Frequently asked questions...answered.
Software companies use to usespecial names for their major product revisions. iDTM-FDI will be named after the seven summits, the highest mountains in the world. And guess where we actually start our journey: At the base camp. Welcome to ‘Base’.
iDTM-FDI supports a self integration of FDI Device Packages by the users. The iDTM Manager application supports the user in importing / updating / upgrading FDI Device Packages.
In general every FDI Device Package can be used with iDTM-FDI. We highly recommend to use registered packages which have been tested by the FieldComm Group or PROFIBUS International. Device types need to be activated by the device manufacturer (Publishers) in order to be freely used with iDTM-FDI. If the device manufacturer has not yet registered the device type, the corresponding FDI Device Package can be used under a ‘Wildcard’ license. This can be assigned in the iDTM Manager application for one package at a time. After setting the ‘Wildcard’ license the device catalog in the FDT frames has to be updated.