Products: Inductive Automation’s transformation solutions

Feb. 3, 2020
“Organizations have hit roadblocks in their digital transformations."

Inductive Automation has announced significant improvements to three products, in addition to a new development resource, with the goal of making it easier for organizations to realize their digital transformations.

The four solutions relate to Ignition by Inductive Automation, an industrial application platform with tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the IIoT. The solutions include:

The Ignition Onboard program now has easier access to industrial hardware that comes with Ignition already installed, configured, and licensed, according to its maker. Numerous device manufacturers are embedding Ignition and Ignition Edge into their devices—including Advantech, Moxa, OnLogic, Opto 22 and ORing.

The Ignition Perspective Module now has more features to help turn data into smart industrial applications. It lets users build mobile industrial applications in HTML5 for monitoring and control of their processes directly from mobile phones.

Ignition Exchange is a new, online space where developers can get free Ignition resources provided by Inductive Automation and the Ignition community.

Ignition Edge will soon have three new products. Ignition Edge is a line of lightweight, limited, low-cost Ignition software solutions designed for embedding into field and OEM devices at the edge, enabling organizations to extend data collection, visualization, and system management to the edge of the network. With the new products coming soon, the lineup will include Ignition Edge Panel, Ignition Edge Compute, Ignition Edge Sync Services, Ignition Edge EAM (Enterprise Administration Module), and Ignition Edge IIoT.

“Many organizations have hit roadblocks in their digital-transformation efforts,” said Don Pearson, chief strategy officer for Inductive Automation. “These new and improved solutions are helping people move past those. When you give people unlimited licensing, more power at the edge, software pre-installed on devices, better mobility, and an entire community of development resources, they can move forward in ways they never could before.”