Emerson Process Management has announced that its next generation in handheld communicator technology, the 475 Field Communicator version 3.2, now supports the German language version of both its system software and Easy Upgrade capability.

The new 475 Field Communicator provides advanced device diagnostic and troubleshooting capabilities in the field and on the bench, so users can work more efficiently. The intrinsically safe 475 Field Communicator supports HART®, WirelessHART™, and FOUNDATION™ fieldbus devices.

The new ValveLink Mobile application within the 475 Field Communicator allows users to access predictive diagnostics from Fisher® FIELDVUE™ digital valve controllers in the field and transfer the results to AMS™ Suite, a predictive maintenance application, for additional analysis and documentation. Users can follow simple instructions to set up, calibrate, and troubleshoot valves and run diagnostics such as Stroke Valve, Step Response, and Valve Signature on the entire valve assembly. The full-colour LCD display provides an intuitive graphical interface to support trend charts, gauges, and graphics available in enhanced Device Descriptions.

The colour display aids troubleshooting through high-contrast images. Users can also store up to 1000 device configurations in the 475 Field Communicator or transmit them wirelessly through Bluetooth communication to a PC for printing and storage.