Deploy It Anywhere,
Use It Everywhere
With Ignition, you can instantly launch an unlimited number of zero-install, full runtime clients on virtually any device. The central Ignition Gateway can be on one central server or distributed across several servers, located on-premise, in the cloud, or a combination of both. You can even put Ignition all the way out to the edge of the network.
The standard architecture is best suited for applications that require a scalable, centrally managed SCADA system using only one on-premise Ignition server and select modules. This implementation is the most cost-effective setup since you only pay for one license to have unlimited connections, tags, databases and web-deployable clients.
The hub and spoke architecture consists of two pieces. The hub piece consists of a central Ignition Gateway with Vision, Reporting and Mobile Modules and a database server. The spoke piece consists of a stripped-down Ignition Gateway with OPC UA and SQL Bridge Modules, dedicated for data logging. Each site is fully independent, operating with its own history, alarms and clients, with the client Gateway being used for coordination and long-term history storage.
The Ignition Enterprise Architecture enables you to create a connected system while also securing data at multiple levels. Connect multiple sites to a central corporate server, and use Ignition Edge to ensure data from critical assets is never compromised.
Ignition IIoT can collect data from any devices at the edge of the network, publish that data to a central broker and push that data to subscribed industrial and line-of-business applications. Ignition IIoT can connect to PLCs in the field through the use of the MQTT Transmission module, field devices with Ignition Edge MQTT installed and/or MQTT-enabled edge gateways and field devices that use the Cirrus Link Sparkplug MQTT specification. This data is published to an MQTT broker. This broker can be located on-premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid of the two. The MQTT Engine module located on an Ignition Gateway can subscribe to any data published from the broker. This data can be used in any Ignition application.