Yokogawa joins the HART board of directors

02 November 2012

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it will join the board of directors of the HART Communication Foundation.

The company has had a long-standing commitment to support HART technology since
its first HART device was launched in May 1993, and has invested substantial resources into supporting HART technology-based hosts and devices. Its most recent product launch was a wired HART 7 compliant pressure/differential pressure transmitters, in April 2010.

Commenting on the move, Kimikazu Takahashi, a Yokogawa corporate fellow, said: “We will take a more active leadership role to promote and advance the use of HART communication in Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region. Yokogawa is eager to participate and make positive contributions to advancing the Compliance Testing and Registration Program for HART host systems. We also believe Yokogawa will be a good driving force to move forward wireless convergence by fully utilising our expertise of two technologies, WirelessHART and ISA100.11a, as we have unique experience in both developing and early adaption of these technologies in our products and recognise that both WirelessHART and ISA100.11a are important and relevant to the market".

Chiaki Itoh, division manager of the IA marketing headquarters’ business
planning division, said: “Being in such a responsible position in the
HART Communication Foundation enables Yokogawa to further contribute to the
Foundation and the HART Communication technology from both the device and
host system perspective”.

Ron Helson, HART Communication Foundation executive director, said: “We are very pleased to have Yokogawa participate on our Board of Directors and contribute their valuable expertise and support to advance HART technology and Foundation programs. We are confident they will be a positive and effective member of our leadership team.”

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