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Foundation announces final Flow Transducer Block Specification.

FOUNDATION fieldbus Flow Transducer Block Final Specification includes standardized flow transducer block with high-performance totalizer function. Specification provides standard definitions, schematic of blocks, parameter access, and details for handling status of input parameters. In addition to greater consistency in fieldbus device setup, configuration, and maintenance, specification will...

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Test Kit verifies functionality of Fieldbus devices.

Fieldbus Foundation's ITK v5.1 Test Kit verifies functionality of H1 (31.25 kbit/s) device and its conformity with FOUNDATION fieldbus Function Block and Transducer Block specifications. Kit includes all hardware and software required to ensure device interoperability, and includes capabilities that assist instrument suppliers in implementing role-based diagnostics for fieldbus equipment....

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Test Kit checks functionality of fieldbus host.

Host Test Kit DD Application Test Module includes hardware and software for testing functionality of fieldbus host and its conformance with FOUNDATION(TM) Host Interoperability Support Test (HIST) profile specification. It is designed to validate host applications implementing DD Services 4.2 or greater including DD Services 5.0 constructs, files for persistent storage of functional parameter...

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Software

Source Code Library enables building device descriptions.

Designed to describe most recent FOUNDATION(TM) specifications, Device Description (DD) Library v3.1 contains source code for all FOUNDATION(TM) blocks and parameters. It promotes standardized view of field device information across manufacturers, enabling consistent configuration by users. All standard parameter labels and help strings are defined in German.

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Fieldbus Foundation Releases Updated HSE Test Kit

HCTK 2.0 features enhanced capabilities for compliance testing Class 42c" devices AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 24, 2006 -- The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the release of the High Speed Ethernet (HSE) Conformance Test Kit 2.0. The new test kit version provides enhanced capabilities for development and testing of FOUNDATION(TM) Class 42c HSE field and linking devices. The HCTK 2.0 test kit is a...

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Fieldbus Foundation Releases Updated Interoperability Test Kit

HI ITK 5.0 allows testing with new 5.0 Device Description (DD) files AUSTIN, Texas, Mar. 23, 2006 The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the release of its enhanced H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 5.0 version. The test kit has been updated from previous versions with additional functionality enabling the testing of FOUNDATION field bus(TM) devices employing current Device Description (DD) 5.0...

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Agricultural & Farming Products

Test Kit assures fieldbus device interoperability.

Interoperability Test Kit v4.61 verifies functionality of device with FOUNDATION fieldbus Function Block specifications. Suited for troubleshooting and debugging devices, kit includes test engine, communication stack, and Function Block interface card. Test engine executes over 400 test cases that exercise device implementation. Tester also includes conformance test procedure for physical layer,...

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Device Developer Toolkits leverage EDDL technology extensions.

AT-400 Device Description Tokenizer v5.0 and AT-401 Device Description Services v5.0 enable instrumentation manufacturers to read and generate Device Description (DD) files for distribution with Foundation Fieldbus device and utilize Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL) technology extensions. AT-400 converts DD source files into DD binary file format and checks for syntax or logical...

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Test Kit performs interoperability testing of HSE devices.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Test Kit performs interoperability testing of HSE devices.

High-Speed Ethernet (HSE) Interoperability Test Kit v1.0 includes all hardware and software required to ensure complete HSE device interoperability as specified by Fieldbus Foundation's official registration testing procedure. HSE ITK consists of test engine that executes over 400 test cases to exercise device implementation, test function block, and device description (DD) viewer that allows...

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Communication Systems & Equipment

Starter Kit accelerates fieldbus device development.

All-in-one AT-446 FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 Starter Kit helps suppliers accelerate H1 fieldbus device development projects. It includes all tools and documentation needed to develop H1 devices compliant with open, industry-standard FOUNDATION fieldbus protocol. Along with all-inclusive test tool environment for intermediate device developer, kit includes word-searchable CD copy of FOUNDATION...

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Association News

Formation of FieldComm Group has officially been approved.

Members of HART® Communication Foundation and Fieldbus Foundation™ approved merger proposed by their respective boards via voting process that concluded on August 30. New corporation, FieldComm Group, will be led byÂ- board of directors composed of representatives of collective companies from current boards of each foundation. Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller has been elected as inaugural...

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Fieldbus and HART Boards join to create new organization.

Boards of Directors of Fieldbus Foundation and HART® Communication Foundation have approved unifying the two Foundations into a new industry organization dedicated to the needs of intelligent devices and their integration in the world of Process Automation. Mission of combined organization will be to develop, manage, and promote global standards for integrating devices into...

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Foundation updates FOUNDATION(TM) fieldbus technical specs.

Fieldbus Foundation announced latest updates to its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus technical specification (Version 2014.1). FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management integrates remote I/O, ISA 100.11a, WirelessHART®, wired HART, and FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 protocols into single, open-standard data management environment. Fixed set of Device Description Symbol IDs was added...

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Association News

General Assembly postponed due to Nuclear Security Summit.

Fieldbus Foundation has postponed its 2014 General Assembly in Rotterdam due to travel and security restrictions associated with Global Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, The Netherlands.Â- Originally planned for March 25-28, Fieldbus Foundation’s global FOUNDATION™ fieldbus end user seminar will be rescheduled for fall of this year, while its End User Advisory Council meeting and...

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Foundation's General Assembly to be held in the Netherlands.

Scheduled for March 25-28, Fieldbus Foundation's 2014 General Assembly will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and will be hosted by STC-Group, a leading provider of educational services to the shipping, transport, and process industries worldwide, and a partner in FOUNDATION Certified Training Program. General Assembly will offer overview of Fieldbus Foundation developments across the globe,...

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Fieldbus Foundation launches new blog.

Located at fieldbuscentral.org, Fieldbus Foundation's new blog is dedicated to providing comprehensive information about its open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus technology. Its objective is to provide open environment where people can read about everything that's happening with FOUNDATION technology, from news releases to new products, new installations, andÂ- coverage of seminars...

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Association News

Foundation releases final ISA100.11a specification.

Fieldbus Foundation has released final specification for integration of ISA100.11a wireless field devices into its FOUNDATION™ for Remote Operations Management technology. This development allows automation end users to employ multiple wired and wireless protocols for greater flexibility and expandability. Specification includes parameters for ISA100.11a transducer blocks, providing block...

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Association News

Usability Enhancements Announced to FOUNDATION specifications.

Open, non-proprietary FOUNDATION™ fieldbus technical specifications have been updated to include featuresÂ- for enhancing usability of FOUNDATION technology. Specifically, features include additional advanced support for fieldbus device replacement and backwards compatibility, Device Description (DD) templates, field diagnostics, and alarm/alert integration. Ability to utilize said...

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Association News

FDI Specification, Developer Tools are currently available.

Fieldbus Foundation announced first public release of FDI Cooperation, LLC's Field Device Integration (FDI) specification as well as demo of FDI developer toolkits. Both will make it possible for automation suppliers to prepare for developing products and host systems compatible with FDI, which will be included in emerging standard IEC 62769. Demo of developer tools was based on...

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FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus releases H1 Interoperability Test Kit.

Comprising test engine, communication stack, and function block interface card, H1 Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) 6.1.1 offers tool for troubleshooting and debugging FOUNDATION fieldbus instruments. Full H1 suite of testing tools, including the Automation Toolkit, is now compatible with modern 64-bit testing systems. By using H1 ITK, instrument manufacturers can thoroughly test devices prior to...

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