EtherNet/IPTM was introduced in 2001 and today is a industrial Ethernet network solution available for manufacturing automation. EtherNet/IPTM is a member of a family of networks that implements the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™) at its upper layers. CIP encompasses a suite of messages and services for a variety of manufacturing automation applications.
Mitsubishi Electric offers an EtherNet/IPTM Scanner for the iQ Platform. The EIP4CCPU allows the iQ Platform to talk with other EtherNet/IPTM connected third party CPUs, such as ControlLogixTM or CompactLogixTM, to share data and to directly control EtherNet/IPTM distributed devices such as I/O (Block or Point), Drives and other devices.