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webinar | April 25, 2024

Accelerating The Journey From Edge To Cloud To Results

In this webinar, find out how an integrated and proven set of technologies can make the edge-to-cloud journey much faster and easier. Industry experts will explain how to drive successful business outcomes through tools like unified namespace (UNS), digital twins, data lakes, KPI visualization frameworks for OEE and other metrics, and a lot more.

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Boost PLC & Device Interoperability With New Drivers

On March 28, learn how to remove the limits of what you can connect your system to. You’ll discover how Ignition makes it a breeze to improve PLC connectivity. You’ll get up to speed on the new DNP3, IEC 61850, Mitsubishi, and Micro800 drivers for Ignition. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions related to the drivers or interoperability at large.

60 min video

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article Guide

What Is MES?

Simply put, a MES system is used to monitor and manage work-in-process on the factory floor, covering resource scheduling, production workflows, recipe management, traceability, inventory, quality assurance, document control, and more. A successful implementation of MES software will not only improve efficiency, but make manufacturers into better businesses.

3 min read

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How Digital Transformation Starts With SCADA

In today's rapidly evolving industrial landscape, we cannot overstate the significance of a robust and modern Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. SCADA systems are at the heart of operational technology (OT), where we find most of the data needed for Digital Transformation. Ignition SCADA bridges the gap between OT and information technology (IT), facilitating the seamless flow of data essential for monitoring, control, decision-making, and much more.

57 min video

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case study Water/Wastewater

Water Utility Implements Ignition System to Improve Efficiency, Compliance, and Reporting

California American Water found that the SCADA system at its Monterey facility was struggling to maintain the high standards required of a water utility in a “hydraulically challenged” area and chose Flexware to replace its legacy SCADA system with Ignition.

10 min video

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article Guide  |  Data Center

NERC CIP Best Practices with Inductive Automation and Ignition

This guide addresses best practices for using Ignition and working with software vendors in a CIP-compliant way, with recommendations based on specific CIP standards.

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webinar

Empower Innovation With Unlimited Licensing

Discover the pure magic of an unlimited licensing model in this webinar, with examples of real-world projects that benefited tremendously from having unlimited tags, clients, screens, devices, and more, for one single, astonishingly affordable price.

55 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

Build-A-Thon

The conference is guaranteed to go out with a bang as the Build-a-Thon closes out ICC once again. Join us for the conclusion of the ultimate Ignition challenge, where the final two teams compete for the glory of developing the most elevated Ignition solutions and being crowned Build-a-Thon champions. Who will wear the orange winner’s blazer after the votes are all counted? There’s only one way to find out, so stick around to catch the competitive spirit and enjoy an unforgettable music performance from IA’s Department of Funk that you’ll be humming for weeks!

76 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

Technical Keynote

Developing industry-defining software is no easy task, but someone has to do it. Join our Development team as they highlight recent improvements and upgrades, current developments, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the future of Ignition before answering questions directly from the Ignition community.

60 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

From LinkedIn Connections to Community Leaders: The Automation Ladies Experience

What happens when two passionate ladies in industrial automation meet on LinkedIn and decide to create a podcast? Magic. And growth, lots of growth. Dive into the journey of the Automation Ladies podcast and how it has become an engine for both business growth and network expansion. Nikki and Ali will unpack how amplifying your voice online can have real-world business benefits. If you want to grow your customer base, attract top-tier suppliers, or strengthen your community, this talk should have some actionable takeaways on the power of creating an authentic personal brand by sharing your journey with the world.

46 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

An Overview of Ignition’s MongoDB Connector Module

Earlier this year, we introduced a connector module that allows an Ignition Gateway to integrate with MongoDB. This session provides an overview of MongoDB, outlines the connector module's capabilities, and demonstrates how you can most effectively leverage it to elevate the functionality of your existing deployments.

42 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

Hitting a Home Run with Ignition

Ignition is not limited to industrial applications alone; its powerful features extend to use cases of all kinds. From its intuitive design features to its robust scripting capabilities, you can harness the full potential of its flexible architecture and rich tool-set to create innovative solutions in non-industrial automation development. Witness this potential firsthand through a baseball scoring and statistics app developed entirely in Perspective, while providing examples of how tags, persistence, scripting, and views can be utilized in a non-industrial setting. Our goal is to inspire others to elevate their lives and hobbies in new creative ways with Ignition.

