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HART Communication Foundation

March 24, 2014

HART Communication Foundation announces HART-IP

HART-IP allows the HART Protocol to run over an IP-based connection, delivering valuable HART data at the speed of Ethernet. HART-IP significantly simplifies the connection configuration and the information integration.

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Dow Chemical Named 2013 HART Plant of the Year
March 11, 2014

Dow Chemical Named 2013 HART Plant of the Year

The Dow Chemical Company specialty chemicals plant located in Deer Park, Texas, USA, won the 2013 HART Plant of the Year Award.

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February 13, 2014

HART Communication Foundation Joins Hannover Exhibit

HART, FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute, OPC Foundation and PI (PROFIBUS & PROFINET International) will be at Hannover Messe.

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September 25, 2013

Using WirelessHART Communication in Process Industries


Baytown, TX, USA

Location: SpringHill Suites, Baytown, TX, USA
This free, vendor-neutral educational seminar for end users is presented by the HART® Communication Foundation. Attendees will learn how users' requirements for monitoring and control applications are implemented in WirelessHART technology. Includes live demonstrations of the technology.

September 24, 2013

Using WirelessHART Communication in Process Industries


Houston, TX, USA

Location: GE Oil & Gas Technology Center, Houston, TX, USA
This free, vendor-neutral educational seminar for end users is presented by the HART® Communication Foundation. Attendees will learn how users' requirements for monitoring and control applications are implemented in WirelessHART technology. Includes live demonstrations of the technology.

September 23, 2013

Using WirelessHART Communication in Process Industries


Houston, TX, USA

Location: GE Oil & Gas Technology Center, Houston, TX, USA
This free, vendor-neutral educational seminar for end users is presented by the HART® Communication Foundation. Attendees will learn how users' requirements for monitoring and control applications are implemented in WirelessHART technology. Includes live demonstrations of the technology.

August 28, 2013

WirelessHART Seminars in Asia, Europe and USA

The vendor-neutral seminar includes presentations by technology experts, live demonstrations of WirelessHART technology (IEC 62591; EN 62591), and firsthand experience of the technology’s interoperability, reliability, applications and ease of use.

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June 27, 2013

HART: Benefits Today and Into the Future


Houston, TX, USA

The event, HART: Benefits Today and Into the Future, includes presentations by end users and suppliers, a panel discussion, three technology workshops, and a networking reception. This event is free for users, but seating is limited and registration is required.

May 31, 2013

HART Communication Foundation Hosts Free Event

The HART Communication Foundation will host a free one-day event for end users on June 27 (8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) at the Marriott Westchase hotel in Houston, Texas.

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Monsanto Muscatine Named 2012 HART Plant of the Year
May 15, 2013

Monsanto Muscatine Named 2012 HART Plant of the Year

Monsanto engineers used the full capabilities of HART Communication to “get connected” and integrate the intelligent information from more than 600 HART-enabled devices into their control systems.

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April 04, 2013

Oldham Joins HART Communication Foundation

Oldham specializes in providing safety, gas and fire detection systems.

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 HART Communication Foundation appoints Ted Masters President
March 22, 2013

HART Communication Foundation appoints Ted Masters President

Masters will succeed Ron Helson, who has been the Foundation’s chief executive since 1993 and will retire from his position as Executive Director.

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HART Exhibits at Hannover Fair
March 20, 2013

HART Exhibits at Hannover Fair

The HART Communication Foundation will exhibit at Hannover Messe 2013 (8-12 April, Hannover, Germany).

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March 07, 2013

HART Communication Foundation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

To commemorate this milestone, the Foundation (HCF) is hosting special End User Events in Europe, North America and Asia throughout 2013.

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November 29, 2012

HART Can Now Integrate into FOUNDATION fieldbus

Now users can incorporate HART, WirelessHART and FOUNDATION fieldbus information into one standard environment for data and device management.

October 16, 2012

HART Communication Foundation seeks User Application Stories

HCF will give a free Leatherman Kick multi-tool to users who provide usable details of their applications.

September 11, 2012

HART Communication Protocol Enhanced

Enhancements include Condensed Device Status Indicators; KPIs for wireless networks; HART Communication over Internet Protocol; Discrete “on/off” functionality; and Infrared device communications.



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August 06, 2012

WirelessHART Products listed in magazine survey

Readers of an automation magazine liked the Rosemount 708 wireless acoustic transmitter from Emerson and the RAD-WHA-1/2NPT WirelessHART adapter from Phoenix Contact.

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July 27, 2012

WirelessHART claims 8,000 Installed Networks

Installations signify the widespread acceptance of the WirelessHART standard by the process automation industry.

June 18, 2012

HCF Announces 2012 WirelessHART User Seminars

Free one-day educational seminars on WirelessHART technology are being presented by the HART Communication Foundation in Europe and North America during 2012.

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June 06, 2012

HART Communication Foundation Expands in China

The Foundation appointed Minhui Wu as General Manager, HCF China Operations, and moved its office to a new location in Shanghai.

