The international, not-for-profit industry association FDT Group announced the release of a new video describing open automation transformation enabled by next generation FDT 3.0 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The FDT 3.0 distributive platform accelerates the evolutionary journey into the 4th Industrial Revolution with its newly released data-centric, server-based architecture empowering IT/OT harmonization and web services mobilizing the industrial workforce. FDT 3.0 is a completely platform-independent, single-server, cloud-based solution offering the freedom to use innovation to support new and existing manufacturing infrastructure through a smart, connected ecosystem of integrated machines and devices for the process, hybrid, and discrete industries.
The new video explains FDT 3.0’s unique position in the industrial automation marketplace and how it is helping to meet emerging IIoT and Industry 4.0 automation requirements
“Innovation doesn’t come from one technology, one solution, or one person; instead, it’s a collaborative result of technologies, solutions, and people working together with an innovative mindset supporting a great mission,” said Glenn Schulz, FDT Group managing director. “That’s just what our organization and collaborative technology standard does, and what our video demonstrates. FDT’s secure, data-centric platform runs behind the scenes at the core of any automation architecture, harmonizing technologies, solutions, and people for today’s infrastructure and tomorrow’s intelligent enterprise.”
FDT 3.0 Server- and FDT 3.0 DTM-based architectures securely unlock open automation transformation employing a natively integrated OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) Server for enterprise access to IT/OT real-time device data and a Web Server mobilizing field device operation with browser access for modern asset management practices. FDT 3.0 Desktop environments ensure backwards compatibility, allowing the industry to freely mix and match different generations of DTMs and other device representations utilizing familiar, user-friendly device management interfaces. The standard employs robust, multi-layered security to safeguard critical automation information and operating data.