- April 10, 2019
- Inductive Automation
April 10, 2019 — Inductive Automation released Ignition 8, an update to its software platform that addresses industrial organizations’ needs for expanded architectures, enhanced security, and first-class mobile solutions. This version gives users a view of their industrial processes that is more mobile, customizable, scalable, and secure than ever before. Ignition 8 arrives along with the Ignition Perspective Module. Ignition Perspective is a visualization system that brings new capabilities to mobile devices.
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 Perspective 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 also enables 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. Perspective allows people to enhance their SCADA systems in new and creative ways.
Ignition 8 provides capabilities for building enterprise-scale architectures. A faster tag system aids very large deployments, such as those with one million tags or more. Project inheritance allows corporate standards to be used in addition to local modifications. Full compatibility with industry-standard source-control tools helps to restore previous versions, resolve code conflicts, and track changes to codebases. 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.