2015 ended successfully for IO-Link. At SPC IPC Drives, 39 members of the IO-Link member community presented 170 devices and components under the motto "Enabler for Industrie 4.0“. The various sensors, actuators, masters, and services illustrate the possibilities of high-performance point-to-point communication. More and more companies are convinced of the benefits.
Balluff, Banner, and Murrelektronik have IO-Link product news. GE's Automation and Controls provides a video first-look at their high-density I/O with PROFINET connectivity. Softing provides a PROFIBUS PA developer kit and a story of using their tools for PROFIBUS diagnostics. Industrial Data Xchange announces a StarNET Gateway for PROFIBUS.