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Open automation transformation platform released

FDT 3.0 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) standard enables open automation transformation. See video.

By FDT Group September 22, 2021
Courtesy: FDT Group

FDT Group announced the release of a new video describing open automation transformation enabled by next generation FDT 3.0 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions.

The FDT 3.0 distributive platform is accelerating the evolutionary journey into the Fourth Industrial Revolution with its newly released data-centric, server-based architecture empowering IT/OT harmonization and web services mobilizing the industrial workforce. FDT 3.0 is a completely platform-independent, single-server, cloud-based solution offering the freedom to use innovation to support new and existing manufacturing infrastructure through a smart, connected ecosystem of integrated machines and devices for the process, hybrid, and discrete industries.

FDT Group’s video explains FDT 3.0’s unique position in the industrial automation marketplace and how it is helping to meet emerging IIoT and Industry 4.0 automation requirements.

“Innovation doesn’t come from one technology, one solution, or one person; instead, it’s a collaborative result of technologies, solutions, and people working together with an innovative mindset supporting a great mission,” said Glenn Schulz, FDT Group managing director in a press release. “That’s just what our organization and collaborative technology standard does, and what our video demonstrates. FDT’s secure, data-centric platform runs behind the scenes at the core of any automation architecture, harmonizing technologies, solutions, and people for today’s infrastructure and tomorrow’s intelligent enterprise.”

FDT 3.0 Server- and FDT 3.0 DTM-based architectures securely unlock open automation transformation employing a natively integrated OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Server for enterprise access to IT/OT real-time device data and a Web Server mobilizing field device operation with browser access for modern asset management practices. FDT 3.0 Desktop environments ensure backwards compatibility, allowing the industry to freely mix and match different generations of DTMs and other device representations utilizing familiar, user-friendly device management interfaces. The standard employs robust, multi-layered security to safeguard critical automation information and operating data.

With the FDT 3.0 standard, the FDT solution has become platform independent by transitioning the fundamental technology on which it is built from the Windows based .NET Framework to an open .NET Core as well as HTML5 and JavaScript. The use of these underlying technologies allows FDT to empower the intelligent enterprise with innovative new business models supporting the era of automation.

This originally appeared on FDT Group’s websiteFDT Group is a CFE Media content partner. Edited by Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


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