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Softing provides FOUNDATION fieldbus interface to Yokogawa

Softing provides FOUNDATION fieldbus interface to Yokogawa

October 2, 2012 - Yokogawa integrated Softing's FOUNDATION fieldbus H1 USB interface with its FieldMate application. The tight integration of Softing's USB interface is an ideal solution for users of today's notebooks without PC Card slots.

FieldMate is a PC based configuration tool that performs numerous tasks, including initial setup, daily maintenance, troubleshooting, and configuration backup for device replacement. These tasks are streamlined by FieldMate’s intuitive operation and integrated environment, which is independent from communication protocols and device vendors.

“Yokogawa is providing our customers with the freedom to implement a system that meets their needs today, and grow and expand to meet their needs tomorrow. We are doing that by delivering a contemporary solution based on many of our well-proven technologies, along with technologies from other industry-leading technology partners like Softing,” said Sam Hassan, Yokogawa Product Specialist for Field Instrumentation. “One of the key ways we are providing freedom to our customers is to allow them to choose the fieldbus technologies they need for their applications. Softing is recognized as an industry expert in FOUNDATION fieldbus communications, and will provide our customers with the capability to choose that as a fieldbus technology for their system.”

“Softing has been in the fieldbus business for more than 25 years. During this time, we acquired the technical expertise that enables us to actively shape open technology standards and to be at the cutting edge of progress for the benefit of our customers,” said Wolfgang Langer, Softing North America’s Director of Marketing. “We are proud of the fact that Yokogawa relies on our expertise in Foundation fieldbus technology to enhance their PC-based configuration tool. Softing solutions are generally deployed before the actual production process begins. They are used by the companies, like Yokogawa, that provide superior solutions and equipment for installation in a wide variety of applications.”

About Yokogawa Corporation of America
Headquartered just 20 miles southwest of downtown Houston, Texas, Yokogawa Corporation of America has sales offices across the United States. Our commitment to our customers is our number one priority, and we back it up with a network of representatives and distributors that reflect this commitment.

About Softing
In industrial automation, Softing is a specialist for fieldbus technology and has established itself as a world-leading partner for networking automation systems and control solutions. In fieldbus technology, Softing is an expert for FOUNDATION fieldbus, PROFIBUS, and CAN/CANopen/DeviceNet. The company’s wide range of expertise also includes solutions for OPC, FDT, and Real-Time-Ethernet solutions such as PROFINET IO and Modbus/TCP. Softing provides customers with solutions to connect devices, controls and systems with the leading communication technologies. In addition, Softing has established itself as a provider of sophisticated diagnostic tools for fieldbus systems.
 

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