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webinar | July 31, 2019

Industry 4.0: View From the Front Lines

In this engaging roundtable webinar, expert system integrators from a diverse range of backgrounds will offer their insights, tips, and stories about their experiences on these questions and more, from the front lines of industrial integration.

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Real Tools for Digital Transformation

Whether they refer to it as IIoT, Digital Transformation, or Industry 4.0, companies in every industry are looking for a way to get more from their data. However, most are trying to achieve this with conventional architectures and IT-centric methods. The truth is that without reliable connectivity to their operational data, their plans for building a digital enterprise are bound to fail.

56 min video

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

Join software engineering and design experts from Inductive Automation to learn how to use the features in Ignition Perspective to redesign common industrial applications into mobile applications that are simple, well-organized, and always in-step with the user’s needs.

62 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Basics of Building Mobile-Responsive HMIs

Join us for the latest Design Like a Pro webinar, where software engineering and design experts from Inductive Automation will share the fundamental concepts you’ll need to design HMIs that function well on any screen size.

56 min video

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Get Your ERP & Operational Data Working Together

With a modern software platform, connecting SCADA to ERP software such as SAP doesn’t have to be difficult. In this webinar, join experts from Inductive Automation, Sepasoft, and Grantek to find out why Ignition is an effective solution for connecting operational and business systems, and how a new module makes the process smoother than ever.

55 min video

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The Path to a Pain-Free Control System Upgrade

To upgrade or not to upgrade: for many industrial organizations, that is the question. Operating-system issues, security concerns, and maintenance costs all provide strong motivations for upgrading SCADA or ICS systems, yet the associated expenses and headaches cause many companies to hesitate. In this webinar, Travis Cox from Inductive Automation and a panel of experienced industrial professionals will discuss how to bring your system up to date in a way that maximizes your investment and minimizes losses.

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 Reduces Frustration

Join Inductive Automation’s Don Pearson and Kevin McClusky along with a panel of experienced industrial professionals as they discuss how organizations like yours are experiencing smoother operations, better connectivity, more flexible development, and fewer tech-related headaches by using the Ignition industrial application platform.

56 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Planning Enterprise Solutions

This presentation will help you start and maintain a smoother development process that results in an open, interoperable, standards-based, and secure enterprise solution. 

60 min video

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How to Quickly Create Effective Plant-Floor Screens

Learn how to use the Ignition Vision Module to rapidly build top-notch screens and easily deploy them to HMIs and other industrial displays on your plant floor.

60 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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Practical IIoT Solutions for Manufacturing

In this webinar, Travis Cox from Inductive Automation, Arlen Nipper from Cirrus Link Solutions, and Tom Hechtman from Sepasoft present a variety of IIoT architectures utilizing the Ignition platform and the MQTT protocol that can supercharge your applications, get your enterprise more connected, and help you do more with your data.

61 min video

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10 Steps to Architecting a Sustainable SCADA System

In this webinar, Kent Melville and Annie Wise from Inductive Automation, and water/wastewater controls professionals Henry Palechek and Jason Hamlin, cover the 10 steps for building a sustainable SCADA system that survives and even thrives using only your operational expenditure budget.

53 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Machine Learning Basics

In this webinar, Travis Cox, Kathy Applebaum, and Kevin McClusky from Inductive Automation discuss key concepts and best practices, show demos, and answer questions from the audience, to help you start integrating ML into your day-to-day processes.

60 min video

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Getting Started with Lean Manufacturing

In this webinar, Jim Toman from Grantek Systems Integration and Don Pearson from Inductive Automation discuss the steps your company should take to successfully start on the path to continuous improvement.

50 min video

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Touring Tomorrow's Digital Factory

In this webinar, ARC Advisory Group Vice President Craig Resnick and Inductive Automation Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson discuss a new type of IIoT architecture that can increase data throughput, provide greater agility, and improve enterprise-wide communication. Learn how IIoT could reshape the way industrial organizations implement system architectures, and deepen your knowledge of the key factors driving this movement.

60 min video

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Fixing SCADA: How Ignition Saves Time

In this webinar, Inductive Automation Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson and a panel of experienced control system integrators discusses how organizations like yours are saving valuable time and money by using Ignition and how you can start speeding up your SCADA development today.

58 min video

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Leveraging Operational Data in the Cloud

In this webinar, Travis Cox from Inductive Automation and Arlen Nipper from Cirrus Link Solutions discusses the various ways that tag data can be leveraged through cloud services provided by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. These experts will also show you different ways to get data up to the cloud in a simple, efficient, and secure manner.

