The Meriam MFC 5150 HART Communicator utilizes a Windows based system for faster processing and greater storage capacity. Plus, no subscriptions, and with all options standard at no extra cost. The device is supplied with a fast 1-GHz processor, 256 MB of RAM and 512 MB of flash memory. It is capable of supporting up to an 8-GB SD card, which gives it the ability to store every existing DD file. This enables communication to take place with any registered or unregistered HART device, ensuring that the HART transmitter will connect to the 5150 regardless of brand or model.
The unit has a 4.3", wide-viewing-angle touchscreen with excellent anti-glare viewing, and can be used in darkness or in bright sunlight. The full QWERTY keyboard and intuitive international icons similar to those of a smartphone make all the functions easily navigated. No stylus is required for the touchscreen.
The 5150 has contextual help and can play video, so that instructional videos can be loaded onto the device for use in the field. There are hyperlinked menu paths for fast navigation via a single touch, and there are teachable, device-specific shortcuts. The communicator is supplied with a 9400-mAh rechargeable battery, which provides for more than 10 hours of continuous use and over 200 hours in standby mode. The device has an "instant-on" feature. The extended battery life and instant-on means that the 5150 is capable of getting through an entire shift without having to be recharged. When it does need recharging, it sits on the supplied cradle, which has an integral USB connection to the customer's PC.
The 5150 is rated IP54 for ingress protection and has overmolded bumpers for impact protection. It is not necessary to purchase an aftermarket protective boot for the 5150. The handle is only 8" in circumference with the smallest point where the operator's hand will rest the most. It is designed to be ergonomically easy to hold and use. Through the supplied charging cradle, the 5150 has USB connectivity, so it can be updated over the Internet without a subscription fee. Multiple languages and TAB access to multiple panes are supported.
- Manufactured by Meriam Process Technologies
- Reads manufacturers DDs in their native format
- Enhanced 4.3” diagonal anti-glare touchscreen
- Ergonomic, handheld design
- Operating temp: 14 to 122°F (-10 to 50°C)
- 480 X 272 pixels display
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- On Demand Help Menus
- Manage device information through PC connection
- Integrated multi-language support