The MTConnect Institute has released the MTConnect standard version 1.3.0. The MTConnect standard is an open-source communication standard for interoperability of manufacturing equipment and devices. This version provides significant features, which include inter-device connectivity to enable machine-to-machine communication, additional data items for equipment and devices, as well as improvement to readability of the standard documents. With this release, the MTConnect Institute also launches the MTConnect User Portal, a community site for implementation best practices and shared experiences about implementation of the standard located at www.MTCup.org.
“The addition of version 1.3.0 of the MTConnect standard is a huge step forward for manufacturing and MTConnect. With 1.3.0, we can expect a new level of innovation and capabilities from manufacturing software vendors because of the ease of access to shop floor data MTConnect affords the industry,” said Courtney Hill, president and chairman of the MTConnect Institute Board.
MTConnect Institute is an organization that develops and provides an open standard intended to foster greater interoperability between manufacturing controls, devices and software applications by publishing data over networks. The standard offers a solution to the exchange of data from shop floor devices to higher level systems. MTConnect.org is where information on MTConnect standard, educational articles, training and MTConnect-enabled products can be found. MTConnectForum.com is the site for questions and answers on all things MTConnect.
MTConnect is an open, royalty-free, secure standard that provides a common transport and format for all manufacturing data from all devices. It enables interoperability, as well as reduces the complexity and increases the value that can be delivered by software applications.