It’s Way More Than Hardware With Ignition Onboard.
Ignition software is the first truly universal industrial application platform for connecting all your data, and designing and deploying industrial applications throughout an enterprise, without limits. It consists of the Ignition platform and Ignition modules that add powerful functionality, empowering the creation of virtually any kind of industrial application including SCADA, MES, IIoT, reporting, alarming, and more.
Server-Centric Web-Based Deployment
One thing that sets Ignition apart is its server-centric web-based deployment model.
With Ignition, you can instantly web-launch an unlimited number of zero-install, full runtime clients on virtually any device. The central Ignition gateway can be on one central server or distributed across several servers, located on-premise, in the cloud, or a combination of both. You can even put Ignition all the way out to the edge of the network.
Our Major Features
Do Even More with Ignition SCADA
Easily log data, call stored procedures, and synchronize data bi-directionally.
Turn a SQL database into a high-performance time-series tag historian.
Store-and-forward historical data so you never lose it.
Get Mobile Access
Get mobile access to your control system via smartphones and tablets.
Sequential Function Charts
Streamline the creation, organization, and visualization of robust logic systems.
Choose from thousands of customizable graphics for your project.
Instant Installs and Updates
Install on a server in just 3 minutes, push updates to clients everywhere, instantly.
Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.
Ignition protects your data with ultra-secure SSL technology.
Concurrent Web-Launched Designers
Comes out of the box with unlimited, concurrent design clients — for free.
Deliver data to anyone without additional costs.
Scale from a single client installation to an enterprise-wide system with ease.
Easily add fault tolerance for mission-critical systems by adding redundant servers.
How Is Ignition deployed?
Ignition has a server-centric web-based deployment model so you can instantly web-launch an unlimited number of zero-install, full runtime clients on virtually any device. Ignition’s architecture is flexible and scalable — from a small single-client installation to an enterprise-wide system — so it can be tailored to fit your specific needs.
What are Ignition modules, and how do they work?
You can extend the development power of Ignition by adding fully integrated software modules. Because Ignition is a modular platform, you only pay for the functionality that you need. All modules are hot-pluggable, so you can install, remove, and upgrade them without impacting your operations in any way.
How long does Ignition take to install?
Ignition only takes 3 minutes to install. Install it once, in one place on the server, and then you can instantly launch client screens to just about any device.
Who makes Ignition?
Ignition is made by Inductive Automation, based in Folsom, California. Inductive Automation was founded in 2003 by Steve Hechtman, a systems integrator with over 25 years of experience who grew frustrated by limited and burdensome software solutions that stopped him from fully meeting his customers’ needs . Ignition was born out of his vision to empower our customers to swiftly turn great ideas into reality by removing all technological and economic obstacles.
What can Ignition connect to?
- Ignition connects seamlessly to any SQL database and to practically any PLC through third-party OPC servers and its built-in OPC UA. Ignition can also easily connect to SMTP, VOIP, SMS, serial devices, web services, MQTT, and more.
What kind of devices can Ignition run on?
- Ignition is cross-platform compatible so it can run on Windows 7, 8, and 10, and Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016, as well as Linux and macOS. Ignition can run on any device that runs Java, including PCs, laptops, servers, tablets, smartphones, remote field devices, and even Raspberry Pi’s.
“Ignition has been a very flawless SCADA system for us … it’s been very reliable and it supports all our needs now and in the future.”
– Dennis Pickle
St. Sucie West Services District