FieldComm Group and FDT Group Explore Strategic Business Collaboration

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ByChantal Polsonetti
Acquisition or Partnership

FieldComm Group and FDT Group announced the completion of a plan to create a single business aimed at advancing integration technology and harmonizing control system applications across multiple protocol topologies supporting both process and factory automation. Subject to the completion of a definitive agreement, the new business will continue to support all existing FieldComm Group and FDT Group technologies, including Field Device Integration (FDI), Field Device Tool / Device Type Manager (FDT/DTM), Process Automation Device Information Model (PA-DIM), HART, and FOUNDATION Fieldbus.

Strategic Business Collaboration

FieldComm Group will acquire all FDT technology and resources, and an independent Strategic Integration Committee will be formed to guide future directions for protocol-independent device integration technologies.  The new committee, focused on a protocol-agnostic device integration approach, will further foster alliances with major field protocol organizations, including CC-Link Partner Association, EtherCAT Technology Group, ODVA, OPC Foundation, Modbus, Profibus/Profinet International, and others, spearheading innovations to improve engineering efficiency, plant uptime, and user satisfaction across various industrial automation fields.

The committee intends to streamline cost-effective technologies, tools, and certifications adoption while providing a single device package compatible with any operating system that will enable effortless data access from field devices to cloud, edge, and mobile applications and comprehensive integration between Information Technology and Operational Technology (IT/OT) systems.

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