All laser systems can be easily integrated into a higher-level control via standard digital / analog interfaces. In addition there are several gateways available for integration into industrial production lines with different bus protocols. As an external peripheral of a field bus network all information of the laser system can be fully read out and used for controlling tasks. Typical bus protocols include Profibus, Profinet, DeviceNet, Interbus-S, EtherCAT and EtherNet / IP.