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webinar | April 29, 2021

The Evolution of Industrial Visualization

In the two years since its release, the Ignition Perspective Module has quickly set the standard for modern visualization systems in the industrial space. As the developers of Ignition have expanded and matured the module’s features, innovative users and integrators around the globe have used it as a canvas for building large and sophisticated projects in HMI, SCADA, MES and more.

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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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Ignition Community Live: Expanding the Exchange

Since its launch in 2019, the Ignition Exchange has been building a collaborative community by providing a platform to share resources developed both by members of the Ignition community and the Inductive Automation team. Ranging from adjustable gauges to complex scripts for machine learning, these resources offer a free way to jumpstart application development or augment an existing system. In this presentation, the leaders of Inductive Automation’s Sales Engineering team and some special guests will highlight seven of the new exciting resources available on the Exchange, demonstrating how each can benefit your Ignition project. Find out how the Exchange is growing, discover the strengths of community-wide collaboration, and learn how you too can start contributing.

63 min video

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case study Food and Beverage

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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Ignition Community Live: Feed the Need for Leads

As an integrator, you’re always looking to generate leads for future projects. So does that mean that you constantly have to “sell harder” and chase a bigger market? Actually, many sales opportunities await in places that you might be overlooking. In this presentation combining live discussion and video, find out how you can get more sales leads from your existing customer base and your local area, and how to leverage your website and content to drive new customers your way. Don’t miss lead-generating best practices from some of the top marketing minds in the Ignition community!

59 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Kevin McClusky

Many of you in the Ignition community have excellent questions about lots of industrial/technology topics, including SCADA, HMI, IIoT, digital transformation, machine learning, and Ignition. Kevin McClusky, Co-Director of Sales Engineering at Inductive Automation, answers attendee questions live!

62 min video

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Turning Enterprise Data Into Decisions More Quickly

Is inefficient data management standing in the way of your company’s IIoT or Digital Transformation objectives? As companies struggle with making their data more useful, many are adopting a methodology known as DataOps. The good news is that DataOps can help you collect, deliver, and leverage data faster and with greater accuracy — and with Ignition’s unlimited industrial application platform and its support of the powerful MQTT protocol, implementation could be easier than you think.

60 min video

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Unlocking Greater Efficiency: The Why and How of OEE Implementation

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a metric that has helped many industrial organizations achieve real manufacturing gains and significantly increase profits. OEE has been proven to work but that doesn’t mean that simply calculating your organization’s OEE number or installing OEE software will cause the results you want to materialize. Ultimately it’s not just OEE data that makes a difference — it’s what you do with it.

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Ignition Community Live with Inductive Automation's Dev Team

Containerization is becoming an increasingly common way to develop, run, and share applications more efficiently. In this informative episode of Ignition Community Live, you’ll get a closer look at the benefits of containerization and of using Ignition together with Docker, the leading containerization solution. Join us to learn more about how containers stack up against virtual machines, reasons to use Docker as well as reasons not to, the official Ignition Docker image for 8.1, use cases, future plans, and more! Resources: Where/How to Get and Install Docker? Docker Desktop (Windows and Mac OS X) Package managers for Linux (details here) More information on Docker Compose Docker Glossary Official IA Ignition Images Kevin’s "unofficial" images Files Used in Live Demo

56 min video

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6 Platform Benefits That Maximize Your ROI

All of us use technology platforms in everyday life. However, you might not be using platforms to their full potential within the industrial organization where you work — and this can limit your capabilities as well as the returns you're getting on your technology investment.

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Ignition Community Live with Vannessa G.

With powerful features, modular configurability, and unlimited licensing, the Ignition platform enables integrators to say “yes” to practically anything that end users want to accomplish. So how can integrators get prospective customers to say “yes” to Ignition? In this presentation, Inductive Automation Senior Account Executive Vannessa Garcia will share proven techniques for pitching Ignition effectively to various types of customers and she’ ll answer your sales-related questions. Boost your sales by catching this valuable presentation!

35 min video

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Leveraging Ignition Quick Start to Rapidly Build Real Projects

Development is rarely an easy process, and getting started is often one of the hardest things about it. What if there was a way to get your next screen or application off the ground more quickly?

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The Universal Industrial Application Platform

Ignition is the world’s first truly universal industrial application platform because it empowers you to connect all of the data across your entire enterprise, rapidly develop any type of industrial automation system, and scale your system in any way, without limits. See the amazing features that make Ignition the first and only universal Industrial Application Platform.

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Ignition Community Live with Otorio

Operational Resilience Management (ORM) is a holistic approach to industrial cybersecurity - from the identification of potential risks through evaluating their possible impact, to implementing mitigation controls. Incorporating digital and physical risks, ORM better ensures operational resilience and business continuity.

28 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Developing & Deploying Perspective Applications as HMIs

Since its release in 2019, Ignition Perspective®️ has enabled users to quickly design first-rate, mobile-responsive industrial applications and launch them on mobile devices and web browsers. Now, the new Perspective Workstation feature also makes it possible to quickly launch native Perspective applications on workstations, HMIs, desktops, and multi-monitor setups without needing a third-party web browser.

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Ignition Community Live with Travis and Kevin Adam Morales Wed, 09/30/2020 - 08:47
Join us for a special edition of Ignition Community Live featuring Inductive Automation's Co-Directors of Sales Engineering, Travis Cox and Kevin McClusky. Travis and Kevin will expertly guide you through a lengthy and detailed demo of the most polished and powerful version of Ignition ever: the soon-to-be-released Ignition 8.1! You’ll get to see 8.1’s stunning new features in action, including Perspective Workstation, Perspective Symbols, Quick Start, Power Chart, improved tag browser, and more. After the demo, Travis and Kevin will take time to answer your questions live. Even if you saw our introduction of 8.1 at the 2020 Ignition Community Conference, you won’t want to miss this deeper dive into the new release, so reserve your spot on the webcast now!
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Ignition Community Live with the Ignition Cross-Industry Collective

Where did the collective come from? Where is it going? Where do you fit in? Join us in unfolding the answers!

36 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Kent Melville

A look at how Ignition is designed to be object oriented and dynamic from the ground up. We will be reviewing UDTs, parameterized views (embedded, repeated, and on a canvas), styles, themes, dashboards, parameterized URLs, bindings, and scripts.

56 min video

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Ignition Community Live with ECS Solutions and Swedish Match

This is a look at how Swedish Match North America arrived at using the Ignition platform to solve real business need, and how their IT Department drove this initial investment at their Owensboro Factory.

32 min video

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Controlling Industrial Processes Remotely and Securely

In the wake of COVID-19, the ability to remotely access and control critical processes is not only recommended for industrial organizations — it has become absolutely essential. The Ignition platform makes it easy to set up remote control on any system; however, you should take the proper steps to keep your process safe from threats.

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Ignition Community Live with Grantek and Opto 22 Adam Morales Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:38
The power of Ignition by Inductive Automation can be further realized with rich data from the plant floor. Grantek and Opto 22 will share and demonstrate how to use Ignition software with the groov RIO edge I/O system and Ignition Edge-enabled groov EPICs to quickly obtain ancillary sensor data and secure your legacy PLC systems, allowing you to fully optimize your manufacturing operations at scale. This Ignition Community Live features Doug Yerger, Principal Engineer at Grantek, in a conversation with Benson Hougland, Vice President at Opto 22. They will discuss how to improve processes, reduce maintenance costs, and obtain better data for business decisions.
case study Oil and Gas

From Edge to Cloud in Record Time

INS helped ARB Midstream build a SCADA system for an oil pipeline, do hardware upgrades, create a new network, and build a new control room — all in just six months.

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Ignition Community Live with Corso Systems

With Perspective geolocation data is easier to capture than ever before. Using the built-in map components you can build powerful interfaces for tracking people and assets. We will discuss how to use the map components with the Perspective app for mobile device tracking, and third-party GPS units to geolocate people and devices without the Perspective app. Use cases will include geofencing, to alert when devices are in a particular location, including pulling up a corresponding HMI screen for a technician at a remote location, tracking asset movement throughout the world using historized data sent via MQTT, integrating geolocation data with EXIF data from images to display images on the map at the correct coordinates, and tracking the spread of Covid-19 with a Perspective app.

44 min video

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