EMERSON Process Management has received notice that its 375 field communicator has successfully completed the Fieldbus Foundation’s host interoperability support test (HIST).
Emerson claims that the 375 is the first, and currently the only, handheld communicator on the list of HIST tested and compliant host systems.
Sixteen hosts, including the 375, have successfully passed testing to date.
The 375 universally supports Foundation fieldbus and Hart devices from all suppliers. Universal support is a primary requirement of process manufacturing users. The 375 field communicator is also a key component of Emerson’s PlantWeb digital plant architecture.
HIST results demonstrate which features defined in the Fieldbus Foundation’s host feature checklist are supported by a compliant host system. This test program ensures that a supplier’s host system incorporates Foundation fieldbus’ robust functionality and that it accurately communicates with any of the hundreds of registered Foundation fieldbus devices.
The Fieldbus Foundation is the only industry organisation that facilitates such a comprehensive host-testing system.
“End-users benefit from the wide availability of rigorously tested host systems,” commented Richard Timoney, president and CEO of the Fieldbus Foundation. “The list of HIST compliant hosts continues to grow, providing users with the ‘freedom to choose’ when developing plant automation strategies.”