Invensys Process Systems is a participant in the ongoing device description collaboration project. Our products will integrate enhanced EDDL to provide customers with Invensys tools capable of configuring all HART devices, says Scott Bump, Invensys fieldbus technology development director. The role of the control system vendor is to provide value from the field devices throughout their lifecycle, including installation and operation, and to ensure that information from all connected devices is integrated in a way that facilitates its use in higher level applications.
Invensys adds its deploying complementary FDT technology in its fieldbus solutions with EDDL and FDT/DTM technology working harmoniously together. Invensys Foxboro systems group is creating a Universal HART Device Type Manager based on the HART SDC technology. This engineering and maintenance tool will fully support standard and enhanced DDL files and will interface to the system and access device data using FDT interfaces, adds Bump.