International Community Approves the Committee Draft for Vote CDV 62453 on FDT specification

November 26, 2008

This important milestone is one of the most important steps in the adoption of FDT Technology as an international standard

The FDT Group AISBL proudly announces that the FDT specification, presented as Committee Draft for Vote CDV 62453, has successfully passed the vote of the international community represented by 17 active national committees worldwide and 2 observing committees.

Thus, the member countries of the sub-committee IEC SC 65 E, have approved all 18 parts of the FDT specification. The document is now ready for the next steps in the process of being accepted as an International Standard, which are the votes as FDIS, Final Draft for International Standard, and the final vote as IS, International Standard, expected in May 2009.

Klaus-Peter Lindner, Vice President for Associations and Standardization in the FDT Group declares “The FDT Group has the clear strategic goal of having the FDT specification become an International Standard. This important milestone was reached thanks to all the international experts who worked hard to resolve all comments made on the previous Committee Drafts and to include them in the available Committee Draft. The unanimous acceptance by the national committees shows that all previously submitted comments were addressed to their full satisfaction. We are looking forward to the next steps and a successful acceptance of FDT Technology as an International Standard”.

About the FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is a non-profit corporation consisting of 71 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, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability.


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