Press Release: FieldComm Group Receives Best Technology Award at Automation Expo 2017 for Field Device Integration (FDI) Technology

Press Release: FieldComm Group Receives Best Technology Award at Automation Expo 2017 for Field Device Integration (FDI) Technology

FieldComm Group’s FDI technology enables dramatically simplified and standardized, protocol independent, field device to system integration for process industry end users

Mumbai, India, August 28, 2017 - FieldComm group today announced that its field device integration technology standard, FDI, received the Best Technology Booth award at the recently concluded Mumbai Automation Expo 2017. Tweet About This Here.

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 exposure of 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, drawing over 500 exhibitors from 25 countries.

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

About FieldComm Group
FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI™ technology. FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART® and FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at

About FDI Technology
FDI solves the problem of integrating field devices with the multitude of networks, operating systems, and control systems used in the process industries. FDI technology has been developed and supported by the automation industry’s leading technology foundations and suppliers. With FDI the advantages of FDT® are combined with those of EDDL in a single, scalable solution. FDI takes account of the various tasks over the entire lifecycle for both simple and the most complex devices, including configuration, commissioning, diagnosis and calibration.