A new video produced by FieldComm Group answers the question, “What is Field Device integration (FDI)?” Presented in an engaging and easy-to-understand “whiteboard” style, the video helps viewers understand the basic principles of this key automation industry standard.
FieldComm Group’s Director of Marketing, Paul Sereiko, narrates the FDI video. He addresses important topics such as:
- Device and system integration
- FDI Device packages
- FDI Host systems
- FDI/OPC UA interface
- IIoT/Industry 4.0 applications
- Digital transformation of process plants
In 2011, a non-profit organization, the FDI Cooperation LLC, was created to manage the standardization process for a converged device integration technology. In 2015, after being standardized as IEC 62769-1, the FDI Cooperation transferred ownership, management and enhancement of the standard to FieldComm Group and PROFIBUS & PROFINET International.
FieldComm Group’s mission is to drive adoption of FDI technology to become the global standard for field device integration, independent of underlying device protocols. FDI brings standardization to the packaging and distribution of all the software and tools necessary to integrate a device with a host system.
All of the major host system suppliers and instrument vendors representing nearly 80% of field instrument supply have licensed technology development kits for FDI. This activity and support provides confidence to end-users that FDI technology will be supported worldwide.
FDI project is a prime example of how users, manufacturers, and user organizations can trustfully and successfully communicate and cooperate. FDI will significantly simplify the integration task in process industries. And this cooperation will become even more relevant in the context of Industry 4.0.
To view the FDI video, please visit the FieldComm Group YouTube page.