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Process automation device model endorsed by standards groups

FieldComm Group's process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM) has been endorsed by the OPC Foundation, and Profibus & Profinet International (PI).
By FieldComm Group February 5, 2019
Courtesy: CFE Media

FieldComm Group’s process automation device information model specification (PA-DIM), based on NAMUR requirements, has been endorsed by the OPC Foundation, and Profibus & Profinet International (PI).

FieldComm Group and the OPC Foundation presented their joint vision for creating a process automation device information model (PA-DIM) specification to implement the requirements of the NAMUR Open Architecture (NOA) at the 2018 ARC Forum. PI is now participating in this vision. Standards development working groups are engaged in finalizing specifications for the first PA-DIM release during the first half of 2019.

“The goal of PA-DIM, when used alongside registered products that support FieldComm Group and PI’s joint FDI technology (Field Device Integration), is to simplify field device integration to systems and clouds, as recommended by NAMUR and ZVEI, by standardizing on a single information model that supports the many field device protocols used in process automation including HART, Foundation Fieldbus, ISA100.11a, Profibus PA, Profinet, and WirelessHART,” said Ted Masters, FieldComm Group president and CEO.

“Using the OPC UA based PA-DIM with FDI products will enable end users to dramatically reduce time to market for advanced analytics, Big Data, and enterprise cloud solutions that can often rely on information from thousands of geographically dispersed field devices that use multiple process automation protocols,” said Stefan Hoppe, OPC Foundation president and executive director.

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– Edited from a FieldComm Group press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering data acquisition stories.

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