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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.8

Panasonic FP Connect
Panasonic FP Connect Technology

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Description: Panasonic FP Connect is an ActiveX control for the Windows operating system. The software incorporates the Panasonic Communication Manager to establish multiple communication channels via RS-232/485, Universal Serial Bus (USB), Ethernet or Modem to Panasonic`s Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and GT-Panel.

This software collects data. A Panasonic PLC unit logs information from different sources such as sensors, motors, Human-Machine Interface (HMI), and many other industrial devices. FP Connect works as a bridge between the protocol used by Panasonic PLC and the user software environment (for example Microsoft Visual Basic). The user will format the data collected from the PLC, through FP Connect, accordingly to the application development platform. This platform can set security options such as encryption. FP Connect provides raw data and the user determines the formatting of such data.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.6
Decision Date: 06/08/2020
Aliases: FP Connect
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: Panasonic
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (06/08/2020).