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Integrators Explore the Road Ahead

After navigating many unforeseen challenges in 2020 and 2021, how should system integrators move forward in 2022? The answer will be different for every integrator, which is why we’ve gathered a group of experienced integration professionals who work in a variety of areas and industries to talk about what lies ahead.

62 min video

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Must-Have SCADA Features for the Modern Era

In today’s environment, there is no doubt that SCADA is essential. However, before adopting or upgrading SCADA, there are certain features that must be considered to guarantee that a new system is powerful and flexible enough to excel in the modern era.

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Two Companies Assist University with Engineering Education

For engineering students, experience with real-world tools can be very beneficial.

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Improved Efficiency and Reporting for Large Manufacturer

Atlas Copco is a global company based in Stockholm, Sweden, with 40,000 employees worldwide.

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icc | 2021 Keynote  |  Building Automation

Keynote: Smarter. Faster. Stronger.

At ICC 2019, we discussed the limitless possibilities of Ignition. Last year we envisioned the bright future of innovation in store for the Ignition community. Now, at ICC 2021, as the industrial world changes, the community continues to evolve to create smarter, faster, and stronger solutions than ever before. Join the leaders of Inductive Automation as they discuss the growth of the company and the community over the last year. In this year’s keynote, we’ll celebrate the community’s innovation by looking at the fantastic success they are achieving using the Ignition platform to evolve the industry for the better.

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Top 10 Design & Security Tips to Elevate Your SCADA System

Every day, the worlds of OT and IT continue to blend together and access to data becomes more vital. That’s why it’s more important than ever to embrace modern technology and security standards through ‎collaboration with IT to provide more robust, efficient automation systems and minimize cybersecurity ‎risks.

61 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Marketing Design Tips for Integrators

When you’re an integrator, you not only face the challenge of building world-class systems but also letting people know that you can. Design is a fundamental skill for integrators, and the same principles used for developing beautiful, functional HMIs can go a long way toward creating effective marketing pieces. In this discussion, our expert graphic designers share tips for using the skills you already have in new and exciting ways. They’ll examine how to best utilize layout and visual hierarchy, when to simplify, creating consistent branding, and tailoring your content to different social media platforms.

40 min video

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Creating a Smart Field with 114 Sites in Just Eight Months

NGL Energy Partners is a diversified midstream oil & gas company that provides multiple services to producers and end users, including transportation, storage, blending, and marketing of crude oil.

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icc | 2021 Build-a-Thon  |  Aerospace

Ignition Build-A-Thon: Vertech vs. Flexware

Travis, Kevin, and Kent are back for an all-new and evolved Build-a-Thon! This time, instead of keeping the glory all for themselves, Travis and Kevin will each be coaching a new competitor from two of the top integration companies in the Ignition community, Vertech and Flexware, to compete for the Build-a-Thon belt. Join us at this year’s jam-packed, live-streamed competition for bigger fun, bigger laughs, and bigger builds as the competitors build “next-gen” versions of an HMI and dashboard, using their own newly developed Ignition Exchange resource.

74 min video

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icc | 2021 Panel  |  Aerospace

Integrator Panel: Which New Technologies are Fads or the Future

During this panel discussion, you'll hear the leaders of some of the Ignition community's most successful integration companies discuss new technologies and innovations that are evolving the industry. Ideas and terms like IIoT and the cloud once seemed foreign but are now increasingly commonplace within the industrial sphere. What new trends and innovations will prove to be more than just buzzwords, but actual mainstays key to a company’s future success? How are automation professionals responding to these technologies? Hear our expert integrator panel answer these and other questions as they discuss what actually adds value within the industry and what's just hype in this fascinating panel discussion.

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icc | 2021 Panel  |  Building Automation

ICC 2021 Developer Panel

What’s coming up for Ignition? What new features and fixes do the developers have planned for the next year? Join us for this year’s all-new, live-streamed Developer Panel featuring Inductive Automation’s VP of Technology, Colby Clegg, and Director of Software Engineering, Carl Gould, as they tackle your questions and give insight into what’s in store for the Ignition Platform.

61 min video

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icc | 2021 Panel  |  Food and Beverage

Industry Panel: Enterprise Evolution - Successes and Challenges of Digital Transformation

Shifting away from manual data processes through digital transformation has proven to be critical for a company’s stability, security, and growth, but it’s also easier said than done. Join thought leaders and experts from various automation verticals as they discuss the challenges and benefits of digital transformation at the enterprise level, share their personal experiences, and answer your questions about digital transformation.