60 min video

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Boost Operational Efficiency with New OEE Software

In this webinar, MES experts Tom Hechtman and Mark French from Sepasoft will join Inductive Automation Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson for an inside look at the new Sepasoft OEE Downtime 2.0 Module for Ignition, which gives manufacturers even more ways to improve profitability through operational excellence.

58 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Scripting Best Practices

In this latest Design Like a Pro webinar from Inductive Automation, the scripting experts from Inductive Automation will cover general best practices that will help you add flexibility and customization to HMI, SCADA, IIoT, and other industrial applications.

66 min video

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Implementing IIoT from the Field to the Cloud

There’s a new architecture revolutionizing the way oil & gas companies connect to their data. Discover how migrating from a typical poll/response, round-robin topology to a bandwidth-efficient field system using MQTT can decrease latency and help get critical data to your entire enterprise in an instant.

103 min video

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Integrator Roundtable Discussion: Facing the Future of Automation

This webinar brings together experienced system integrators from a variety of industries for a compelling discussion. Learn how integrators are approaching some of today’s biggest challenges and helping customers realize the full potential of automation.

55 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Essential Steps for Enterprise Architectures

In this latest Design Like a Pro webinar from Inductive Automation, system-architecture expert Travis Cox will present concepts to help you build a solid framework for a future-proof, enterprise-wide system from the plant up.

54 min video

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Affordably Refreshing Your Water District’s Process Control

In this webinar, learn about two municipal water districts that upgraded to SCADA systems with unlimited clients, tags, and connections, in addition to deeply embedded cyber security.

59 min video

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Ignition Edge: Simplifying the Edge of the Network

In this webinar you’ll learn how to use the three new Ignition Edge Products — Edge Panel, Edge Enterprise, and Edge MQTT

61 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Building Better HMI Navigation Schemes

In this webinar, two user-interface (UI) design experts from Inductive Automation share effective ways to make your interface design more organized and easier to navigate.

55 min video

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4 Keys to Removing Friction in Your Industrial Organization

In this webinar, experienced professionals from the water/waste water and plastics industries will discuss how they've been able to remove friction from their processes.

56 min video

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Integrator Evolution

Inductive Automation recently sent a survey to a pool of 9,000 integrators to better understand their evolving role in the industry. Now, the results are in and they contain valuable insights that every integrator should hear.

60 min video

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The New Ignition v7.9

Take a guided tour through Ignition v7.9 with Inductive Automation’s Co-Directors of Software Engineering Carl Gould and Colby Clegg, and Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson. Discover exciting new features like the fully rebuilt Gateway Status section, Distributed Services on the Gateway Network, and many user-requested improvements.

63 min video

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webinar Oil and Gas

Explore the Digital Oilfield

Even though the oil and gas industry is facing serious technological, economic, and cultural challenges, companies in this space can remain strong and competitive if they are willing to shift their thinking and adopt new solutions.

62 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Best Practices for IIoT

By now, most people who work in manufacturing and industrial organizations have heard about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). However, many are wondering exactly how to take the existing technologies they have today and leverage new technologies to position themselves for IIoT tomorrow.

60 min video

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Get More Data into Your SCADA

In this era of Big Data and the IIoT, the need for industrial data has never been greater. Ironically, although SCADA stands for "supervisory control and data acquisition," legacy SCADA systems make it hard to get to a lot of potentially useful data because they lock it inside proprietary systems. Amazing possibilities open up when companies use a tool that can break down data silos and get data from many more sources onto one unified platform.

58 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Custom Dashboards

Wherever dashboards are used, they are most effective when tailored to the user's specific role. With the right know-how, you can create dashboards that let users select which information they want to see, which will ensure that dashboards are well-utilized and beneficial to the organization as a whole.

54 min video

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IIoT: Bringing OT & IT Together

In this webinar, Don Pearson and Travis Cox of Inductive Automation will join Arlen Nipper, president of Cirrus Link Solutions and co-inventor of MQTT, to discuss the changes taking place in manufacturing and the best way to go forward.

63 min video

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Ignition: IIoT That Works

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) promises to revolutionize manufacturing. Although there has been plenty of IIoT hype, there hasn't been an IIoT solution rooted in operational technologies and seamlessly integrated into the IT layer – until now. The IIoT is here, it works, and it's Ignition.

59 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Graphic Design Tips for Better HMIs

In this latest "Design Like a Pro" webinar, learn how to correctly apply basic graphic design principles to create efficient and beautiful HMI designs that operators will love.

57 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Reporting

Learn how to more easily and quickly create top-quality, information-rich reports that provide greater value to the organization in this Design Like a Pro webinar. Just as previous webinars in the series shared practical principles of project development, alarming, HMI optimization, SQL databases, and other topics, this webinar gives you techniques for building better reports. Bobby McKenzie, Director of Training at Inductive Automation, will focus on the fundamental tasks of querying data, structuring data, and delivering reports.

