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July 9, 2013

Sponsor: Yokogawa
Open Your Eyes to Yokogawa Field Digital Solutions
Yokogawa offers Field Digital Solutions that improve productivity and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by maximizing the availability of your plant equipment and facilities. With our Field Digital Solutions, we add new value to your instrumentation and plant operations by establishing a digital communications infrastructure that relies on the latest information technologies to share data. Learn more.

News

Petrobras Hosts FOUNDATION for ROM Demonstration in Brazil
The Fieldbus Foundation conducted the first live demonstration of its FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology at the Petrobras research and development facility (Cenpes) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Held on April 30, 2013, this important event was attended by Petrobras company executives and automation industry media from around the world.

The first development of its kind integrating remote input/output (I/O), ISA 100.11a, WirelessHART®, wired HART, and H1 fieldbus protocols into a single standard data management environment, FOUNDATION for ROM extends the capabilities of FOUNDATION fieldbus to countless wired and wireless devices installed in some of the world's harshest and most remote locations.
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'Project Gemstone' To Make Fieldbus Experience Easier
The Fieldbus Foundation has announced a new technology development initiative—Project Gemstone—intended to make the digital fieldbus automation experience easier than conventional analog control systems in every conceivable way, from device setup to device replacement and daily maintenance practices. Read more »

FOUNDATION Roadshow Visits Saudi Arabia, Qatar
The Fieldbus Foundation Middle East Marketing Committee (FFMEMC) is delighted with the success of its recent FOUNDATION fieldbus technology roadshows held on 4 June, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and on 5 June, in Doha, Qatar.
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Sponsor: Endress+Hauser
People for Process Automation
Endress+Hauser is a leading supplier of industrial measurement and automation equipment. It has a comprehensive FOUNDATION fieldbus instrument portfolio covering flow, level, pressure, analysis and temperature as well as system components. Solutions and services around field network engineering, asset management, calibration and maintenance ensure that your plant is quickly commissioned and operates reliably, safely and cost-effectively. Learn more.
Sponsor: R. STAHL
Complete Product Range for Fieldbus Installation & Physical Layer Diagnostics in Hazardous Areas
R. STAHL features a full range of standard and isolating device couplers and digital I/O couplers for discrete I/O. All certified for Zone 1 and 2 hazardous areas. Fieldbus power supplies with unique integrated physical layer diagnostics plus the H1 communication module for diagnostics online access by hosts and engineering stations round up the offering. With the largest range of installation material and enclosures combined with more than 30 years of experience in system solutions guarantee trouble free fieldbus projects. Learn more.

Technology

Latest Registered FOUNDATION Fieldbus Products
The number of FOUNDATION fieldbus products registered by the Fieldbus Foundation continues to grow. The Foundation is one of the only automation industry organizations with a registration program requiring mandatory testing of critical elements of its technology. The effort encompasses FOUNDATION fieldbus host systems and field devices and physical layer components such as power supplies and device couplers from all segments of the automation market. Learn more »

Other Headlines You Might Be Interested In:
  • Azbil Mag Meter's Scale Diagnostic Algorithm Optimizes Maintenance
  • Emerson Extends Alarm Management and Actuator Capability
  • Endress+Hauser Simplifies FOUNDATION Fieldbus Diagnostics
  • MooreHawke Case Study Describes Device Coupler Application
  • Phoenix Contact's FDM Helps Maximize System Uptime
  • Softing's Mobile Host Software Supports Fieldbus Handhelds
  • Yokogawa Releases FieldMate R2.06 Device Management Wizard
  • Calendar

    Americas
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Sept. 18, Chicago, IL, USA
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Sales Force Training Sept. 19, Chicago IL, USA
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Nov. 6, Houston, TX, USA
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Sales Force Training Nov. 7, Houston, TX, USA

    Europe, Middle East, Africa
    Control Roadshow July 23, Gaborone, Botswana
    Control Roadshow July 25, Francistown, Botswana
    Control Roadshow August 22, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Study Day Sept. 12, North of England, UK

    Asia-Pacific
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Aug. 8, Inner Mongolia, China
    Automation 2013 Exhibition Sept. 23-26, Mumbai, India

    Sponsors
    AzbilSoftingYokogawaEmerson
    ABBEndress+Hauser
    FCIHoneywell
    Pepperl+FuchsPhoenix ContactRockwell Automation
    Lee CollegeMicrocyber
    R. STAHLSait PolytechnicTrine UniversityMoore Industries

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