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News / January 26, 2011

Free Upgrade Available To Ignition By Inductive Automation Software Users

Licensed Ignition by Inductive Automation customers are eligible to upgrade

Licensed Ignition by Inductive Automation customers are eligible to upgrade their corresponding HMI / SCADA modules at no cost. The new release, version 7.2, offers a variety of incremental improvements to the platform and modules. Download the upgrade.

The SCADA software system update increases performance and user efficiency. The new release will offer many improvements that span all parts of the system. Some of the highlights include:

New Stage-and-Publish Project Mode
Ignition Vision projects can now be “staged” for testing before publishing to running HMI /SCADA clients. This allows project designers to edit and save freely, only pushing qualified updates to the production Vision Clients when satisfied.

Easier Editing Workspace
The Ignition Vision module has been given a new editing workspace that enhances designer productivity. Tabbed window editing and a wide range of new user-interaction tools make the Ignition Vision design process more familiar to new users. Existing users will appreciate the more responsive feel of the editing system and the simplified management of window sizing.

Improved Redundancy Framework
Redundancy has been reworked and enhanced to provide easier setup, greater reliability and more features focused on the core use cases observed in the field. The new system uses dedicated master and backup nodes, making the redundant cluster easier to understand, more fault-tolerant, and quicker to fail-over.

Enhanced Designer Experience
In addition to the new Vision workspace, many other improvements have been made to the Ignition designer. A new search-and-replace system makes it easier to modify large projects, and increased performance improves response time on many long-running operations, such as importing SQLTags from a device.

Ignition is a software platform with a variety of HMI / SCADA and manufacturing execution systems (MES) modules that can be mixed and matched depending on the needs of industrial automation companies. The system is very flexible in creating custom HMI, SCADA and MES applications in industries such as food, beverage, oil, gas, packaging, pharmaceutical, and water / waste water.

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