59 min video

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icc | 2021 Community Session  |  Automotive

Creating Perspective Graphics Using Inkscape

This session will offer a quick introduction to the Inkscape vector design program and a hands-on demonstration of how to use Inkscape to create SVG files, import them into Perspective, and animate them in Ignition.

31 min video

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icc | 2021 Community Session  |  Construction Materials

How to Develop a Low-Cost, Open Source Machine Learning Solution Using Ignition

The benefits of applying machine learning in complex industrial systems can be immense, and Enuda has found an open-source approach using Ignition that can give the benefits of ML at a low cost. In this session, you'll learn how they did it by exploring their considerations, testing (and failures), as well as why they decided on using a combination of Docker, Flask framework, and Ignition to create their solution. The session will include an example using the chosen environment for a practical case, and advice on how to get started with machine learning and Ignition.

30 min video

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The Art of Displaying Industrial Data

There is a huge amount of data out there and a great deal of power and insight that we can gain from it — if we can just bring it all into focus and make it more manageable. Many industrial organizations are accomplishing this by building sophisticated HMI, SCADA, and MES projects with the Ignition Perspective Module.

59 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Flexibility, Scalability, and Mobility for Clover South Africa

Leading South African branded foods and beverages group Clover Industries adopted Ignition to meet crucial system technology requirements. In this discussion, Francois and Deon from Clover share their needs, architecture overview, and multi-site implementation approach, including new standards and templates and the coordination of several system integrator partners. We'll also talk through the valuable lessons learned and challenges overcome during implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

58 min video

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Creating Opportunities with Ignition Worldwide

Inductive Automation’s very own Annie Wise joins us to discuss the benefits, successes, and importance of our international distributor program. We hear about how the program got off the ground, the story of our first distributor, what territories currently have partners, and how the program has grown over the years. Annie shares what qualities we look for when partnering with new distributors and tells us about the new international track at the 2021 Ignition Community Conference.

12 min episode

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Improving Sustainability in Waste Management

David Hostetter from SCS Engineers and Dennis Siegel from Waste Management join us today to talk about the unique processes and challenges within the waste management industry, from residential to the engineering and life cycles of landfills. We discuss how operational improvements are being made in this essential service and its environmental footprint. They dive into the 24/7 maintenance and monitoring of landfills, adjusting to changing conditions in real-time, reducing cost, generating renewable energy, improving the health and safety of operators, and being proactive in a changing world. We also hear about an Ignition-based solution called Connected Landfills that is improving connectivity, mobility, and visualization by using data science to facilitate better decisions.

36 min episode

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Ignition Community Live: Women in Automation Today

Despite many recent technological innovations, certain aspects of the manufacturing industry are slow to change. Case in point: Women are still underrepresented in manufacturing. What kinds of obstacles do women face as they pursue a career in this field? How can industrial organizations be more effective in recruiting, retaining, and promoting women? What will tomorrow’s manufacturing landscape look like? Don’t miss this Ignition Community Live webinar, where an all-female panel of experienced automation professionals will discuss these and other important questions that everyone in our field needs to think about.

58 min video

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Ignition Server Sizing and Architecture Guide

This guide is intended to provide some tips to help you determine the correct architecture depending on your requirements. It is important to note that any architecture that you come up with needs to be fully tested and verified. Throughout that process you can observe the performance characteristics of the server in order to make any necessary adjustments to the architecture. There is no guarantee on performance since it is based on your design choices.

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Ignition Community Live: Maker Project Show & Tell

For years, a number of industrial professionals who use Ignition at work have also been using it to build their own home automation projects. The release of Ignition Maker Edition last year added fuel to the Ignition-at-home fire. After seeing so many cool Maker projects from our community members, we knew we had to share some of them with you. So join us for a fun showcase of real, creative, non-commercial Maker applications designed for kitchens, backyards and gardens, and beyond. You'll definitely see new ways to use Ignition and might even find inspiration for your own Maker project.

45 min video

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Three Companies Aid Engineering Education

In many ways, today’s engineering students are our future. They’ll be key players in keeping our industries running for the next few decades.

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SCADA and MES Connect with SAP in New Plant

AriZona Beverages doesn’t do small. The company is famous for its 23-ounce “big can,” and since its founding in 1992, AriZona has made a big splash in the market with its popular teas, juices, and energy drinks.

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Historic Opportunities: Discover the Power of Ignition's Historian

The ability to store and query historical data easily and efficiently is vital to digital transformation. The Ignition Tag Historian Module has long provided a superb solution for this need and recent improvements have broadened the scope of what it can do. Is your organization harnessing the full power of historical data for a successful future?

60 min video

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