Press Release Summary:
Always ready for immediate use in field, 375 Field Communicator v2.0 features capabilities for configuring and troubleshooting HARTÂ® and FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. It delivers in-depth diagnostics for FOUNDATION fieldbus devices and fieldbus UI, presenting information in trend charts, gauges, and process images using EDDL. Intrinsically safe communicator supports every HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus device from all suppliers and also interfaces to AMS(TM) Suite.
Original Press Release:
Emerson Enhances 375 Field Communicator for Faster Boot-Up, Longer Battery Life, and Improved Graphical Capability
New release expands FOUNDATION fieldbus functionality and presents diagnostics in trend charts, gauges and process images
AUSTIN, TEXAS (October 17, 2007) - Emerson Process Management announces the release of its 375 Field Communicator 2.0. This major upgrade to the 375 Field Communicator provides significant benefits to both new and existing users by delivering faster and more robust capabilities for configuring and troubleshooting HART® and FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. By decreasing the startup time and increasing the battery life through improved power management, users can be assured that their 375 Field Communicator is always ready for immediate use in the field. Users also gain more in-depth diagnostics for FOUNDATION fieldbus devices and an expanded fieldbus user interface.
With the release of Version 2.0, Emerson introduces an enhanced graphics capability in the 375 Field Communicator. Using enhanced EDDL, the 375 Field Communicator presents diagnostic information in trend charts, gauges, and process images, giving users a consistent graphical experience during configuration and maintenance. EDDL is an international standard defined by IEC 61804-3. It is endorsed by the Fieldbus Foundation, the HART Communication Foundation, and the Profibus Nutzerorganisation (PNO).
Beginning with Version 2.0, Emerson also introduces its Online Licensing capability for the 375 Field Communicator. This complements the existing online upgrade capability where users can download new Device Descriptions. With Online Licensing, users can add new features such as FOUNDATION fieldbus or Graphics over the web, adding powerful new capabilities to their communicator without having to send it away for service.
The 375 Field Communicator remains the only intrinsically-safe communicator that supports every HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus device from all suppliers. The total number of HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus devices supported in the 375 Field Communicator now exceeds 1,100. This single, universal communicator simplifies the work and minimizes the equipment required by field technicians who install and maintain the devices in their plant. The 375 Field Communicator also interfaces to AMS(TM) Suite, the de facto predictive diagnostics application for instruments and valves.
"Emerson's continuing investment in the 375 Field Communicator delivers step change value to users through powerful enhancements," said Craig Llewellyn, president of Emerson Process Management's Asset Optimization division. "No other handheld provides users with the ability to complete maintenance tasks on any HART or FOUNDATION fieldbus device, anywhere in the plant, at any time, while integrating the work with their asset management software."
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Asset Optimization, www.assetweb.com, a division of Emerson Process Management, is a leading worldwide supplier of services and technologies to increase the availability and performance of production assets for improved bottom line results. Asset Optimization plays a key role in Emerson's mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services to help customers achieve the potential of their operations. Emerson brands include: Emerson brands include PlantWeb®, AMS(TM) Suite, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Mobrey®, Bristol®, DeltaV(TM), and Ovation®.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2006 were $20.1 billion. For more information, visit http://www. Emerson.com
PlantWeb, AMS Suite, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Mobrey, Bristol, DeltaV, and Ovation are marks owned by one of the Emerson Process Management legal entities.
Cindy Wheatley, Emerson Process Management, Asset Optimization
1 (952) 828-3180, Cindy.Wheatley@EmersonProcess.com
Peter Dossing, Emerson Process Management
1 (512) 832-3162, Pete.Dossing@EmersonProcess.com