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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Design Like a Pro: Best Practices for IIoT
The industrial automation industry is benefiting from the incredible opportunities made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT). While the IoT has shown promise within the corporate and consumer environment, there is a great opportunity to unlock the data in the industrial space.
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IIoT: Combining the Best of OT and IT
Two worlds are converging as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) takes the controls industry by storm. This white paper examines how professionals from Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) can find common ground to establish the IIoT. Through IIoT solutions such as MQTT, a lightweight communications protocol, industrial organizations can gain the ability to easily collect data from large remote systems and share it with the enterprise level.
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How Ignition Helps Water Utilities Do More with SCADA
We collected and combined three recent articles from Water & Wastes Digest about integrators and end users who faced very specific challenges and found that Ignition by Inductive Automation provided a perfect solution. Continue reading for stories of quick implementation that cut project deadlines in half, monitoring field operations remotely, and putting real-time data in the hands of an entire team with a server-centric system.
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Ignition Security Hardening Guide
Included in this document are guidelines specifically for the Ignition software, as well as general suggestions regarding the hardware and network where Ignition is installed. The steps provided are recommendations rather than requirements and should be reviewed for relevance in each implementation.
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21 CFR Part 11 Compliance with Inductive Automation’s Ignition Platform
The Ignition platform can be configured to be Part 11-compliant, ensuring data integrity through implementation of ALCOA+ concepts. This white paper will discuss the various components of Ignition that allow for Part 11 compliance and implementation of data integrity principles.
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Let’s Build Something: Making Templates in the Vision Module
Templates are a simple but very powerful feature in Ignition’s Vision Module that you can use with your windows. The power comes from the ability to modify only the template in one location while affecting all of the instances used throughout the project.
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What is SCADA?
SCADA systems are crucial for industrial organizations since they help to maintain efficiency, process data for smarter decisions, and communicate system issues to help mitigate downtime.
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What is HMI?
A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is a user interface or dashboard that connects a person to a machine, system, or device. While the term can technically be applied to any screen that allows a user to interact with a device, HMI is most commonly used in the context of an industrial process.
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