Ignition Edge IIoT

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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.

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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.

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Totally Cross-Platform

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.

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