The VTB-Sensor is addressable with a smart programmable design enabling reliability engineers and maintenance professionals to have a one-size-fits-all vibration sensor for both critical and non-critical balance of plant machines. The VTB-Impact Sensor is suitable for reciprocating machines such as compressors and pumps. The sensor provides acceleration monitoring for spikes as provides a temperature output. It has programmable low-pass, high-pass or band-pass filter capability. The VTB-Sensor also takes user-defined periodic snapshots of the dynamic vibration information for real-time automated machine condition analysis.