Field Communication Lounge to Debut at Hanover Fair 2011
FDT Group is co-founder of the Field Communication Lounge at Hanover Fair
The aim of the Field Communication Lounge is to create a single area for visitors to see and experience the latest in field communication and integration technologies and discuss how these technologies work together to deliver powerful results that can quickly improve a company's bottom line. For the first time, fair visitors will have a central place to discuss and compare different communication protocols, their advantages, their applications and their integration.
As part of the Field Communication Lounge, visitors will find the FDT Group's exhibition area, showing industrial automation without limits. Find out how FDT can integrate all devices in your plant, independent of supplier and communication protocol. The FDT Group shows a "hybrid plant" with Process and Factory Automation demo systems. These include FDT based products from the participating FDT member companies CodeWrights, Endress+Hauser, Invensys, KW Software, M&M Software, PACTware, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, Schneider Electric, Vega, and Yokogawa connected through various communication protocols, such as HART, PROFIBUS, FF, IO-Link and much more.
The FDT Group will hold a Press Conference on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 2pm in Room Heidelberg. One of the highlights to be presented is the first public release of the new FDT2.0 specification.
The Field Communication Lounge can be found in Hall 9 - Booth D05. For the forum presentation schedule and more information please visit www.fdtgroup.org.
FDT Group AISBL
The FDT Group AISBL (www.fdtgroup.org) is an international non-profit corporation consisting of over 80 leading worldwide companies active in process and factory automation. The major purpose of the FDT Group is to provide an open and non proprietary interface for the integration of field devices with engineering, automation and asset management systems. In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities, and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability.