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Ignition is the First Java-Based HMI / SCADA Software Application & First to Implement OPC-UA in Java
September 2011
How One Company Made the Move From Hand Recorded Tracking To Real-Time Data Collection
August 2011
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July 2011
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April 2011
Connect To Siemens S7-300, S7-400, and S7-1200 PLCs
March 2011
Ignition OEE Downtime Module Released
Users Choose Server For Its Capabilities
February 2011
Ignition Allows Users To Expand the Definition of 'HMI'
Overall Equipment Effectiveness Will Benefit Manufacturers Who Invest Wisely
January 2011
Ignition Mobile Module Added To Software Product Suite
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OpteBiz Uses Ignition To Build Standardized Connectivity Package
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Free Software Development Kit Available for Ignition by Inductive Automation
Web-Based SCADA Software Is Key To Integrator’s Success
Integrator Describes How Customers Are No Longer Held Back By Software Hassles
June 2010
Inductive Automation Attends OPC Seminar Roadshows
Helix Water District and Sierra Nevada Brewery Featured in Industry Magazines
May 2010
By Steve Hechtman, President, Inductive Automation
April 2010
More Data Helps Company Use Less Energy
March 2010
Learn how to install and run Ignition as a service under Ubuntu 9
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We have just released FactoryPMI 3.3.2 build 2754, FactorySQL 4.2.10 build 1232 and Reporting Plugin 1.1.17
Opinion piece by Steve Hechtman featured on Control Engineering
March 2009
Steve Hechtman, President, Inductive Automation
December 2008
A growing number of customers are discovering that their FactoryPMI HMI/SCADA system is a capable platform for replacing existing networked Microsoft Access applications, and with better licensing, deployment, and security options.
FactoryPMITM 3.3 adds a number of new components including an editable table, tab strip, and a new chart component.
November 2008
October 2008
Want a personal demonstration of FactoryPMI and FactorySQL? Check us out at ISA Expo 2008.
September 2008
Versions 4.2.6 and 3.2.4 respectively offer a variety of fixes and enhancements, along with a few new features
Interview focusing on why they converted to FactorySQL
Learn how to backup your Inductive Automation project
August 2008
"FactoryPMI has been running for 24 months trouble-free. It has made my job easier because I can monitor all areas of operation efficiently." - Rick Flikkema
July 2008
June 2008
The Sound Player component and the Scriptable Canvas component
New minor updates have been released for both FactorySQL and FactoryPMI, providing a variety of new features and improvements
May 2008
April 2008
"Efficiencies have improved upwards of 30%, productivity targets are hit every day." - Paul Franzia
March 2008
We've put our products through the paces! Our benchmark whitepaper is available now.
February 2008
Inductive Automation is proud to announce that as of version 3.1.5, FactoryPMI supports running on Linux/Unix operating systems. This groundbreaking change will be welcomed by many of our customers, especially international customers, who are running Linux on the plant floor. Inductive Automation is committed to a long-term approach of providing platform-independent industrial automation software.
Click to Graph is a powerful way to add and remove pens from FactoryPMI's Easy Chart Component in runtime
January 2008
FactoryPMITM's Retargeting feature is one of its most powerful, and least understood features. This article aims to shed some light on this remarkably easy to use feature and expose it to our newer users who may not have heard of it yet.
FactoryPMI and FactorySQL have long supported clustering and redundancy, respectively. But their database-centric architecture always left the question: What about the database? A true clustered database can take 4+ servers and tens of thousands of dollars worth of software. This whitepaper describes how to set up redundancy on the cheap, using 2 servers and MySQL.
December 2007
FactoryPMITM 3.1 can now natively make use of industry standard SSL security to create the most secure SCADA system available. In addition FactoryPMI 3.1 and FactorySQL 4.1 are packed with a number of small feature upgrades and stability enhancements, making them a recommended upgrade for all users.
Two months after the SQLTags releases of FactoryPMI and FactorySQL, we?ve noticed that the Scan Class feature is the least understood feature of SQLTags. This article explains how to use Scan Classes to make your application be much more responsive, and will discuss some of the more advanced options available.
October 2007
Inductive Automation is proud to announce the release of FactoryPMI™ 3.0 and FactorySQL™ 4.0, introducing its much-anticipated SQLTags™ technology. With SQLTags, rapid development of web-launched SCADA systems has never been easier or more accessible.
A roundup of the 2007 ISA Expo, and 5 frequently asked questions from the show.
Indirect tag binding is a powerful feature of SQLTags that lets the designer create reusable templated components and windows. Learn how to use this feature to cut down on project development time.
September 2007
August 2007
The much-anticipated FactoryPMI 2.2 has been released. Simple multi-state component styles, easier Active Directory authentication, and component animation are but some of the exciting new features in this release.
Microsoft’s Active Directory authentication technology is secure and in widespread use throughout the industrial landscape. Keep your HMI/SCADA application secure by using Active Directory for authentication.
July 2007
June 2007
Inductive Automation attends 2007 North American OPC Interop Conference, receives 'Self-Tested' certification.
Multihomed configuration explained.
May 2007
FactoryPMI™ Designer usability improvements make for better experience on laptops
This month Inductive Automation is proud to release version 3.1 of FactorySQL™, and to introduce the new IA TotalCare™ support system.
April 2007
PDF documentation viewer, more powerful reporting graph options make the popular Reporting Plugin even better.
March 2007
'Clustering' feature provides redundancy and load balancing for a highly available web-launched SCADA solution.
January 2007
Independent review of FactoryPMI by Manufacturing Automation Magazine.
Inductive Automation formally unveiled a new logo and launched a new website.
October 2006
FactorySQL 2.3 offers improved project organization, easier alarm management, and much more.
Inductive Automation's booth at ISA Expo 2006 was a smash hit! Missed us at the show? Sign up for a web demo today!
The much-anticipated FactoryPMI Reporting plugin has been released. Easily create high-quality PDF and printed reports from within your SCADA system.
September 2006
FactoryPMI version 1.8 adds exciting new features, most notably the ability to seamlessly retarget a client between projects, even between servers!
August 2006
FactoryPMI 1.7.0 adds many exciting new features, such as concurrent development support, hot-update for running clients, revamped project browser, and more!
July 2006
A critical error was discovered in the 2.2 line. All users should upgrade to 2.2.4 or newer.
There is an important issue regarding the FactoryPMI 1.6.1 full installer.
FactoryPMI 1.6.1 resolves a few bugs that were introduced in version 1.6.0. All users of 1.6.0 should upgrade to 1.6.1.
June 2006
FactoryPMI 1.6.0 has been released. A new plugin architecture is the main highlight, but there are also a host of other small features, tweaks, and changes.
FactorySQL 2.2 has been released, offering increased compatibility and enhance reliability.
April 2006
Inductive Automation's forum system has been revamped. Check it out, and find a great place to search for common questions or to post a question of your own.
January 2006
Inductive Automation releases FactoryPMI 1.5.1 Additions include a streaming video viewing component and a built-in high performance SQL Server database driver.
FactorySQL 2.1 Released
Inductive Automation releases FactoryPMI version 1.5.0, adding an extensive industrial graphics library for no extra cost.
October 2005
FactoryPMI version 1.4.0 has been released, adding easy layout control for screen-resolution independent windows.
September 2005
FactorySQL version 2.0.5 has been released, and is rated as a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED update for current users.
June 2005
FactorySQL version 2.0 released with more features.
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