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How Ignition Eases SCADA Pain Points

Although SCADA systems are the backbone of modern manufacturing, they are not immune to pain points. While new difficulties have arisen with the need for enterprise-wide Digital Transformation and implementation of IIoT-enabled technologies, many of the issues afflicting integrators and end users have persisted for years.

43 min video

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Ignition Community Live: What to Expect at ICC X

This year’s Ignition Community Conference (ICC) is right around the corner! Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at ICC X that will help you to truly make the most of it, whether you plan to attend virtually or in person.

45 min video

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New Ignition Features In Action

Ignition 8.1 was released in late 2020, bringing many exciting new features like Perspective Workstation, Perspective Symbols, Power Chart, and plenty more. Ignition 8.2 will still be in the works for a while, but that doesn't mean that you have to wait long for new features and improvements. The Ignition software development team puts out “release train” updates nearly every month, and each one comes loaded with significant features that are based on user requests.

56 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Ask a Sales Engineer

The Ignition community always asks outstanding questions about industrial automation, software, and technology. For our second installment of “Ask A Sales Engineer,” Co-Director of Sales Engineering Travis Cox will answer attendees’ questions, whether about SCADA, HMI, IIoT, digital transformation, machine learning, Ignition, or beyond! With such a wide range of important topics, missing this webinar is out of the question.

55 min video

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Solving Data Problems to Accelerate Digital Transformation

One of the biggest Digital Transformation challenges companies face is how to make the most of their data. Problems like stranded data, lengthy setup times for systems, and difficulties bringing IT and OT data together inhibit an organization’s ability to gather insights. Without these insights to fuel the decision-making process, many companies end up stalled on their Digital Transformation journey.

59 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Behind the Scenes of IntegrateLive!

You already know Inductive Automation helps build great SCADA solutions and information platforms ... but did you know they have also helped build an incredible friendship resulting in a new community that is uniting industrial automation changemakers from around the world? Learn more about this exciting new project as we are joined by Allen Ray (head of the Ignition Cross-Industry Collective) and Jeff Knepper (Canary Labs) for what is sure to be an entertaining episode where we look behind the scenes at what it takes to build a service-oriented community.

58 min video

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Security Best Practices for Your Ignition System

Cybersecurity is a moving target. The techniques and technologies of yesteryear won’t necessarily protect your system in this highly interconnected era of IIoT-enabled systems. As attacks on industrial control systems become increasingly commonplace, it’s more vital than ever to stay up to date on the latest in security best practices to mitigate risk and maintain peace of mind.

53 min video

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Ignition Community Live: OEE Accelerator Built with Ignition Perspective

Understanding how your manufacturing systems and assets are performing is one of the first steps to real-time operational insights, identifying opportunities for improvement, and intelligent Smart Manufacturing initiatives. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is the essential, industry-standard metric for capturing asset utilization and efficiency.

50 min video

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Turn Any Panel PC Into an Ignition HMI

The traditional human-machine interface (HMI) is a hardware-and-software solution used to view and track data in all kinds of industrial settings. Lately, supply-chain problems have led to long wait times when ordering traditional HMIs. But don't worry: It’s easy to turn any panel PC into an Ignition HMI solution, and in this webinar we'll show you how!

55 min video

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5 Mobile-Responsive Layout Strategies

In our smartphone-dominated world, developers need to make HMI screens and applications that will look great on small, medium, and large devices. Are you familiar with the mobile-responsive layout strategies that make this possible?

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Ignition Community Live: Practical Ways to Use Ignition to Achieve Digital Transformation

The phrase "Digital Transformation" is taking the world by storm — but is there substance behind the hype? In this presentation, executives from 4IR will describe current trends in manufacturing digital transformation and show how these initiatives deviate from technology adoption cycles of the past. We will close with a technical showcase of specific, practical examples of Ignition techniques you can use today in support of digital transformation initiatives.

35 min video

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Bringing Digital Transformation Into Focus

Today it seems like every company is embarking on a journey of Digital Transformation. While this is a necessary shift, only those companies that see the big picture will succeed at it, which means looking at not only the technological aspect of Digital Transformation but its wider impact on processes, people, and programs.

57 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Ignition Platform Demo

In this Ignition demo, Inductive Automation’s Travis Cox shows the range of capabilities Ignition has, and how it’s the SCADA software of the future.

