AVnu Alliance, the community driving open, standard, deterministic networking through certification, announces expansion of its Industrial Segment. Rockwell Automation and Kollmorgen, both leaders in industrial automation, bring valuable expertise to AVnu Alliance activities incorporating new standards such as Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) into a common networking foundation.
Rockwell Automation has a history of technological innovation in industrial control systems. Joe Kann, vice president, Global Business Development, Rockwell Automation stated, “By participating in the AVnu Alliance, we plan to share our industry knowledge and work together with other members toward further enhancing standard, IP-based Ethernet for manufacturing.”
Kollmorgen is a leading supplier of high-performance motion control solutions with a long-standing commitment to open communication standards and network flexibility. Steve Crass, VP North America Industrial Automation and Aerospace & Defense at Kollmorgen said that, “Joining AVnu Alliance is a logical next step for our business and AVnu provides us with a forum that will support open systems architectures for many years to come.”
According to the Alliance, the addition of these companies exemplifies the importance of the continued evolution of standard Ethernet through TSN. The experience with control networking that these companies possess will complement the existing efforts within the AVnu Alliance to define a common foundation for the Industrial Internet. This next step for standard Ethernet will enable complete convergence of standard IT traffic and the control system, and will enable IoT for the industrial, automation and manufacturing sectors.