FDT2 improves network security, distributed system user interfaces
FDT2 by the FDT Group separates device logic and user interface to enhance security, and it uses the .NET technological platform.
FDT2 retains the basic FDT concepts are completely retained in FDT2 and transferred to the new technological platform (.NET). The device manufacturer further supplies the DTM with device-specific functions together with the device, and provides a user interface as a driver for integration in a Frame Application. The DTM user interface makes it possible for the user to change device parameters or to execute other functions.
In contrast to version 1.x, the execution of DTMs in “DTM device logic” and “DTM user interface” is separated in FDT2. The interaction of the DTM and its components is no longer direct between the DTMs using private interfaces as previously, but rather it is done exclusively over the interfaces as specified by FDT2 and provided by the Frame Application. Now distributed systems can be very simply implemented with execution of the DTM user interfaces on spatially separate client computers in conjunction with DTM device logic on a single centralized server.
The DTM device logic is implemented by a “.NET class” and the DTM user interface as .NET WPF or WinForms Control. The interaction with the application is carried out over .NET interfaces.
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