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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.

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Ignition Architectures

One thing that sets Ignition apart is its server-centric web-based deployment model; you can deploy it anywhere and use it everywhere. Discover unlimited expansion with our standard architecture. Get massive amounts of data under control with the scale-out architecture. Link multiple local and remote sites to the central Ignition Gateway with the Hub and Spoke architecture, and collect data from any field device with the IIoT Architecture. The possibilities for SCADA solutions are endless.

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Technology Panel: Open Technology's Impact on Industrial Automation

Industrial automation is changing faster than ever, and the adoption of open technologies is a big reason why. In this panel discussion, you'll hear from many of the innovators and thought leaders behind some of the open technologies that are impacting industry the most, such as MQTT, OPC UA, the Ignition platform, and more. In this fascinating session, our panel will also discuss the benefits and challenges associated with using open technologies as well as the potential role of these technologies in the continuing evolution of the industrial automation industry.

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Integrator Panel: Positioning Your Integration Business for Success

At this panel discussion, some of the leading system integrators in the Ignition community will talk about many aspects of success for integrators today, including the Integrator Program, strategies for business growth, technology trends, and how Ignition helps transform challenges into opportunities.

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What is Ignition?

Ignition seamlessly connects data from the plant floor to the top floor, and everywhere in between. We built Ignition from the ground up to improve the processes for every industrial professional in virtually every industry. Design any kind of industrial application with ease, and instantly web-deploy clients to anyone, anywhere. Discover the power of Ignition’s modularity, affordability, flexibility, and expandability.

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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.

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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

Sparkplug is a specification that defines how to use MQTT in a mission-critical, real-time environment. Arlen Nipper walks through what Sparkplug can do for you in terms of operational data, advancing from legacy register/value information to a single source of truth at the edge. Arlen breaks down MQTT Sparkplug architecture, failover, redundancy, and scale.

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MQTT & Ignition

Arlen Nipper discusses Ignition in digital transformation, looking at using a different architecture for OT infrastructures and demonstrating a superior solution. Arlen goes over legacy approaches, poll/response protocols, MQTT modules, middleware, and Sparkplug benefits.

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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 installs and configures the MQTT Engine Module for Ignition. The module allows us to connect to an MQTT server and subscribe to data. It will automatically discover all the data that’s there and turn that data into usable tags in Ignition that you can add configuration to.

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Allow Outbound Tag Writes

By default, when you install the MQTT Engine Module, there’s a setting that blocks the device tag writes. Travis Cox shows how to allow outbound tag writes using the MQTT Engine Module so you can write down to a tag in the PLC on the other side.

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Primary Host ID Setting

Travis Cox discusses the primary host ID setting for the MQTT Engine and MQTT Transmission Module. The primary host ID identifies the main application that is receiving the MQTT data to guarantee that data doesn’t get lost and gets delivered to the desired application.

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How to Set Up Transport Layer Security

Travis Cox demonstrates how to set up Transport Layer Security (TLS) in the MQTT Distributor, Engine, and Transmission Modules. This is critical for secure and cryptic communication.

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Set Up Store-and-Forward System

Travis Cox shows how to set up the store-and-forward system in both the MQTT Engine Module and the MQTT Transmission Module. Store-and-forward is very critical to applications because if you lose connection to either side, you lose data. This demo is a pure MQTT solution, meaning it will work with third-party edge nodes or applications. Travis also shows how to buffer data locally when a connection is down and bring that data back to the historian once the connection is restored.

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Migrating Existing Vision Projects Into Ignition Perspective

With the release of Ignition 8, there have been some questions about how or whether to move existing Vision Module projects over to the new Ignition Perspective Module since there is no automatic conversion or migration option available.

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Ignition 8 at ARC Forum

Inductive Automation gave a preview of the new, highly anticipated Ignition 8 and Ignition Perspective Module at the 2019 ARC Industry Forum.

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Ignition 8 Demonstration

Travis Cox, Co-Director of Sales Engineering, provides an online Ignition 8 Demo project showcasing the key highlights in Ignition's latest update. These include designing mobile-optimized screens, data logging, alarming, the ease of drag-and-drop functionality, and more.

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Ignition 8: Built for Designers and Teams

Whether you’re a one-man integration shop or part of a large team of control system engineers, Ignition 8 has the tools you need to work smarter and faster than ever.

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Ignition 8: Built for Enterprises of all Sizes

Whether you’re a system architect rolling out Ignition enterprise-wide to multiple facilities, an IT specialist securing your company's data, or an efficiency officer looking to improve productivity, Ignition 8 is built for you.

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Ignition 8: Vision Module

In Ignition 8, the Vision Module is getting one of its biggest updates since it was first released in 2010, allowing you to make your HMIs and plant-floor dashboards faster, easier to deploy, and more beautiful than ever.

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Improving Management

Industrial professionals in multiple industries discuss how they’ve achieved success at the management level by quickly and easily getting the data they need to drive better decision-making. "Design to implementation to usability have all benefitted greatly from a time, cost, and management perspective." — Jimmy Hood, Director of Plant Operations - DEPCOM Power

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