61 min video

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Integrators Explore the Road Ahead

After navigating many unforeseen challenges in 2020 and 2021, how should system integrators move forward in 2022? The answer will be different for every integrator, which is why we’ve gathered a group of experienced integration professionals who work in a variety of areas and industries to talk about what lies ahead.

62 min video

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Top 10 Design & Security Tips to Elevate Your SCADA System

Inductive Automation explains why It's more important than ever to embrace modern technology and security standards through collaboration with IT and OT.

61 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Marketing Design Tips for Integrators

Graphic designers from Inductive Automation offer design tips for integrators to create powerful marketing pieces using the skills they already have.

40 min video

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The Art of Displaying Industrial Data

There is a huge amount of data out there and a great deal of power and insight that we can gain from it — if we can just bring it all into focus and make it more manageable. Many industrial organizations are accomplishing this by building sophisticated HMI, SCADA, and MES projects with the Ignition Perspective Module.

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Ignition Community Live: Flexibility, Scalability, and Mobility for Clover South Africa

Leading South African branded foods and beverages group Clover Industries adopted Ignition to meet crucial system technology requirements. In this discussion, Francois and Deon from Clover share their needs, architecture overview, and multi-site implementation approach, including new standards and templates and the coordination of several system integrator partners. We'll also talk through the valuable lessons learned and challenges overcome during implementation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

58 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Women in Automation Today

Despite many recent technological innovations, certain aspects of the manufacturing industry are slow to change. Case in point: Women are still underrepresented in manufacturing. What kinds of obstacles do women face as they pursue a career in this field? How can industrial organizations be more effective in recruiting, retaining, and promoting women? What will tomorrow’s manufacturing landscape look like? Don’t miss this Ignition Community Live webinar, where an all-female panel of experienced automation professionals will discuss these and other important questions that everyone in our field needs to think about.

58 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Maker Project Show & Tell

In this showcase, people share the fun, non-commercial projects they’ve created with the ultimate SCADA for makers: Ignition Maker Edition.

45 min video

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Historic Opportunities: Discover the Power of Ignition's Historian

The ability to store and query historical data easily and efficiently is vital to digital transformation. The Ignition Tag Historian Module has long provided a superb solution for this need and recent improvements have broadened the scope of what it can do. Is your organization harnessing the full power of historical data for a successful future?

60 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Feed the Need for Leads

Some of the top marketing minds in the Ignition community offer best practices for lead generation in this presentation combining live discussion and video.

59 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Kevin McClusky

Inductive Automation’s Co-Director of Sales Engineering, Kevin McClusky, answers questions live about SCADA, HMI, IIoT, and more.

62 min video

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Turning Enterprise Data Into Decisions More Quickly

Is inefficient data management standing in the way of your company’s IIoT or Digital Transformation objectives? As companies struggle with making their data more useful, many are adopting a methodology known as DataOps. The good news is that DataOps can help you collect, deliver, and leverage data faster and with greater accuracy — and with Ignition’s unlimited industrial application platform and its support of the powerful MQTT protocol, implementation could be easier than you think.

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Unlocking Greater Efficiency: The Why and How of OEE Implementation

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a metric that has helped many industrial organizations achieve real manufacturing gains and significantly increase profits. OEE has been proven to work but that doesn’t mean that simply calculating your organization’s OEE number or installing OEE software will cause the results you want to materialize. Ultimately it’s not just OEE data that makes a difference — it’s what you do with it.

57 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Inductive Automation's Dev Team

Inductive Automation’s dev team discusses Docker, the leading containerization solution, and how to use Ignition with it.

56 min video

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6 Platform Benefits That Maximize Your ROI

Inductive Automation presents how open platforms provide a stronger foundation to maximize automation savings and ROI than proprietary products ever could.

53 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Vannessa G.

Inductive Automation’s Senior Account Executive, Vannessa Garcia, offers expert sales tips on how to pitch Ignition effectively.

35 min video

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Leveraging Ignition Quick Start to Rapidly Build Real Projects

Development is rarely an easy process, and getting started is often one of the hardest things about it. What if there was a way to get your next screen or application off the ground more quickly?

