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Smart Sensor Connectivity Gets IO-Link Boost
10/13/2011

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Types of distributed modular I/O slave devices that use IO-Link communications include specialty sensors for measurement, position, and color detection, valve manifold control, and industrial RFID processors and heads.
Types of distributed modular I/O slave devices that use IO-Link communications include specialty sensors for measurement, position, and color detection, valve manifold control, and industrial RFID processors and heads.

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Alexander Wolfe
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Hot topic
Alexander Wolfe   10/13/2011 2:28:19 PM
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I'm up for any good tech info on sensors. A very hot topic right now. In that vein, check out SensorTech, an event which will be held in Feb in Anaheim.

Ivan Kirkpatrick
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Combines with RFID
Ivan Kirkpatrick   10/13/2011 2:32:52 PM
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I 'd like to hear more about how this will combine with RFID and ethernet.  Once these get to be ubiquitous and connected to the internet we will have an Internet of things and Sensors.  With the advent of distributed AI, we can just call it skynet.

TJ McDermott
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Another network protocol
TJ McDermott   10/16/2011 9:39:52 PM
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The idea of putting an Ethernet connector on a sensor (RJ-45 was used in the article) as being to large, too inconvenient.  M-12 threaded connectors also provide Ethernet connectivity.  They have a different keying so that they cannot be mixed with regular M-12 connectors, the most common connector for sensors today.  Connector is not a reason to reject Ethernet.

IO-Link in combination with Ethernet in its various protocols sounds very promising though.  I'm looking forward to seeing IO-Link/Ethernet adapters gain much higher industrial visibility.

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