HART technology has been shown to significantly reduce the time required to fully commission a network (loop). For example. devices can be more quickly verified because the device specific and application information are loaded into instruments which can quickly be verified by the host control system. Commissioning is further streamlined by connecting a PC configurator to each HART communication loop online either through the control system or a multiplexing I/O system. This eliminates the need to move the configuration device from one termination point to the next while commissioning devices on the network. Leading PC configurator applications also include a loop-test feature which ensures proper connections, and as-installed record-keeping features for long-term documentation and maintenance.