNet/IP adapter device?
  • Which is better: Ethernet/IP or PROFINET/IO?
  • Isn’t EtherNet/IP just CIP over an Ethernet connection?
  • How many ways are there to organize device data into a CIP Object Model?
  • What is the Assembly Object Class?
  • Does it matter which TCP/IP stack we use to build an EtherNet/IP device?
  • Is DeviceNet obsolete or complementary to EtherNet/IP?
  • How important is the compliance test process?
  • Is CoCO good for EtherNet/IP scanner devices or delicious with marshmallows?

Toss and turn no more! With this handy guide on your bedside table, you’ll be able to navigate the world of EtherNet/IP and, who knows, maybe entertain a companion with interesting tidbits. Dip into any chapter, in any order, and you’ll find plenty of clear expectations, with tables and diagrams, to guide you through EtherNet/IP.

What our Customers are Saying

"EtherNet/IP and the CIP protocol are important technologies for control, automation and the Industrial Internet of Things. John has a talent for descibing technology for decision-makers who may not be programmers. He did it for OPC UA and again here for EtherNet/IP."

Gary M. / CEO and Founder, The Manufacturing Connection

"This book is a great resource for understanding the technical aspects of EtherNet/IP and its role in automation architectures that are driving greater manufacturing, and process industry productivity. John Rinaldi clearly communicates with an easy to understand and effective writing style, so readers benefit from his many years of practical experience."

Bill L. / Automation Industry Expert Consultant & Analyst, Editor

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