An End User Comparison of FOUNDATION Fieldbus and HART

There is no question that FOUNDATION Fieldbus coexists in a world of multiple communication options.  Most plants have a mixture of networks and technologies, and the end user must evaluate available technologies and how they match to their functional specifications.  The following white paper is an even handed discussion of the differences between FOUNDATION technology and HART that people might find useful. 

About FieldComm Group

The FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. The FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldcommgroup.org.

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