Inductive Automation announces launch of Ignition Onboard program

Inductive Automation announces launch of Ignition Onboard program

February 12, 2018 — Inductive Automation announced the creation of its Ignition Onboard program. The program involves device manufacturers embedding Ignition and Ignition Edge software in the devices they manufacture. The news was announced at a press conference at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Fla.

The program includes Ignition Onboard and Ignition Edge Onboard. 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 Edge is a line of Ignition software products which empower solutions designed for edge-of-network use.

Opto 22, Advantech B+B SmartWorx, Hilscher, Moxa, and EZAutomation are putting Ignition Edge on products. KEBA, Brown Engineers, Azul Systems, Nexoforge, and Tyrion Integration are embedding the full version of Ignition.

In addition to companies embedding Ignition and Ignition Edge in their devices as part of the Ignition Onboard program, there is an expanding universe of products that integrate with Ignition. Seeq Corporation, for example, has a connector for its software to Ignition. This enables Ignition users to use Seeq Workbench to find insights in their data, helping to enhance process efficiency.

Bedrock Automation is another example. The company has developed an industrial control system with an electro-magnetic backplane architecture. Bedrock recently announced an interface specification that enables Ignition users to leverage the security capabilities of OPC UA communications software. Inductive Automation supports that effort, and has already implemented several installations around Bedrock controllers.

About Inductive Automation

Inductive Automation creates industrial software that empowers organizations to turn great ideas into reality by removing technological and economic obstacles. By cross-pollinating IT with SCADA technologies, Inductive Automation created Ignition software, a universal industrial application platform.