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Emerson announces HART-IP support for AMS Device Manager

August 192019
Emerson announces HART-IP support for AMS Device Manager

August 19, 2019 – Emerson has expanded AMS Device Manager with HART-IP support, to connect with devices and control systems. AMS Device Manager is used by thousands of facilities to streamline installation of field devices during capital projects, increase safety system uptime, and safely test devices from the control room.  By eliminating multiplexers, organizations can use AMS Device Manager to configure, calibrate, validate, and document more of their HART-enabled field devices and systems.

Connecting field devices to asset management systems typically requires the use of multiplexers that significantly increase hardware costs and engineering hours during the project phase. According to FieldComm Group, more than 40 million field devices use HART, a protocol designed to allow intelligent devices to communicate with host systems. HART-IP—now native on AMS Device Manager—allows asset management systems to bypass complex and expensive multiplexers and directly access measurement and diagnostics information from HART-enabled field devices using existing plant Ethernet networking infrastructure.

The current interface has been tested for connectivity to Schneider Electric Triconex Tricon CX safety systems, HIMA HIMax safety systems, and Phoenix Contact multiplexers. Emerson will continue to test and add new systems to the list of those officially supported by the interface.