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There are many ways to communicate with control devices and reach beyond normal I/O for performance monitoring, troubleshooting and adjustment.  While some companies offer asset management platforms for their products, The FDT Group has coordinated digital communication and remote operation among a large number of manufacturers who make a wide variety of devices.  Whether connected with HART or any common digital control bus, FDT compliant products offer plug and play operation, common procedures and flexibility.  Device specific interface software is embedded in each device.  If a newer device or one from a different vendor is installed as a replacement, operation with the new software starts automatically.  For more information go to : offers a lot of useful information.  Here's a link to their information about lost companies: