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Oct. 1, 2013

Sponsor: Softing
One Stop for All
Softing is a world-leading provider of industrial communication products and technologies for process automation. We actively support FOUNDATION fieldbus technology and FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management. Softing's comprehensive FOUNDATION fieldbus product family includes stacks (HSE and H1), modules, gateways, configuration tools, services and support. Read more.

News

Fieldbus, HART Foundations in Merger Talks
The Fieldbus Foundation and the HART Communication Foundation have entered into discussions on the potential for merging the two organizations into a single industry foundation dedicated to the needs of intelligent device communications in the world of process automation. Read more »

Preliminary Specification for ISA100.11a Transducer Block Issued
The Fieldbus Foundation has issued a FOUNDATION fieldbus Preliminary Specification (PS) addressing fieldbus transducer blocks for ISA100.11a wireless devices. ISA100.11a is an industrial wireless networking technology standard developed by the International Society of Automation (ISA). Read more »

Winter Classes for FOUNDATION End Users Starting Soon
Training can be a critical factor in the success of a FOUNDATION fieldbus project, and this winter the Fieldbus Foundation's FOUNDATION Certified Training Program (FCTP) are scheduled for Baytown, Texas, USA; Miskolc-Egyetemváros, Hungary; Avon, Indiana, USA; Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand; and Tokyo, Japan. Read more »

Final 2013 Developer Courses Scheduled for Germany, India
Have a new member of your development team needing to get up to speed on FOUNDATION technology? Maybe a few members require an update on what's new? Sign up today to help your development team become as efficient and effective as possible!
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Interoperability Test Kit 6.1.1 Beta Now Available
The Fieldbus Foundation has released the beta version its H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 6.1.1. This powerful tool tests the functionality of an H1 (31.25 kbit/s) fieldbus device and its conformity with the FOUNDATION function block and transducer block specifications.
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New White Paper Explains Lifecycle Cost Benefits of Fieldbus
The Fieldbus Foundation's latest whitepaper explains some of the more advanced functions of FOUNDATION fieldbus and how they can translate to dollars for your business. Some of the topics discussed include integrated plant asset management systems, device management applications and bulk download capabilities.
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Foundation Members to Support December ISA Event in Saudi Arabia
The Fieldbus Foundation will support and participate in the forthcoming ISA Automation Conference and Exhibition — Europe, Middle East and Africa 2013, to be held at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 8-12 December, 2013. Read more »

Sponsor: Emerson
Making FOUNDATION Fieldbus Even Easier

When you team with Emerson for real-time control and asset management, you get the assurance of working with a leader in FOUNDATION fieldbus, the flexibility of our unmatched range of fieldbus-enabled devices and systems, and the confidence that comes with expert engineering, installation and support services. And thanks to the human centered design behind our device dashboards, putting fieldbus to work is now easier than ever.

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Sponsor: Rockwell
Integrate FOUNDATION Fieldbus to the PlantPAx System
The PlantPAx system from Rockwell Automation allows use of devices from many vendors. This flexibility includes fully integrating FOUNDATION fieldbus to any ControlLogix platform through linking devices 1788-EN2FFR and 1788-CN2FFR. These modules, which provide a direct link from EtherNet/IP or ControlNet to the FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 device level network, enable seamless data distribution and execution of process control as part of a registered FOUNDATION Fieldbus host system.
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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. For a complete list of registered FOUNDATION fieldbus products, visit the Fieldbus Foundation website. To learn more about FOUNDATION fieldbus interoperability, download "Understanding Host Profile & Testing Registration," a complimentary white paper available on the Fieldbus Foundation website. Learn more »

New FOUNDATION Product News You Might Be Interested In:
  • ABB's System 800xA Provides Integrated Fieldbus Architecture
  • Azbil Control Valve Software Improves Maintenance Efficiency, Online Diagnostics
  • Emerson Brings Mobile Diagnostics to Fieldbus Control Valves
  • Microcyber Offers Complete Fieldbus Development Toolkits
  • Trunksafe System Maintains Reliable Host-Device Communications
  • Softing Releases New DTM for Modbus-to-FOUNDATION Fieldbus Gateway
  • Calendar

    Americas
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Nov. 6, Houston, Texas, USA
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Sales Force Training Nov. 7, Houston, Texas, USA

    Europe, Middle East, Africa
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Study Day Oct. 2, Middlesbrough, UK
    FOUNDATION Technology Roadshow Oct. 10, Belgrade, Serbia
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Sales Force Training Oct. 21, Brunn, Austria
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Oct. 22, Brunn, Austria
    Control Roadshow Oct. 24, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
    DCS Symposium (DCS 19) Oct. 28-30, Lillafüred, Hungary
    FOUNDATION Technology Roadshow Nov. 14, Athens, Greece

    Asia-Pacific
    JEMIMA 2013 Exhibition Nov. 6-8, Tokyo, Japan

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

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