Optris demonstrates how infrared thermometers can be integrated into automated systems. All their infrared measuring devices which, in addition to the sensor head are also featuring a separate electronics box, implement multiple concepts for the interfacing with automation systems. Beside the analog interface there are no less than six digital interfaces to choose from. In this way, customers can select and install the interface which best suits their application and environmental conditions. All interfaces are bidirectional, allowing parameters to be both sent and received. The temperature sensor can be connected to a network or controller using RS232, RS485, USB, CAN, Profibus DP or Ethernet. Specific measuring set-ups are required for example for measurements of various materials having different emissivities. This digital communication feature allows users to assign parameters easily. It also dispenses with the need for an A/D converter. Also, digital interfaces are able to bridge long distances, making installations much more flexible.