With the so-called CloudRail.Box, IO-Link-capable sensors can be connected to the cloud (Microsoft Azure, AWS, SAP Cloud, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud) using a Plug&Play approach. The system recognizes and configures connected IO-modules and sensors fully automatically. As soon as a sensor or IO-module is plugged into the device, it simply appears in the CloudRail configuration interface. In the next step, the desired cloud platform is selected and the sensor data already appears in the cloud. Where previously complex integration projects over several weeks or even months were necessary, this process takes less than a minute with CloudRail.