45 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

The OG Perspective: 10+ Years of Ignition Wisdom and Beyond

In this session, we'll explore more than a decade of experience with Ignition, sharing valuable insights as a long-time member of the Ignition community. We'll take a practical look at how Ignition has evolved and its role in modern manufacturing, including topics like MES, OEE, AI, and more. It's an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and understand the journey from the early days to today's automation landscape.

42 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

Rising to the Challenge - Adventures in System Conversion

The folks at Flexware are no strangers to a challenge. When the opportunity to convert a large system over to Ignition arose, they took it head on. Join them in this session where they'll talk about the project and share their lessons learned, talk about custom tools, and describe their thought process.

41 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

Learning Ignition Fundamentals

Whether you're new to Ignition or just want a refresher, this session is made for all. The Inductive Automation Training team covers all the basic knowledge and fundamental features you need to get started with Ignition.

45 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

Integrator Panel

Which new innovations will prove vital for future success and which flash-in-the-pan trends are destined to be forgotten by ICC 2024? During this panel discussion, some of the Ignition community's most successful integration professionals share how they are responding to emerging technologies and techniques that are driving the evolution of the automation landscape.

44 min video

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article Guide

Using Keycloak with Ignition

Keycloak is an open-source Identity and Access Management solution for adding authentication to applications or services. With Ignition, Keycloak functions as an Identity Provider to authenticate users and define roles to access client/session views.

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icc | 2023 Community Session

Tyson’s Smart Factory Journey

This session provides an overview of how Tyson has standardized operations with Ignition as a SCADA platform, highlighting and detailing how consistent data and dashboards allow for faster implementations. The talk will also include best practices that Tyson has developed, and will identify some of the key integrations that have helped simplify and streamline data collection processes.

28 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

Don’t Get Lost in the Cloud: Tips & Tricks for Successful Ignition Deployment and Management

With the release of Cloud Edition, it's never been easier to get Ignition running in the cloud. But are you ready for it? From security concerns to misconfigurations, there are plenty of pitfalls to stumble upon when managing applications in the cloud. But fear not, as help is on the way. Join the experts from 4IR in this session where they'll provide helpful tips and tricks for deploying and managing Ignition in the cloud.

45 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

Elevate Your OT Data Securely to the Cloud

Ignition Cloud Edition! Awesome! But wait… How can I possibly connect my PLCs or I/O systems to the cloud? Won’t that jeopardize them? And require heavy IT involvement? What’s the payoff? In this session, we’ll discuss how to use Ignition Edge and Ignition Cloud Edition together to quickly create scalable, high-performance, cybersecure architectures for democratizing your OT system’s data. Whether in brownfield or greenfield environments, you’ll unlock the power of edge-to-cloud hybrid architectures that are cost-effective, easy to manage, cybersecure, and deliver more value to your organization.

45 min video

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video The Ignition Effect

What Is The Ignition Effect?

"The Ignition Effect” is not just about technology, but how Ignition creates a ripple effect that reshapes systems and sparks solutions. This series offers a panoramic view of the transformative power of Ignition told by the people who use it every day. Watch these videos to witness the impact Ignition has on its community and explore what it can do for you! 

7 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

We Love Ignition. But Can it REALLY Scale?

Can it REALLY scale? This is a question we have received for the last 10 years. Delve into the realm of enterprise Ignition rollouts with industry insights from the lens of an enterprise integrator. Uncover the strategies and best practices that accelerate the implementation and ensure the long-term sustainability of Ignition. Don’t just believe us – hear it firsthand from a guest appearance with one of our enterprise end users.

42 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

Deployment Patterns for Ignition on Kubernetes

Kevin Collins returns to ICC for a demonstration of how to harness the combined power of Ignition and Kubernetes. This session offers an in-depth look at methods for effectively automating deployment, scaling, and managing containerized Ignition applications.

59 min video

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webinar

Data Centers: How DCIM Improves Your Daily Operations

In this webinar, experts from Inductive Automation and ATS Global will look at those common requirements and present how an open data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution based on Ignition can help you to comply, and maybe even change the public opinion about Data Centers in the long term. We’ll also present a new Ignition demo for data centers.

