FDT Group Opens Cloud Based Technology Roadmap Process

January 31, 2014

Industry Wide Input Sought for New FDT Features and Scope.

The FDT Group has publically released a new cloud based link to its technology roadmap process.  Seeking broad industry input and collaboration to strengthen the future capabilities and market scope of the FDT standard is the goal of this ambitious program.

“The FDT Group has always been very good at collecting and processing input from a variety of end points within our industry,” observes Dan DeYoung of Rockwell Automation who serves as Chairman of the FDT Group Technology Marketing Committee. “By moving our data collection into a cloud based technology, we break down the last remaining barrier to individuals and organizations wishing to contribute to the development of our technology roadmap. Industry pundits have contributory access 24/7 and are able to stay up to date on the technology roadmap by requesting push updates as to the status of their contribution.”

Anyone in the industry is welcome to contribute by visiting  http://techsurvey.fdtgroup.org. The tool allows the contributor to describe the proposed new feature or capability for the FDT standard as well as a simple use case. Options are provided to push updates to the contributor if desired. All input is reviewed and prioritized by the FDT Group Technology Marketing committee. Once incorporated into the technology roadmap, the FDT Group Architecture and Specification committee takes over to engineer the capability into the FDT standard and release it to the public.

About the FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is an international non-profit corporation consisting of over 90 leading worldwide companies active in process and factory automation. The major purpose of the FDT Group 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; to provide development tools,
support, and training; to coordinate field trials and demonstrations; and to enable product
interoperability. Visit www.fdtgroup.org and http://www.fdt2.org for more information.

FDT® is a registered trademark and FDT2™ is a trademark of the FDT Group AISBL.

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