Ignition Alarming Software
Build Advanced Alarming Systems with Drag-and-Drop Ease
The Industry's Most Powerful Alarm Notification Software
Ignition Alarming by Inductive Automation is the industry's most innovative software solution for building industrial alarming systems. Filter, escalate, and route alarms with drag-and-drop graphical pipelines. Produce comprehensive analytics and reports on alarms and user actions. Fast to install, easy to use, and infinitely scalable, Ignition is an unbeatable alarming solution at an incredible price.
Benefits of Using Ignition
Use unlimited tags and clients at no extra cost
Web-launch clients to any devices with a web-browser
Comes with a powerful, unlimited, zero-install IDE — for free
Built on Trusted IT Standards:
SQL, Python, MQTT, and OPC UA
The industry’s best tech support and training
“The opportunities for what this system can do are endless.”
– Hugh Roddy
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Ignition's unlimited licensing model allowed Chobani to create an expansive system.
Easily Build Any Kind of Alarming System
With powerful, easy-to-use tools for development and connectivity, Ignition is ideal for building virtually any kind of alarming system. Ignition is perfect for alarm notification, SCADA alarms, remote monitoring, and event notification.
Notification Pipeline Builder
Quickly configure alarms, pipelines, or any other aspect of the system with drag-and-drop ease with Ignition's innovative graphical alarm notification pipeline builder. Even create and configure thousands of alarms simultaneously with multi-editing functionality.
Develop Advanced Notification
Systems with Ease
With the freeform alarm notification pipeline builder, you can simply drag and drop blocks to create custom pipelines for conditional routing, splits, escalation, and multiple other alarm notification methods. Pipelines are instantiated per alarm and persistent so you never miss an alarm.
Ignition supports VoIP, which is easy to install and use, Ethernet-based, and provides IP telephony capabilities for a fraction of the cost of a Dialogic card. If your organization already has a VoIP system, Ignition connects to it easily. Through VoIP, Ignition can connect to SIP Gateways, and Skype, providing budget-friendly options for voice, and text-based alarm notifications.
Reliable 2-Way Notification
Receive and acknowledge alarm notifications via email, voice (over VOIP), or text (Twilio). Separate notification pipelines are available for active, clear, and acknowledged alarm states and every step, action, and user reaction is logged and timestamped for accountability purposes.
Dynamic Customizable Alarms
Alarms support shelving, notes, separate pipelines for different alarm states, dynamic custom messages by alarm notification method, time and value deadbands, consolidation and more. Each alarm has multiple properties with values that can be assigned dynamically so you can customize your system. Customized alarms can be based on criteria such as users, schedules, tag type, and much more.
Easily Connect to Your Data
Ignition allows you to easily connect to your industrial data. With a comprehensive library of drivers (such as Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Modbus, and BACnet) and compatibility with OPC UA and OPC DA/COM servers, you can easily pull data directly from PLCs or from established legacy systems.
Simple Alarm Management
With the powerful web-launched management client, you can easily manage users, roles, schedules, and call rosters so you can easily set up alarms that automatically notify whomever is on shift.
Ignition supports any number or type of SQL databases to store and manage history for alarm events. With SQL it’s easy to report alarm statistics such as: events per hour, most frequent alarms, number of floods, unique chattering alarms, and more.
Build Fully Mobile-Responsive Alarming Applications
Get all the tools you need to build full-fledged, totally mobile-responsive alarming applications that put the full power to see and respond to alarm notifications right on your phone or mobile device. Ignition lets you leverage the power of your mobile device's intuitive touch inputs, sensors, cameras, and GPS to create the next generation of alarming applications. With Ignition, you can create pure-web alarming applications that use HTML5 and CSS3 to run natively on any size of screen and inside any major web browser.
Do Even More with Ignition Alarming
Mobile Clients Without Apps
See and acknowledge alarms, and more, from any mobile device — no app necessary.
Powerful Alarm Analysis & Reporting
Use powerful analysis and dynamic reporting tools to get the most of your alarming system.
Remote Alarm Provider
Send and acknowledge alarms from a remote location through a central Gateway.
Seamless Integration with Ignition SCADA
All Ignition solutions work seamlessly together for easy system integration.
Instant Installs and Updates
Install on a server in just 3 minutes; push updates to clients everywhere, instantly.
Works on Windows, macOS, Linux and more.
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).
Concurrent Web-Launched Designers
Comes out of the box with unlimited, concurrent design clients — for free.
Deliver data to anyone without additional cost.
What is Ignition Alarming and how do I buy it?
Ignition Alarming is a software solution for building custom alarming applications. It consists of the Ignition platform and powerful Ignition modules that add functionality to the platform. A standard Ignition alarming package consists of these modules: Alarm Notification, OPC UA (with drivers), SMS, and Voice Notification 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 alarming system, call us at: 1-800-266-7798
What is VOIP?
VoIP stands for Voice-Over-Internet Protocol. It is a technology for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.
Do you support Dialogic cards?
Ignition Alarming does not support Dialogic cards, instead it supports VoIP. VoIP is Ethernet-based and is easier to install, and also much more efficient and cost-effective, than Dialogic cards.
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.
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.
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.
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: inductiveuniversity.com