System tests interoperability of WirelessHART devices.
May 28, 2009 -
Produced on Linux operating system and part of HART Device Registration Program, HART Test System works with wired HART devices or through WirelessHART gateways that support standardized HART UDP interface. With addition of Wireless Test System, tools include automated testing of Application Layer, Token Passing Data Link Layer, and TDMA Data Link Layer, as well as analysis software for verification of device's conformance to HART Protocol specification.
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Newest Addition to HART Test System Supports Testing for Interoperability of WirelessHART Devices
Wireless test tool latest update to rigorous HART Device Registration Program
Austin, TX, USA (12 May 2009)-The new Wireless Test System recently released by the HARTŪ Communication Foundation (www.hartcomm.org) is the latest update to the HART Test System. The HART Test System is a set of testing tools that play a key role in ensuring device interoperability of both wired and wireless HART-enabled devices. The new Wireless Test System supports testing of a WirelessHART(TM) device's TDMA Data Link Layer and is now available to all Foundation Members.
"The HART Test System is an integral part in the HART Device Registration Program. The system helps to assure the interoperability of wired or wireless devices produced to the HART standard regardless of the device manufacturer," says Ed Ladd, HCF Director of Technology Programs. "Users can buy with confidence a device that has been HART Registered, knowing it will work with the devices and systems already installed in their plant."
The HART Test System is a complete testing tool produced on the Linux operating system that works with wired HART devices or through WirelessHART gateways that support the standardized HART UDP interface. With the addition of the Wireless Test System the tools now include automated testing of the Application Layer, Token Passing Data Link Layer, TDMA Data Link Layer and analysis software for the verification of a device's conformance to the HART Protocol specification.
"The design of the test system allows the Foundation to control the evolution of the tool and to add components, such as the new Wireless Test System, as they are made available," says Ladd. "The HART Test System allows member companies designing wired and/or WirelessHART devices to fully test them for compliance to all revisions of the HART Protocol standard.
WirelessHART technology is an evolutionary enhancement to the HART Communication Protocol, the leading communication technology for intelligent process measurement and control field devices and systems with more than 26 million devices installed worldwide. WirelessHART is backward compatible with currently installed HART devices, is supported by existing HART tools, and provides an additional capability to access asset management information in both existing and new monitoring and control applications.
The HART Communication Foundation is an international, not-for-profit, membership organization supported by more than 230 companies worldwide. Founded in 1993, the Foundation is the technology owner, standards setting body and central authority on the HART Protocol and provides global support for application of the HART technology. The Foundation establishes and controls the HART Communication standards including new developments and technology enhancements that benefit and support the needs of the industry.
For more information, go to www.hartcomm.org.
HARTŪ and WirelessHART(TM) are trademarks of the HART Communication Foundation