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May 24, 2012

HART Seeks Nominees for HART Plant of the Year Award

End users and manufacturers from all world areas are encouraged to enter their plant or customer’s plant for recognition. Nominations will be accepted through 15 July 2012.

April 25, 2012

HART Foundation Enhances HART DDL/EDDL Host Test Suite

Enhancements in v2.0 include improved Encoded Test DDs updated to align with the current Test Specifications, test report spreadsheets for documenting test results, and more.

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October 20, 2011

HART Communication Foundation Opens Office in Japan

The Tokyo office provides users and Foundation member companies with application assistance, information and technical support on the HART Communication Protocol.

FDI group will organize fieldbus
September 27, 2011

FDI group will organize fieldbus

FDT Group, Fieldbus Foundation, HART Communication Foundation, PROFIBUS & PROFINET International and OPC Foundation founded FDI to establish an organization to manage device integration.

April 21, 2011

HART Seeks Nominees for Plant of the Year Award

The HART Plant of the Year is presented to end user companies in the process automation industry to recognize the exceptional application of HART Communication technology.

March 10, 2011

HART Communication Foundation supports latest EDDL Standard

Recent improvements to the EDDL standard include support for offline configuration with default parameters, Unicode character sets, and ability to display all device diagnostics and setup information.

Hungarian Refinery Named HART Plant of the Year
February 06, 2011

Hungarian Refinery Named HART Plant of the Year

The MOL Plc Danube Refinery located in Százhalombatta, Hungary, is the 2010 HART Plant of the Year.

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December 16, 2010

HART Foundation Releases HART 7 DDL Update

DD-IDE Version 4.0 supports the HART enhanced Device Description Language (DDL) Specification, HART 7 and the development of Device Descriptions (DDs) for WirelessHART devices.

September 19, 2010

HART Communication Foundation improves WirelessHART Test System

Updates improve test performance, tool usability and technician productivity.

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July 25, 2010

WirelessHART Approved as European National Standard

Te European Committee for Standardization (CEN) has approved the WirelessHART specification as a European National Standard (EN 62591).

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April 21, 2010

HART Communication Foundation Releases EDDL / DDL Test Suite

The EDDL/DDL Host Test Suite includes Test Libraries, Specifications and adaptable Device Simulator to stimulate and verify proper host functionality and behavior for all HART protocol versions.

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April 21, 2010

WirelessHART Approved by IEC

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the WirelessHART specification as a full international standard (IEC 62591Ed. 1.0).

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November 17, 2009

NAMUR confirms WirelessHART for Process Applications

NAMUR reports that WirelessHART technology meets the requirements for wireless sensor networks in process applications.

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October 08, 2009

HART Foundation upgrades HART Server

HART Server Version 3.1 supports HART 7, HART-over-IP based networks, and WirelessHART gateways.

October 22, 2008

Hoffer HRT1 Rate Indicator meets HART 7 Specifications

Hoffer Flow Controls HRT1 Rate Indicator/Totalizer has been verified to meet the HART 7 Protocol standard and carries the “HART Registered” mark.

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October 22, 2008

Automation suppliers support WirelessHART standard

Representatives from ABB, Emerson Process Management, Endress+Hauser, and Siemens supported WirelessHART technology at ISA.

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September 28, 2008

WirelessHART specification approved by IEC

HART 7.1 was approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a Publicly Available Specification (IEC/PAS 62591Ed. 1).

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April 28, 2008

HART companies push WirelessHART

Sean Keeping of ABB, Mark Schumacher of Emerson, Frank Hils of

Endress+Hauser amd Hans-Georg Kumpfmueller of Siemens offer their views of WirelessHART.

StatoilHydro Ormen Lange selected as 2007 HART Plant of the Year
December 11, 2007

StatoilHydro Ormen Lange selected as 2007 HART Plant of the Year

The award is given annually to recognize the people, companies and plant sites around the globe that are using the advanced capabilities of HART Communication in real-time applications to improve operations, lower costs and increase availability.

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October 28, 2005

Enhanced HART DDL Specification Approved by HCF Member Companies

(Austin, Texas - October 2005) – In a decisive vote, HART® Communication Foundation (HCF) member companies overwhelmingly approved enhancements to the HART Device Description Language Specification. The enhanced DDL simplifies and standardizes the presentation of intelligent device information for both automation [...]

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October 28, 2005

Invensys Adopts HART Smart Device Configurator Technology

(Austin, Texas - October 2005) – The HART® Communication Foundation (HCF) announces that Invensys Process Systems will use the HART Smart Device Configurator (SDC-625) technology to enable their process automation system for enhanced Electronic Device Description Language (EDDL). The SDC-625 is the HCF standard [...]

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October 28, 2005

HART Communication Foundation Announces Recipients of 2005 HART Plant of the Year Award

Austin, TX (October 2005) — The HART® Communication Foundation (HCF) announces that the Sasol Solvents and O&S SMG Operations plant in Sasolburg, South Africa, has been selected as recipient of the 2005 HART Plant of the Year Award. The award is given annually to recognize the people, companies and plant sites [...]

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