56 min video

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Build Any Architecture with The New SCADA

To adapt to a changing business landscape, industrial organizations need SCADA software that can expand with them without overwhelming their budget. A growing number of industrial organizations are choosing to build their architectures with a SCADA platform that is modular, web-launched, and server-centric. Why? Because they can deploy this new SCADA platform effectively anywhere, whether they run it at one site, use it to connect many sites all over the map, or use it in the Cloud.

52 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Combining SQL Databases with HMIs

You probably know that SQL databases are great for storing data, but did you know that the power of SQL can dramatically improve your HMI development? In fact, there are many powerful ways to use SQL databases in conjunction with your HMI/SCADA system.

58 min video

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Design Like a Pro: Using Templates in HMI/SCADA Projects

Developing HMI/SCADA projects involves a heavy amount of repetitive tasks. Copying and pasting repeated components over and over is time-consuming, tedious, and sets you up for more problems in the future.

52 min video

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Build Anything with The New SCADA

Forward-looking enterprises are always searching for quicker ways to develop new software applications that can sharpen their competitive edge. Because, let’s face it, the usual process of software development can take forever (they don’t call it “development hell” for nothing).

60 min video

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Integrator Roundtable Discussion: Disrupt and Grow

Instead of approaching end users about their plant-floor and SCADA needs, integrators can take a wider look at the enterprise to find other opportunities for improvement, such as data issues between departments. Ignition by Inductive Automation® is the perfect software for this approach because it has the ability to build or connect just about anything. And in case after case, end users that start using Ignition gradually extend it throughout the enterprise, creating a steady stream of integration projects.

57 min video

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Design Like A Pro: Optimizing Your HMI

For operators, the Human-Machine Interface (HMI) provides a virtual window into the manufacturing process. The HMI should help operators keep their facilities running safely, securely, and efficiently, but HMI screens that convey too much information with too little context make it difficult for them to do their jobs.

58 min video

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Upping Your Efficiency by Upgrading Your SCADA

Running on an out-of-date legacy SCADA system could be costing your company time and money. In this webinar, learn how to break your company's dependency on old SCADA and upgrade to The New SCADA standard, Ignition.

59 min video

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Integrator Roundtable Discussion: Winning More Business with New Technology

Learn how other leading integrators are taking on some of today’s big challenges.

53 min video

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Ignition v7.7 Release

Discover The New SCADA now with more than 40 new game-changing features and enhancements which offer new ways to leverage templates and tags, new scripting capabilities, and much more.

83 min video

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Integrator Roundtable: Growth & Partnership

In this roundtable-style webinar, Chief Strategy Officer Don Pearson facilitates an insightful conversation between several panelists: Mark Daugherty of Overbridge Technology, David McKay from NulytIQ, Chris McLaughlin from Industrial Integration, and Francisco Carrion from Automation Solutions Ecuador. The panel covers topics like “the role of integrators today”, “the power of partnership”, and “the innovative edge”. The discussion ends with a Q & A from the audience.

65 min video

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Old SCADA Vs. The New SCADA

For years, many users and system integrators have felt limited by SCADA technology. The problem is that what most people think of as current SCADA technology is actually decades-old. The lack of technological progress in SCADA is more than frustrating; it’s a real threat to SCADA users’ ongoing ability to compete.

63 min video

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SCADA Shake-Up

In this insightful webinar, learn why the leading industrial technology research firm writes that “the HMI/SCADA market is ripe for disruption” and that the Ignition SCADA software platform shows the potential to positively transform an industry that has been slow to change. Doug Harris of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Kyle Chase of Kymera Systems join us to discuss how new technologies have changed the way they do business.

62 min video

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Becoming Innovation-Powered

Disruptive technologies such as Big Data, The Cloud, The Internet of Things, mobile devices and social technologies are bringing about revolutionary changes in manufacturing, business and society. As the vision of Manufacturing 4.0 gets closer to reality, innovation becomes essential to business survival.

52 min video

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Design Like a Pro Webinar Series: Part 1

Have you ever gotten to the end of a project and wished it had gone smoother? This webinar will walk you through how to set up your HMI / SCADA project from the start to reach a better end product.

55 min video

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Design Like a Pro Webinar Series: Part 2

Designing projects can take a long time and be filled with hours of tedious development tasks. Your workflow can be streamlined by using powerful time-saving tools.

57 min video

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Design Like a Pro Webinar Series: Part 3

The success or failure of any HMI / SCADA project is judged by the final result. Learn how to put the finishing touches on your design and tailor it to fit your specific needs. We’ll cover tips to help in testing your new project, so you can make sure that it’s a success from day one.

55 min video

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