61 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Otorio

Operational Resilience Management (ORM) is a holistic approach to industrial cybersecurity - from the identification of potential risks through evaluating their possible impact, to implementing mitigation controls. Incorporating digital and physical risks, ORM better ensures operational resilience and business continuity.

28 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Developing & Deploying Perspective Applications as HMIs

Since its release in 2019, Ignition Perspective®️ has enabled users to quickly design first-rate, mobile-responsive industrial applications and launch them on mobile devices and web browsers. Now, the new Perspective Workstation feature also makes it possible to quickly launch native Perspective applications on workstations, HMIs, desktops, and multi-monitor setups without needing a third-party web browser.

56 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Travis and Kevin

In this Ignition demo, Inductive Automation’s Travis Cox and Kevin McClusky take a deep dive into Ignition 8.1’s stunning new features.

65 min video

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Ignition Community Live with the Ignition Cross-Industry Collective

Where did the collective come from? Where is it going? Where do you fit in? Join us in unfolding the answers!

36 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Kent Melville

A look at how Ignition is designed to be object oriented and dynamic from the ground up. We will be reviewing UDTs, parameterized views (embedded, repeated, and on a canvas), styles, themes, dashboards, parameterized URLs, bindings, and scripts.

56 min video

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Ignition Community Live with ECS Solutions and Swedish Match

This is a look at how Swedish Match North America arrived at using the Ignition platform to solve real business need, and how their IT Department drove this initial investment at their Owensboro Factory.

32 min video

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Controlling Industrial Processes Remotely and Securely

In the wake of COVID-19, the ability to remotely access and control critical processes is not only recommended for industrial organizations — it has become absolutely essential. The Ignition platform makes it easy to set up remote control on any system; however, you should take the proper steps to keep your process safe from threats.

62 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Grantek and Opto 22

The power of Ignition by Inductive Automation can be further realized with rich data from the plant floor. Grantek and Opto 22 will share and demonstrate how to use Ignition software with the groov RIO edge I/O system and Ignition Edge-enabled groov EPICs to quickly obtain ancillary sensor data and secure your legacy PLC systems, allowing you to fully optimize your manufacturing operations at scale. This Ignition Community Live features Doug Yerger, Principal Engineer at Grantek, in a conversation with Benson Hougland, Vice President at Opto 22. They will discuss how to improve processes, reduce maintenance costs, and obtain better data for business decisions.

54 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Corso Systems

With Perspective geolocation data is easier to capture than ever before. Using the built-in map components you can build powerful interfaces for tracking people and assets. We will discuss how to use the map components with the Perspective app for mobile device tracking, and third-party GPS units to geolocate people and devices without the Perspective app. Use cases will include geofencing, to alert when devices are in a particular location, including pulling up a corresponding HMI screen for a technician at a remote location, tracking asset movement throughout the world using historized data sent via MQTT, integrating geolocation data with EXIF data from images to display images on the map at the correct coordinates, and tracking the spread of Covid-19 with a Perspective app.

44 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Ray Sensenbach

Theming in Perspective allows users to customize the look and feel of their Perspective projects at a broad level. In this webinar, we’ll take a deep dive into this powerful new feature covering everything from the basics of theming through to developing a custom theme using your company’s brand colors. This session is for anyone who wants to follow a hands-on example of themes in action.

37 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Brock Solutions

At Brock Solutions, we are seeing a trend of water authorities looking to replace obsolete, legacy technology that is vulnerable to intrusion and system disruption. These authorities are also looking for ways to leverage industry 4.0 technologies to better service their customers. In this webinar, we are going to discuss what we are seeing in the industry and how we are working with partners like Inductive Automation to help our Water and Wastewater customers implement modern, sustainable, and highly reliable SCADA systems.

33 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Matthew Raybourn

Learn all about the Ignition Exchange and how it can help fast track your solutions. Discover how easy it is to download and import resources into your own application. Then gain an understanding of how you too can create and share your own resources with the community.

33 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Carl Gould & Colby Clegg

Join the original developers of Ignition, Colby Clegg and Carl Gould, for the surprise release of a new version of Ignition that’s unlike any that came before it. Carl and Colby answer audience questions and Travis Cox demonstrates some of the exciting new possibilities for the platform. Watch this special episode of Ignition Community Live to see what’s possible with the new Ignition Maker Edition.

