Experiencing problems with field communicator and HART device access is one of the widely faced problems. Now, depending on your handheld and how long ago you bought it, you can update it yourself – and you should, you slacker.
For such a case, you can check out SMT70 in our shop. This is a tablet PC designed as a complete solution that comes with pre-installed driver libraries. It is an easy-to-use, touch-enabled tool, which can be used to manage field instruments during their entire life cycle.
However, this kind of license usually expires in three years. So if you let it gather dust, then you’ll have to buy it another license or send it to the manufacturer.
But if your license smells mostly fresh, do that update! If your device won’t accept the DD from the HART Foundation, you’ll need to convert before update. That’ll teach you not to let your maintenance go.
Some of the vendors you could reach out to are as follows:
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