FDT Group releases new annex for IO-Link

October 26, 2008

IO-Link is becoming the new worldwide standard for sensor and actor communication in the world of automation. Many well known system suppliers as well as sensor and actor vendors support the new standard and offer IO-Link masters and devices. IO-Link can be easily integrated into existing field bus systems like e.g. PROFIBUS, Interbus, ProfiNet, AS-Interface, EtherCAT, etc.

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Certification Process

September 27, 2008

The certification process for DTMs is successfully established since years. DTMs for more than 1000 devices are already certified and listed on the FDT Group’s web site. The tests of DTMs are performed with the official test tool dtmINSPECTOR which checks the conformance of the DTM against FDT Specifications.

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Interoperability project III

August 22, 2008

The FDT Group continues its activities to bring the system providers and the device manufacturers together in order to provide end users with integrated solutions right out of the box. Since November 2007, 22 FDT Group member companies have participated in a project at the facility of Dietz Automation GmbH in Neukirchen, Germany. The project is intended to test the interoperability of the FDT/DTM Technology in a very diverse setting.

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FDT Group Continues Strong Membership Growth in 2008

April 22, 2008

The FDT Group announces the addition of four international companies to the membership of the non-profit organization just since the beginning of this year. New members include: Aplisens (Poland), AUMA (Germany), Petronas (Malaysia), and Technical University Dresden (Germany).

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