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News / February 11, 2013

Inductive Automation to Launch First Community-Based Industrial Automation

Ignition Module Marketplace Will Launch Live March 4

Inductive Automation, a rapidly growing innovator in the industrial automation software industry, announced today that it will launch the Ignition Module Marketplace – the first community-based software module store in its industry – on March 4, 2013, at The company made the announcement at a press conference held at the ARC World Industry Forum in Orlando, Fla.

Ignition by Inductive Automation™ is a modular software platform on which companies in a wide variety of industries can customize to their specific HMI, SCADA or MES requirements. At the new Ignition Module Marketplace, Ignition users can add increased functionality to their installed platform by downloading, trying and buying any module. Modules can be purchased separately, and range from small plug-ins to full vertical software solutions.

In addition to modules developed by Inductive Automation, the community-based online store will offer modules developed and made available by Ignition users. The ability to share modules with other Ignition users around the world opens up many new possibilities and removes the proprietary boundaries which often lock users into repeatedly buying from the same software vendor.

The launch of the industrial automation software industry’s first community-based module store is the latest in a series of "firsts" for Inductive Automation. Since its founding 10 years ago, the company has released the first database-centric HMI / SCADA software solution, the first HMI / SCADA software built entirely on Java, the first 100% cross-platform HMI / SCADA software, and the first HMI / SCADA solution built on a totally unified platform.

"Inductive Automation has consistently achieved firsts in the industrial automation industry by bringing the latest technologies to our field. The Ignition Module Marketplace represents a major step forward for HMI / SCADA software. The ability to instantly buy modules and share modules with the simplicity of an ‘app store’ experience will be revolutionary for our users," said Steve Hechtman, President and CEO of Inductive Automation.

Ignition by Inductive Automation™ 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.