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How’d You Get Here with Kathy Applebaum: A Professional Journey

Kathy Applebaum joins Arnell J. Ignacio to talk about her professional journey at Inductive Automation. In this discussion, they explore Kathy’s experiences from the early days all the way to her current role as Software Engineering Department Manager. Kathy also shares insight about what it is like to work at Inductive Automation, what makes IA such a unique place, her unusual journey to becoming Software Engineering Department Manager, and much more. We also get a peak into Kathy’s diverse interests and what she envisions for the future.

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How’d You Get Here? with Colby Clegg: A Professional Journey

Colby Clegg joins Arnell J. Ignacio to talk about his professional journey at Inductive Automation. In this discussion, they explore Colby’s experiences from the early days all the way to his current role as CEO. Colby also shares insight about what it is like to work at Inductive Automation, what makes IA such a unique place, his journey to becoming CEO, and much more. We also get a peak into Colby’s interests and what he envisions for the future.

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The Forces Behind the Digital Transformation

Jeff Winter from Microsoft joins Don Pearson for an interesting discussion on the forces that drive Digital Transformation. They will dive in and discuss the forces of consumer demand and government investment into manufacturing. Jeff and Don will also talk about the power of innovation, the ongoing impact of artificial intelligence, and how to harness the never ending stream of data. You may access the video version of the podcast here.

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The People Behind Digital Transformation

IA’s very own Don Pearson sits down with Arnell J. Ignacio to explore the people-driven aspect of Digital Transformation. They discuss how Digital Transformation is more than just implementing technology and why motivated professionals are so important to its success. Don and Arnell also talk about the Digital Transformation effect on company culture, the processes people adopt, challenges people face, the business implications, and the business value.

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Context is the Key to Unlocking Data

Daniel Voit and Keith Weerts of Blentech join Paul Scott to discuss the importance of context when it comes to data. They dive into how Daniel and Keith started on this path to unlocking the power of food production data, how Ignition played a crucial role in their development, and how companies can fully utilize their equipment in a short amount of time.

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Sustainable SCADA for Your Water Utility

Sales Engineering Manager Kent Melville explains how to build budget-friendly water SCADA systems with five small steps for sustainable SCADA.

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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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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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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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Machine Learning and Ignition

Senior Software Engineer Kathy Applebaum discusses ways to combine Ignition SCADA and machine learning, so you can find solutions hiding in your data.

48 min video

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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!

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What is MQTT?

What is MQTT? MQTT stands for Message Queuing Telemetry Transport. In this video, learn about its invention, specifications, and where it’s being used.

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Ignition 8: Perspective Module

See how Ignition 8’s mobile-optimized new feature, the Ignition Perspective Module, puts the plant floor in the palm of your hand.

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Ignition Architectures

This short, animated Ignition architecture guide helps you figure out which architecture is the best fit for your needs.

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What is Ignition?

Ignition SCADA seamlessly connects from plant floor to top floor to improve the processes of every industrial professional in every industry.

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Introducing Ignition Edge

There has been a growing need for Edge computing solutions to process data as close to the source as possible. Don Pearson, Chief Strategy Officer at Inductive Automation gives us an introduction to Ignition Edge, a new line of lightweight, limited, low-cost Ignition products that offered the solutions that our community asked for. Explore the many features and benefits of the Ignition Edge products including plug-and-play functionality, customization, OPC-UA compatibility, cross-platform usability, and more.

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The Life of the Ignition Community Conference

Doug Dudley from Inductive Automation chats with Joanna Cortez about the biggest event for Inductive Automation, the Ignition Community Conference. This year’s ICC is in-person as well as virtual. In this podcast, Joanna and Doug will discuss the origins of ICC and the planning and implementation of the conference. They will also talk about the evolution of the Build-a-Thon and how Discover Gallery has grown. Last but not least, Joanna and Doug will discuss the key element of the conference: the community.

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Becoming A Premier Integrator

Becoming a Premier Integrator with Inductive Automation means reaching the highest level of integrator certification within the Inductive Automation Integrator Program. It signifies that an integrator has consistently produced the highest quality of work, reached an impressive number of Ignition sales, and is actively participating in the Ignition community. Premier integrators have demonstrated their incredible competency using the Ignition software and shown a deep commitment to their customers. And in return, we provide them with access to premier-level perks through Inductive Automation. One of the perks includes the advanced digital workshop series called Coffee with Kevin & Tea with Travis. Through this series, premier integrators get exclusive monthly updates on new releases, training, and demos, and they get to ask us questions. Premier integrators get prime real-estate listings on Inductive’s integrator search page, increasing the likelihood that customers will want their services. As a company, we also celebrate integrators who reach premier status by highlighting their achievement on our blog, through social media, and in our news feed. Another perk includes personalized co-marketing opportunities with Inductive Automation, including webinars, trade shows, speaking at events, and more. All of this is in an effort to help integrators grow their business and presence within the Ignition community. But one of the greatest perks is that premier integrators are given a chance to compete in our world-renowned Inductive Automation Build-A-Thon competition at our Ignition Community Conference. Participating in this event is an excellent way for integrators to showcase their exceptional Ignition skills in front of a global audience. The Premier status truly is the elite level for our integrators. They have proven their technical expertise and incredible commitment to supporting customers, have had success driving Ignition projects, and maintain a valuable partnership with us here at Inductive Automation.

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Quality Assurance Engineer Position Available at Inductive Automation

As a QA Engineer at Inductive Automation you will be working to develop and execute tests against all aspects of Ignition, our flagship software product. You will be responsible for developing, maintaining and executing automated and manual tests, and for reporting on the progress and status of test activities. This will include working directly with a team of developers to verify new and improved features and bug fixes with a variety of testing tools and approaches, including both automated and manual test execution against servers, clients and databases.

