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SUPCON upgrades SAMS DCS to FDT2

August 12, 2015 – The FDT Group announced that SUPCON in China upgraded its SAMS DCS to FDT2. SUPCON is a DCS supplier based in Hangzhou, China and is a member of the China FDT Group Association. SUPCON supplied some large scale projects in China using the FDT standard at Tianjing LNG and SINOPEC Shijiazhuang, China. The largest coal chemical project in the world is planning to use SAMS by the end of this year.

“As the leading DCS supplier based in China, we of course must integrate a wide variety of devices into our solutions.” comments Mr. Huang Wenjun, Vice President of SUPCON. “We have used the FDT standard since 2013 and it has been a significant enhancement to the asset management capabilities that we deliver to our customers. The latest release of our SAMS asset management application using the FDT2 standard ensures backward compatibility to previous versions of the FDT standard while giving our customers the latest state of the art capabilities for intelligent device management.”

The new SAMS application makes full use of the FDT Group developed and tested Common Components to ensure the best compliance and interoperability. “SUPCON prides itself in being a technology leader – this latest release of SAMS ensures we maintain this position.”, concludes Mr. Huang Wenjun.

“SUPCON has been a significant member of our China FDT organization since the beginning.” states Glenn Schulz, Managing Director of the FDT Group. “Their new release of SAMS using the FDT2 standard demonstrates their continued leadership position for delivering state of the art intelligent device management to their customers. We are delighted to have them as a strong supporter of the FDT standard.”

About FDT2

The FDT2 standard is the enhanced version of the FDT standard, enriching its 15 year history. Products built to the FDT2 standard are backward compatible to the tens of millions of installed FDT-enabled devices extending the longevity of these assets. FDT2 is built upon .Net to insure future extensibility and operating system independence. Many new features and capabilities were added to FDT2 including enhanced security, a client/server architecture, and significant speed and performance enhancements for very large installations.

The FDT2 standard continues its rich history of integrating all industrial and process communication networks available in the market. The FDT DTM remains the most feature rich, end user oriented device configuration method. The FDT2 standard also supports the use of DD’s, EDD’s, GSD, Device Packages, and other methods of configuring smart measurement and control devices if a DTM is not available.

Central to the excellent interoperability of FDT2 based products are the availability of developers’ tool kits, known as Common Components, and are available for DTM and Frame developers. These highly tested tool kits ensure greater interoperability, backward compatibility, higher conformance to the FDT2 standard, reduced development time, and accelerated FDT2 certification.

About the FDT Group AISBL

The FDT Group AISBL is an international non-profit corporation consisting of over 90 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; to provide development tools, support, and training; to coordinate field trials and demonstrations; and to enable product interoperability. 

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