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Mar 31, 2014

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.

News

2014 General Assembly Postponed Due to Nuclear Security Summit
The Fieldbus Foundation has postponed its 2014 General Assembly in Rotterdam due to travel and security restrictions associated with the upcoming Global Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Fieldbus Foundation's global FOUNDATION fieldbus end-user seminar has been rescheduled for the fall of this year in Europe (location pending), while its End-User Advisory Council (EUAC) meeting and business meeting will be conducted electronically. Read more »

New Blog Dedicated To FOUNDATION Technology Launched
The Fieldbus Foundation 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. The Fieldbus Central blog is the focal point of the foundation's overall social media focus and the go-to place for all things new in the world of FOUNDATION fieldbus. Read more »

Field Communication Lounge Planned at Hannover Messe 2014
The Fieldbus Foundation joins the FDT Group, HART Communication Foundation, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute, OPC Foundation and PI (PROFIBUS and PROFINET International) to host the fourth co-sponsored Field Communication Lounge exhibit in Hall 9, booth D68, at one of the world's largest automation trade shows, the 2014 Hannover Messe, Hannover, Germany, from 7-11 April, 2014. Read more »

 

FOUNDATION Developer Training Set for May in Frankfurt, Germany
Device developers may want assistance in implementing FOUNDATION technology in their instrumentation product line. That is why the Fieldbus Foundation established a complete Developer Training curriculum. Automation suppliers can put their fieldbus product development programs on the "fast track" by attending one of these informative courses. The next training session is scheduled for May 6-9 in Frankfurt, Germany.
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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, R. Stahl promises zero troubles with your fieldbus projects. Learn more.

Technology

Final Specification for ISA100.11a Device Integration Released
The final specification for integration of ISA100.11a wireless field devices into FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) technology has been released. Unlike solutions limited to a single network standard, this development allows automation end users to employ multiple wired and wireless protocols for greater flexibility and expandability. Read more »

Beta Versions of DD Development Tools Now Available
Beta versions of the Device Description (DD) Services Kit, version 5.3.0, and Device Description Integrated Development Environment (DD-IDE), version 1.3.0 are now available. These tools have been updated to support DD templates, which provide an interoperable, standardized way for instrumentation companies to offer a variety of application-specific default settings for FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. 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 Releases Direct insertion Micro Motion Fork Viscosity Meter
  • Endress+Hauser Provides Head Transmitter for Temperature with FF-912 Diagnostics
  • Ready for Expert Training? Go to Fieldbus Center at Lee College
  • Microcyber — Your Best Choice for Development Services Provider
  • MooreHawke Offers TRUNKSAFE Fault-Tolerant Fieldbus System
  • Phoenix Contact Delivers 6- and 12-spur Block Couplers
  • Rockwell Automation: Using Industrial IP Improves Connectivity
  • Softing Software Tool for Fieldbus Networks Features "Configuration Upload"
  • Yokogawa FieldMate and NE107-Compliant Device DTMs
  • Calendar

    Americas
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar June 4-5, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Sept. 16-17, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus End-User Seminar Sept. 18-19, Houston, Texas, USA

    Europe, Middle East, Africa
    Hannover Fair (Field Communications Lounge) April 7-11, Hannover, Germany

    Sponsors
    AzbilSoftingYokogawaEmerson
    Endress+HauserFCI
    HoneywellPepperl+FuchsPhoenix Contact
    Rockwell AutomationLee CollegeMicrocyber
    SiemensR. STAHLTrine UniversityMoore Industries

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