The Fieldbus Foundation CEE Marketing Committee held its biannual committee meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 25-26, 2012.
Members of the committee followed a full agenda over the two days to discuss and review past successes of its marketing campaign. Plans for future activities were adjusted in response to new technical and marketing developments from the Fieldbus Foundation, and feedback from the experiences gained from recent marketing activities held across the CEE region.
The revised seminar schedule for the rest of 2012 is available on the CEE Events page, and the preliminary announcement of its plans for 2013 includes roadshows and live technology demonstrations in Rijeka, Croatia; Belgrade, Serbia; Athens, Greece; and Gdansk, Poland. The Fieldbus Foundation will continue its active involvement in the annual Distributed Control Systems (DCS) conference and exhibition held in October at the University of Miskolc, Lillafüred, Hungary, through the presentation of Foundation - related papers.
The FFCEEMC eagerly awaits the final accreditation of the University of Miskolc, Lillafüred, Hungary, as a fully certified Foundation training centre. The University of Miskolc is currently undergoing the rigorous auditing procedures required by the Foundation Certified Training Program (FCTP). In order to achieve full certified training centre status, a training site must satisfy the FCTP audit requirements for the training site and demonstration equipment, the course curricula, and instructor competence.
During a press briefing held on June 25th, Mike O'Neill introduced Foundation for Remote Operations Management (ROM) - a solution that offers a unified digital infrastructure for asset management in a wide range of remote applications, from oil and gas pipelines to tank farms, offshore platforms and OEM skid mounted equipment. Members of the Czech press then joined the FFCEEMC for an informal dinner and discussions.
The FFCEEMC remains committed to promoting an increased awareness and understanding of Foundation fieldbus throughout the CEE region and to providing information and support to users and potential users in local languages wherever possible.
Photograph left to right:
Borislav Mladenov (Emerson Process Management); Marian Bartal (Pepperl+Fuchs); Jozef Schulcz (Yokogawa); Reiner Otterbach (R.Stahl); Mike O'Neill (R.Stahl); Dominik Nimmesgern (Turck); Juergen George (Pepperl+Fuchs); Pavel Bronec (Ex Technik sro Stahl)