New mobiLink from Softing Simplifies Mobile Access to Field Devices

Press Release Summary:

Softing’s mobiLink offers access to major process automation protocols HART, Foundation Fieldbus, and PROFIBUS PA with a single interface. Communicating via USB or Bluetooth, it is ideal for plant operators, system integrators, device developers and other users in the process industries. Combined with relevant software, mobiLink can be made suitable for configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and monitoring. Other features include FDT Frame Applications support, battery-operation, and robustness aimed at use in explosive areas.


Original Press Release:

Softing Introduces a Mobile, Multiprotocol Interface for Field Device Configuration

With the introduction of mobiLink on April 1st, 2018, Softing is the first company to offer access to the major process automation protocols HART, Foundation Fieldbus and PROFIBUS PA with one single interface. mobiLink communicates via USB or Bluetooth and is perfectly suited for commissioning and maintenance with handheld host devices.Softing’s mobiLink simplifies mobile access to field devices for plant operators, system integrators, device developers and other users in the process industries. In combination with the relevant software, e.g. Softing’s Communication Configurator, it is suitable for configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and monitoring. mobiLink supports FDT Frame Applications and major engineering tools. It allows access to HART and Foundation Fieldbus devices such as transmitters or valves. Access to PROFIBUS PA devices will be possible on July 1st, 2018.

“In the past, customers had to care around an interface for each protocol. Now with mobiLink, Softing is the first company to offer access to three protocols with one single device. Thanks to mobiLink, our customers can access field devices with maximum flexibility and mobility and carry out a large number of configuration tasks,” says Thomas Hilz, Program Marketing Manager at Softing Industrial.

mobiLink is battery-operated, extremely robust and suitable for use in explosive areas. It communicates with handheld host devices like smart phones and tablets via Bluetooth and has a USB interface for bench host operation.

Further information is available on the Softing website.

Visit us at Achema Trade Fair, June 11 to 15, 2018:

Hall 11.0, Stand C43 (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International Pavilion) and Hall 11.0, Stand E44 (Fieldcomm Group Pavilion).

About Softing

Softing is a management holding company run in accordance with the principles and values of a German Mittelstand enterprise. Due to the increasingly international focus of its operating divisions, Softing is respected as a strategic partner by global corporations too. The Automotive, Industrial and IT Networks business segments market cutting-edge software and hardware products as well as services. In close partnership with customers, Softing uses standard products, among others, to create high-quality, customized solutions that bridge technological gaps. Softing´s engineering intelligence implements and improves the exchange of data and information, enabling customers to optimize their value chains.

For more details: www.softing.com

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stephanie.widder@softing.com

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