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See the New Ignition Data Center Demo App
Made specifically for the Data Center industry, the new demo app is a highly realistic, detailed view of what a real Ignition project for data centers looks like.
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Main Keynote: Elevating Automation
Let's kick off the 2023 Ignition Community Conference on a high note. Join Inductive Automation's leadership team as they reflect on the past year, look toward the future, and give you a bird's-eye view of our growing company, ever-evolving industry, and thriving Ignition community. This is ICC, elevated!
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New Possibilities at the Edge
As industrial organizations do more at the edge of the network, important new questions are arising. What is the relationship between edge systems and centralized systems? What can you do at the edge that you couldn’t do before? How can you use the edge with the cloud effectively?
47 min video
Ignition Empowers Business Evolution For Leader In Water Supply Lines
Saint-Gobain PAM has launched a business modernization program to remain at the highest level of competitiveness, and digital technology plays a key role. Saint-Gobain PAM chose the 150-year-old reference plant to demonstrate that leveraging Ignition as an enterprise platform could cover every need and that a team of 6 experts could successfully manage the entire transformation, including SCADA, MES, track and trace, quality control, and many other functions.
9 min video
What Does ‘Ignition Edge Ready’ Mean?
Ignition Edge is a line of limited, lightweight software solutions designed for the edge of the network. Ignition Edge solutions allow you to easily and affordably expand your system to capture, process, and visualize critical data at the edge.
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Choosing the Best SCADA Software: 6 Important Features
Discover how to choose the best Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software, with the six features you need and how to choose the right vendor.
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New to Ignition? Learn the Lingo With This Glossary.
When you're a newcomer to the world of Ignition, it’s exciting to learn about all of the things you can do with it, but there are also some challenges. One of the challenging things is learning the various terms and acronyms associated with Ignition and with industrial automation in general. To help with that, we've put together this glossary of some of the most common terms that you'll hear. Along with a short definition, each term includes a link to further information. We hope this helps jumpstart your Ignition journey.
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Expanding Connectivity with Ignition’s Mitsubishi Driver
We are continually expanding Ignition’s capabilities, adding new features, updates, and drivers. With the release of Ignition 8.1.31 this month, Ignition’s new Mitsubishi Driver now adds the MELSEC-F devices to its growing list of compatible MELSEC series, including the iQ-R, iQ-F (FX5U), Q, and L series. This latest addition is more than just an increase in compatibility, it’s a step toward making the Ignition platform more effective globally.
46 min video
Ignition Community Live: Elevate Your Experience at ICC 2023
The Ignition Community Conference (ICC) is coming up and it has plenty of new additions for future attendees to catch up on. At this special ICC preview, learn about the expanded options for viewing and participating including the ICC Livestream, the all-new Table Talks, and much more. Plus, get a sneak peak at perennial ICC favorites like the Keynotes, the Build-a-Thon, Exchange Challenge, the Discover Gallery, Workshops, and more.
44 min video
Design Like a Pro: Exceptional Industry-Specific HMIs
When it comes to designing an HMI, there are a few basic concepts to keep in mind, but no one-size-fits-all solution. Every screen will be unique, with functionality and requirements particular to the needs of its operators, and the more specialized the use, the more critical those differences are. So what makes an HMI excel in an industry setting?
58 min video