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Ignition: The New SCADA

Ignition SCADA by Inductive Automation® combines an unlimited licensing model, with instant web-based deployment, and the industry-leading toolset for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) — all on one open and scalable universal platform. Ignition is The New SCADA because it solves all the major pain points of old SCADA . Ignition empowers your business to easily control your processes, and track, display, and analyze all your data, without limits.

Benefits of Using Ignition:

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Unlimited Licensing:

Unlimited tags, clients, screens, and connections

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Web-Based Deployment:

Web-launch clients to any device with a web-browser

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Universal Platform:

SCADA, alarming, reporting, and more — on one platform

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Rapid Development:

Comes with a powerful, unlimited, zero-install IDE — for free

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Built on Trusted IT standards:

SQL, Python, MQTT and OPC UA

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Industry-Leading Support:

The industry’s best tech support and training

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“Ignition has been a very flawless SCADA system for us … it’s been very reliable and it supports all our needs now and in the future.”

– Dennis Pickle

St. Lucie West Services District

Water districts all over the country trust Ignition with their mission-critical SCADA systems.

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Major Features

Take Data Acquisition to the Next Level

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Ignition SCADA software comes standard with a comprehensive set of data acquisition tools which includes built-in OPC UA to connect to practically any PLC, and the ability to seamlessly connect to any SQL database. Ignition can also turn any SQL database into a high-performance industrial historian and connects to IIoT devices through MQTT.

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Rapidly Develop Any Kind of SCADA Project

Develop at lightning speed with the Ignition Designer, the industry’s most powerful integrated development environment (IDE), which gives you all the tools you need, all in one place. The Ignition Designer is built into the platform, so it’s instantly available, it’s always the right version, it works on any major OS, and it comes with an unlimited number of concurrent design clients. Now your whole team can work on your project at the same time, from anywhere, at no extra cost!

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True Real-Time Monitoring

Ignition is engineered to streamline data-throughput so you see true real-time tag values. Ignition’s real-time monitoring gives you the power to quickly see the status of your facility, on any device.

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Control Your Process with Powerful HMIs

With Ignition, you can easily start and stop processes, monitor multiple data points at multiple locations, and check the status of the entire plant floor at any given moment. Ignition comes standard with the Ignition Designer, the industry’s most powerful IDE, so you can effortlessly create optimized HMI screens to do whatever you need.

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Powerful Visualization Tools

Easily create dynamic SCADA dashboards with powerful tools for data analysis. Stay on top of your business objectives with a full library of customizable charts and tables, to monitor key performance indicators, see at-a-glance trending, and more.

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Easy Web-Based Deployment, Infinite Scalability

With Ignition, you can instantly web-launch an unlimited number of zero-install, full runtime clients on virtually any device from a central server. With architectures for virtually every type of system and an unlimited licensing model, Ignition can fit any size of implementation and can easily grow with your company's needs.

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Build Fully Mobile-Responsive SCADA Applications

Get all the tools you need to build full-fledged, totally mobile-responsive SCADA applications that put the full overview and control of your plant floor right on your phone, tablet, and desktop – all with one application.

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Build Next-Generation Smart SCADA Applications

Ignition lets you leverage the power of your mobile device’s intuitive touch inputs, sensors, cameras, and GPS to create the next generation of SCADA applications. With Ignition, you can create pure-web SCADA applications that use HTML5 and CSS3 to run natively on any screen of any size and inside any major web browser.

More Features

Do Even More with Ignition SCADA

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SCADA Alarming

Easily stay aware of what’s happening at your facility, wherever you are.

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Dynamic Reporting

Create a full range of dynamic, data-rich reports and send them anywhere.

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Transaction Management

Easily log data, call stored procedures, and synchronize data bi-directionally.

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Industrial Historian

Turn a SQL database into a high-performance time-series tag historian.

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Store-and-forward historical data so you never lose it.

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Get Mobile Access

Get mobile access to your control system via smartphones and tablets.

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Sequential Function Charts

Streamline the creation, organization, and visualization of robust logic systems.

