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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Brock Solutions

At Brock Solutions, we are seeing a trend of water authorities looking to replace obsolete, legacy technology that is vulnerable to intrusion and system disruption. These authorities are also looking for ways to leverage industry 4.0 technologies to better service their customers. In this webinar, we are going to discuss what we are seeing in the industry and how we are working with partners like Inductive Automation to help our Water and Wastewater customers implement modern, sustainable, and highly reliable SCADA systems.

33 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Matthew Raybourn

Learn all about the Ignition Exchange and how it can help fast track your solutions. Discover how easy it is to download and import resources into your own application. Then gain an understanding of how you too can create and share your own resources with the community.

33 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Carl Gould & Colby Clegg

Join the original developers of Ignition, Colby Clegg and Carl Gould, for the surprise release of a new version of Ignition that’s unlike any that came before it. Carl and Colby answer audience questions and Travis Cox demonstrates some of the exciting new possibilities for the platform. Watch this special episode of Ignition Community Live to see what’s possible with the new Ignition Maker Edition.

49 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Getting a New Perspective: Moving from Vision to Perspective

With the addition of the Perspective Module to the Ignition platform, it is now easier than ever to access critical data. However, with the level and complexity of existing Vision projects currently deployed around the world it can be a daunting task to make the switch from Vision to Perspective. During this presentation we hope to share some of the pros, cons and even some tricks for making the change as seamless as possible. We will also discuss how to manage these changes over larger enterprises. All questions are welcomed.

37 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Sepasoft MES: From Edge to Enterprise

A manufacturer’s efficiency hinges on their ability to keep all production staff on the same page, monitor production in real-time, and identify actionable items for improvement. The Sepasoft MES Suite empowers manufacturers to overcome these challenging barriers by emphasizing scalability, ease of use, and real-time data acquisition and contextualization. In today’s Ignition Live, Tom Hechtman (President and CEO, Sepasoft) and Keith Adair (MES Product Manager, Sepasoft) and Chris McLaughlin, (SCADA & MES Specialist, Vertech) will demonstrate the scalability of the Sepasoft MES solution from Edge to Enterprise.

57 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Machine Learning and Ignition

IIoT can give us a huge stream of data. You are probably using Ignition to store and visualize that data, but can you use Ignition to make predictions that will make your operation smoother, make operators happier, and increase the bottom line?In this session we’ll see some ways to combine Ignition and the power of machine learning to find the solutions hiding in your data.

48 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Cirrus Link: MQTT Workshop

A workshop building a complete end-to-end IIoT connected solution from scratch. Learn how to easily connect data to from the Edge to Ignition and beyond. See partners around the world connect in live showing the real power of MQTT. We hope you can join us for this exciting audience participation live workshop."

56 min video

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webinar

Design Like a Pro: How to Best Plan Your Perspective Project

The Ignition Perspective Module introduces new powerful features that improve mobile-responsive design, strengthen security, and leverage more data sources. Keeping that in mind, having a solid plan to take advantage of these new features can vastly improve your success with the Ignition Perspective Module.

60 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Energize Your Enterprise - Centralized Connectivity with the Business Connector Suite

Data isn't meant to shelter in place; come see practical examples of how Ignition and the Sepasoft Business Connector Suite can break down data silos across the enterprise and supercharge your business.

58 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition 8 Deployment Best Practices

In Ignition 8, we laid the foundation for using source control tools by storing projects in the file system. We get a lot of questions about how to effectively use Git for source control. In this session, we will explore the best practices of using an external source control system and setup a complete example.

56 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition 8.0.10 (and Ignition Edge new editions)

Welcome to Ignition Community Live! We're starting a series of weekly chats to help stay connected to the community during this time. These chats will include folks from Inductive Automation as well as community guests. We'll be kicking off this first online event with Travis and Kevin, Inductive Automation's Co-Directors of Sales Engineering, talking through some of the new features in Ignition 8.0.10. This will include a focus on the new editions of Ignition Edge, including IIoT, Panel with Perspective, and the brand new Edge Compute. Looking forward to seeing you there!

54 min video

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webinar

Securely Monitor Critical Systems From Anywhere

With social-distancing guidelines requiring so many professionals to work remotely, having a solid plan and system in place for remote monitoring is a greater necessity than ever before. There are many factors for industrial organizations to consider: Can we keep it within budget? Which type of system architecture will work best? Will the solution be able to scale? How will we keep it secure?

