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1. (WO2018197197) METHOD FOR OPERATING A FIELD DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/197197    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/059100
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 11 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: H04L 12/28
H04L 12/24
H04L 12/40
G05B 19/418
G06F 9/451
G06F 9/445
Applicants: ENDRESS+HAUSER PROCESS SOLUTIONS AG
Inventors: MAYER, Michael
BÜNZLI WURZER, Jürg
Title: METHOD FOR OPERATING A FIELD DEVICE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for operating a field device (F1, F2, F3, ..., Fn) used in an automation technology system (A), said field device having a communication link to a field access unit (FE), in particular a processor unit, a gateway, or an edge device, by means of a first wired or wireless communication network (KN1), in particular by means of an automation technology fieldbus, the method comprising: - retrieving a link (URL1, URL2, URL3, ... URLn) of the field device (F1, F2, F3, ..., Fn) on a client computer (CR), the link (URL1, URL2, URL3, ... URLn) consisting at least of a protocol field and a parameter field, the retrieving of the link (URL1, URL2, URL3, ... URLn) triggering the following steps: a) launching a first framework application (FR1) associated with the protocol field of the link (URL1, URL2, URL 3, ... URLn), in particular an FDT framework application, an FDI host, a DD host, or an EDD host; b) transferring the link (URL1, URL2, URL3, ... URLn) to the first framework application (FR1) and, using said first framework application (FR1), extracting at least one item of information obtained in the parameter field; c) configuring a communication path (KP) between the client computer (CR) and the field device (F1, F2, F3, ..., Fn) via the field access unit (FE) using the at least one item of information; d) opening a device driver (GT) associated with the field device (F1, F2, F3, ..., Fn), or a device description associated with the field device (F1, F2, F3, ..., Fn) in the first framework application (FR1).