Endress+Hauser Field Xpert SMT77
By Mario Cywinski
Endress+Hauser has introduced Field Xpert SMT77, a rugged tablet PC tool to help manage field instruments and document the work progress. SMT77 comes preinstalled with device configuration software and device library. The device enables plant asset management in Class 1 Div 1 hazardous areas.
Field Xpert SMT77 supports HART, PROFIBUS DP/PA, Foundation Fieldbus, Modbus, CDI and Endress+Hauser service interfaces.
The Field Xpert device library has over 2,700 pre-installed device and communication drivers. It can connect to field instrumentation devices directly via a USB or Bluetooth wireless modem, or via a gateway, remote I/O or multiplexer to a bus system.
The Field Xpert SMT77, therefore, works with many modern field instrument with “One Click Connectivity.“ The SMT77 also supports Endress+Hauser Heartbeat Technology and FieldCare instrument diagnostic and monitoring functions.
The tablet PC has Windows 10 Pro software installed, comes with an 10.1 inch LCD Multitouch HD display, 2x bonded Gorilla Glass, a 5MP auto focus camera, a 2MP front facing camera, and up to 128 GB storage. Communication ports and supported networks include USB, Ethernet, HDMI, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—with 4G LTE and GPS available as an option.
The battery runtime is five hours. The SMT77 comes in a general purpose configuration as well hazardous area configuration for Class 1, Div 1 and meets all the legal requirements of the relevant EU directives and is IP65 compliant.