Upgraded HMI/SCADA software powered by OPC-UA

Features like SQLTags Historian make Ignition by Inductive Automation software easier to use.

02/03/2010


Inductive Automation announces a major update to its line of web-based and database-centric HMI, SCADA and MES solutions. Ignition by Inductive Automation software is easier to use, more cohesive, and more flexible because it is based on OPC-UA, the next-generation standard for industrial data communication.

Ignition builds on Inductive Automation's experience in the industrial software arena, consolidating and enhancing the company's previous FactorySQL and FactoryPMI products. New features like the SQLTags Historian make the software easier to use and more efficient.

"Ignition is the first product on the market to fully deliver on the promise of OPC-UA by being 100% cross-platform," says Steve Hechtman, president of Inductive Automation. "Using OPC-UA, we expand our connectivity options and allow our customers to use the platform of their choice." In addition, the Ignition OPC-UA server and drivers are absolutely free, says Hechtman.

Ignition continues Inductive Automation 's philosophy of open, accessible systems that are unhindered by traditional licensing restrictions. "Unlimited tags, screens, and no-install clients deployed using the company's Web-Launch technology mean that customers can focus on making data available, without being hung up by cost," says Hechtman. "The ability to connect to any number of databases and the ability to open multiple web-launched design clients at no additional cost further expand the software's value."

Many diverse architectures are possible, from a stand-alone HMIs to large-scale, geographically distributed Installations. Ignition can be downloaded from the company's website.
- Edited by Renee Robbins, senior editor
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