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FieldComm Group joins PACTware Consortium

July 8, 2024
PACTware Software supports FDT/DTM technology configuration, furthering field device integration interoperability
FieldComm Group became the 23rd member of the PACTware Consortium, founded in 2001 to coordinate development for PACTware software, which is available for download. When users install PACTware, all currently registered HART Communication Protocol FDI Device Packages will also be installed.
“PACTware has been used for years by engineers to configure individual devices that support FDT/DTM technology. We wanted to provide this same level of support for devices using FDI Device Packages. With PACTware 6.1 support of FDI technology, this desire is now realized,” says Paul Sereiko, director marketing and product strategy at FieldComm Group. “By including registered HART FDI Device Packages in FieldComm Group’s PACTware download we’ve made it very easy for end users to configure devices with FDI and evaluate FDI specific features like user interface plugins (UIPs).”
With the support of FDI technology in PACTware 6.1, PACTware becomes one of the few manufacturer- and fieldbus-independent software applications to support the two leading device integration technologies, field device integration (FDI) and FDT/DTM, within a single tool.
FieldComm Group is a standards-based organization for process automation end users, manufacturers, universities, and research organizations, working together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. 
FieldComm Group says its mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices to on-site, mobile and cloud-based systems; provide services for standards conformance and implementation of process automation devices and systems that enable and improve reliability and multi-vendor interoperability; lead the development of a unified information model of process automation field devices while building upon industry investment in the HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and FDI standards. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies.

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