With the rise of intelligent automation technology and data transfer from the field level to higher-level management systems, IO-Link devices have made significant inroads on factory floors. When connected to an IO-Link master, IO-Link devices offer a variety of benefits to the control systems in a plant, such as online configuration and parameterization, simplified device exchange, and even data acquisition via OPC UA and MQTT. For commissioning and test reasons, however, you may wish to configure and parameterize an IO-Link device offline, i.e. outside the plant. This blog article supports you in offline parameterization of IO-Link devices using PACTware.