Edge Computing, Data Collection, and HMI Software for the Network’s Edge
Extend Your Network, Not Your Budget
Capturing, processing, and visualizing critical data at the remote edge of the network can be difficult and expensive. Ignition Edge by Inductive Automation® is a line of lightweight, lean, low-cost Ignition software solutions designed specifically for devices used in the field and OEM devices at the edge of the network. With Ignition Edge, edge computing is easier and more affordable than ever, so you can extend your data collection, visualization, and system management all the way to the edge of your network.
Ignition Edge Solutions:
Publish field-device data through MQTT
Create local HMIs for field devices
Add true edge computing to your network
Synchronize data from the edge of the network
Combine with other Edge solutions for central management
“Having the power of Ignition extend down to edge devices in the field offers a disruptive approach to how industrial network infrastructures are designed, deployed, and managed.”
– Arlen Nipper
Co-Inventor of MQTT
Works on Any Device
Ignition Edge solutions work on a wide variety of operating systems such as Linux, Windows (any version), macOS, and more. Ignition Edge comes pre-installed on a range of edge-of-network devices that are IIoT-ready right out of the box, and Edge can also be installed on virtually any industrial device. With support for ARM processors, Ignition Edge can run on devices like a Raspberry Pi or the latest generation of edge-of-network devices.Explore devices with Edge pre-installed
Ignition Edge: Built on a Solid Foundation
All Ignition Edge solutions are built on a base of powerful features that are ideal for edge computing. Shared features include:
- OPC UA Module + Drivers
- One-Week Data Buffer
- Two Device Connections
- One-way email notification
- Gateway Network connections
- One Project
- One Tag Provider
Access Data from PLCs &
OPC UA Servers
For easy PLC connections, Ignition Edge solutions come with unlimited tags through an unlimited number of OPC UA connections and up to two Ignition native driver connections. Modbus RTU and TCP, Allen-Bradley, Siemens, DNP3, Omron, and simple TCP and UDP drivers are all included. Ignition Edge IIoT will also include drivers for Emerson ROC and Opto22.
Poll Data at the Source
Ignition Edge makes edge computing easy. Install Edge right onto, or next to, devices on the plant floor or in the field so you can process data as close to the source as possible. This allows you to make device data the one source of truth, improving data reliability and reducing latency.
Works Seamlessly with Ignition
Ignition Edge is designed to be installed on devices at the edge of the network. The Ignition platform is designed to work on central servers and to be deployed to multiple clients. Using Ignition and Ignition Edge together, you can build scalable and affordable enterprise-wide systems.
Ignition Edge Solutions: Mix and Match
Ignition Edge has standalone solutions for edge computing, remote HMIs, and MQTT data transmission as well as solutions to easily extend large-scale enterprise architectures. With five powerful Ignition Edge solutions to choose from, you can use any one of them on a single device, or mix and match them to create powerful solutions for your specific needs.
Turn any device into an edge gateway that publishes data to an MQTT broker.Learn more about Edge IIoT
Implement a standalone browser-based or dedicated application HMI at the edge of the network.Learn more about Edge Panel
Remotely run scripts and create REST APIs for interfacing with third-party applications.Learn more about Edge Compute
Ignition Edge Sync
Synchronize data from the edge of the network to a central Ignition server.Learn more about Edge Sync Services
Ignition Edge Onboard
Ignition Edge is powerful, MQTT-enabled, and designed specifically for use in industrial devices. That’s why a growing number of OEMs are installing and licensing Ignition Edge on their products as part of the Ignition Onboard program.Browse devices with Ignition Edge Onboard
Do Even More with Ignition Edge
Perfect for OEMs
Engineered and priced ideally for embedded applications
Edge is simple to implement: just install it and go.
Optimized for Embedded Devices
Edge is optimized for peak performance on constrained, embedded devices.
Full Integration with the Ignition EAM
Adds powerful functions when combined with the Ignition Enterprise Administration Module.
Built on Trusted IT Standards
MQTT, OPC UA, and Python.
Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.
Exponentially improve your data collection with unlimited tags.
What is Ignition Edge and how do I buy it?
Ignition Edge is a line of software products designed specifically for edge computing. Ignition Edge products consist of the Ignition Edge platform and powerful software plugins that add functionality to the platform. There are five Ignition Edge products – Edge IIoT, Edge Panel, Edge Compute, Edge Sync Services, and Edge EAM – each of which performs a different function. The Ignition Edge products can be used as standalone solutions, or as part of a larger system. Ignition Edge products can be purchased from Inductive Automation or from our Ignition Onboard program partners. To find out which Edge product best suits your needs, visit our Ignition Onboard Program, or call us at 1-800-266-7798.
What is the difference between the Ignition Core Modules and the Ignition Edge Plugins?
Ignition is a unified industrial application platform which can be extended through the
addition of fully integrated
software modules. Each module adds new functions to the Ignition platform, which enables
users to create applications for
SCADA, MES, IIoT, alarming, reporting, and more.
Ignition Edge is an edge-of-network software platform with plugins for computing, HMI, MQTT, and enterprise applications. Ignition Edge plugins cannot be installed on a central Ignition gateway. Both Ignition and Ignition Edge can work seamlessly together as part of an integrated system. To find out more about the Ignition Core modules, visit the Modules page.
How does the Ignition Edge free trial work?
You can download full versions of Ignition and Ignition Edge on our Download page. Ignition and Ignition Edge are free to try and are easy to install. To try Edge IIoT, you will need to download and install Edge IIoT and then download and install the MQTT Transmission module separately. You can use the free trial as long as you want so you can build and test full solutions before you buy.
Is Ignition Edge compatible with other IIoT and SCADA packages?
Yes, Ignition Edge is based on open, non-proprietary, IT-standard technologies. Ignition Edge is fully interoperable and compatible with other major IIoT and SCADA packages along with other industrial and enterprise systems. Ignition Edge was designed to work great alongside other systems or on its own so it’s easy to fit into your existing solutions.
Is there training available to learn how to use Ignition?
Yes, we offer live Ignition training classes. To see when the next available class is, visit our Training page. We also have hundreds of on-demand training videos available for you to view whenever you want at: inductiveuniversity.com
What is the difference between Ignition Edge and Ignition?
Ignition and Ignition Edge share the same basic platform but Edge is a leaner version of Ignition made specifically for use on edge-of-network devices. Ignition comes with unlimited tags, clients, and database connections, while Ignition Edge comes with unlimited tags, 2 clients (one local and one remote) and no database connectivity.
How is Ignition Edge IIoT different than the other Edge products?
Ignition Edge IIoT leverages the power of MQTT, a technology developed and supported by Cirrus Link Solutions. Cirrus Link Solutions is a Strategic Partner of Inductive Automation. Products developed by Strategic Partners are backed with a commitment to the long-term success of our customers. Inductive Automation sells Cirrus Link products; however, technical support is provided by Cirrus Link Solutions.
What kind of devices can Ignition run on?
Ignition is cross-platform compatible so it can run on Windows 7, 8, and 10, and Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019, as well as Linux and macOS. Ignition can run on any device that runs Java, including PCs, laptops, servers, tablets, smartphones, remote field devices, and even Raspberry Pi’s.
Who uses Ignition?
Ignition software is used by thousands of integrators and industrial organizations in more than 100 countries. It’s used by some of the biggest companies in the world in industries like oil and gas, water/wastewater, manufacturing, automotive, food processing and more. Visit our Customers page to see some of the companies that trust Ignition every day.