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Jan. 28, 2014

Sponsor: Azbil
Yamatake Changes its Name to Azbil Corporation
The Azbil Group provides its customers with timely solutions via an integrated structure that extends from planning and development to maintenance and service capable of responding rapidly to customer needs. We supply the best solution, tailored to the customer's needs, to building management, factories and plants' process automation, even down to lifeline gas and water measurements in residential areas. Learn more.

News

Fieldbus Foundation 2014 General Assembly — The Netherlands
The Fieldbus Foundation announced that its 2014 General Assembly would be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on March 25-28. This annual event is open to Fieldbus Foundation members and non-members, and will be attended by leading FOUNDATION fieldbus suppliers, end users and other industry participants from around the world. Read more »

New Specification Features Enhanced Usability of FOUNDATION Technology
The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the latest updates to its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION fieldbus technical specifications. The new features will enhance the usability of FOUNDATION technology, with the ultimate goal of making the digital fieldbus automation experience easier than conventional analog control systems. Read more »

Sponsor: Microcyber
Fieldbus Solution from Certified DSP–Microcyber

As a Development Services Provider certified by the Fieldbus Foundation, Microcyber provides extraordinary services and solutions of FOUNDATION fieldbus technology to help automation equipment suppliers develop FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. Offerings include a newly designed FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 communication board that can be tailored to specific requirements. Microcyber provides technical support for certification pre-testing, FOUNDATION fieldbus registration testing and integration testing with all kinds of distributed control systems. Learn more.
Sponsor: Pepperl+Fuchs
Superior Diagnostics to Increase System Availability
One hundred percent availability – this is the goal underlying each and every new development in the FieldConnex fieldbus technology from Pepperl+Fuchs. The new generation of FieldConnex components guarantees a seamlessly transparent fieldbus infrastructure that eliminates problems before they arise. No other technology brings your process facilities closer to the goal of one hundred percent availability – providing a decisive competitive advantage. Learn more.

FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1 Interoperability Test Kit 6.1.1 Now Available
The FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 6.1.1 is an advanced testing solution benefitting both developers and end users of FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 devices. The latest version of the interoperability test kit reflects the increased focus of the Fieldbus Foundation on usability. Read more »

New Member PROCENTEC Offers Complimentary Diagnostic Tool
The newest member of the Fieldbus Foundation, PROCENTEC, is an independent company concentrating all its products and services on digital bus technology. Its main business is the development of mobile and permanent diagnostic tools that are exported through a worldwide distributor network and providing vendor-independent training and support to end users. Read more »

Fieldbus Foundation Launches New Blog
The Fieldbus Foundation announced that it has launched a new blog dedicated to providing comprehensive information about its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION fieldbus technology. Located at fieldbuscentral.org, the blog will continue the foundation's mission to share news about global developments in the fieldbus marketplace. Read 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. 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:
  • Azbil Offers New High-Performance Smart Valve Positioner
  • Emerson Introduces Digital Valve Controller with Stainless Steel Housing
  • Endress+Hauser Radar Level Transmitters Provide FF-912 Diagnostics
  • Microcyber Introduces NCS-TT108 Smart Temperature Transmitter
  • MooreHawke TRUNKGUARD Device Couplers Protect Segments from Spur Faults
  • Rockwell Automation Quick Start Helps Engineers Configure Fieldbus Networks
  • Softing Releases Version 5.2 of Fieldbus Configuration and Integration Toolset
  • Calendar

    Americas
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar May 14-15, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Sept. 15-16, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Sept. 17-18, Houston, Texas, USA

    Europe, Middle East, Africa
    Control Roadshow Feb. 4, Mossel Bay, South Africa
    Control Roadshow Feb. 6, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa
    Hannover Fair (Field Communication Lounge) April 7-11, Hannover, Germany

    Asia Pacific
    End-User Seminars May 2014, Indonesia
    End-User Seminars July 2014, Thailand
    End-User Seminars September 2014, Malaysia

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

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