Ignition Edge IIoT
Publish and Access Field-Device Data From the Edge
Ignition Edge IIoT turns virtually any field device, such as a touch panel or a client terminal, into a lightweight, MQTT-enabled edge gateway that works seamlessly with Ignition IIoT and other common IIoT platforms. It’s ideal for polling data at the device location and publishing data to an MQTT server that business systems and applications can access.
Use Edge IIoT as an edge gateway to publish device data from the edge of the network to an MQTT broker.Architecture Diagram
Remote IIoT with Local Client
Use Edge Panel and Edge IIoT together to add a local client at the edge of the network and to publish data to an MQTT broker.Architecture Diagram
Edge IIoT Standalone
Use Edge IIoT as a standalone edge gateway to publish device data from the edge of the network to an MQTT broker.Architecture Diagram
Transmit Data Through MQTT
Ignition Edge IIoT uses the highly efficient MQTT protocol to transmit data to any MQTT broker and supports the Sparkplug data-encoding specification. MQTT is a proven, OASIS-standard data transfer protocol that is quickly becoming the leading messaging protocol for the IIoT.
Ignition Edge IIoT allows you to buffer data so that you can store-and-forward it in the event of a network failure. Ignition Edge IIoT will check to see if the subscriber is connected before sending data via a bulk payload to the MQTT broker and then onto the subscriber.
Works as Part of an End-to-End IIoT Solution
Ignition Edge IIoT works great as a standalone edge gateway that can send device data from the field to an MQTT broker. However, when combined with Ignition IIoT, Edge IIoT seamlessly becomes part of a true end-to-end IIoT solution that can capture data from the field, distribute data through MQTT’s publish-and-subscribe methodology, and build and deploy industrial applications throughout the enterprise, all on one platform.
OPC UA Connectivity
For easy PLC connections, all Ignition Edge solutions come with unlimited tags and are
equipped with native drivers. Ignition Edge acts as an OPC UA server when used with the
included Ignition native drivers and can connect to an OPC UA server as an OPC UA client.
External access (from a third party) to Ignition Edge’s OPC UA server requires Edge IIoT.
See the included native drivers
Ignition Edge works seamlessly with Ignition and on Linux, any version of Windows, on macOS, and more, so you can install it on virtually any industrial device1. With support for ARM processors, Ignition Edge can also run on devices like Raspberry Pi or the latest generation of efficient edge-of-network devices.
Mix and Match with Other Ignition Edge Products
Use Ignition Edge IIoT2, Compute, Panel, Sync Services, or EAM3 on a single device, or mix and match them to create powerful solutions for your specific needs.
Designed by the MQTT Experts
Ignition Edge IIoT is supported by Cirrus Link Solutions , a strategic third-party module partner of Inductive Automation with years of experience developing top-quality MQTT solutions. Using their vast knowledge of MQTT, Cirrus Link designed Edge IIoT to be an ideal solution for transmitting MQTT data from the edge of the network.
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows Server 2016/2019/2022
- Windows 10/11
- macOS (10.16+)
- Linux (support for popular distributions, tested with Ubuntu 20.04)
Supported MQTT Servers
- The MQTT Distributor Module and any server compliant with the 3.1.1 MQTT protocol OASIS standard.
- A central MQTT Server/Broker is required. Must be Sparkplug B-compliant.
- Ignition v8.0.8+
- MQTT Transmission Module
- 1024 MB RAM5
- 1GB free HD space
- MQTT Server(s)