As part of this agreement, the FDT Group will join the ECT as its newest member. FDT and ECT representatives have agreed to work together to finalize this solution and achieve a common framework that meets the requirements of all parties. Future developments will use a subset of the OPC UA technology within a client-server architecture. OPC is an open communication standard, and OPC UA (for Unified Architecture) takes advantage of the latest Web programming standards. In addition, both parties have agreed to incorporate the advantages of FDT and EDDL technologies.
In related news, the SP104 EDDL standards committee of the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA, www.isa.org) has launched a Web site, www.eddl.org, that provides information about the standard and offers resources for learning more about EDDL technology.