Emerson Announces Rugged 375 Field Communicator for all HART(R) and FOUNDATION(TM) Fieldbus Devices

  • May 20, 2003
  • Emerson Automation Solutions
  • News
Portable, intrinsically safe tool has "Easy Upgrade" feature -- continues to provide universal support as new devices are addedAUSTIN, TEXAS (May 19, 2003) - Emerson Process Management announcesavailability of the 375 Field Communicator. Designed to support all devices using the HART or FOUNDATION fieldbus digital communication protocols, the 375 enables users to configure and maintain all of their instruments and valves with one intrinsically safe, ATEX-compliant handheld communicator in the field and on the bench.Using the 375 Field Communicator's "Easy Upgrade" feature, users are now able to quickly and simply update the communicator on-site as new HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus devices become available. With more than 600 HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus devices from over 100 vendors currently available, and new HART and fieldbus devices being introduced quarterly, a simple processfor updates provides a significant benefit to users. No longer is it necessary to send a communicator anywhere to add new devices. Also, with the 375 Field Communicator, fieldbus users gain a needed portable intrinsically safe field tool to configure and maintain their fieldbusinstruments and valves as the installed base of FOUNDATION fieldbus devices continues to grow.The 375 Field Communicator supports Emerson's PlantWeb(R) technology andcombines over 17 years of experience providing HART users with the requiredtools to configure and maintain their instruments and valves in the field.Emerson's previous Model 275 HART Communicator is clearly recognizedworldwide as the standard portable tool for the configuration and maintenance of HART devices. The 375 Field Communicator's powerful fieldbus segment diagnostics are the result of Emerson's extensive experience in thousands of fieldbus installations around the world. In addition to salesthrough Emerson's network, the 375 Field Communicator is available for saleon an OEM basis.About Emerson Process ManagementEmerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services.Emerson brands include PlantWeb(R), Fisher(R), Rosemount(R), Micro Motion(R), DeltaV(TM), Ovation(R), AMS, MDC, and CSI.About EmersonEmerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology andengineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2002 were $13.8 billion.PlantWeb, Fisher, Rosemount, Micro Motion, DeltaV and Ovation are marks ofEmerson Process Management. Other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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