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The IEEE 1451 smart transducer interface for sensors and actuators standard was developed to facilitate sensor to network interoperability. It has defined a set of common communication interfaces for connecting transducers (sensors or actuators) to control networks and instruments in a network-independent environment. Concurrently, the Machinery Information Management Open Systems Alliance (MIMOSA) has established an open architecture and a set of protocols for exchanging complex sensor information between condition-based maintenance (CBM) systems. Likewise, the open system architecture for condition based maintenance (OSA-CBM) program has developed an open architecture and standard for distributed CBM software components. Ideally, if there is a way to interface these standards, sensor information can be easily accessed by condition-based maintenance application software. This paper examines the IEEE 1451 standard and the MIMOSA/OSA-CBM specifications to find entry points that can provide a connection between these standards.