Wednesday 15 August 2012

Programme for for suppliers developing fieldbus products

Fieldbus Foundation announces latest participant in FOUNDATION™ development services provider Programme!

The Fieldbus Foundation has announced that Fieldbus Inc. has qualified under its FOUNDATION Development Services Provider (DSP) programme. A solutions provider for fieldbus technology applications, product development, standard and custom function blocks, consulting, training and many other products and services,. Fieldbus Inc. joins other qualified service providers in the program, which helps automation vendors get started with FOUNDATION product development by making it faster and easier to bring fieldbus equipment to market.

The Fieldbus Foundation launched the FOUNDATION DSP program to assist automation equipment suppliers preparing to design and manufacture products employing FOUNDATION fieldbus technology. The DSP program is intended to provide access to qualified development services providers with the know-how to make fieldbus solutions a reality. Qualified DSP participants have been evaluated to ensure they have the tools, training and experience necessary to support a wide range of FOUNDATION fieldbus development projects. Services that can be qualified in the FOUNDATION DSP program include H1 and High Speed Ethernet (HSE) fieldbus device development services, as well as host system services.

Fieldbus Foundation Manager-Fieldbus Products, Stephen Mitschke, commented, "The FOUNDATION fieldbus technology market continues to grow, and Fieldbus Foundation members look to participate in it. Sometimes, organizations can be intimidated by fieldbus device development when they are faced with little experience or knowledge of digital bus technology. Add in limited resources and they may prefer to outsource a portion of the development process. The FOUNDATION DSP solution can help by streamlining product R&D and ensuring a strong ROI."

Tom Boyd, vice president, engineering, Fieldbus Inc., said, "As a recognized expert in field communication technologies for the process automation industry, a key participant in the development of fieldbus product solutions and an active member of the Fieldbus Foundation, Fieldbus Inc. sought the DSP qualification to continue our support of the technology and the manufacturers wanting to use it. The Development Services Provider program is an excellent way to expand our role as a high-quality FOUNDATION technology provider."

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