Easily monitor, manage & analyse your sensor data online.


The io-key. +10.000 sensors from more than 200 manufacturers in <1 minute in the cloud.




The complete solution consisting of radio gateway, IoT cloud and Europe-wide data flat rate to monitor, manage and analyse sensor data online.

Ecosystem & Sales Partner:

What’s the io-key?


The io-key brings more than 10,000 industrial sensors from more than 200 manufacturers into the cloud in less than a minute in an uncomplicated and safe way. IO-Link sensors are detected automatically and independently of the manufacturer via Plug & Play and the sensor data are transmitted via radio (NB-IoT) to the cloud without any intervention in the IT infrastructure. There, the user can comfortably monitor and analyse the data, be alerted by e-mail and SMS if values change, and perform simple switching and control tasks.

The io-key is designed as an “enabler” for industrial cloud applications and Industry 4.0. It allows online access to sensor data from machines, vehicles and buildings and thus permanent monitoring of important operating information.

  •   Real Plug & Play with IO-Link: Start-up in <1 minute
  •   Manufacturer-independent compatibility with over 10,000 sensors
  •   Autarkic wireless connection via NB-IoT and 2G network
  •   Monitor and manage sensor data in the cloud
  •   E-mail and SMS notification in case of value alterations
  •   No intervention in IT- or
    System infrastructure required
  •   Sensor data flat rate at a fixed price
  •   Flat rate with full cost control,
    terminable at any time
  •   Europe-wide use without
    extra cost

With the io-key – the all-round package consisting of gateway, cloud environment and data flat rate – it is possible for the first time ever to make the data of commercially available sensors available online in a matter of minutes – see for yourself how easy it is.

The io-key Ecosystem


With the io-key – an all-round package consisting of gateway, cloud environment and data flat rate – it is now possible for the first time ever to make the data of commercially available sensors online in a matter of minutes. To implement the solution, the sensor technology start-up autosen ensured the support of leading technology companies: 1NCE, Round Solutions and Software AG.

The solution developed according to the autosen concept consists of a gateway from the hardware and M2M specialist Round Solutions and access to This is based on Software AG’s highly available and secure Cumulocity cloud technology, which is already used by well-known German telecommunications companies. Also included are SIM cards for data transmission from 1NCE. The specialist for IoT communication uses the modern, high-reach standard Narrowband IoT.

1nce, The IoT Natives

Managed IoT Connectivity

Secure data transmission and reliable wireless technology – this is what the IoT carrier 1NCE stands for. Thanks to cloud-native network technology, it provides the connectivity services for the io-key.

“The transmission of sensor data must be smooth and uncomplicated. With our IoT network, we are setting a new standard for IoT connectivity that allows data to be sent to the cloud faster, easier and cheaper.”

Alexander Sator


Cumulocity IoT by Software AG

Cloud Technology is based on Software AG’s highly reliable and secure Cumulocity cloud technology.

“New business models, business software and disruptive technologies seem to be pushing their way into your markets overnight. Keep up with them with targeted innovations!”

Bernd Gross
CTO, Software AG


Round Solutions

IoT Hardware & Firmware

As a leading player in the IoT/M2M industry, Round Solutions provides the io-key with components and firmware.

“The mission is very simple – Round Solutions sees a connected world and develops IoT products for specific purposes – for your purposes.”

Ben Hölke
Managing Director, Round Solutions


Automation & Sensors

Easiest product selection, fastest delivery, revolutionary low prices – on you will find the best sensors & solutions for the successful automation of your machines and plants.

“The path to the cloud should be as simple and efficient as possible in order to monetise the added value of digital applications. We therefore looked for a way for companies to realize sensor-to-cloud projects faster, more agilely and without any cost or security risk.”

Rainer Schniedergers
Product & Technology,


Whitelabeling of io-key and Cloud.
The io-key with your colour and branding.


Add your logo to the io-key and get your own cloud for your own brand. The io-key is your personal key to value-creating technology transformation and sustainable customer loyalty in the rapidly changing markets of your individual industry. With the io-key, you generate holistic digital added value from your sensors and automation solutions for your customers – uncomplicatedly and without great effort.

Sell your products and services together with the io-key. Create added value for your cloud by Plug & Play integration of sensors. Offer your customers additional services on the cloud and venture the step into the Industrial Internet of Things.

Already have a cloud environment? We will find a way to integrate the io-key here as well.


Contact us for more details


Do you have questions about the io-key?

We look forward to your message. We are personally at your disposal from Monday to Friday from 08:00 - 17:00 o'clock.

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