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Field Information Manager software download

Download free software - FDI-based fieldbus device management tool

ABB Field Information Manager is a software for device management that makes the configuration, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of fieldbus instruments easier and quicker than ever before.

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Free trial objective

The user is free to use the software without ordering a license from ABB. Without a license the tool is designed to connect & configure online with one HART device at a time via a HART modem.

Installation Guidelines

Please watch also the Learn more - Learning Center for further information about required Windows patches.

  • Normally, the installation will complete in less than 3 minutes.
  • The installation of the Field Information Manager will automatically upgrade a previous version if already installed.
  • Please uninstall the Field Information Manager 1.0 version because this version does not support any upgrade.
  • The installation of the Field Information Manager software requires administrator rights. Any other users can start the installation setup file, but during the installation procedure the system will ask for an administrator user and password.
  • The setup will install the Microsoft .Net framework automatically if required and reboot if necessary. After the reboot please start the setup file again. However, installing the .Net framework will delay the normal installation time. 
  • On Windows 7 computers please ensure that all Windows updates are installed before starting the setup.

Hardware and software requirements

Operating System Requirements

  • Windows 7 64bit
  • Windows 8.1, Windows 10, 64bit, desktop computers or touch pads
  • Windows Server for the FIM800xAConnect software, that gets installed for System 800xA Connectivity. Please find more information about the supported Windows Server versions by referring to the System Guide Summary document 3BSE078159.
  • 10 GB storage space, minimum of 1 Gigabyte RAM.

Supported HART FSK-modems

Field Information Manager (FIM) contains the Thorsis(Ifak) modem driver and is already prepared to support ABB/Thorsis(Ifak) HART modems listed below:

  • ABB NDA121-NX USB (Ex ia)
  • ABB NHA121-NO USB
  • Thorsis(Ifak) system isHRT USB
  • Thorsis(Ifak) system isHRT USBeX
  • Thorsis(Ifak) system H@RT BluePack

Other modems require a manual modem driver installation. The supported baud rates are: 1200, 9600, 19200, 38400, 115200.

Supported PROFIBUS modems

Field Information Manager (FIM) contains the Thorsis(Ifak) modem driver and is already prepared to support ABB/Thorsis(Ifak) PROFIBUS modems listed below:

  • Thorsis(Ifak) system isPro USBx12

Other modems require a manual modem driver installation.

Supported Gateways

The Field Information Manager supports a connectivity to ABB S800 IO through Thorsis Ethernet to PROFIBUS DP adapter listed below:

  • Thorsis(Ifak) isNet Lite - Ethernet Communication Module with isNet PROFIBUS DP.

See here how to setup the connection.

Supported System 800xA versions

  • SV5.1 RevE
  • SV5.1 FP4 RevE
  • SV6.0.x (6.0.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2)
  • SV6.1 onwards