SIMATIC PDM (Process Device Manager) is a universal, vendor-neutral tool for configuration, parameterization, commissioning, diagnostics and service of intelligent field devices (sensors and actuators) and field components, such as remote I/Os, multiplexers, control rom devices or compact controllers. The SIMATIC PDM software allows you to edit more than 1300 devices from Siemens and more than 120 manufacturers world-wide using a homogeneous user interface. The display of the device parameters and functions is uniform for all supported devices and independent of their communications connection. In terms of device integration, SIMATIC PDM is the most powerful open device manager in the world market. Devices that are not currently supported can be integrated at any time by simply importing their device descriptions (EDD) into SIMATIC PDM.