FDT Group releases Common Components update for FDT 2.1
FDT Group has announced the release of its updated developer tools, known as Common Components, supporting the latest FDT 2.1 standard. The automation supplier community uses Common Components to simplify FDT/DTM and FDT/FRAME development in compliance with the FDT 2.1 specification. Additionally, the tools enhance interoperability while accelerating time to market.
The release of the FDT 2.1 specification in 2018 set the FDT Group’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) transformation path to connect and empower the intelligent enterprise based on industry-driven feedback across the process, hybrid and discrete manufacturing markets.
“Because the FDT 2.1 standard is forward- and backwards-compatible, the technology is uniquely positioned to connect the current installed base with new IIoT assets,” said FDT Group Managing Director Glenn Schulz. “The latest version of the standard is focused on security, performance, ease of use and investment protection to allow automation suppliers and end users to take advantage of FDT's evolving open integration and information-sharing architecture. These new features, embedded in suppliers’ system and device offerings, will elevate their product line to meet the digital transformation pathway demanded by the industrial sector.”
The Common Components development toolkit was first launched with the release of the FDT 2.0 standard in 2012 to simplify product development, saving countless engineering hours while also allowing engineers to focus on value-added functionally to achieve a competitive advantage. These toolkits have served the market well for the many leading controls and instrumentation manufacturers that have developed and deployed FDT/FRAMEs, FDT/FRAME-enabled systems and DTMs.
Common Components toolkits are available for purchase by both FDT Group members and non-members, with a discount granted to members. Current FDT Group members with a Common Components toolkit licence will automatically receive a link to download the latest version.
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