Technology suppliers, either individually or in consortia, develop technologies that they think (hope?) will provide great benefits to their customers. Sometimes how professionals actually use the technology surprises them. When I was first taught about DeviceNet, for example, the selling benefit was reduction of wiring. Availability of diagnostic information turned out to be the real benefit.

So, the question of the day is “How are you really using Foundation Fieldbus?” ARC Advisory Group along with the Fieldbus Foundation has constructed a simple online survey. Help them out by letting them know “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” of the network. It will help the product development process. And, I’ll get a chance to report the findings. Thank you.

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