Inductive Automation releases major software update with Ignition 8

Tuesday April 16, 2019
April 16, 2019 – Inductive Automation has released Ignition 8, a major update to its signature software platform that addresses industrial organizations’ needs for expanded architectures, enhanced security and mobile solutions.

Ignition 8 arrives along with the new Ignition Perspective Module, a visualization system that brings powerful new capabilities to mobile devices.

Ignition by Inductive Automation is an industrial application platform with tools for building solutions in human-machine interface (HMI), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Ignition is used in virtually every industry, in more than 100 countries.

Ignition Perspective provides full SCADA control from mobile phones, and drag-and-drop capabilities for designing mobile-responsive screens that are ideal for mobile devices. Applications built with the Ignition Perspective Module adapt to fit any size screen, from cell phone to desktop. It also enables users to leverage a phone’s GPS, camera, Bluetooth, orientation-sensing and more. It runs in any web browser with HTML5, and requires no plug-ins. 

Ignition 8 proides new capabilities for building enterprise-scale architectures. A faster tag system aids very large deployments, such as those with one million tags or more. Improved concurrent design allows projects to move faster. Project inheritance allows corporate standards to be used in addition to local modifications. Full compatibility with industry-standard source-control tools makes it easy to restore previous versions, resolve code conflicts and track changes to codebases. And Ignition 8 was built with cybersecurity as a key pillar. It supports industry-leading encryption protocols, uses two-factor authentication and also includes single sign-on.

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