Ignition HMI Software
Powerful HMI Software to Monitor and Control Your Industrial Equipment
Powerful HMI Software That's Easy to Use
Ignition HMI by Inductive Automation is a powerful software solution for rapidly developing high-performance human-machine interfaces (HMI) designed to optimize operator efficiency. Ignition makes working with HMIs easy, it installs in minutes on virtually any device, and updating an HMI with Ignition is fast and painless. With the included Ignition Designer, you can build, secure HMIs with historical trending, alarming, and more with drag-and-drop ease.
Benefits of Using Ignition:
Unlimited reports, clients, and tags at no extra cost
Remotely configure and manage your HMI through the web
HMI, SCADA, alarming, and more — on one platform
Comes with a powerful, unlimited, zero-install Integrated Development Environment — for free
Works With Any Touch Panel
Ignition works on any major touch panel or web-enabled device
The industry’s best tech support and training
“I’ve used almost every major HMI package that’s out there … I wanted to pick the winner, and I feel strongly that I picked the right product with Ignition.”
– John Pegram
Integrated Security Controls
After comparing all the major HMI packages, Integrated Control Systems chose Ignition — find out why.Watch the case study
The Industry's Most Powerful HMI Designer — For Free
Ignition comes standard with the Ignition Designer, the most powerful integrated development environment in the industry. With pre-built optimized components, intuitive vector-based 2D drawing tools, and powerful templates, Ignition comes with an industry-leading set of development tools with everything you’ll need to rapidly build beautiful HMIs that optimize operator performance.
Connect to Any PLC
Ignition is equipped with OPC UA so it can easily connect to third-party OPC servers. It also has available driver suites for Modbus, Siemens, Allen-Bradley, BACnet and more, so you can easily connect to virtually any kind of industrial device.
Turn Any Screen Into an HMI
Ignition works on any version of Windows, macOS, Linux, and more, so you can install it on any industrial HMI or device. With support for ARM processors, it can also run on the latest generation of efficient edge-of-network devices.
See and Control Your Processes
Quickly see the status of your machine in real-time, monitor multiple data points at multiple locations, and start and stop processes with the push of a button.
Analyze Historical Data
Easily connect to a SQL database to store and display historical data on customizable charts, tables, and graphs to view trends and track KPIs at-a-glance.
Ignition works great as a single standalone HMI software solution. Additionally, Ignition also has the unique ability to connect all your HMIs together into one enterprise-wide solution that you can centrally manage, update, and deploy.
Build Fully Mobile-Responsive HMI Applications
With the Ignition Perspective Module, you get all the tools you need to build beautiful, totally mobile-responsive HMI applications that put the full control of your plant floor 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 HMI applications. With Ignition, you can create HMI applications built with HTML5 and CSS3 to run natively on any device.Learn more about Perspective
Do Even More with Ignition HMI Software
With a built-in data buffer, you’ll never have to worry about losing your critical data.
Add customizable pre-built, data-driven dynamic graphics for valves, motors, pumps, and more.
Seamless Integration with Ignition SCADA
All Ignition solutions work seamlessly together for easy system integration.
Ignition is built to just work so you never have downtime due to faulty HMI screens.
Choose from thousands of customizable graphics for your project.
Instant Installs and Updates
Install on a device or server in just 3 minutes; push updates to clients everywhere, instantly.
Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.
Single File Restoration
With single file restoration, you can get your HMIs back into action quickly.
Concurrent Web-Launched Designers
Comes out of the box with unlimited, concurrent design clients for free.
Stop paying per tag — one price gets you all the tags you need.
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).
What is Ignition HMI and how do I buy it?
Ignition HMI is a software solution for building custom HMI applications. It consists of the Ignition platform and powerful Ignition modules that add functionality to the platform. A standard Ignition HMI package consists of these modules: Vision, OPC UA (with drivers), and Tag Historian 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 HMI 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.
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