The Device Integration Cloud Platform enables device vendors and end-users to administrate and to share device descriptions as well as software artefacts centrally in private and public repositories. The special vendor repositories enable vendors to provide artefacts (DTMs, IODDs, EDDs, etc.) in own vendor specific areas.
The Device Integration Store is also a fix component of the M&M Software fdtCONTAINER application and also integrates supporting functionalities such as searching and finding all necessary DTM setups as well as the installation and updating of DTMs. The integration into other applications, such as engineering and commissioning tools or mobile apps, is possible via the provided API. Thus the Device Integration Store can be considered as a central platform for device vendors, system suppliers and plant operators.
Currently, the Device Integration Store supports the FDT standard, but further device integration standards such as FDI, IO-Link or device descriptions will be supported in future in order to provide a platform that covers everything that is needed for "device integration" (di).