- February 08, 2019
- Inductive Automation
February 8, 2019 — Inductive Automation announces that the public Beta version of its Ignition 8 software is available. Ignition 8 will be released in April. The news was announced at a press conference at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Fla.
Ignition by Inductive Automation 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 100 countries.
A key part of the Ignition 8 release is the Ignition Perspective Module, a pure-web, fully mobile solution. It provides full SCADA control from mobile phones, and drag-and-drop capabilities for designing mobile-responsive screens that are ideal for mobile devices. Applications built with the Ignition Perspective Module adapt to fit any size screen, from cellphone to desktop. It will also enable users to leverage a phone’s GPS, camera, Bluetooth, orientation-sensing, and more. It runs in any web browser with HTML5, and requires no plug-ins.
Ignition 8 also features new capabilities for building enterprise-scale architectures. A tag system aids very large deployments, such as those with a million tags or more. Project inheritance allows corporate standards to be used in addition to local modifications. And Ignition 8 was built with cybersecurity as a key pillar. It supports encryption protocols, uses two-factor authentication, and also includes single sign-on.
The Beta version of Ignition 8 is available at demo.inductiveautomation.com, Google Play, and the Apple App Store.