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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
What Is a Panel PC?
Most people are familiar with PCs (Personal Computers), but far fewer understand the difference between a retail PC and a panel PC. Whereas PCs are typically found in offices, panel PCs are specialized units designed to be used on or near machines in industrial environments like plant floors or remote sites. Panel PCs are built specifically to run HMI/SCADA software that allows operators to monitor and control processes in virtually every industry, including food & beverage, oil & gas, automotive, water & wastewater, and many more.
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Educational Engagement Program
Inductive Automation partners with qualifying educational institutions to provide free Ignition licenses to students anywhere in the world.
7 min video
Ditch Data Silos: Create a Unified Namespace with Ignition UDTs & MQTT
Data management can sometimes seem like the Wild West, with the chaos caused by inconsistent conventions for naming and organizing data. The current manual and point-to-point data entry methods used in the manufacturing industry result in inefficient operations, difficulty scaling, and dreaded data silos that make it hard for people to share information.
56 min video
Ignition Community Live: Ignition Cloud Edition
Hotly anticipated since it was first teased at ICC 2022, Ignition Cloud Edition combines the power of Ignition with the convenience of the cloud. Join some of our Ignition experts as they answer questions from the Ignition community, and explain the best uses for Cloud Edition as well as how it compares to the standard Ignition platform.
66 min video
In this session, you will get an early preview of the new MongoDB connector for Ignition that will automatically be part of Ignition Cloud Edition and available for purchase in standard Ignition. As always, we will end with Q&A.
Ignition + Docker: How to Use Containers for Faster Development
In the never-ending quest to develop and deploy automation projects more quickly, containers represent a powerful leap forward — especially when paired with Ignition. In this webinar, thought leaders from Inductive Automation and the Ignition community will discuss effective ways to use Ignition with the Docker platform, which is widely regarded as the de facto standard for building and sharing containerized apps.
56 min video