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June 16, 2014

Sponsor
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

2014 Educational Scholarship Recipients Selected
The Fieldbus Foundation has selected the 2014 recipients of the James O. Gray Scholarship Fund. The program honors the memory of James (Jim) O. Gray, a long-time leader in the Fieldbus Foundation who passed away in 2002, and maintains a perpetual $250,000 endowment fund providing scholarships to students seeking a career in the industrial automation profession. Read more »

FOUNDATION Developer Training Headed to Austin
Device developers who want to put their fieldbus programs on the fast track should head to Austin this September 23-26. That's the next stop for the Fieldbus Foundation's complete Developer Training curriculum. Automation suppliers can get up to speed quickly by attending one of these informative courses. The next training session is scheduled for September 23-26 in Austin, Texas. Read more »

Technology

Device Description Library Updated to Version 3.8.1
The Fieldbus Foundation has issued the latest update to its FOUNDATION fieldbus Device Description (DD) Library. Version 3.8.1 release addresses an anomaly in the COMPATIBILITY_REV parameter, which enables device manufacturers to build backwards-compatible devices capable of operating on a prior device revision's DD. Developers should download this latest version of the DD Library. Read more »

Usability Initiative Enhances FOUNDATION Technical Specifications
The Fieldbus Foundation announced a new initiative to enhance its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION fieldbus technical specifications. As part of the Fieldbus Foundation Usability Initiative, new features to the technical specifications will improve 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
Distributed Diagnostics: Field Diagnostics Module (FDM) from Phoenix Contact
The main cause of FOUNDATION Fieldbus disturbances, creating communication problems, originate in the field. Why not analyze the bus precisely in the environment that is affecting it the most? The FDM is installed in the field junction box and was designed using our innovative modular concept. The module measures all of the standard diagnostic data with single channel flexibility. Device management is easy utilizing DD, EDDL and DTM technology. 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 USB Fieldbus Interface Includes Communication DTM
  • Endress+Hauser Field Xpert: Mobile Fieldbus Companion
  • Ready for Expert Training? Go to Fieldbus Center at Lee College
  • Microcyber: Fieldbus Products and Solution Supplier
  • Moore Industries TFZ Saves Wire and Installation Costs
  • P+F FieldConnex FieldBarrier Brings Diagnostics to Field
  • Rockwell PlantPAx System Estimator Improves Performance
  • Softing's FFusb Directly Accesses FOUNDATION H1 Networks
  • Calendar

    Americas
    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
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Study Day July 4, Stockport, UK
    Control Roadshow Aug. 21, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Study Day Sept. 2, London, UK
    FHI Trade Fair Sept. 30-Oct. 3, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Control Roadshow Oct. 9, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
    International Automation Congress Oct. 29-31, Budapest, Hungary
    FOUNDATION Fieldbus Study Day Nov. 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland
    Participation in mcT Petrolchimico Exhibition and Conference Nov. 27, Milan, Italy

    Sponsors
    AzbilSoftingYokogawaEndress+Hauser
    EmersonFCIABB
    HoneywellMoore IndustriesPepperl+Fuchs
    Phoenix ContactRockwell AutomationR. STAHL
    MicrocyberLee CollegeTrine University

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