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MULTIPROTOCOL INTERFACE SIMPLIFIES AUTOMATION

08-05-2018
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Softing has introduced a mobile, multiprotocol interface for field device configuration that allows for access to the process automation protocols Hart, Foundation Fieldbus and Profibus PA: the mobiLink. 

Softing is the first company to offer access to all of these major process protocols through a single interface. 

“In the past, customers had to carry around an interface for each protocol. Now with mobiLink, Softing is the first company to offer access to three protocols with one single device," said Thomas Hilz, Program Marketing Manager at Softing Industrial.

"Thanks to mobiLink, our customers can access field devices with maximum flexibility and mobility and carry out a large number of configuration tasks,” Hilz said. 

mobiLink communicates via USB or Bluetooth and is perfectly suited for commissioning and maintenance with handheld host devices.

The interface provides simplified but comprehensive mobile access to field devices for plant operators, system integrators, device developers and other users. 

In combination with the relevant software (eg Softing’s Communication Configurator) it is suitable for configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and monitoring, supporting FDT Frame Applications and major engineering tools.

It allows access to Hart and Foundation Fieldbus devices such as transmitters or valves, with access to Profibus PA devices possible from 1st July 2018.

mobiLink is battery-operated, extremely robust and suitable for use in explosive areas. It communicates with handheld host devices like smart phones and tablets via Bluetooth and has a USB interface for bench host operation.

Softing
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