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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.
15 min read
Scalable SCADA: Deploying Ignition in Any Architecture
The Internet continues to transform the way business is done, industries are in transition, new markets are opening, and consumer habits are shifting. Even if your architecture is working well now, is it scalable enough to adapt to unpredictable changes?
12 min read
Design Like a Pro: Optimizing Your HMI
To help you design HMI screens that are optimized to improve performance, we have assembled several design tips. This white paper covers some of the most powerful design principles you can use to optimize your HMI projects: analog displays, trends, emphasis, and navigation.
12 min read
Four Ways Ignition SCADA Speeds Development
Have you ever been trapped in “development hell”? If you’ve been involved in developing software applications, you can probably relate to the feeling. Modern technologies offer many promising possibilities for your enterprise, but the actual process of development can feel endless and painful, especially for control engineers or other professionals who may not have extensive training in software development. In this white paper, learn about the development platform that goes beyond SCADA and gives enterprises in any industry the freedom to develop practically any type of industrial software application.
10 min read
Quick Alarm System Self-Audit
Alarm systems are meant to help companies avoid costly catastrophes and keep their employees safe. However, the distractions caused by excessive alarm activity can cause serious problems to go unaddressed and grow worse with time. This short self-audit helps you to quickly evaluate how well your alarms are working.
2 min read
5 Reasons Ignition is More Than Just SCADA Software
In a competitive global economy, it’s crucial to make the most of every asset your company has, including your software. Although supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) software is widely used for monitoring, gathering and processing data, and controlling automated processes, it has many drawbacks and limitations. To name a few: SCADA software is hard to customize, it doesn’t "play well" with other software and systems, it is very expensive to implement and expand, and it doesn’t let you easily access real-time data. See what sets Ignition apart from other SCADA software. Read the white paper for five reasons why you can do so much more with Ignition.
14 min read
Why Software Pricing Kills Control System Projects & How To Get More Approved
Traditional SCADA software pricing models just aren’t practical in today’s fast-paced, competitive industrial-automation environment. If you’ve been in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) or manufacturing execution system (MES) market for some time, you are probably familiar with purchasing software by-the-client or by-the-tag. And you know the cost of software adds up quickly!
6 min read
4 Graphic Design Tips to Improve HMIs
To help you design HMI screens that are optimized to improve performance, this tip sheet covers four ways to use one of the most powerful design principles to optimize your HMI projects – creating emphasis.
6 min read
The 3 Most Common Design Mistakes
To help you make the trip as painless as possible, this tip sheet will walk you through a list of some of the most common mistakes made when designing an HMI / SCADA project, along with how you can avoid them.
4 min read
The New SCADA Movement That Is Changing Manufacturing
Inductive Automation has made SCADA technology more future-proof through its modular, web-based, and scalable software called Ignition. Many enterprises have been held back from innovating by SCADA software built on outdated technology and sold under restrictive licensing. Ignition, which is best described as The New SCADA, corrects this problem with modern technologies: it is web-deployed, flexible, database-friendly, performs true real-time analytics, features rapid installation and development, and is platform-independent.
15 min read
The New SCADA
Technological change may simply be a fact of modern life but the changes have become bigger and faster in the last few years. Currently, a wave of new technologies is driving major disruption in the manufacturing sector. Big Data and analytics, the Cloud, the Internet of Things, and mobile and social technologies are changing our world and will affect how the successful manufacturers of tomorrow operate.
17 min read
As disruptive technologies transform our world, the greatest risk is not innovating too quickly, but not innovating quickly enough. In the latest thought leadership from Inductive Automation, learn how new technologies are changing the manufacturing industry and how to unlock innovation.
20 min read
Ignition Technology Offers Potential to Disrupt HMI/SCADA Market
Read why ARC, the leading technology research firm for industry, says Ignition reinvents the SCADA business model and provides manufacturers with opportunities to innovate.
10 min read