FieldComm Group Receives “Best Technology Award” at India Automation Expo 2017 for FDI Technology

During FieldComm Group’s recent participation in India’s Automation Expo 2017, our field device integration technology standard, FDI, received the “Best Technology Award.” Selected by a prominent judging panel of industry executives and experts, FDI was chosen as the award winner from a pool of over 500 exhibitors. While announcing the award, Mr. B.R. Mehta, Senior Vice President of Reliance Industries stated, “In the future we will no longer need to worry about the protocol that we use on the plant floor because FDI will enable simplified integration of all protocols to DCS, asset management, and mobile systems”.

“FDI enables a seamless evolution from existing device description languages to a new standard which adds capability and radically simplifies getting field device data into hosts and the cloud. We are thrilled to receive recognition by a panel of industry executives and experts from the Automation Fair for this exciting new technology”, stated Ted Masters, President of FieldComm Group. “FDI technology is unique in that it dramatically simplifies integration of many field device protocols and exposes information from those protocols in an open and standardized way.”

Automation Expo 2017 Mumbai took place from August 9 through August 12 and drew more than 50,000 attendees.  Now in its 12th year, Automation Expo is the largest automation focused exhibition in India with over 500 exhibitors from 25 countries. FieldComm Group, alongside participating member companies, managed an 84 sqm booth that displayed live demonstrations of our core technologies (FF and HART) as well as a presentation area and meeting space.

We've put together a short video of some of the highlights from the show. Watch it now!

Today’s news continues FDI’s momentum in the rapidly evolving market for products and services surrounding Industrie 4.0 and the IIoT, including:

  • 2010 - FDI Specification team included the OPC-UA information model for devices into the FDI architecture
  • April 2015 - FDI selected for Information and Functional layer of Industrie 4.0 Reference Architecture model.
  • July 2015 - First FDI enabled product released.
  • February 2016 - FDI receives NAMUR recommendation (NE 105) as preferred integration technology.
  • January 2017 - FieldComm Group begins registration program for FDI device packages and hosts.
  • 3Q 2017 – Release of FDI Technical Specs 1.1 and FDI IDE and Common Host Components 1.2.1

FieldComm Group will also be featuring live demonstrations of our technologies at our upcoming General Assembly End User Seminar being held on October 16, 2017 in Long Beach, CA. The event, called FieldComm Day, will feature technology experts, industry executives, the plant of the year winner, and table top sponsorships from member organizations. For more information and to register go to