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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.

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  • Product Selection
  • 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

Additional Information

Our PartnerNetwork Encompass Program offers complementary product solutions through the Encompass search tool. You can 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.


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Product Certifications

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

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.