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Centralized Instrument Management

Manage All of Your Instruments In One Place


  • Serial Communications
  • File Monitoring
  • Parsing
  • Centralized Instrument Mgmt.


  • Java SE 8+ (server)
  • Java SE 6+ (client)
  • Dual-Core Processor (32 or 64 bit)
  • 4GB RAM
  • 10GB free HD space
  • (requirements vary by usage)

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows Server 2003/2008/2012
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10
  • Ubuntu Linux 8.04 or later
  • Other Java 6+ enabled OSes*

Supported Databases

  • We support any database that has a JDBC driver, including:
  • Microsoft® SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • IBM DB2
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • Firebird
  • Others
  • *Ignition is compatible with any Java 6+ enabled operating system. Full support is only offered for listed operating systems.

The project browser in the Ignition Designer manages all instrument configurations in one central location, facilitating easy set up and maintenance.

Centralized Instrument Management

Because companies have many instruments of the same types, a central location to configure them will reduce the effort to reuse and maintain them.

A configuration can be copied or modified to reduce the time required to set up communications with your unique device.