49 min video

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Ignition Community Live with Cirrus Link: MQTT Workshop

A workshop building a complete end-to-end IIoT connected solution from scratch. Learn how to easily connect data to from the Edge to Ignition and beyond. See partners around the world connect in live showing the real power of MQTT. We hope you can join us for this exciting audience participation live workshop."

56 min video

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Design Like a Pro: How to Best Plan Your Perspective Project

The Ignition Perspective Module introduces new features for improved mobile-responsive design, security, and data sources, as well as best practices and tips.

60 min video

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Securely Monitor Critical Systems From Anywhere

With social-distancing guidelines requiring so many professionals to work remotely, having a solid plan and system in place for remote monitoring is a greater necessity than ever before. There are many factors for industrial organizations to consider: Can we keep it within budget? Which type of system architecture will work best? Will the solution be able to scale? How will we keep it secure?

60 min video

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6 Simple Steps for Enterprise Digital Transformation

Ignition experts discuss common hurdles, easy steps to better architecture, and new edge-computing solutions for enterprise Digital Transformation.

60 min video

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Changing Your Perspective on Security

In this webinar, Inductive Automation’s top security experts will discuss our company’s approach to security and the steps that we recommend users take. They will also show you the security features of Ignition Perspective, such as encryption, federated identity, and the new permissions model, which allow you to easily build mobile-responsive, pure-web industrial applications and deploy unlimited mobile clients in a secure manner.

46 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Building Mobile-Responsive HMIs in Ignition Perspective

In this second webinar on mobile-responsive design, the Inductive Automation team applies the principles of the first webinar using the Ignition Perspective Module.

62 min video

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The Path to a Pain-Free Control System Upgrade

A panel of experienced industrial professionals offer control system upgrade tips to maximize investment and minimize losses when bringing systems up to date.

59 min video

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Mobility Meets Manufacturing

Don Pearson from Inductive Automation and a panel of industrial professionals will discuss mobile trends and specific, real-world use cases of industrial organizations that have successfully incorporated mobile technologies into their processes.

61 min video

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Fixing SCADA: How Ignition Saves Money

In this webinar, Inductive Automation's Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson and a panel of experienced industrial professionals discusses how organizations like yours are saving money with Ignition — and how to start getting a lot more out of your SCADA system for a lot less.

57 min video

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Design Like a Pro: SCADA Security Guidelines

In this webinar, Inductive Automation’s Co-Director of Sales Engineering Kevin McClusky and Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson will discuss a prevention-focused approach that encompasses physical security as well as cybersecurity. As you’ll learn, an effective SCADA security plan doesn’t just safeguard the platform itself but also each network, device, and database connection.

53 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Alarm Management

In this webinar, alarming experts from Inductive Automation will dive into the best practices of alarm management to help you improve the safety of your industrial system and reduce catastrophic downtime incidents. No matter which industry you work in, these time-tested principles will help you get the most out of your SCADA alarming system.

57 min video

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12 Ways to Use PLCs & SQL Databases Together

Inductive Automation Co-Director of Sales Engineering Travis Cox discusses 12 of the many powerful uses of the SQL Bridge Module. You’ll not only learn a dozen ways to use this versatile tool, you’ll also be able to think up other exciting ways to apply it in your enterprise.

59 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Modern Batch and Manufacturing Procedures

Learn more about new software from Sepasoft that empowers manufacturers to produce quality batches consistently and lead production staff through complex processes with repeatable, well-documented steps. You’ll get to see how this software brings valuable new functionality to the Ignition platform and new benefits to your organization, so don’t miss it!

62 min video

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Common Project Mistakes: Visualization, Alarms, and Security

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to industrial automation, everyone makes development mistakes now and then. But some mistakes are more common than others. Understanding how to avoid these integration issues will not only improve your current projects, but equip you with the tools and techniques necessary to streamline development and reduce rework in the future.

53 min video

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Common Project Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

In this webinar, two experienced Inductive Automation engineers highlight best practices in HMI design and scripting and offer some additional scripting tips.

53 min video

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Ignition Community Live: ICC 2021 Preview

This year’s Ignition Community Conference (ICC) is almost here! Whether you can’t wait for ICC or you’re just curious to know what it’s all about, then you don’t want to miss this broadcast where we’ll take you behind the scenes like never before. Get a look at the new platforms, Attendify and Wonder, that are raising the bar for virtual conference-going. Gear up for this year’s Build-a-Thon, which features integrators competing for the first time. Hear from some of the speakers behind this year’s fascinating sessions. Find out what to expect from the Discover Gallery as well as the Keynote, Exchange Challenge, Virtual Meetups, and more. Join us to get ready and get the most out of ICC 2021.

