New FDT Marketing Assistant in China

April 21, 2010

The FDT Group is happy to announce that Li Weijin from M&M Software (Suzhou) GmbH in Suzhou, is the new marketing assistant for the FDT Group in China.

Li Weijin has worked in the field of marketing and marketing communication outside the automation industry, therefore bringing all the necessary skills and background for this position. Her tasks within the FDT China marketing team will include the organization of customer events, coordination of published articles and case studies, contacts with editors and magazines and support of special marketing communication projects such as podcast production. Li Weijin is supporting Michael Sinz from Endress+Hauser China who is heading the FDT Group Marketing activities in China.

Second FDT Road Show in China

The FDT Group organized its second roadshow in China. The FDT China marketing team invited end users, Chinese Design Institutes (CDI) and EPC companies from various industries on April 9th in Beijing. The organizing FDT member companies were ABB, Endress+Hauser, Hilscher, M&M, Metso, Rockwell, Schneider Electric, and Yokogawa. The FDT Technology received a great interest from the over 60 participants attending the event.

Michael Sinz, chairman of FDT Marketing Group China was honored to welcome not only the over 60 automation experts but also Mr. Ou Yang, General Secretary of Industrial Process Measurement and Control (SAC/TC124). Mr. Ou Yang explained the importance of the standardization in China as well as the current situation of the FDT Technology in the Chinese standardization process.

The FDT/DTM based live demonstrations displayed the excellent interoperability between the different vendors’ technologies. The live demonstration did consist of three different control systems, several field instruments technologies, digital interfaces and control valves.

FDT Support Hotline Available in China

The Chinese Subsidiary of M&M Software GmbH hosts a technical support hotline for developers from FDT member companies on behalf of FDT Group as of 2010.

Following the growing demand for FDT Technology consulting, the FDT Group decided to set up a hotline specifically dedicated for China. The FDT Hotline provides support on FDT Technology related issues via email and phone, especially to smaller companies that do not have large development groups. The service is available from 9am until 5pm Beijing Time. The Hotline provides services such as receiving technical questions through email and phone, setting up an issue database. This Hotline is an additional service to the already existing Technology Forum that is available on the FDT Group SharePoint server. It’s a separate area within the SharePoint server where member companies can discuss development related issues as well as sharing experiences. The forum is supervised by the Technical Support Line in Europe.

The Hotlines in Europe and China and the Technology Forum are available for FDT Group members only. Contact details will be posted on the FDT Group SharePoint and announced to our members. The FDT Group would like to attract more Chinese local vendors and end users to become member of the FDT Group.

About the FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is a non-profit corporation consisting of over 55 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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