FDI Cooperation First Working Prototype of FDI

Editor: Marion Henig

A Field Device Integration (FDI) host system prototype and the use of FDI device packages for Foundation Fieldbus, Hart, and Profibus device integration based on a multi-vendor system was presented at the Namur AGM.

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First Working Prototype of FDI (Picture: PROCESS)
First Working Prototype of FDI (Picture: PROCESS)

Bad Neuenahr, Germany – For the first time ever, FDI device packages will be used to integrate Foundation Fieldbus, Hart, and Profibus devices of various manufactures within an ABB process control system, and typical applications, such as parameter assignment, configuration, diagnostics, and maintenance. The system makes use of prototypes of FDI standard host components developed by the FDI Cooperation. The purpose of the working prototype is to verify the concepts, apply the standard host components on a system context and demonstrate FDI functionality.

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