FDT Group to Demonstrate Open Communications Interface Technology at ISA Expo

August 12, 2008

FDT Interactive Demonstrations, Technical Presentations and More

The FDT Group invites automation professionals to the FDT Group showcase, booth # 1222 at North America’s premier automation and control event, ISA Expo in Houston, TX on Oct. 14-16, 2008. As part of the Bus Station arena, the FDT Group booth will display its technology offerings to leading automation professionals from around the globe.

Demonstrating how FDT Technology provides Open Access to Device Intelligence, three live demonstration kiosks will be present showcasing device/system interoperability, ease of setup and configuration, innovative diagnostics and standardization to SP103 in a multi-vendor environment. Across three widely accepted protocols; HART, FOUNDATIONTM fieldbus and Profibus, these demos will illustrate how FDT Technology supports all phases of a plant life cycle.

Presentations will be offered from the Bus Station theatre on What is FDT Technology?  Presented by Geoff Wickens, Marketing Committee member for the FDT Group, this presentation will answer frequently asked questions such as, How does this technology fit in?, Where is it needed?, and more.  To further deepen the understanding of this technology, a presentation on the Application of DTM Technology to Field Device Diagnostics and Plant Asset Management will be presented by Ahmad Zahedi, Chairman of the ISA103 standards committee. Lastly, Vincent Palughi from Chevron will provide an end user perspective on the utilization of FDT Technology with his presentation on How Chevron Uses Device Type Manager.  Other FDT Technology presentations will be available at other theatres on the show floor.  Attendees should check each theatre’s presentation schedule.

Industry professionals interested in learning more about FDT Technology are encouraged to stop by the FDT Group booth #1222, to talk with technical experts.  For more information on the FDT Group and the technology, please visit www.fdtgroup.org or email [email protected].

About the FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is a non-profit corporation consisting of over 64 leading process and factory automation companies worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and non proprietary interface for the integration of field devices with engineering, automation and asset management systems. In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability.


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