Duration: 30 minutes

Smart sensors used for measurement are becoming crucial enablers in almost every industry not only for machine control but also networking and data connectivity. This webcast will look at how IO-Link technology offers a smart sensor solution for network communications, automated parameter setting and expanded diagnostics.

Backed by a large and diverse consortium of industrial control suppliers (, this technology provides a simple, low cost alternative and is moving toward widespread and potentially global acceptance. While Ethernet has infiltrated nearly every level of factory networking, the size and cost of the technology is too much for simple sensing devices. The panel discussion will look at the trends in smart sensors, technical challenges, applications and how smart sensors are moving into the future.

John BurnsSpeaker: John Burns
Product Manager, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Will HealySpeaker: Will Healy III
Networking & Connectivity Market Manager, Balluff

Rich TallantSpeaker: Rich Tallant
Product Manager, Instrumentation,

Al Presher

Moderator: Al Presher
Contributing Editor,
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