FOUNDATION Developer Training Planned for September 20-23 in Frankfurt, Germany

The Fieldbus Foundation will conduct training classes for FOUNDATION fieldbus product developers from September 20-23 in Frankfurt, Germany. The classes will be held at the facility of BIS Prozesstechnik GmbH, located in the Industriepark Höchst next to the Frankfurt International Airport.

BIS Prozesstechnik GmbH has been a FOUNDATION Fieldbus Center of Excellence since May 2004.

Two comprehensive developer courses will be offered in Frankfurt: “Introduction to FOUNDATION Fieldbus” on Tuesday, September 20th; and the “Advanced Principles of FOUNDATION Fieldbus” on September 21-23rd. These courses designed for beginning and advanced fieldbus development professionals, respectively.

The vendor-neutral “Introduction to FOUNDATION Fieldbus” course is intended for developers, marketing professionals, applications engineers, system integrators and others interested in obtaining a fundamental knowledge of FOUNDATION technology. Students will become familiar with the basic concepts and new terminology related to the FOUNDATION integrated architecture. They will understand the key strategies for wiring and installation of a fieldbus network. Special emphasis will be placed on design issues such as power requirements, device types and topologies.

The “Introduction to FOUNDATION Fieldbus” course assumes little or no prior knowledge of FOUNDATION technology, but students should already be familiar with process control and existing 4-20 mA technology found in present-day installations.

The vendor-neutral “Advanced Principles of FOUNDATION Fieldbus” course is intended for manufacturers and developers of fieldbus hardware and software. The course is best suited for development engineers, test engineers, and all who wish to understand the detailed inner workings of a fieldbus device. The “Introduction to FOUNDATION Fieldbus” course is a prerequisite for this advanced class. Students should be familiar with the basic terminology of FOUNDATION technology, and have a general understanding of its communications protocol, function block execution, linkages and DDs.

Register for Developer Training Today
For more information, please view the Developer Training page from the foundation’s website. To register for the upcoming Fieldbus Foundation training courses at BIS Prozesstechnik GmbH, please download the training registration form and submit by email to or fax to 1.512.794.8893. Registration deadline is August 30, 2011. Registrations submitted past deadline may be accepted on an individual basis.

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

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