55 min video

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First Steps to DevOps

In this webinar, experts from Inductive Automation, Vertech, and Sepasoft will show you how DevOps practices can prevent costly mistakes throughout the software lifecycle, and share valuable knowledge about implementing and maintaining DevOps as an ongoing practice at your organization.

55 min video

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Choosing a SCADA System for the IIoT Era

In a world rocked by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), the mobile revolution, Digital Transformation, and COVID-19, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) remains an essential technology system for manufacturers.

57 min video

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Ignition Community Live: Ignition Edge at the I/O Level

With the introduction of Ignition Edge, Inductive Automation allows you to drive operational data collection at its source. And through the Ignition Onboard program, we made it possible for industrial hardware vendors to provide Ignition Edge pre-installed in products aimed at jumpstarting your Digital Transformation projects. These products include a range of industrial PCs (IPCs), cellular gateways, panel PCs, and PLCs, like Opto 22’s groov EPIC.

59 min video

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Design Like a Pro: How to Pick the Right System Architecture Leeda Keo Thu, 05/13/2021 - 09:55
Whether your automation project has only a few tags or hundreds of thousands of tags, you need to make sure that it will work properly now and that it has enough room to grow in the future. Having the right architecture and server sizes are absolutely essential in reaching this goal.
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The Evolution of Industrial Visualization

In the two years since its release, the Ignition Perspective Module has quickly set the standard for modern visualization systems in the industrial space. As the developers of Ignition have expanded and matured the module’s features, innovative users and integrators around the globe have used it as a canvas for building large and sophisticated projects in HMI, SCADA, MES and more.

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Ignition Community Live: Expanding the Exchange

Since its launch in 2019, the Ignition Exchange has been building a collaborative community by providing a platform to share resources developed both by members of the Ignition community and the Inductive Automation team. Ranging from adjustable gauges to complex scripts for machine learning, these resources offer a free way to jumpstart application development or augment an existing system. In this presentation, the leaders of Inductive Automation’s Sales Engineering team and some special guests will highlight seven of the new exciting resources available on the Exchange, demonstrating how each can benefit your Ignition project. Find out how the Exchange is growing, discover the strengths of community-wide collaboration, and learn how you too can start contributing.

63 min video

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Integrator Discussion: Leading Through Innovation During COVID-19 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry. What effects is it having on industrial organizations and the control system integrators who serve them? No one is better qualified to answer than the experienced integrators in the Inductive Automation Integrator Program, who play key roles in solving all types of operational challenges and implementing the newest technologies.

63 min video

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Build Amazing Projects Incredibly Quickly

Rapid development capabilities have always been a crucial aspect of the Ignition platform and now they are expanding with the Ignition Exchange.

55 min video

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Demystifying SAP Connectivity to Ignition

SAP ERP automation has historically been very difficult, but the Business Connector Suite from Sepasoft makes this easier than ever before.

59 min video

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Pushing the Boundaries of Data Visualization

In this webinar, Inductive Automation discusses possibilities for data visualization using Ignition industrial applications with integrators and engineers.

58 min video

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Future-Proofing Your Enterprise with the Ignition Platform

In this webinar, industrial software experts from Inductive Automation will take you on an educational journey through the Ignition platform, revealing how it’s built on a foundation of open technology and interoperability. As you’ll see, Ignition is not another IT cloud platform but rather an OT platform that works synergistically with IT cloud platforms to connect the entire enterprise.

56 min video

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How to Easily Build SCADA & HMI HTML5 Web Applications

Inductive Automation demonstrates designing HTML5 HMI and SCADA solutions for mobile, desktop, and display screens with the Ignition Perspective Module.

48 min video

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Industry 4.0: View From the Front Lines

A diverse range of expert system integrators provide first-hand stories, insights, and tips to help automation professionals succeed with Industry 4.0.

58 min video

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Real Tools for Digital Transformation

Industrial experts give an overview of the Digital Transformation tools and platform needed to build a strong Digital Transformation framework.

56 min video

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