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Distributed I/O

A distributed input/output (I/O) system uses a network of sensors, transmittors, transducers, and monitoring devices to control a distributed system. Distributed I/O may be used in production systems, power distribution systems, and many other applications. Distributed I/O components are monitored and controlled by a control system with network communications to all the I/O components and subsystems.