Date Added: Jul 2010
WirelessHART was released in September 2007 and became IEC standard in April 2010 (IEC 62591). It is the first open wireless communication standard specifically designed for real-time process control applications. It is designed to the same standard as its wired counterpart for reliability and interoperability. To ensure the compliance with the HARTTM Communication Protocol and the adherence to its strict timing requirements, all WirelessHART devices must be thoroughly tested and registered with the HART Communication Foundation (HCF). In this paper, the authors present Wi-HTest, the test suite developed to exercise WirelessHART devices, thus facilitating compliance assessment.