The EtherCAT Technology Group keeps EtherCAT technology open for all potential users. It brings EtherCAT device manufacturers, technology providers, and users together to further the technology.
The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) is an organization of manufacturers of CC-Link compatible products and users of CC-Link technology. The CLPA oversees and manages the CC-Link specifications and promotes the worldwide adoption of CC-Link technology for network communications in industrial automation.
The Japanese PROFIBUS Organization strives towards the proliferation of the globally popular PROFIBUS/PROFINET field bus in Japan.
ODVA, Inc. is a global nonprofit organization run by major vendors that supports network technologies (EtherNet/IP, DeviceNet, CompoNet) built on the CIP (Common Industrial Protocol).