FDT Group


Industrial Networking January 24, 2024

DTM opens HART communication protocol to modernization

The FDT/DTM technology standard is focused on industrial device management for manufacturers of all types.

By FDT Group
Industrial Networking November 10, 2023

Making FDT/DTM technology work in factory automation, hybrid applications

FDT technology can be utilized in any industrial control automation environment, including factory automation and hybrid applications.

By FDT Group
Ethernet June 23, 2023

Unified environment for control system integration benefits

The Unified Environment for Control System Integration is a concept developed by the FDT Group that aims to provide a common framework and environment for integrating control systems, devices and software applications from different vendors.

By FDT Group
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 May 5, 2023

Modern intelligent device management with IT/OT data-driven operations

Industrial Internet of Things connectivity dominates the industrial automation workplace, enabling modern ways to manage intelligent devices.

By FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 27, 2023

Two appointed to board of directors for industrial device group

FDT Group named Paul Brooks from Rockwell Automation and Rolf Birkhofer from Endress+Hauser to the FDT Board of Directors.

By FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 9, 2023

UE developer tool evaluation software released

FDT Group's UE-enabled systems and devices are designed to market supporting modern industrial device management.

By FDT Group
Industrial Networking February 9, 2023

Consortium releases device integration model

Upgraded configuration environment features backwards compatibility and adds support for FDT3 web-based DTMs and FDI Device Packages.

By FDT Group
I/O Systems, I/O Modules October 17, 2022

Simplifying device lifecycle management

With smarter, more complex devices, including everything from input/output (I/O) to flowmeters, simplicity is key to help users get the most out of their devices.

By FDT Group
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 August 29, 2022

Unified environment migration empowers data-centric business models

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategies offer endless productivity improvements through smart devices and systems that link machines through open platforms and enable them to think, learn and react in real-time.

By FDT Group
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Digital Twins March 30, 2022

Digital twin improves plant design and operational performance

While the converging worlds of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) have different interests and requirements, it does open the door to innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions – like digital twins.

By FDT Group
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Industrial Networking November 16, 2021

Networking association names managing director

FDT Group named Steve Biegacki as the group's managing director starting in 2022.

By FDT Group
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Industrial Networking September 22, 2021

Open automation transformation platform released

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

By FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 16, 2021

Common components decrease development effort, increase interoperability

Companies designing next-generation IIoT devices must produce enhanced functionality within limited time and budgets, but leveraging developer toolkits can increase efficiency and interoperability.

By FDT Group
Industrial Networking June 11, 2021

Groups unify IT/OT visualization with universal device information model

The FDT OPC UA companion specification empowers FDT data-centric Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform enabling uniform IT/OT data access to the enterprise.

By FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 June 10, 2020

FDT IIoT ecosystem built to connect, empower intelligent industrial enterprise

Easier digital transformation and innovative industrial automation business models are expected to result from the FDT Group’s platform independent FDT 3.0 – IIoT Server (FITS) platform to help with control system integration in automation supplier and end-user communities in the process, hybrid and discrete markets.

By FDT Group
Ethernet May 30, 2020

IIoT-based industrial protocol upgrade to support process, factory automation industries

FDT Group and ODVA are partnering together for FDT’s 3.0 architecture solution by incorporating FDT IIoT Server (FITS), to the common industrial protocol (CIP).

By FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 5, 2019

IIoT development tools receive standard update

FDT Group announced the release of its updated developer tools, known as Common Components, which are designed to enhance interoperability while accelerating time to market. 

By FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 January 23, 2019

Standard for integration fieldbuses and devices approved for American market

FDT 2.0 technology, which enables enterprise-wide client/server integration and application of fieldbuses and devices, has been approved by the International Society of Automation (ISA) for the American market.

By FDT Group
IIoT, Industrie 4.0 November 10, 2018

IIoT server architecture designed with platform independence, interoperability

The FDT IIoT Server (FITS) architecture has been empowered with full platform independence and is designed to be deployable on a Microsoft-, Linux-, or macOS-based operating system.

By FDT Group
Industrial Networking January 11, 2018

China adopts global device integration technology as national standard

China has adopted the FDT 2.0 specification as their national standard to help the country to standardize communication and configuration interfaces between field devices and host systems, and is expected to be a key tool for intelligent manufacturing center integration.

By FDT Group