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Cloud connection for all IO-Link sensors

io-key consists of a cellular gateway, an integrated SIM card and a cloud environment with automatically generated dashboards. It is compatible with over 20,000 IO-Link enabled sensors from more than 200 manufacturers.

io-key is the simplest solution to start your digital transformation journey. It can be deployed easily without IT resources and a pre-built software infrastructure for reliable and secure wireless connection. 

Reduce upfront investment cost
The required infrastructure investments and high wiring cost are often the reasons why remote monitoring is costly. io-key reduces the initial investment cost that is typically required to bring data to the cloud.
Achieve higher machine uptime
Avoid machine downtime by monitoring critical measureing points remotely. Plan maintenance proactively rather than reactively.
Easy setup
Ready in minutes without the need for IT involvement. Easy and intuitive cloud dashboard allows you to monitor, manage, and analyze sensor data online at all times. Set up email or text alerts to be notified when alarm thresholds have been exceeded.
IO-Link communications
Plug-and-play recognition of IO-Link sensors, regardless of the manufacturer. Sensor data is transmitters to the ifm cloud via na embedded SIM card without affecting the IT infrastructure and resources.

Be free of cables -- use mobile network instead

io-key transfers the data of connected sensors via mobile network (NB-IoT or 2G network) to a secured cloud where the user can access the clearly structured data in a dashboard - no matter when, no matter where, indoors or outdoors. 

Monitoring decentralized processes and installations can be that simple.

Cloud functions
  • Automatic dashboard generation without any user configuration
  • Sensor connected to the io-key is automatically identified in the cloud
  • Adjustable dashboard with individual sensor data view
  • Manage users and user groups with different permissions and properties
  • Mobile view for monitoring from anywhere
  • Provide real-time recording of multiple process values
  • Data is stored for up to one year
  • Schedule a report or export trend data as .csv or .xlsx files for further analysis
  • Configure alarm thresholds with time stamp information
  • Archive error conditions in alarm history for documentation of failures
  • Acknowledge and clear alarms when needed
Email / text
  • Email or send SMS notification in case of alarm conditions
  • Manage users and user groups for different email notifications