- February 03, 2020
- Inductive Automation
February 3, 2020 — Inductive Automation announced improvements to three products, and a development resource. All four are intended to make it easier for organizations to realize their goals in digital transformation. The news was announced at a press conference at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida.
The four solutions relate to Ignition by Inductive Automation. Ignition is an industrial application platform with tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Ignition is used in many industries, in more than 100 countries. The solutions include:
- New products for Ignition Edge.
- An expansion of the Ignition Onboard program.
- Improvements to the Ignition Perspective Module.
- A free resource for developers: Ignition Exchange.
Ignition Edge will have three new products. Ignition Edge is a line of Ignition software solutions designed for embedding into field and OEM devices at the edge. They work to allow organizations to extend data collection, visualization, and system management to the edge of the network. With the products coming soon, the lineup will include Ignition Edge Panel, Ignition Edge Compute, Ignition Edge Sync Services, Ignition Edge EAM (Enterprise Administration Module), and Ignition Edge IIoT.
The Ignition Onboard program now has easier access to industrial hardware that comes with Ignition already installed, configured, and licensed. Numerous device manufacturers are embedding Ignition and Ignition Edge into their devices — including Advantech, Moxa, OnLogic, Opto 22, and ORing.
The Ignition Perspective Module now has more features to help turn data into smart industrial applications. It lets users build mobile industrial applications in HTML5 for monitoring and control of their processes directly from their mobile phones.
Ignition Exchange is an online space where developers can get free Ignition resources provided by Inductive Automation and the Ignition community.