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Fieldbus Protocol Foundations Merge

Two Buses, One Foundation. In 2015 Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communications Foundation Will Be One. Does This Mean You'll Be Able to Use Your HART Device for Foundation Fieldbus?

By John Rezabek

You've probably heard by now that there's been a merger of fieldbus protocol foundations representing HART and Foundation fieldbus (FF). After 2014, there will no longer be separate foundations governing the HART and FF protocols. There will be one group, one board of directors and one president.

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