FDT Group, an independent, international, not-for-profit automation integration standards association consisting of organizations active in industrial automation and manufacturing, announced that Point LLC has joined as a Corporate Member. Based in Polotsk, Republic of Belarus, Point is a developer and manufacturer of instrumentation for the industrial automation marketplace with distributor representation in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Moldova.
FDT Group’s major purpose is to provide an open standard for enterprise-wide network and asset integration for exchange of performance-driven data for the intelligent enterprise. Members are involved with providing FDT-enabled products, solutions and services, and can join working groups, technical project groups and marketing committees to help direct the technology.
Point offers digital pressure and temperature transmitters for the energy, petrochemical and oil & gas industries.
“FDT’s open, independent, vender-neutral and standardized integration environment is empowering the intelligent enterprise,” FDT Group Managing Director Glenn Schulz said. “We appreciate Point LLC’s support for FDT and look forward to the release of their new DTM offerings to support their line of pressure and temperature transmitters employed by users in their region.”
The FDT standard was founded for smart, intelligent integration of control systems and field instrumentation, and is the industry’s de-facto integration standard with millions of devices and systems currently deployed. The basic components allowing seamless integration with FDT include the Device Type Manager (DTM), an executable driver for intelligent device or communication components; and the FDT/FRAME application, which is the interface in a stand-alone environment or embedded in an asset management application or other engineering application where the DTMs are loaded for integration and communication for lifecycle management of networks and end devices.