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The H1 Interoperability Test Kit (H1 ITK) tests the functionality of a device and its conformity with FOUNDATION Fieldbus function block and transducer block specifications. An excellent tool for troubleshooting and debugging devices, the test kit includes all hardware and software required to ensure a manufacturer’s complete device interoperability as specified by FieldComm Group’s official registration testing procedure. 


  • Supports Field Diagnostic Capabilities 
  • Supports Control in the Field Capabilities 
  • Tests H1 device for its interoperability and its conformity to FOUNDATION function block specifications 
  • Automation prompts available to reduce human intervention with the test device – requires ITK 

Automation Toolkit 

  • Pre‐testing a device to minimize testing costs 

System Requirements 

  • 1GHz processor or faster with 2 or more cores -more is better
  • 32-bit or 64-bit versions Windows 8 or 10 are officially supported. Windows 7 should still work, but is not recommended and is no longer tested by FieldComm Group.
  • Microsoft .Net Framework 4.x (use the latest version from Microsoft, including all updates)
  • At least 1 GB RAM for 32-bit OS; 2GB RAM for 64-bit OS
  • 1 GB free hard drive space
  • Support for one of the following National Instruments FF H1 Interfaces:
    • (1) Available USB 2.0 port for the NI USB-8486 H1 Interface (default hardware provided in new purchases of the H1 ITK)
    • (1) Available PCI slot for the NI PCI-FBUS/2 H1 Interface (available in new ITK purchases by request only)
    • (1) Available Cardbus/PCMCIA slot for the NI PCMCIA-FBUS/2 Series 2 H1 Interface (Note: may not work on 64-bit Windows 7 reliably. No longer available for purchase in a new ITK)
  • Support for one of the following ports (If using the optional AT-444 Automation Toolkit – see section 1.4.1)
    • (1) Available USB 2.0 port for the AT-444 USB ITK Automation Toolkit
    • (1) Available LPT Parallel Printer Port for the Parallel Port version of the AT-444 ITK Automation Tookit (supported only in 32-bit versions of Windows - no longer available for purchase)

General Hardware Requirements

  • Power Supply 
  • Power Conditioner 
  • Terminators (2) 
  • DB‐9 to H1 Fieldbus Cable 

Part Warranty 

  • 1 year parts warranty against manufacturer defect  

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