Ignition by Inductive Automation®
Connect. Design. Deploy. Without limits.
The Unlimited Platform for SCADA and So Much More. Ignition by Inductive Automation is unlimited, so for the low cost of one server license you can seamlessly connect all your data, design any kind of industrial application with ease, and instantly web-deploy unlimited clients to anyone, anywhere — all from one universal platform for industrial automation. Ignition is server software that acts as the hub for everything on your plant floor for total system integration. No matter what brand, model, or platform, it talks to your plant-floor equipment just as naturally as it talks to SQL databases, seamlessly bridging the gap between production and IT. Ignition comes with everything you need to create any kind of industrial application. The included Ignition Designer combines a rich component library, easy data-binding, as well as powerful tools for drawing and scripting, into one fully-integrated development environment.
Ignition comes standard with an unlimited number of concurrent Ignition Designers at no extra cost. Ignition has a full range of software modules to develop virtually any kind of industrial application. Ignition is used in virtually every industry around the globe. See real-world Ignition applications in action. Ignition gets your vital real-time data to anyone anywhere. Instantly web-launch an unlimited number of zero-install, full runtime clients from an on-premise or cloud-based server. The cost of one Ignition server license buys you the freedom to launch as many clients as you need. Ignition is totally cross-platform and installs in minutes onto servers, laptops, and embedded devices. Ignition’s server-centric web-deployment model is flexible and scalable enough for architectures of any type or size.
How ECS Solutions uses dataset tags in Ignition by Inductive Automation, updated periodically by gateway timer scripts, to drive graphics on dashboard displays.
Creating informative dashboards, especially dashboards that provide data analytics, can be challenging. Oftentimes the requirements for the dashboard will evolve as it is developed. Over time, the queries and scripting functions and analyses that drive the data behind the dashboard start to pile up. This drains resources and drags down performance. This can also leave end-users with a (technically) functional but inefficient, slow, or even “clunky” result. If the analyses are being performed on the clients (a common pitfall for an inexperienced Ignition developer), this problem is compounded as more and more users start to access or view the application, each client running its own separate queries and analyses.