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Ignition IIoT: The Building Blocks of Your Digital Transformation

Ignition IIoT is an end-to-end Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solution that combines the amazing efficiency of the MQTT data-transfer protocol with the unlimited data acquisition and development power of the Ignition industrial application platform. Revolutionize your industrial operations with increased connectivity and better data. Ignition's IIoT solution connects enterprise hardware and software all the way from edge devices to the cloud. It also collects more data to feed advanced analytics like machine learning and artificial intelligence that maximize production and minimize downtime.

 

See why Ignition is perfect for IIoT

Benefits of Using Ignition IIoT:

Unlimited Connectivity:

Use unlimited licensing to connect all equipment and technology across all facilities and in the field, and remotely monitor operations and control equipment from anywhere on any  device.

Scalable Architecture:

Bring all enterprise assets together in one cloud-ready platform for a stable yet flexible architecture to build or improve upon, one module at a time.

Decouple Devices and Applications:

Leverage the power of MQTT to make all your data accessible through a pub/sub architecture to create a streamlined data pipeline for your whole enterprise.

Automation:

Upgrade manual tasks to analytics-driven automated processes that bypass human error, increase safety and cyber security, and boost efficiency.

Data Collection & Analytics:

Gain real-time data from devices and build custom reports for actionable analytics that drive more efficient production and better  planning.

Work with IIoT Experts:

Inductive Automation partners with Cirrus Link Solutions – IIoT experts for more than twenty years, and the authors of the Sparkplug Specification – to leverage the full power of MQTT to create enterprise-level IIoT solutions.


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"I've waited 17 years for a platform like Ignition to come along. Now with MQTT and Ignition, IIoT is a reality."

– Arlen Nipper

President/CTO of Cirrus Link Solutions & Co-Inventor of MQTT

How the Ignition IIoT Platform Works

A stylized diagram depicting the plant floor and field devices that publish to Ignition using MQTT, and the applications that subscribe to these data. A stylized diagram depicting the plant floor and field devices that publish to Ignition using MQTT, and the applications that subscribe to these data.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applies the principle of the Internet of Things (IoT) — a group of connected devices that exchange data over the Internet — to an industrial environment. Ignition sits in the middle where IT and OT converge, connecting your intelligent devices and industrial equipment to form a highly efficient pipeline of data. Leverage Ignition as a single solution and single source of truth to bridge device data with your SCADA systems or HMI screens and to visualize data as dashboards and reports.

See how ARB used MQTT to improve data utilization by 35% 
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Adding the Power of MQTT to Ignition

Ignition uses MQTT, the leading messaging protocol for the IIoT. MQTT was designed specifically to meet the demands of industrial control systems; it’s extremely lightweight, bidirectional, stateful, and secured with TLS technology. In developing our IIoT solution, we partnered with Cirrus Link Solutions, with years of experience developing top-quality IIoT solutions using MQTT. With software modules for transmitting data from the field via MQTT, launching an MQTT server in the cloud, and connecting that data to industrial and business applications, adding the Cirrus Link IIoT modules to the Ignition platform gives organizations the power to create their IIoT networks.

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Using a Simple IIoT Architecture for a Scalable Solution

Ignition is an edge-to-cloud, floor-to-enterprise platform flexible enough to bridge your physical devices and digital data locally, in the cloud, or a hybrid of the two. There are many ways that an Ignition IIoT architecture can be deployed, but there are four main features to every Ignition IIoT architecture.

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Publish Data from The Network’s Edge

With Ignition IIoT, you can connect to virtually any PLC or device, and transmit and receive edge-of-network data in multiple ways. READ MORE

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Connect Ignition to an MQTT Server

The Ignition MQTT Engine Module gives Ignition the ability to bidirectionally communicate with an MQTT server and share that data with any Ignition client.

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Publish and Subscribe to Data Through MQTT

Ignition has several ways to securely connect, publish, and subscribe to MQTT data including launching its own MQTT server or connecting to compatible ones. READ MORE

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Build and Deploy Ignition Applications

With Ignition, you can build an MQTT infrastructure, design any kind of industrial application, and deploy it to any number of Ignition clients across your enterprise.

