Until recently, end user in the field of device integration often had to decide between the base technologies, FDT Technology and EDDL, which often meant waiving some advantages that the other technology would provide. On the other hand, device manufacturers had to give their customers the choice by providing EDDs and DTMs.
FDT® lets any host talk to any field device, simplifying a wide range of installations. The standard has been upgraded to provide even more benefits.
The PlantPAx Process Automation System from Rockwell Automation and supporting Asset Management software can improve your security, intelligence and predictability related to plant resources. FactoryTalk® AssetCentre software is a centralized tool for securing, managing, versioning, tracking and reporting automation related asset information across your entire enterprise and helps impact uptime, productivity, quality, employee safety and regulatory compliance.
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FDT-enabled applications within the automation system can manage field devices regardless of the device’s manufacturer, and regardless of the fieldbus protocol employed.
With all the new types of WirelessHart devices now becoming available, a facility’s control system must be able to handle the integration of a great mix of devices that already exist and stay up to date with new WirelessHart devices as they become available.
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