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webinar | January 28, 2021

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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video Ignition Community Live

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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webinar

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.

53 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

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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webinar

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?

61 min video

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video Product

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.

2 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

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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webinar

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.

56 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Travis and Kevin

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!

65 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

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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video Ignition Community Live

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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video Ignition Community Live

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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webinar

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.

62 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Grantek and Opto 22

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.

54 min video

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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.

5 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

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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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Ray Sensenbach

Theming in Perspective allows users to customize the look and feel of their Perspective projects at a broad level. In this webinar, we’ll take a deep dive into this powerful new feature covering everything from the basics of theming through to developing a custom theme using your company’s brand colors. This session is for anyone who wants to follow a hands-on example of themes in action.

37 min video

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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

Leveraging Ignition for Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation

"As more manufacturers are tasked to design and implement Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation programs, we find the space is so big it can be difficult to know where to start. Might we recommend… Ignition? Ignition provides thorough data connectivity for OT devices, immediate value to users through visualization tools like Perspective, and extensibility through partner and custom modules to support Digital Transformation Initiatives. This Ignition Community Live features Sam Russem, Director of Smart Manufacturing at Grantek, in a conversation with Kevin. They will discuss how Ignition can be leveraged to support Digital Transformation initiatives and how to get started."

61 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Power of Perspective

Join Kevin and Travis to see the power and versatility of the new Perspective Module for Ignition. Learn about building web apps, mobile-responsive design, extending to phones and tablets using native apps, security features, and more.

61 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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podcast

Vertech’s President & Founder Shares Onboarding Tactics & More

In this conversation, we’re talking about onboarding new sales engineers straight out of college with Inductive University, gaining hands-on experience, and fostering creativity. Learn about a workshop process that increases customers’ satisfaction and confidence by keeping them involved from design to implementation. Hear about some of Vertech’s national rollouts for MES solutions, building a greenfield and in-office brewery, and what it means to be a Premier Integrator.

18 min episode

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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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webinar

Design Like a Pro: Building Mobile-Responsive HMIs in Ignition Perspective

Join software engineering and design experts from Inductive Automation to learn how to use the features in Ignition Perspective to redesign common industrial applications into mobile applications that are simple, well-organized, and always in-step with the user’s needs.

62 min video

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case study Manufacturing

Leveraging Data from More Than 20 Applications Built on Ignition

JMA has built more than 20 applications on top of the Ignition platform, and plans to create even more in the future. The flexibility of Ignition allows JMA to quickly design whatever it needs. The software also gives JMA numerous options when it comes to absorbing data and analyzing it. The result has been a rise in productivity.

4 min video

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video Product

Ignition 8: Perspective Module

The biggest new feature of Ignition 8 is the new Ignition Perspective Module. Ignition Perspective is the next-generation visualization system for industrial applications, optimized specifically for mobile devices.

2 min video

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webinar

The Path to a Pain-Free Control System Upgrade

To upgrade or not to upgrade: for many industrial organizations, that is the question. Operating-system issues, security concerns, and maintenance costs all provide strong motivations for upgrading SCADA or ICS systems, yet the associated expenses and headaches cause many companies to hesitate. In this webinar, Travis Cox from Inductive Automation and a panel of experienced industrial professionals will discuss how to bring your system up to date in a way that maximizes your investment and minimizes losses.

59 min video

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