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Version 1.4.0

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april 2, 2018

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2018

Russell Waddell
MTConnect Institute

MTConnect® Institute Releases Version 1.4.0 of the MTConnect Standard

McLean, Va. … The MTConnect Institute, standard development organization for MTConnect, announces the release of Version 1.4.0 of the MTConnect standard.  The MTConnect standard is an open-source communication standard for interoperability that offers a semantic vocabulary for manufacturing equipment and devices. This version expands the “Devices,” “Streams,” and “Interfaces” models, adds many new data items, and includes extensive edits for clarity and usability.                                              

Version 1.4.0 and all archived releases are available for free download at

MTConnect® Institute develops the MTConnect standard to foster greater interoperability between manufacturing controls, devices and software applications.

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MTConnect is an open, royalty-free standard that provides a semantic vocabulary for manufacturing devices. It reduces the cost and complexity of system integration and fosters interoperability for the factory.

The MTConnect Institute is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit standards development organization for the MTConnect standard. The Institute is a subsidiary of AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology. Its mission is to create open standards to foster greater interoperability between devices and clients by defining the structure and terminology used in communications in the discrete parts manufacturing sector.