ABB launches new license-free HART handheld configurator

2013-04-15 - The cost and complexity of configuring instruments in the field has now been significantly reduced following the introduction of ABB’s new lightweight and robust handheld configurator.
Designed for use with any HART device, the DHH805 can be used with both ABB’s instruments and those of other manufacturers without the need for an exclusive licence, providing a truly universal device offering a greatly reduced cost of ownership.

The mobile handheld DHH805 allows easy parameterization of any HART device from any manufacturer as long as its EDD (Electronic Device Description) is released from the HART foundation. The DHH805 does not require expensive license renewals as the EDDs necessary for the update can be downloaded directly from the HART foundation or a manufacturer’s website.

Device configurations can be created off-line, stored in the DHH805’s memory and uploaded to the device at another time.

Featuring the common ABB HMI platform, the configurator can be powered up in less than 10 seconds and is supported by a powerful battery, which provides 80 hours of continuous use before recharging.

The DHH805 is delivered with a Windows compatible PC-Tool that will notify users of firmware and software updates that may become available, which can then be downloaded or updated free of charge. Users can also use the DHH805 PC-Tool to activate and register the handheld device; carry out EDD listing and uploading; and make changes to the device’s configuration settings.

The device is fully certified for hazardous areas (IEC Ex, ATEX and FM) and is supplied with a 2 GB SD memory card that can store up to 1000 HART EDDs, together with 200 separate device configuration files.

ABB's new DHH805 Handheld HART Configurator significantly reduces the cost and complexity of configuring instruments in the field

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