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Fieldbus Inc. (FI) was established as a Texas corporation in 1993. The initial business functions were focused on administration and management of the HART Communication Foundation and the ISP Foundation, which later became the Fieldbus Foundation. In mid 1996, FI launched new engineering and services business to support industry users in the application of fieldbus technology.

 

Today, FI is one of only three authorized Development Services Providers with specialized expertise in FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART and WirelessHART communication technology. We are an established and well known solutions provider for fieldbus technology application, product development, device description (DD) development, compliance verification testing, communication stacks, function blocks, pc-boards, consultation, training and other products and services.

 

As recognized experts in field communication technologies for the process automation industry, FI has made many contributions to the development and advancement of FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART and WirelessHART Communication Standards and Technology. FI is an active member of the FieldComm Group supporting the FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART, WirelessHART and FDI (Field Device Integration) technologies. Our employees actively participate on the Function Block, Interoperability Test Kit (ITK) and Application Profile Teams. They are also editors of the Transducer Block Specification and provide maintenance support for Device Description and ITK technology.
Experts in Fieldbus Communication Technology
The Fieldbus Inc. engineering staff has a combined experience of more than 100 years in the process automation industry and unmatched expertise in fieldbus communication technologies. In cooperation with our alliance partners - (National Instruments (NI) and Fieldbus International (Fint) - we deliver FOUNDATION Fieldbus, HART and WirelessHART technology solutions exceeding your expectations for quality, cost, and performance. Fieldbus Inc. engineers are also experts in the application of the NI fieldbus configurator tool, NI fieldbus interface hardware, and NI LABVIEW software. Working with FI is like having the collective knowledge and resources of three fieldbus specialty companies working as one.

 

The focus at Fieldbus Inc. is on delivering cost-effective fieldbus solutions. Our expertise in both fieldbus technology and process automation gives us unique abilities to help you develop a fieldbus product quickly, cost-effectively and efficiently. Our project solutions have helped many companies make the market transition from analog based products to digital based products including NASA and other leading automation companies.

 

Extensive Fieldbus Solutions Experience

 

  • Fieldbus implementation projects for large, medium and small instrumentation and control suppliers.
  • Fieldbus implementation, testing and registration of many devices including temperature transmitters, flowmeters, level and density instruments, valve positioners and our own fieldbus device simulation tool.
  • Valve positioner experience includes control valves, on/off and electric actuators
  • Extensive Function Block and Device Description development & testing experience
  • Created device and host engineering and starter kits
  • License and maintain National Instrument (NI) communication stack
  • License and maintain Function Blocks and Function Block applications
  • Standard and custom fieldbus hardware and software interfaces

 

Fieldbus Consulting & Testing Experience

 

  • End User fieldbus training for engineering and instrument staff.
  • End User fieldbus system specification, selection criteria and proposal evaluation
  • Vendor fieldbus engineering and design training.
  • Tested and managed multiple devices through FF testing (ITK) & registration.
  • Device support for the DeltaV system compatibility test
  • Established a test plan for multiple devices

 

Generally, our clients prefer that our relationship remains confidential. One client who has given permission to report our work is JPL. To see an overview of JPL's demonstration system, visit their Web Site Supermoca Road Show Demonstration. And if you have any further questions about what we've done for them, or what we can do for you, don't hesitate to contact us.

 

We respect the privacy & confidentiality of our clients. Project references provided upon request.

Fieldbus Inc.
9390 Research Blvd., Suite I-215
Austin, TX USA 78759
TEL: +1-512-794-1011

FAX: 512-794-3904

 

Map to Fieldbus Inc.

Fieldbus Inc. is conveniently located in the high tech center of Austin, Texas, near the FieldComm Group (FF, HART, FDI), National Instruments, Emerson Process Management, and IBM.

 

We are located on the southbound side of US 183 (Research Blvd.) between Loop 360 (Capital of Texas Highway) and Loop 1 (Mopac Blvd.).

 

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Austin is the Texas State Capital as well as the Live Music Capital of the World. Austin's 6th Street is famous for its live music, bars, festivals, and events. In the Warehouse district, located just a couple of blocks away on 4th Street, you can find more live music as well as great coffee houses, micro breweries, laid-back bars, and great restaurants. If you need some exercise before hitting 6th Street (or after hitting 6th Street), Austin has over 175 parks, 23 greenbelts, and 30 miles of hike and bike trails. The Town Lake hike and bike trail is one of the more popular trails, and lets users enjoy both the lake and downtown views.

 

Contact

 

Tom Boyd
info@fieldbusinc.com

+1.512.794.1011

9390 Research Blvd.

Suite I-215
Austin, Texas 78759
USA

 

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