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Fieldbus Foundation To Conduct Educational Seminar In Brazil

First-ever instructional event to offer wealth of Foundation fieldbus information to this region

AUSTIN, Texas, May 17, 2007 — The Fieldbus Foundation today announced it will present a fieldbus educational seminar on July 12, 2007, at the Renaissance Hotel in São Paulo, Brazil.  The first instructional event of its kind held in Brazil, the seminar will offer a wealth of information describing how Foundation technology is "Changing the Playing Field" in industrial automation.

Oriented towards end users and engineering firms, the one-day seminar will cover all aspects of Foundation automation infrastructure management.  Each of the core technology areas will be discussed in detail for 45 minutes.  Local end user speakers will also present case studies about their fieldbus applications.  All seminar content will be presented in the local language, Portuguese.

Attendees will receive a CD with all the presentation materials, technical guides, and workshop handouts.

Seminars speakers will include:

  • Bill Tatum, Marketing Manager, Fieldbus Foundation
  • Claudio Fayad, Chairman, Fieldbus Foundation Brazilian Marketing Committee
  • Alexandre Santana, Instrumentation & Electrical Maintenance Senior Engineer, Deten

  • Pedro Vieira, Technical Consultant/Production & Exploration, Petrobras
  • Ronaldo Ribeiro, Cenibra
  • Rui Matos, Alunorte

Fieldbus Foundation Marketing Manager Bill Tatum called the educational seminar "a milestone event" for Brazil's end user community.  "We are pleased to offer this comprehensive, vendor-neutral technology instruction to users in the region," he said.  "Typically, companies receiving rapid payback from fieldbus projects are the ones devoting time up front to attend training courses."

Tatum continued, "Our 2007 seminar program has been fine-tuned to help students understand the real advantages of the Fieldbus Foundation's technology.  The seminar curriculum now focuses on three key subjects.  The first area is open, scalable integration.  The next module, focusing on process integrity, talks about distributing control to field devices, function blocks, and asynchronous communications.  We then go into business intelligence, including advanced diagnostics, asset management, and OpEx savings with fieldbus."

In addition to a technical program, the São Paulo seminar will include tabletop displays of the latest Foundation fieldbus products and solutions.  Sponsors/exhibitors include: ABB, Emerson Process Management, Fieldbus Center at Lee College, Honeywell, MooreHawke, MTL, Pepperl+Fuchs, R. Stahl, Rockwell Automation, Smar, Tri-State University, Turck, and Yokogawa.

For more information, or to register for the São Paulo seminar, click here.

About the Fieldbus Foundation

The Fieldbus Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation consisting of over 350 leading process and manufacturing automation companies worldwide whose major purpose is to provide an open and neutral environment for the development of a single, international, interoperable fieldbus.  In this environment, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations are working together to develop the technology, provide development tools, support and training, coordinate field trials and demonstrations, and enable product interoperability.  Visit their web site at


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