- January 24, 2018
FDI Technology latest version release extends support to ISA100 Wireless
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (25 January 2018) – The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute announced today that FDI technology, an industry initiative to facilitate integration of FOUNDATION Fieldbus™ (FF) function blocks into a wide variety of systems, now supports ISA100 Wireless.
ISA100 Wireless developers now have a well-defined platform to develop packages and Device Descriptions (DD) that help ISA100 Wireless devices interoperate efficiently with host systems.
FDI technology has been developed and supported by the automation industry's leading suppliers and technology foundations, including the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute.
ISA100 Wireless application layer objects can be modeled as Fieldbus Foundation (FF) function blocks. WCI-certified devices commonly use FF Device Description files for system integration.
The latest version (technical specifications V1.1 and development tools V1.2.1) of FDI technology includes support for ISA100 Wireless in addition to other improvements.
ISA100 Wireless joins the list of industry leading protocols supported by FDI: HART, HART-IP, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, ISA100 Wireless, and PROFIBUS/PROFINET.
"Collaboration with industry groups such as the FieldComm Group benefits the end-users and suppliers that we both serve," said Andre Ristaino, Managing Director, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute. "End users, suppliers and technology foundations alike win with this new release of FDI technology.
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