60 min video

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podcast

COVID-19 & Integrators: Making it Work Remotely

We’re discussing how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting integration. In this episode, we hear how Premier Integrator DSI Innovations are working remotely amidst the global shutdowns. DSI talks about the impact this pandemic is having on their essential manufacturing customers all over the US. They also share their risk mitigation strategy for keeping staff and customers safe, what they’ve learned through this experience, and provide inspirational words to their staff, customers, and other integrators who are all working through this together.

32 min episode

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article Guide

Ignition 8 Deployment Best Practices

This guide is aimed to help you better understand how to deal with deploying Ignition applications and provides some best practices for setting up your development and testing workflow.

29 min read

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webinar

6 Simple Steps for Enterprise Digital Transformation

For today’s manufacturers, the question is not whether digital transformation is an important priority for their enterprise. The question is how to get started with digital transformation or how to realize its full potential for savings, efficiency, and performance. In many enterprises, the biggest stumbling blocks are collecting data at the edge of the network, implementing real and scalable solutions, turning data into action, developing and deploying projects efficiently, working with Big Data in the cloud, and finding the necessary domain expertise.

60 min video

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case study Automotive

Numerous Tools on One Platform Save Time and Money

Madison-Kipp Corporation wanted to bring down costs and raise efficiency, so it implemented Ignition in numerous areas within its production facilities.

5 min video

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article Guide

What is a PLC?

PLC stands for Programmable Logic Controller. They are industrial computers used to control different electro-mechanical processes for use in manufacturing, plants, or other automation environments.

5 min read

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webinar

Changing Your Perspective on Security

In this webinar, Inductive Automation’s top security experts will discuss our company’s approach to security and the steps that we recommend users take. They will also show you the security features of Ignition Perspective, such as encryption, federated identity, and the new permissions model, which allow you to easily build mobile-responsive, pure-web industrial applications and deploy unlimited mobile clients in a secure manner.

46 min video

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video MQTT

What is MQTT?

Arlen Nipper discusses the invention of MQTT and how it became the simple and lightweight publish/subscribe messaging protocol we know today. Arlen covers MQTT specifications, messaging standards, and where MQTT is being used.

6 min video

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article Industry Article  |  Water/Wastewater

3 Major Reasons Why Water Utilities Choose Ignition

Inductive Automation serves 600-plus water/wastewater facilities around the world and the number keeps growing. As more and more water utilities face the need to upgrade their current aging SCADA systems or install brand-new ones, we teamed up with Water & Wastes Digest to take a closer look at three of the biggest reasons why our customers choose Ignition for their projects.

8 min read

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article Guide

Let's Encrypt Guide for Ignition

Ignition 8.0.3 introduces support for hot-reloading the Gateway’s SSL keystore. This capability enables Ignition to play well with services such as Let’s Encrypt which provide for automatic SSL certificate management. This article walks through one example for integrating Ignition with Let’s Encrypt.

11 min read

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customer project Recycling

Strong Scalability with the Cloud, MQTT, Mobility & More

The team at ESM developed a scalable asset management system to monitor performance and meet service requirements for a client with systems deployed all over Australia. Using a mix of MQTT and legacy FTP-enabled gateways in the field, we harnessed the scalability of Ignition to provide a platform that allowed the client to add, remove, and manage connected assets without the need to open the Ignition Designer.

4 min video

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case study Agriculture

Ignition Meets FSMA Requirements for Better Food Safety

SmartWash Solutions is based in Salinas, California, near Silicon Valley and the California Central Valley — one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. It’s the perfect location for a food-safety technology company. SmartWash cares a great deal about food safety. That’s why it’s enabling data collection and analysis for its customers, and also helping those customers meet requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) created FSMA to strengthen prevention of foodborne illness.

5 min video

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case study Food and Beverage

Entire Brewing Process on a Single Software Platform

At MadTree, Ignition connects to 70,000 process tags, 15 process PLCs on the plant floor, 150 process valves, and about 50 sensors. The software enables MadTree to see data more quickly than in the past, enabling better troubleshooting and faster responses. “We’re getting data feedback that we never had before,” said Blevins. “Ignition allows us to look at that data and analyze it quickly.”

5 min video

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