R. Stahl's IS1+ given official FF HSE 'tick mark' by Fieldbus Foundation

  • May 10, 2016
  • R.STAHL Inc.
  • News

May 10, 2016 - The latest generation of  Remote I/O systems from R. STAHL, IS1+, has been acknowledged with the official "tick mark" for a Foundation Fieldbus High Speed Ethernet (FF HSE) device following testing and registration by the FieldComm group. Featuring a transmission rate of up to 100 Mbit/s, the HSE standard has been designed by the Fieldbus Foundation – now a member of the FieldComm Group – especially with Remote I/O, wireless gateways, and similar applications in mind.

FF HSE has more recently been further augmented by F-ROM (Foundation for Remote Operations Management) technology. F-ROM features a number of enhancements, which are all also supported by IS1+. These include special "RIO Function Blocks" for an effective transmission of large amounts of data, "Association Blocks" for comfortable offline configuration as, and special "HART Transducer Blocks", which – for the first time ever – enable an integration of HART field devices into FF architectures.

Remote I/O solutions with F-ROM technology are ideally suited to supplement fieldbus installations with smart H1 field devices. Using F-ROM-enabled Remote I/Os, conventional and HART field devices can be integrated into fieldbus installations alongside H1 devices. In addition to FF HSE and F-ROM, IS1+ supports other Ethernet-based protocols such as Modbus TCP, EtherNet/IP and PROFINET for cutting-edge, fast communication in process plants with hazardous areas. 

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