Become a Member of FieldComm Group

Members sign an Intellectual Property Rights License agreement which allows for the development, manufacturing, and sale of products containing FieldComm Group technologies. Learn how to join here.


Request Access

Members of FieldComm Group are granted access to the member sites.  If you do not have access to obtain the Technical Specifications and Test Specifications, please send a request for access through a ticket.


Register a Manufacturer ID and Expanded Device Type Code

All Manufacturer ID codes and HART Expanded Device Type codes must be registered with FieldComm Group prior to product development and registration. Manufacturer ID codes and Expanded Device Type Codes are assigned to current FieldComm Group Members.


Obtain Forms

For WirelessHART product registration, download the latest version of the forms from ShareFile


Perform Pre-Testing

Developers may pre-test products before submitting them for registration. FieldComm Group makes the official test systems and tools available for purchase. Order tools online.  

Additional fees are applied to a test campaign if the developer does not submit pre-testing results, see the table in the article "Testing and Registration Fees". 



Testing and Registration Fees

The testing and registration fee applies if the product PASSES or FAILS the test campaign. Every submission and re-submission will be invoiced for the appropriate testing and registration fees.   


Schedule A Test Date

To schedule a test date for your product, please submit a new ticket and select "Product Registration"  To complete the request, attach a purchase order for the appropriate fees.  You may request a future date for your product test. FieldComm Group will notify you of the scheduled test date and when to ship your hardware to our facility.  Lead times vary based upon demand for testing. 




Submit A Product Registration Package

Forms are provided in a registration kit, a link will be supplied via the Product Registration Ticket opened by the developer.


Manufacturer submits a complete registration package as a zip file that contains: 


  1. Completed Token-Passing Data-Link Test Summary (FCG FR20156)
  2. Completed FSK Physical Layer Test Data Sheet (FCG FR20156)
  3. Completed Slave Universal Command Test Summary (FCG FR20156)
  4. Completed Slave Common Practice Command Test Summary (FCG FR20156)
  5. Completed TDMA-Mesh Test Summary (HCF_FRM-156.6)
  6. Completed HART Field Device Specification (HCF_LIT-18)
  7. Instructions for setting More Status Available Bit (UAL048b)
  8. Instructions for setting Write Protection (UAL009)
  9. All the log files generated by the test automation including the
    • BA000xxx.OUT (Token-Passing Data-Link) files;
    • DLL039a.qa.log and DLL039b.qa.log files
    • UALxxx.qa.log (Universal Command) files;
    • CALxxx.qa.log  (Common Practice Command) files;
    • TMLxxx.log, TMLxxx.txt (WirelessHART device-level) files; and
  10. SLTxxx.log, SLTxxx.txt, SLTxxx.doc (WirelessHART system-level) files.
  11. FCC test results and antenna transmit power plots
  12. Proof of IEEE STD 802.15.4-2006 transceiver compliance
  13. Device Shipping Information (FR10045)
  14. HART Product Exhibit.xls
  15. Product Website Marketing Information (FR10041)
  16. Any special instructions for test case execution. 
  17. Effective September 1, 2017 Device Description and/or FDI Device Package must be included


The complete registration package must be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the scheduled test date, else the test campaign will be rescheduled.  Product Registration Packages are sent to FieldComm Group via upload to our ShareFile site, a private link will be supplied within the ticket opened for the test campaign.  Files must not be emailed directly to staff.  All information pertaining to the product registration will be conveyed via the Product Registration Ticket.

  

Ship Hardware

The manufacturer ships one sample of the device (this should be the pre-tested hardware) to the lab facility in Austin, TX 2 - 3 weeks prior to the assigned test campaign start date.  Registration kits contain a Device Shipping Information form which must be included in the submission. Hardware should be shipped as a Temporary Export/Import.


FieldComm Group (Headquarters) address:

9430 Research Blvd.

ATTN: HART LAB

Suite 1-120

Austin, TX 78759 

USA

Tel: +1-512-792-2300


Testing and Registration

FieldComm Group conducts the testing and provides a test report. If the product complies with all Conformance requirements, registration is granted and a certificate is published. The hardware is returned to the developer.