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Connect Ignition to an MQTT Server

The Ignition MQTT Engine Module gives Ignition the ability to bidirectionally communicate with an MQTT server and share that data with any Ignition client.

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Build and Deploy Ignition Applications

With Ignition, you can build an MQTT infrastructure, design any kind of industrial application, and deploy it to any number of Ignition clients across your enterprise.


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“The broad capabilities of Ignition allowed XOCEAN to build a web-based system with improved functionality and a better user experience.”

– Ruairi Daly

XOCEAN


See how XOCEAN leverages Ignition to build an architecture that's flexible, agile & scales quickly

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Major Features

What Can You Do With Ignition IIoT?

Ignition IIoT moves at the speed of real-time data to reveal insights and direct your data where it’s needed. Its data monitoring and remote operations control capabilities reach far across your enterprise to improve production, maintenance, and sales.

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Connect More Devices & Manage Them More Easily

Call Ignition “the Data Whisperer.” The Cirrus Link MQTT modules tame the complexity of integrating your local devices with SCADA systems and sharing data analytics through cloud solutions. Or, use the built-in Designer to develop and deploy custom web-based modules that easily connect sensors, create or import tags, and provide greater visibility over your enterprise.

Collect More Data & Make Better Use Of It

Like a cowboy ropes cattle, Ignition rounds up data from edge devices and builds a network of real-time data points. Our Reporting Module identifies period-based trends and creates event-driven reports for better, faster decisions. And, the accuracy of the data drives automation that reduces manual process and hand entries that lead to error, and minimizes the sources of security breaches.

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Visualize Data in Customizable Dashboards

Make sense of complicated data. Ignition’s Vision Module launches clients from a browser and displays application data in a variety of charts, graphs, and dashboards using customizable graphics that resemble real-life objects. The Perspective Module is mobile-responsive and runs natively in a web browser to display data in an easy-on-the-eyes format.


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“Ignition is solving the problems of being able to see your content across an entire fleet.”

– Chris McLaughlin

Vertech


Learn how Vertech visualizes data with dashboards to see the big picture across six solar locations

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Gain Deeper Insights With Data Analytics

You don’t need a crystal ball to predict the future and prevent problems. Practically self-monitoring, Ignition gathers live data and feeds it into analytics tools that combine it with historical data to develop insights. Reduce resource and fuel consumption, forecast sales growth and production needs, or schedule preventive maintenance — it’s all possible. Then, use the OPC UA Module or SQL Bridge Module to connect servers or databases and share insights.

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Spark Connectivity, Compatibility with Open Standards

Extend your IIoT solutions with Sparkplug B, a payload specification that leverages open standard MQTT to connect edge gateways and devices with business apps and other IIoT applications. As an official Sparkplug Compatible software platform, Ignition makes it easy for you to share contextual data and metrics, regardless of vendor or software affiliation.

Learn more about Sparkplug®

More Features


Do Even More with Ignition IIoT

Third-Party IIoT Platform Integration

Full integration with other IIoT platforms: Azure, AWS IoT, Watson IoT, and more.

Exceptional Redundancy and Security

Security, disaster recovery, and high availability are native capabilities of MQTT infrastructures.

Seamless Integration with Ignition SCADA

All Ignition solutions work seamlessly together for easy system integration.

Dynamic Reporting

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

Alarming Notification

Set up an alarming system that sends notifications to you through email, SMS, and voice.

Industrial Historian

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

HMIs and Dashboards

Create high-performance HMIs and enterprise dashboards to display your data.

Get Mobile Access

Get mobile access to your industrial applications via smartphones and tablets.

Instant Installs and Updates

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

Totally Cross-Platform

Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.

Concurrent Web-Launched Designers

Comes out the box with the industry’s most powerful IDE—for free.

Unlimited Clients

Deliver data to anyone without additional costs.