Since June 2020, a new technology is available with the release of FDT® 3.0, which combines the experience of 20 years of FDT and the new possibilities of IoT. FDT is a worldwide established standard for parameterization, configuration and maintenance of field devices. With the new option of making these applications available on any mobile device, in web browsers and on various operating systems, completely new perspectives are opening up for system vendors and device manufacturers to offer users innovative solutions.
Digitalization requires vendors to provide the permeability of their systems from the smallest sensor to the ERP level and beyond if necessary. In addition, data-based business models are a key pillar for the future. For all this, FDT 3.0 with the FDT IIoT Server (FITS) offers an ideal platform to use established and proven standards as a foundation for one's own ideas and to reduce investment budgets and time-to-market to a minimum.
With M&M Software you have a partner at your disposal, who helped to develop FDT from the cradle and who has been involved in the development of FDT for over two decades. Essential development and test tools have been created at M&M – partly also on behalf of the FDT Group. The participation in all important working groups of the FDT Group and the experience from many FDT development projects ensures the competitive advantage for the realization of your FDT projects.
The integrated OPC UA Server from FITS offers an optimal basis for new, data-driven business models. FDT 3.0 DTMs deliver data of devices to an OPC Server, which makes them available universally. The further processing – e.g. by means of artificial intelligence – and the creation of completely new offers to the users is the focus of attention.
Are you not sure whether FITS / FDT 3.0 is the right technology for your new product? With the experience from countless projects in all areas of industrial automation, especially device integration, IIoT, Cloud Solutions and 24 / 7 applications, M&M will provide you with solid advice right from the start to support you in the realization.