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Recent FieldComm Group technology registrations

Oct. 30, 2020

Testing and registration is key to interoperability and ensures specific devices and systems conform to the same standard. FieldComm Group is one of the only automation industry organizations with a registration program requiring mandatory testing of critical elements of its technologies. Today, FieldComm Group’s testing and registration effort encompasses FDI, FOUNDATION and HART host systems and field devices, as well as physical layer components such as power supplies, cables, and device couplers. One of the founding principles of FieldComm Group is the support of interoperability—the ability to operate multiple devices from multiple manufacturers, in the same system, without loss of functionality.

Products bearing the FOUNDATION or HART Product Registration symbols have undergone a series of common tests administered by FieldComm Group. End users can select the best device for a specific measurement or control task and know that device will provide a consistent level of functionality and interoperability regardless of the host system or other devices used. Testing and registration enables a user to achieve the best return on their investment. FDI-enabled products further ensure that products can be integrated in a consistent and familiar way across varying systems—thus enabling enterprise-wide support and data access to operate more effectively.

Nearly 100 registrations of products ranging from actuators to temperature transmitters were completed between July 16, 2019 and September 1, 2020.

For a listing of these recently registered products, visit www.controlglobal.com/assets/FieldCommRegistrations2020.pdf.

For a complete list of all registered hosts and devices, visit the Product Testing and Registration section of www.fieldcommgroup.org.