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A field device management system communicates with a smart device using a device description written in a communication protocol associated with the smart device and accesses data pertaining to a conventional or non-smart field device using a device description written in conformance with the smart device communication protocol. The field device management system uses the device description for the conventional device to initially request certain data pertaining to the conventional device from a user and then stores this data in a memory for future access.

Title
Method and apparatus using a device description for a conventional device
Application Number
599371
Publication Number
5796602
Application Date
July 12, 1996
Publication Date
August 18, 1998
Inventor
Jon D Westbrock
Richfield
MN, US
Richard R Sharpe Jr
Lakeville
MN, US
Jeffrey W Wellan
Lakeville
MN, US
Agent
Marshall O Toole Gerstein Murray & Borun
Assignee
Fisher Rosemount Systems
TX, US
IPC
G05B 9/00
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