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The Industrial Internet of Things: It’s Here,
It Works, It’s Ignition

Ignition IIoT by Inductive Automation 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. With Ignition, you can easily connect to plant-floor and field devices at the edge of your network, and push data from thousands of devices across numerous sites through a central MQTT infrastructure to both industrial and business applications.

Benefits of Using Ignition:

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Unlimited Licensing:

Unlimited tags, devices and database connections, and clients

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Decouple Devices and Applications:

Make all your data accessible through a pub/sub architecture

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Universal Platform:

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

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Streamline Your Data Pipeline:

Create one efficient pipeline for all your IIoT data

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Built on Trusted IT Standards:

MQTT, Java, SQL, OPC UA, and Python

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Powerful Partnerships:

We also offer IIoT solutions for Ignition developed by the MQTT experts at Cirrus Link Solutions


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

– Arlen Nipper

Co-Inventor of MQTT


Major Features

Instantly Subscribe to Your Industrial Data

For years, industrial applications have polled for data by directly connecting to devices, resulting in antiquated systems that are unnecessarily complicated, nearly impossible to scale, and that leave huge amounts of data stranded in the field. By leveraging the MQTT protocol’s publish-and-subscribe methodologies, Ignition decouples devices from applications and pushes the polling to the edge of the network. This creates one streamlined data pipeline that frees data to be instantly accessible to the entire enterprise, without straining data bandwidth.

See how MQTT is making the IIoT possible

MQTT: Build a Truly “Industrial” Internet of Things

Ignition uses MQTT: a proven, standard, data-transfer protocol that is quickly becoming the leading messaging protocol for the IIoT. MQTT was designed specifically to meet the demands of industrial control systems, so it’s extremely lightweight (2-byte header), bidirectional, stateful, and secured with TLS technology.

Learn more about MQTT

See how MQTT is making the IIoT possible

One Universal Platform for IIoT, SCADA and More

Ignition is the only IIoT platform with built-in tools for creating full-featured SCADA systems. Ignition is modular, so you can easily add fully integrated software modules for building industrial applications such as SCADA, alarming, reporting and more. With Ignition, you can connect to all your IIoT data, rapidly develop any kind of industrial application, and instantly web-launch clients to virtually any device — all without limits.

Automatic Tag Creation and Health Metrics

Eliminate hours of tedious data entry with Ignition and MQTT. Upon each initial connection, tags are automatically learned and instantly created in Ignition. Once tags are created, their data values are continually updated as new values are published from the field. With Ignition, you can track metrics about the health of your system, including data from end devices, edge gateways, and MQTT servers.

Add Integrated MQTT Software Modules

Cirrus Link Solutions is a strategic third-party module partner of Inductive Automation with years of experience developing top-quality MQTT solutions. 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, the Cirrus Link MQTT modules for Ignition empower organizations to create one streamlined pipeline for all their IIoT data.

Learn more about Cirrus Link Modules

Ignition IIoT Architectures

Adding the Cirrus Link MQTT Modules to the Ignition platform empowers companies to set up their own IIoT solution. There are four main features to an 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 you 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.

Flexible & Scalable Architectures: In the Cloud, On-Premise, or Both

The architecture of Ignition IIoT is flexible: you can set it up in the Cloud, on a private on-premise network, or a hybrid of both. Ignition is also easily scalable so you can grow from a small system to an enterprise-wide solution with ease.

Download the architecture PDF

More Features


Do Even More with Ignition IIoT

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Third-Party MQTT Platform Integration

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

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Exceptional Redundancy and Security

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

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Seamless Integration with Ignition SCADA

All Ignition solutions work seamlessly together for easy system integration.

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Dynamic Reporting

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

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Alarming Notification

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

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Industrial Historian

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

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HMIs and Dashboards

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

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Get Mobile Access

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

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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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Totally Cross-Platform

Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.

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Concurrent Web-Launched Designers

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

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Unlimited Clients

Deliver data to anyone without additional costs.