Inductive Announces Public Beta Version of Ignition 8

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By Craig Resnick
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Inductive Automation Announces Public Beta Version of Ignition 8 at the ARC Industry Forum

Inductive Automation announced that the public Beta version of its new Ignition 8 software is available and will be released in April 2019.  The news was announced at a press conference at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, FL.

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).

A major part of the Ignition 8 release is the Ignition Perspective Module, a full mobility solution.  It provides SCADA control from mobile phones and drag-and-drop capabilities for designing mobile-responsive screens that are suited for mobile devices.  Applications built with the Ignition Perspective Module adapt to fit various size screens ranging from cellphones to desktops.  It will also enable users to leverage a phone’s features, such as GPS, camera, Bluetooth, orientation-sensing, etc.  It runs in a web browser with HTML5 and requires no plug-ins.  Ignition Perspective will allow people to further enhance their SCADA systems.

Ignition 8 also features new capabilities for building enterprise-scale architectures.  A faster tag system aids larger deployments, such as those with a 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.  And, Ignition 8 was built with cybersecurity as a primary pillar.  It supports major industry encryption protocols, uses two-factor authentication and also includes single sign-on.

The Beta version of Ignition 8 is available at .  The Ignition Perspective demo is available at , Google Play, and the Apple App Store.

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