Inductive Automation and Cirrus Link release Ignition Edge

Feb. 6, 2017
New product line extends Ignition to edge of the network.

Inductive Automation and Cirrus Link Solutions recently announced the March release of Ignition Edge—a new line of Ignition products developed for the edge of the network. 

Industrial-automation-software company Inductive Automation's key product, Ignition by Inductive Automation®, is used in more than 100 countries. Ignition is an industrial application platform with fully integrated tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Ignition Edge by Inductive Automation is a line of lightweight, low-cost Ignition products to be embedded into field and OEM devices at the edge of the network. Ignition is designed to work on central servers and deploy to multiple clients, while Ignition Edge products can be installed on devices at the edge. With Ignition and Ignition Edge together, organizations can build scalable and affordable enterprise-wide systems, according to the maker.

“To truly have IIoT, industrial organizations need a new architecture,” said Don Pearson, chief strategy officer for Inductive Automation. “A big part of that involves collecting data near the source, at the edge of the network. It means polling as close to the devices as possible, rather than from the SCADA system. Ignition Edge is a very affordable way to get data from the edge and into a database so it can be leveraged for analysis and better decision-making.”

“Having the power of Ignition extend down to edge devices in the field offers a disruptive approach to how industrial network infrastructures are designed, deployed, and managed,” added Arlen Nipper [pictured], president of Cirrus Link.