FLEX 5000™ I/O is built on a higher-speed connectivity and expanded bandwidth platform to deliver increased amounts of data back to the controller. This helps future-proof control systems for a Connected Enterprise. During production, the modules can reduce costly and unplanned downtime, especially in continuous process-control applications. Removal and insertion under power (RIUP) allows technicians to replace existing I/O, and an online change capability allows configuration of new I/O, both while the system continues to run. In addition, the flexibility to configure alarms, events and diagnostics at the channel level helps drive maintenance efficiency.