Archive | February 2014

Control in the Field Helps Nicaragua Achieve Aggressive Renewable Energy Agenda

Control in the Field Helps Nicaragua Achieve Aggressive Renewable Energy Agenda

For those of you who haven’t caught it, Jim Montague recently posted a nice write up on an installation Softing took lead on in Nicaragua in order to help them achieve an aggressive renewable energy agenda. The write up was very well written and really hits on a lot of the value proposition that FOUNDATION fieldbus offers end users. Their particular application does an excellent job of utilizing Control in the Field in order to decentralize control over a large geographic area.

I don’t want to spoil too many details since Jim put in plenty of work on this writeup so be sure to click the link above to head over to control’s website to read the article!

You can also see Softing’s official write up on the project over on the Installations page of our website.

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Make sure your company realizes all of the benefits that come with membership with the Fieldbus Foundation. Members can participate in various steering committees, technical teams and working groups that help establish the direction of FOUNDATION™ fieldbus technology initiatives to meet the needs of the global process automation industry.

Members also receive access to the latest FOUNDATION technical specifications and development tools, discounts on certified fieldbus training, and more.

Whether you are a manufacturer, systems integrator, educational institution, end user or other professional in the business, you can take advantage of the following benefits:

 

  • Intellectual Property Rights License – Voting members have an option to accept a license to use the Intellectual Property Rights of the Fieldbus Foundation for the design, development, manufacture, or sale of devices utilizing FOUNDATION technology.
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  • Committees – Participate on regional marketing committee, technical teams and/or work groups as the foundation continues to develop and expand the technology.
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Additional information can be found on the Membership page of the foundation’s website, or by contacting Member Services at member.services@fieldbus.org or (512) 794-8890.

Fieldbus Foundation 2014 General Assembly Postponed Due to Nuclear Security Summit

The Fieldbus Foundation has announced the postponement of its 2014 General Assembly in Rotterdam due to travel and security restrictions associated with the upcoming Global Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Originally planned for March 25-28, the Fieldbus Foundation’s global Foundation fieldbus end user seminar will be rescheduled for the fall of this year somewhere in Europe (location pending), while its End User Advisory Council (EUAC) meeting and business meeting will be conducted electronically on the original dates of March 26 and March 28, respectively. The EUAC session will be the first in a series of such meetings to be held electronically this year.

Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Rich Timoney explained the change of plans: “We were recently advised that the global community will be holding a major nuclear summit in The Hague during the same week as our General Assembly. The Dutch government has announced the highest level of security protocol for all modes of transportation to, from and within the tri-city region of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. As such, it was necessary for us to cancel our end user conference, relocate our board meeting and conduct a WebEx business meeting for the membership, which is required annually.”
The Fieldbus Foundation’s General Assembly offers an overview of Foundation fieldbus developments across the globe. It includes updates by leading fieldbus experts on the latest advancements in fieldbus technology, as well as presentations by major end users who have installed Foundation fieldbus in their industrial operations.

For information, please visit the Events page on the Fieldbus Foundation’s website or call 512-794-8890.

2014 Fieldbus Foundation General Assembly Postponed

The Fieldbus Foundation today announced the postponement of its 2014 General Assembly in Rotterdam due to travel and security restrictions associated with the upcoming Global Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Originally planned for March 25-28, the Fieldbus Foundation’s global FOUNDATION™ fieldbus end user seminar will be rescheduled for the fall of this year somewhere in Europe (location pending), while its End User Advisory Council (EUAC) meeting and business meeting will be conducted electronically on the original dates of March 26 and March 28, respectively. The EUAC session will be the first in a series of such meetings to be held electronically this year.

Fieldbus Foundation President and CEO Rich Timoney explained the change of plans: “We were recently advised that the global community will be holding a major nuclear summit in The Hague during the same week as our General Assembly. The Dutch government has announced the highest level of security protocol for all modes of transportation to, from and within the tri-city region of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. As such, it was necessary for us to cancel our end user conference, relocate our board meeting and conduct a WebEx business meeting for the membership, which is required annually.”

The Fieldbus Foundation’s General Assembly offers an overview of FOUNDATION fieldbus developments across the globe. It includes updates by leading fieldbus experts on the latest advancements in fieldbus technology, as well as presentations by major end users who have installed FOUNDATION fieldbus in their industrial operations.

For information, please visit the Events page on the Fieldbus Foundation’s website or call 512-794-8890.

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