46 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

Separating Design From Development - Using Design Tools with Ignition

Building screens in Ignition is a breeze, but did you know you can design screens even faster by mocking them up using a design tool? Join us for this session as we talk about the benefits of moving the design process outside of a development platform. We'll cover topics such as design vs. development, UI vs. UX, benefits of using design tools, and an introduction to the design tool Figma.

43 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

Ignition Exchange Resource Showcase

Since the Ignition Exchange’s introduction in 2019, members of the Ignition community have contributed hundreds of resources ranging from pre-built templates, tools, and scripts to Ignition-powered retro arcade games — all available for free. Discover the full potential of the Ignition Exchange as we highlight some of its most valuable assets, including a handpicked sampling of the top Exchange resources developed by IA engineers.

41 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

Ignition Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Basics

Ignition offers numerous built-in tools for gathering diagnostic information about the health of your system. This session offers an overview of these tools and explains how our Support Division leverages this information during the troubleshooting process. By the end of this session, fixing problems will feel like shooting code in a barrel.

46 min video

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article Guide

Hosted/Multi-tenant Ignition Cloud Edition Guidance

Inductive Automation is proud to permit the licensing use of hosted and multi-tenant applications at no additional cost to the licensee when using Ignition Cloud Edition. Hosting enables flexible resource sharing and “pay as you go” service models. Multi-tenancy can enable the broad delivery of custom Ignition applications as a service. This change enables new service provider roles with the potential to benefit the greater Ignition community. However, these models inherently introduce risk to stakeholders.

13 min read

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icc | 2023 IA Session

Introduction to Automated Testing of Perspective Projects

Learn the most effective ways for leveraging automated testing to safeguard your development-to-production process. This session will start by outlining how the core tenets of testing apply to automated testing, leading directly into best practices for verifying that your Perspective project development is production-ready.

38 min video

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icc | 2023 Panel

Industry Panel: ICC 2023

61 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

I4.0 Accelerator for Driving Edge to Cloud Business Outcomes

Come and learn with Cirrus Link and Snowflake what your data has to say. Snowflake, Inductive Automation & Cirrus Link have partnered to provide Data Cloud Solutions. With Ignition UDTs, MQTT, and Sparkplug, discover how easy it is to leverage Snowflake’s platform to gain derived data insights immediately through native AI tooling. Learn about the impact of the recent partnership of NVIDIA and Snowflake. See how this disrupting technology, in conjunction with Ignition, will elevate and simplify your journey to data insights.

49 min video

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icc | 2023 Community Session

Sepasoft MES Orchestration for Digital Transformation

Manufacturing workflows are required to execute critical processes the right way – every time. The correct tasks must be carried out in the correct order, with the correct materials, approvals, quality checks, and accurate records, especially in regulated industries (e.g., 21 CFR Part 11). This objective, and true Digital Transformation, can only be accomplished with a platform that is integrated, agile, low-code, and feature-rich. Join us for a demonstration of our various MES offerings to showcase Sepasoft’s orchestrated workflow solution.

43 min video

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icc | 2023 IA Session

What's That in the Sky? An Intro to Ignition in the Cloud

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s Ignition! There’s enough buzz around deploying Ignition in the cloud, you’d think it would give your system super powers. But does a cloud deployment align with your organization’s grounded, realistic objectives? In this session, we’ll introduce cloud deployment concepts, discuss which architectures and scenarios benefit the most from cloud-based integration, and share real-world Ignition use cases.

46 min video

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icc | 2023 Keynote

Main Keynote: Elevating Automation

Let's kick off the 2023 Ignition Community Conference on a high note. Join Inductive Automation's leadership team as they reflect on the past year, look toward the future, and give you a bird's-eye view of our growing company, ever-evolving industry, and thriving Ignition community. This is ICC, elevated!

98 min video

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webinar

New Possibilities at the Edge

As industrial organizations do more at the edge of the network, important new questions are arising. What is the relationship between edge systems and centralized systems? What can you do at the edge that you couldn’t do before? How can you use the edge with the cloud effectively?

47 min video

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customer project Manufacturing

Global Collaboration Helps Steel Manufacturer Implement Centralized Control Room

The main purpose of Uddeholm, a Voestalpine company, is to manufacture high-quality industrial steel tools, applying best practices for an efficient use of resources and a sustainable development. This strategy has led Uddeholm to become the world’s leading steel tool manufacturer with more than 350 years of innovation and presence in more than 90 countries.

5 min video

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