Testing and registration is key to interoperability and ensures specific devices and systems conform to the same standard. FieldComm Group is one of the only automation industry organizations with a registration program requiring mandatory testing of critical elements of its technology. Today, our testing and registration effort encompasses FDI, FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and HART host systems and field devices, as well as physical layer components such as power supplies, cables, and device couplers. One of the founding principles of FieldComm Group is the support of interoperability – the ability to operate multiple devices from multiple manufacturers, in the same system, without loss of functionality.
Products bearing the FOUNDATION Fieldbus or HART Product Registration symbols have undergone a series of common tests administered by FieldComm Group. End users can select the best device for a specific measurement or control task and know that device will provide a consistent level of functionality and interoperability regardless of the host system or other devices used. Testing and registration enables a user to achieve the best return on their investment. FDI-enabled products further ensure that products can be integrated in a consistent and familiar way across varying systems – thus enabling enterprise-wide support and data access to operate more effectively.
There are two levels of testing and registration within FieldComm Group:
- Field Level (Includes testing for EDD and FDI-based H1 FOUNDATION Fieldbus devices as well as EDD and FDI-based HART & WirelessHART devices)
- Integration Level (Includes testing for EDD and FDI-based FOUNDATION Fieldbus and HART Protocol hosts as well as FOUNDATION Fieldbus HSE Linking Devices)
FieldComm Group has test kits available for each level of testing so that manufacturers can ensure robust product offerings and strong pre-testing before submission for official registration.
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TESTING & REGISTRATION - QUICK GUIDE
NOW I UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS. WHERE DO I GET STARTED?
For more information on testing and registering your products, including pricing, please visit
the Registration section of our support portal.
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