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webinar | August 20, 2020

Controlling Industrial Processes Remotely and Securely

In the wake of COVID-19, the ability to remotely access and control critical processes is not only recommended for industrial organizations — it has become absolutely essential. The Ignition platform makes it easy to set up remote control on any system; however, you should take the proper steps to keep your process safe from threats.

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Grantek and Opto 22

The power of Ignition by Inductive Automation can be further realized with rich data from the plant floor. Grantek and Opto 22 will share and demonstrate how to use Ignition software with the groov RIO edge I/O system and Ignition Edge-enabled groov EPICs to quickly obtain ancillary sensor data and secure your legacy PLC systems, allowing you to fully optimize your manufacturing operations at scale. This Ignition Community Live features Doug Yerger, Principal Engineer at Grantek, in a conversation with Benson Hougland, Vice President at Opto 22. They will discuss how to improve processes, reduce maintenance costs, and obtain better data for business decisions.

54 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Corso Systems

With Perspective geolocation data is easier to capture than ever before. Using the built-in map components you can build powerful interfaces for tracking people and assets. We will discuss how to use the map components with the Perspective app for mobile device tracking, and third-party GPS units to geolocate people and devices without the Perspective app. Use cases will include geofencing, to alert when devices are in a particular location, including pulling up a corresponding HMI screen for a technician at a remote location, tracking asset movement throughout the world using historized data sent via MQTT, integrating geolocation data with EXIF data from images to display images on the map at the correct coordinates, and tracking the spread of Covid-19 with a Perspective app.

44 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Ray Sensenbach

Theming in Perspective allows users to customize the look and feel of their Perspective projects at a broad level. In this webinar, we’ll take a deep dive into this powerful new feature covering everything from the basics of theming through to developing a custom theme using your company’s brand colors. This session is for anyone who wants to follow a hands-on example of themes in action.

37 min video

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webinar

Integrator Discussion: Leading Through Innovation During COVID-19 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry. What effects is it having on industrial organizations and the control system integrators who serve them? No one is better qualified to answer than the experienced integrators in the Inductive Automation Integrator Program, who play key roles in solving all types of operational challenges and implementing the newest technologies.

63 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Brock Solutions

At Brock Solutions, we are seeing a trend of water authorities looking to replace obsolete, legacy technology that is vulnerable to intrusion and system disruption. These authorities are also looking for ways to leverage industry 4.0 technologies to better service their customers. In this webinar, we are going to discuss what we are seeing in the industry and how we are working with partners like Inductive Automation to help our Water and Wastewater customers implement modern, sustainable, and highly reliable SCADA systems.

33 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Matthew Raybourn

Learn all about the Ignition Exchange and how it can help fast track your solutions. Discover how easy it is to download and import resources into your own application. Then gain an understanding of how you too can create and share your own resources with the community.

33 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Carl Gould & Colby Clegg

Join the original developers of Ignition, Colby Clegg and Carl Gould, for the surprise release of a new version of Ignition that’s unlike any that came before it. Carl and Colby answer audience questions and Travis Cox demonstrates some of the exciting new possibilities for the platform. Watch this special episode of Ignition Community Live to see what’s possible with the new Ignition Maker Edition.

49 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Getting a New Perspective: Moving from Vision to Perspective

With the addition of the Perspective Module to the Ignition platform, it is now easier than ever to access critical data. However, with the level and complexity of existing Vision projects currently deployed around the world it can be a daunting task to make the switch from Vision to Perspective. During this presentation we hope to share some of the pros, cons and even some tricks for making the change as seamless as possible. We will also discuss how to manage these changes over larger enterprises. All questions are welcomed.

37 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Sepasoft MES: From Edge to Enterprise

A manufacturer’s efficiency hinges on their ability to keep all production staff on the same page, monitor production in real-time, and identify actionable items for improvement. The Sepasoft MES Suite empowers manufacturers to overcome these challenging barriers by emphasizing scalability, ease of use, and real-time data acquisition and contextualization. In today’s Ignition Live, Tom Hechtman (President and CEO, Sepasoft) and Keith Adair (MES Product Manager, Sepasoft) and Chris McLaughlin, (SCADA & MES Specialist, Vertech) will demonstrate the scalability of the Sepasoft MES solution from Edge to Enterprise.

57 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Machine Learning and Ignition

IIoT can give us a huge stream of data. You are probably using Ignition to store and visualize that data, but can you use Ignition to make predictions that will make your operation smoother, make operators happier, and increase the bottom line?In this session we’ll see some ways to combine Ignition and the power of machine learning to find the solutions hiding in your data.