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Front End Web Developer Position Available at Inductive Automation

As a Front-End Web Developer, you will be part of the core product development team and responsible for taking technical ideas and concepts and contributing to the overall solution design, architecture, and development efforts associated with mobile and web applications. You will be responsible for developing new features and projects for our primary product, Ignition, as well as have a hand in product maintenance and improvement.

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Account Services Representative Position at Inductive Automation

The Sales Team is responsible for building relationships with our customers and providing them with solutions through the sale of Inductive Automation’s products. They also oversee customer service and support across our company to ensure that they are happy with our products and services.

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Technical Analyst Position at Inductive Automation

We are looking for a Technical Analyst to join our team! The Technical Analyst role is an entry level technical position that is designed to prepare the employee for all potential Technical Pathways within Inductive Automation. This position can be full time or part time. As a Technical Analyst, you get a strong basic knowledge of our product, Ignition, and its subsystems. You will learn about the industrial automation industry and the way that Ignition is used in a variety of sub-industries.

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The Technical Pathways Program

The Inductive Automation Technical Pathways Program supports career development for individuals who join the company as Software Technical Analyst and puts them on a path to more advanced positions in the company.

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Inductive Automation's Integrator Program

Join the fast-growing Inductive Automation Integrator Program to become a registered integrator of Ignition software and gain a partner with strong roots in the integration business who is committed to your success.

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When You Request An Ignition Demo

When you request an Ignition demo, you will receive a customized walkthrough of Ignition’s functionality, installation, and ease of use. All demo discussions are tailored to a person’s unique needs, positions, and experience with SCADA.

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What is IIoT?

Travis Cox from Inductive Automation breaks down IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things). Learn what IIoT is, the problems it solves, what it means for enterprises, as well as how MQTT and Ignition make it easy.

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Ignition in Every Industry

Thousands of companies worldwide in virtually every industry depend on Ignition every day. We're ecstatic about giving our customers the ability to change the world one project at a time. This montage highlights a fraction of companies we proudly serve every day.

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Inductive University

Inductive University is a free online learning platform designed to help you master Ignition by Inductive Automation SCADA software. With IU, you can watch training videos, test your knowledge, train your organization, and participate in our credential program.

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Ignition Discovery Day: Digital Transformation Success with Cirrus Link

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Technical Support Packages

Inductive Automation is dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality product support. In order to ensure that your experience with our support system is consistent and effective, we offer the following technical support plans: BasicCare, TotalCare, and PriorityCare. 

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Quick Start

The Quick Start option provides simple tutorials and automatic configurations to set up things like security, connections to external devices, and databases faster than ever. Quick Start comes with a pre-configured sample project that includes core Ignition features for you to use, break apart, add to, and more to help you better understand and visualize Ignition.

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Perspective Symbols

Perspective Symbols all have dynamic data models, so binding them to process values is a simple matter of drag-and-drop. They also have built-in animations so they will automatically change based on your data. With Perspective Symbols, creating beautiful HMIs is quicker and easier than ever.

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Power Chart

The Power Chart component for Perspective allows you to quickly and easily create runtime-configurable time series charts from Tag Historian data. Now you can easily generate “ad hoc” charts within a Perspective session. Power Chart is also mobile-optimized so it adapts itself automatically for small screens.

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Perspective Workstation

Carl Gould and Colby Clegg discuss Perspective Workstation’s features, and how it creates a dedicated desktop deployment environment for Ignition Perspective.

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Ignition Exchange

Discover, share, and download community made Ignition resources in collaboration with your organization or the Ignition community.

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How MQTT Works

Arlen Nipper goes over the definitions and components you need to understand about MQTT architectures, including publish-and-subscribe, publishing on a topic, topic namespace, payload, MQTT brokers, and MQTT clients.

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MQTT Sparkplug Specification

In this video, Arlan Nipper from Cirrus Link describes the MQTT Sparkplug specification and how it determines the use of MQTT in a real-time environment.

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MQTT & Ignition

In this Ignition MQTT video, Arlen Nipper from Cirrus Link discusses digital transformation and looks at using a different architecture for OT infrastructure.

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MQTT Distributor Module

Travis Cox downloads, installs, and configures the MQTT Distributor Module for Ignition. The module enables MQTT clients and applications to securely connect, publish, and subscribe to data, supplying data to both operational and business applications throughout the enterprise.

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MQTT Transmission Module

Travis Cox installs and configures the MQTT Transmission Module for Ignition. This module allows you to publish any configured tag in Ignition such as OPC, memory, and more to an MQTT server so that applications can subscribe to that data.

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Using The MQTT Transmission Module to Publish Data

Travis Cox takes a deeper dive into the MQTT Transmission Module, covering the different ways you can publish data to a single MQTT server or to multiple MQTT servers in parallel. Travis also goes into how to configure service sets and transmitters inside a transmission to accomplish different tasks.

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MQTT Engine Module

Travis Cox from Inductive Automation installs the Ignition MQTT Engine Module download and demonstrates how it discovers data and converts it to usable tags.

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Allow Outbound Tag Writes

Travis Cox demonstrates how to allow outbound tag writes with the MQTT Engine Module so you can write down to a tag in the PLC on either side.

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Primary Host ID Setting

Travis Cox discusses the primary host ID setting in the MQTT Engine and Transmission Modules, and demonstrates how to specify this setting in Ignition.

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