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FDT (IEC62453) is a technology which allows integration of devices and networks to engineering tools, e.g. for industrial control systems (ICS) and asset management systems. This paper introduces the latest FDT3 (FDT version 3) technical specification which enables the FDT IIoT Server™ (FITS™) concept. FDT3 addresses end user requirements (total platform independence, support of fieldbus protocols, centralized DTM repository, NAMUR Open Architecture). This paper provides an overview of the FITServer and its components, including OPC UA Server and a web server, and how to get started with FITS development with FITServer Common Components.