48 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition Community Live with Cirrus Link: MQTT Workshop

A workshop building a complete end-to-end IIoT connected solution from scratch. Learn how to easily connect data to from the Edge to Ignition and beyond. See partners around the world connect in live showing the real power of MQTT. We hope you can join us for this exciting audience participation live workshop."

56 min video

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webinar

Design Like a Pro: How to Best Plan Your Perspective Project

The Ignition Perspective Module introduces new powerful features that improve mobile-responsive design, strengthen security, and leverage more data sources. Keeping that in mind, having a solid plan to take advantage of these new features can vastly improve your success with the Ignition Perspective Module.

60 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Energize Your Enterprise - Centralized Connectivity with the Business Connector Suite

Data isn't meant to shelter in place; come see practical examples of how Ignition and the Sepasoft Business Connector Suite can break down data silos across the enterprise and supercharge your business.

58 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Leveraging Ignition for Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation

"As more manufacturers are tasked to design and implement Smart Manufacturing and Digital Transformation programs, we find the space is so big it can be difficult to know where to start. Might we recommend… Ignition? Ignition provides thorough data connectivity for OT devices, immediate value to users through visualization tools like Perspective, and extensibility through partner and custom modules to support Digital Transformation Initiatives. This Ignition Community Live features Sam Russem, Director of Smart Manufacturing at Grantek, in a conversation with Kevin. They will discuss how Ignition can be leveraged to support Digital Transformation initiatives and how to get started."

61 min video

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Power of Perspective

Join Kevin and Travis to see the power and versatility of the new Perspective Module for Ignition. Learn about building web apps, mobile-responsive design, extending to phones and tablets using native apps, security features, and more.

61 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition 8 Deployment Best Practices

In Ignition 8, we laid the foundation for using source control tools by storing projects in the file system. We get a lot of questions about how to effectively use Git for source control. In this session, we will explore the best practices of using an external source control system and setup a complete example.

56 min video

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video Ignition Community Live

Ignition 8.0.10 (and Ignition Edge new editions)

Welcome to Ignition Community Live! We're starting a series of weekly chats to help stay connected to the community during this time. These chats will include folks from Inductive Automation as well as community guests. We'll be kicking off this first online event with Travis and Kevin, Inductive Automation's Co-Directors of Sales Engineering, talking through some of the new features in Ignition 8.0.10. This will include a focus on the new editions of Ignition Edge, including IIoT, Panel with Perspective, and the brand new Edge Compute. Looking forward to seeing you there!

54 min video

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webinar

Securely Monitor Critical Systems From Anywhere

With social-distancing guidelines requiring so many professionals to work remotely, having a solid plan and system in place for remote monitoring is a greater necessity than ever before. There are many factors for industrial organizations to consider: Can we keep it within budget? Which type of system architecture will work best? Will the solution be able to scale? How will we keep it secure?

60 min video

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podcast

COVID-19 & Integrators: Making it Work Remotely

We’re discussing how the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting integration. In this episode, we hear how Premier Integrator DSI Innovations are working remotely amidst the global shutdowns. DSI talks about the impact this pandemic is having on their essential manufacturing customers all over the US. They also share their risk mitigation strategy for keeping staff and customers safe, what they’ve learned through this experience, and provide inspirational words to their staff, customers, and other integrators who are all working through this together.

32 min episode

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article Guide

Ignition 8 Deployment Best Practices

This guide is aimed to help you better understand how to deal with deploying Ignition applications and provides some best practices for setting up your development and testing workflow.

29 min read

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webinar

6 Simple Steps for Enterprise Digital Transformation

For today’s manufacturers, the question is not whether digital transformation is an important priority for their enterprise. The question is how to get started with digital transformation or how to realize its full potential for savings, efficiency, and performance. In many enterprises, the biggest stumbling blocks are collecting data at the edge of the network, implementing real and scalable solutions, turning data into action, developing and deploying projects efficiently, working with Big Data in the cloud, and finding the necessary domain expertise.

60 min video

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case study Automotive

Numerous Tools on One Platform Save Time and Money

Madison-Kipp Corporation wanted to bring down costs and raise efficiency, so it implemented Ignition in numerous areas within its production facilities.

5 min video

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article Guide

What is a PLC?

PLC stands for Programmable Logic Controller. They are industrial computers used to control different electro-mechanical processes for use in manufacturing, plants, or other automation environments.

5 min read

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