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Universal Remote I/O (RIO) Network

Universal Remote I/O (RIO) Network

Universal Remote I/O Link is a local area network designed to connect controllers to remote I/O chassis and a variety of intelligent devices such as operator interfaces and AC or DC drives.

  • Overview
  • Documentation
  • Resources


  • Local area network designed for factory-floor applications
  • Connects controllers to remote I/O chassis and other intelligent devices
  • Additional products are available from our Encompass™ Partners


  • Universal Remote I/O Interfaces

Encompass Partner Products

Through the Encompass program, our third-party product-referencing program, you can quickly locate the products that best solve your application challenges. Use the Encompass search tool to sort and filter products from best-in-industry suppliers in your region to connect to the Rockwell Automation® architecture, or to use with our products.

Learn More

Looking for other industrial network connectivity? Search our Encompass Partner Products database for additional products.


View all Remote I/O Network publications in Literature LibraryAll Languages

Product Catalog

Find catalog numbers, certifications, and specifications.

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Browse our Literature Library where you can search for additional publications in more languages. You can also use the Advanced Search feature to search by catalog number, publication type, title, or keywords to narrow your results.

Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Build This Catalog Number

Build or verify a catalog number, and get information and CAD drawings for these products.

Configuration & Selection Tools

Other Resources

  • Integrated Architecture Tools — Tools to help you plan and configure an Integrated Architecture™ system.
    • IA Bookshelf [PDF] — View recommended literature for the Integrated Architecture™ system.
    • Integrated Architecture Podcasts — Select from a list of podcasts to learn more about the Integrated Architecture™ system.
    • Popular Configuration Drawings — Use these tools to understand the basic performance, capacity and configuration of the Integrated Architecture™ system.
    • Sample Code Library — Retrieve samples of code that have been developed by other users and post code that others might find helpful.
  • Knowledgebase — Visit our online resource for technical information, support chat and forums, software updates, and product safety advisories/notices.