November 2008

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HP Integration Strategies: Fieldbus Foundation makes progress: part 1

The Fieldbus Foundation has been making progress on several fronts that will help expand usage of the technology in both new plants and existing installations. New developments include a host registra..

O'Brien, L., ARC Advisory Group

The Fieldbus Foundation has been making progress on several fronts that will help expand usage of the technology in both new plants and existing installations. New developments include a host registration program, advanced field diagnostics in accordance with NAMUR NE-107, registration of Foundation devices for safety-instrumented functions, and remote I/O for Foundation fieldbus. All of these developments underscore the value of Foundation fieldbus as a control system infrastructure, not simply a network technology. Host interoperability testing program. Interoperability between fieldbus devices and hosts from different vendors has long been a sensitive issue for end users. It is one of t

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