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PRODUCT NEWS: IO-LINK is the Perfect Partner for netIOT

April 2016

Where does much of the data come from to service the cavernous appetite of IIoT? Why, from the sensors that measure at the lowest level of our plants. It requires every sensor to have intelligent connectivity and the best solution for that is IO-LINK, a standardized digital cabling method for low-level field devices. Hilscher offers it as one of its multi-protocol solutions based on the netIC module, enabling easy connection of IO-LINK devices to the cloud over automation networks such as PROFINET and EtherNet/IP, and using the MQTT protocol required by cloud solutions. A growing number of sensor companies are IoT-enabling their devices using netIC. Evaluation boards are available. IO-LINK ; netIC

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