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FieldComm Group Holds Successful 2019 General Assembly

Jan. 20, 2020

FieldComm Group held its 2019 General Assembly Meeting on Dec. 9-13 at the Westin Grand Berlin Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Attendees from all over the world gathered at the event to learn about the latest trends in digital transformation and meet one-on-one with recognized experts in FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, WirelessHART and FDI technologies.

The General Assembly included the organization’s annual member meeting, German member meeting, four days of working group meetings, a “Build an FDI Device Package” workshop and FDI PlugFest, and two social gatherings.

FieldComm Group President and CEO Ted Masters noted the success of the 2019 General Assembly. “We were pleased with the strong turnout at this year’s General Assembly, which indicates the importance of digitization initiatives to the global automation market,” Masters said. “The process industries are at a critical point in their adoption of digital open standards and a unified information model for field devices while building upon existing investments in the HART, FOUNDATION Fieldbus and FDI standards.

The General Assembly Working Group meetings provided an opportunity for marketing and technical professionals to meet over multiple days and contribute to the development of specifications, tooling, market education and the strategic direction of FieldComm Group.

The annual member meeting provided an update on the overall state of the organization, including the board of directors election and company financials.

The German member meeting enabled marketing and technical personnel of member companies to learn about relevant technology initiatives, industry needs, and upcoming trends and deliverables.

The Build an FDI Device Package workshop instructed participants on building a functioning basic FDI Device Package. The FDI PlugFest, jointly hosted by FieldComm Group and PROFIBUS/PROFINET International, focused on the interoperability of FDI Device Packages and FDI Host Systems being developed and released into the market.

For more information, please visit the FieldComm Group website.

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