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What Is The Ignition Effect?

"The Ignition Effect” is not just about technology, but how Ignition creates a ripple effect that reshapes systems and sparks solutions. This series offers a panoramic view of the transformative power of Ignition told by the people who use it every day. Watch these videos to witness the impact Ignition has on its community and explore what it can do for you! 

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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On Changing Mindsets

Ignition’s game-changing features open the door to new ways of thinking about control systems. Hear how Ignition has transformed the way integrators approach building solutions in industrial automation, and the paradigm shift this has caused in the industry.

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License Portal: A Self-Service Tool For Managing Your Ignition Licenses

The License Portal is a tool that allows you to manage and add context to the Ignition licenses associated with your account, see your certification status, quotes, invoices, and sales statistics.

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Integrator Account: Your Launchpad For All Things Inductive Automation

The Integrator Account is a portal for integrators to stay connected to Inductive Automation. Through your account, you can access exclusive news, learning resources, marketing and sales materials, an Ignition development license, and your integrator profile for the Find an Integrator listing. From sales tips guides to architecture diagrams, the Integrator Account is your launchpad to becoming the best Ignition integrator you can be.

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SQL Bridge Module: Bridging the Gap Between SQL and PLCs

Often called a “Swiss Army Knife” for efficiently moving data between PLCs and SQL databases, the SQL Bridge Module leverages Ignition’s native database connectivity to map data to any tables you want, in any format that you want. The SQL Bridge Module acts as a transaction manager for logging data with additional context, calling stored procedures, and synchronizing data bi-directionally.

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OPC UA Module: Upping Your Interoperability

The OPC UA Module adds a cross-platform OPC UA server and client to Ignition, making it easy to exchange data between devices and forming the core of most Ignition applications. With a host of built-in drivers for common protocols as well as a public API that enables third parties to build their own drivers, the OPC UA Module increases the interoperability of any system — simply browse for tags in the PLC, drag them into Ignition, and they're ready to go.

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Tag Historian Module: Time-Series Data in No Time

The Tag Historian Module turns any SQL database into a high-performance time-series historian, enabling powerful data aggregation with easy storage, table management, and query binding. There is no need to be a database expert — the Tag Historian Module creates and manages all the tables in the database for you, partitioning data by default while featuring adjustable settings for increased flexibility. Additionally, the Tag Historian Module allows you to easily configure history on any tag, and query data through components bindings and scripting functions.

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On Customer Experience

The customer experience with Ignition is all about inspiration. The platform opens up new possibilities, allowing organizations to do more, and do it easily. See how members of the Ignition community are helping their customers achieve those “a-ha!” moments.

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Getting Started with Ignition

Getting setup with Ignition is quick and easy. And in this video, we'll guide you through some setup to help you get started.

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On Verticals

Hear how Ignition helps companies in industry verticals expand easily. From pharmaceutical giants quickly connecting factories and scaling operations, to old municipal factories transforming manual clipboards to digital dashboards, or solar startups saving overhead with unlimited connections and data tags.

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Updated DNP3 Driver

Released in Ignition 8.1.36, the new DNP3 Driver increases functionality for class-based polling, sequence-of-event data, view scripting functions, and more.

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On Knowledge Transfer

The Ignition community is facilitating a supportive learning environment where sharing knowledge benefits everyone. Hear how community members are leveraging this collaborative spirit to solve each other’s problems while deepening their own understanding of Ignition.

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Alarm Notification Module: Stay In The Know, Even On The Go

Looking for powerful alarm management software to build smart and effective alarm systems? Inductive Automation's own Travis Cox explains how easy it is to use the Ignition Alarm Notification Module to set up notifications that prevent downtime and keep your operations up and running.

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Connect The Dots With Ignition

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 application, and scale your system in any way, without limits. Discover the amazing features that make Ignition the first and only universal Industrial Application Platform.