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Perspective Symbols

Simply drag-and-drop these symbols to bind them to a process. Using a data-driven model, these symbols have built-in animations that will automatically change based on your data.

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Symbol Factory

Choose from thousands of customizable graphics for your project.

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Totally Cross-Platform

Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.

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Strong Security for Today's World

Ignition features ultra-secure SSL technology and supports modern cyber security protocols such as federated identity infrastructure, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and single sign-on (SSO).

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Concurrent Web-Launched Designers

Comes out of the box with unlimited, concurrent design clients - for free.

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Unlimited Clients

Deliver data to anyone without additional costs.

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Easily Scalable

Scale from a single client installation to an enterprise-wide system with ease.

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Easily add fault tolerance for mission-critical systems by adding redundant servers.

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Instant Installs and Updates

Install on a server in just 3 minutes, push updates to clients everywhere, instantly.

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Quick Start

Quickly configure the Ignition gateway and work with the sample project to get a head start in Ignition development.

What Is SCADA Software?

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) software is used to monitor/control industrial processes. SCADA software works by receiving real-time data (via PLCs or RTUs) from devices (like sensors or pumps) on the plant floor. It then processes, distributes, and displays that data.

What is Ignition SCADA and how do I buy it?

Ignition SCADA is the fastest, easiest, most versatile SCADA software solution on the planet. Ignition SCADA is a fully integrated solution that consists of the Ignition platform and powerful Ignition modules that add functionality to the platform. A standard Ignition SCADA package consists of these modules: Vision, OPC UA (with drivers), Tag Historian, Alarm Notification, Reporting, and SQL Bridge Modules. You may need a different set of modules depending on what you’re trying to do, to find what you’ll need to create your ideal SCADA system, call us at: 1-800-266-7798

What are Ignition modules and how do they work?

Ignition is a unified platform for connecting data, and designing and deploying industrial applications throughout an enterprise. The development power of Ignition is extensible through the addition of fully integrated software modules. Each module adds new functions to the Ignition platform, which enables users to create applications for SCADA, MES, IIoT, alarming, reporting, and more. Visit our Modules page to learn more.

How does Ignition’s free trial work?

You can download the full version of Ignition for free on our download page. Ignition only takes three minutes to install and it comes with all the core modules. By default, Ignition will run in trial mode which will timeout after two hours but you can manually reset it as many times as you wish, which allows you to build and test a full project in Ignition without buying a license. Once you’re ready, you can purchase and install your Ignition license key, which will take Ignition out of trial mode by removing the two-hour timeout. All your previous work will be saved with no additional installation required.

What do you mean by “unlimited licensing”?

Ignition is sold by the server, so the affordable cost of one license gives you an unlimited number of clients, tags, and connections — the only limiting factor for Ignition is the performance of the hardware you install it on. Visit our Unlimited Licensing page to learn more.

What kind of devices can Ignition run on?

Ignition is cross-platform compatible so it can run on Windows 10 and 11, and Windows Server 2016, 2019, and 2022, as well as Linux and macOS. Ignition can run on any device including PCs, laptops, servers, tablets, smartphones, remote field devices, and even Raspberry Pi’s.

Which SQL databases does Ignition support?

Ignition supports all of the major SQL databases including Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and IBM DB2.

Is Ignition compatible with other SCADA packages?

Yes, Ignition is based on open, non-proprietary, IT-standard technologies. Ignition is fully interoperable and compatible with other SCADA packages along with other industrial and enterprise systems. Ignition was designed to work great alongside other systems or on its own so it’s easy to fit into your existing solutions.

Who uses Ignition?

Ignition software is used by thousands of integrators and industrial organizations in more than 100 countries. It’s used by some of the biggest companies in the world in industries like oil and gas, water/wastewater, manufacturing, automotive, food processing and more. Visit our Customers page to see some of the companies that trust Ignition every day.

Is there training available to learn how to use Ignition?

Yes, we offer live Ignition training classes. To see when the next available class is, visit our Training page. We also have hundreds of on-demand training videos available for you to view whenever you want at: