The HART Communication Foundation (www.hartcomm.org) published a guidance document, titled “WirelessHART Device Registration Procedure,” which outlines the testing and registration requirements for WirelessHART devices. The procedure is designed to ensure device interoperability of both wired and wireless HART-enabled devices.

Manufacturers are required to fully test their devices using the tools available and the procedure outlined by the foundation prior to submitting their devices for registration. The foundation independently validates that the device and data submitted meets protocol requirements.

Testing and registration of a device ensures the quality of the HART device and the interoperability of all devices that claim HART compliance. Devices that successfully pass the registration requirements are permitted to carry the “HART Registered” mark.