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Chris McLaughlin — Vertech

Chris McLaughlin, a SCADA & MES Specialist at Vertech, sits down with Colby Clegg to talk about the journey of Vertech becoming one of the top Ignition integrators in the world. They discuss a homeless management information system built for free for Room in the Inn, and how the project sparked inspiration for Inductive Automation’s new Community Impact Program. McLaughlin also talks about the 24/7 Ignition application support that Vertech now offers, and gives advice for someone considering a career in control systems engineering.

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Benson Hougland — Opto 22

Opto 22’s Vice President of Production Strategy, Benson Hougland, chats with Colby Clegg about standing out in industrial automation by emphasizing two key things: data democratization and the protection of plant floor systems. They also discuss Opto 22’s involvement in the Build-a-Thon, and how Opto 22 supports education in industrial automation.

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Francisco Carrion — Inductive Automation Australia

Francisco Carrión, the General Manager of Inductive Automation Australia, joins Colby Clegg in this episode of Conversations With Colby. They discuss how the industrial automation market in Australia is evolving, key verticals in Australia, upcoming challenges in the industrial automation industry, and the future of Inductive Automation.

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James Burnand — 4IR Solutions

4IR Solutions’ CEO James Burnand joins Colby Clegg to discuss the value of hosted solution infrastructures and the current state of security in the industrial automation industry. They also talk about the inner workings of the Sparkplug Data Dash, and share excitement over the upcoming release of Ignition 8.3.

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Jason Rhodewalt — Barry-Wehmiller Design Group

Colby Clegg talks with Jason Rhodewalt, Partner at Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, about steps to build a shared vision and culture with a large number of people, thoughts on the state of the industrial automation industry, the benefits to being a finalist in the Build-a-Thon, and more.

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Jean-Paul Moniz — Cameco Fuel

Jean-Paul Moniz, Technical Services Coordinator for Cameco Fuel, joins Colby Clegg to discuss how he first got started with Ignition, Cameco Fuel’s digital evolution and relationship with 4IR Solutions, the importance for automation professionals to support the next generation’s education, and more.

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On Water & Wastewater

Like two rivers merging, Ignition converges IT and OT for high-tech H2O utilities. Hear how Ignition is helping the water/wastewater industry find its flow with a refreshing platform approach that standardizes data and simplifies complex operational processes.

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On Building Teams

Companies are building more well-rounded teams by encouraging applicants and new hires to be Ignition-fluent. Hear how this enthusiasm for Ignition helps form powerful pairings of people from different industries whose unique skills and expertise complement each other.

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On Career Journeys

Ignition can empower surprising growth opportunities for control systems and careers. Hear personal stories about how Ignition has helped open new doors and advance people's career journeys in industrial automation.

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On End User Empowerment

We’re better when we work together. Watch how Ignition’s open source platform, free trials, and ease of use allows system integrators and end users to envision all possibilities and accomplish the impossible.

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On Students

Ignition spans generations as easily as it connects devices. Hear how it breaks frustrating traditions for experienced professionals and is the new standard for students, interns, and up-and-comers.

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On Community

They say it takes a village, so the Ignition community has forums and events connecting people to learn, collaborate, and bond over their passion for the Platform. Hear how Ignition brings people together.

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Training Careers at Inductive Automation

The Training Team provides world-class technical customer service to Ignition users worldwide while also delivering high-quality training to the Ignition community. They work closely with product teams to ensure that customers can succeed with Ignition.

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Find an Integrator

With Inductive Automation's Find an Integrator search, you can easily connect with the right integrator to design and implement the best Ignition solution for your organization's specific needs.

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Educational Engagement Program

Inductive Automation partners with qualifying educational institutions to provide free Ignition licenses to students anywhere in the world.

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Inductive Automation Celebrates 20 Years

At Inductive Automation, we’ve enabled our customers’ innovation for over 20 years. Our mission is to create industrial software that empowers our customers to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles.

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Information Technology Careers at Inductive Automation

The IT Team is responsible for the architecture, software, and hardware used within the company and its network. They work closely with all employees to ensure the company’s technology is secure and functional, both online and offline.

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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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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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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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