Figure 1: Communication protocols supported by FDT
Gateway DTMs make it easier to talk to equipment linked to many different network layers
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The FDT standard has a unique position in the automation architecture. It sits at the intersection of the variety of networks attached to intelligent devices and the higher level systems requiring interaction with the devices.
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