Emerson Celebrates 25 years of Leadership in Handheld Field Communicator Technologies

The 475 Field Communicator Silver Edition represents deep industry expertise in device diagnostics and troubleshooting in the field

AUSTIN, Texas (May 30, 2013) – Emerson Process Management announces the release of the Silver Edition of its industry-leading 475 Field Communicator. The new Silver Edition represents 25 years of industry expertise in handheld communicator technology. Through the years, the 475 Field Communicator has pioneered innovative applications for performing device diagnostics and troubleshooting in the field, including the combination of HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus protocols on a single platform, a user interface based on human-centered design principles, and advanced valve diagnostics.

The 475 Field Communicator Silver Edition provides the same dynamic experience that current users already expect. With the release of the version 3.8 software, the 475 Field Communicator now supports both HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus digital valve controllers with its ValveLink Mobile application. With ValveLink Mobile, users can set up and calibrate valves and run diagnostics such as Stroke Valve, Step Response, and Valve Signature on the entire valve assembly – in the field.

Building on Emerson’s commitment to openness, the 475 Field Communicator is the de facto standard handheld interface for the instruments and valves in any application. The 475 Field Communicator enables configuration, calibration, and troubleshooting of more than 1500 HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus devices. It remains the only intrinsically safe handheld communicator to support both HART and FOUNDATION fieldbus devices from all suppliers – enabling technicians to use a single universal tool to simplify work and minimize equipment required for a trip to the field.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb™, Syncade™, DeltaV™, Fisher®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Bettis®, Daniel™, Ovation™, and AMS Suite.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

Call 303-799-9300 to learn more about the 475 Field Communicator.

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