The test confirms the extended benefits that FDT technology brings to configuration and maintenance of intelligent field devices
On June, 25, 2007 the forming meeting of ISA-SP103 “Field Device Tool Interface Specification” took place during ISA’s Summer Leaders Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. The committee ISA-SP103 was accepted by the Standards&Practices Board in January 2006 with the scope to develop a standard to fully integrate fieldbuses, devices and sub-systems as seamless parts of the automation life-cycle. While the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is working towards an international standard in its SC65E WG4 committee, the ISA-SP103 will contribute and assist the responsible U.S. TAG (US Technical Advisory Group) hosted by ISA as well (ISA-SPTAG65E, System Engineering & Management). It is planned to form the core for the TAG and to assist the TAG to select experts from the U.S.
FDT Group releases specifications for Profinet I/O and Modbus communication applications, enhancing our position as the solution of choice for vendor independent integration of devices and systems.
The Marketing Committee will promote the FDT Technology in the Middle East market
FDT Group and M&M Software announce the release of DTM test tool dtmINSPECTOR 2.0. This version of dtmINSPECTOR contains certification tests for Foundation Fieldbus, Interbus, DeviceNet extension to CIP in addition to the already existing Profibus and HART protocols. Several new test cases are also added for all protocols.
The FDT Group has founded in May this year a new working group for the interests of Machine Building and Factory Automation. This group will drive specifically the application of FDT in these branches.
IEC has released the FDT Specification as “Publicly Available Specification” IEC PAS 62453 after an unanimous positive IEC vote in fall last year. Thus, the FDT Group achieved a big step forward on its way to an international standard.
FDT Group and PACTware™ Consortium formalize their long-term collaboration by a cooperation agreement
39 automation vendors, end-users, and engineering companies now support this important open interoperability initiative