- April 04, 2017
- Inductive Automation
April 4, 2017 — Inductive Automation released Ignition Edge, a line of Ignition products developed for the edge of the network. One of the products was developed in collaboration with Cirrus Link Solutions. Inductive Automation also launched a free trial of Ignition Edge on its website today.
Inductive Automation is an industrial automation software company. Its key product, Ignition by Inductive Automation, is used in more than 100 countries. Ignition is an industrial application platform with fully integrated tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
IWith Ignition and Ignition Edge together, organizations can build scalable enterprise-wide systems.
Cirrus Link Solutions is based in Kansas City, Kan. Arlen Nipper, president of Cirrus Link, is a co-inventor of MQTT. MQTT is a pub/sub messaging transport that’s perfectly suited to the IIoT. MQTT provides bi-directional communication in a simple manner, so it requires minimal network bandwidth.
Ignition Edge Panel enables creation of local HMIs for field devices. It enables edge-of-network HMI functionality with robust Ignition features, including one local client, one remote web client for mobile access, and alarming features including email notification. It includes one week of data buffering for trending and local client fallback for mission-critical applications.
Ignition Edge Enterprise acts as an Agent Gateway in a multi-Gateway Ignition system by leveraging the Ignition Enterprise Administration Module (EAM). So it requires that the EAM be installed on the central Ignition Gateway. It’s got features such as remote backup, restoration management, centralized monitoring of performance and health metrics, and remote alarm notification. Edge Enterprise comes with up to a week of data buffering, and it can synchronize local tag history to a central Ignition historian for store-and-forward.
Ignition Edge MQTT by Cirrus Link was developed by Cirrus Link Solutions, a strategic partner of Inductive Automation. Ignition Edge MQTT enables publication of field device data through MQTT. It turns virtually any field device, such as a touch panel or a client terminal, into a lightweight, MQTT-enabled edge gateway. Ignition Edge MQTT uses MQTT to transmit data to any MQTT broker and supports the Sparkplug data-encoding specification.
About Inductive Automation
Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, a universal industrial application platform.