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Ignition: The New Enterprise Connection Platform

The quest for greater productivity and reduced costs is driving market forces and investments into new projects trying to combat today’s challenges from the supply chain, labor, and inflation. Learn how Ignition has advanced from the “New SCADA Platform” to become the standard tool for OT-to-IT Enterprise Digital Transformation. The session will discuss and demonstrate…

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Secure End-to-End MQTT Tag Writes

Read how you can now use Ignition User Permissions to manage who has authority to send tag writes using MQTT Modules from Cirrus Link.     Datasheet – Secure Tag Writes

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What is IIoT ?

Travis Cox from Inductive Automation breaks down IIoT (the Industrial Internet of Things). Learn what IIoT is, the problems it solves, what it means for enterprises, as well as how MQTT and Ignition make it easy.

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MQTT and the Purdue Model: IIoT Security Best Practices

The Purdue Model of Computer Integrated Manufacturing was published in 1990 as a reference for enterprise architecture – a hierarchical model for manufacturing automation that defines what type of equipment goes where what actions are supposed to happen at each level, and how machines and processes interact. Almost a decade later, the International Society of…

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Data Ingestion into Azure Time Series Insights for Big Data Applications

Industrial data from the factory floor or any operational process (OT data) is now a significant driver of big data initiatives.  The benefits of sending OT data to big data and enterprise applications range from digital transformation to greater resource management to reducing costs and achieving quick ROI.  However, there are continued challenges in bridging…

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Cirrus Link Helps Enable Data Ingestion for AWS IoT SiteWise

AWS recently announced AWS IoT SiteWise, a managed service that makes it easy to store, organize and monitor data from industrial equipment (OT data).  AWS IoT SiteWise takes OT data and puts it into a standard interface so any third-party application can access the data for immediate AI, predictive maintenance, and other analytics. One of…

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Connecting disparate industrial systems to AWS using Ignition Edge

Enabling operational data connectivity to AWS IoT Greengrass seamlessly extends AWS to the edge to provide tools to act locally on the OT data, while still using the cloud for management, analytics, and durable storage. With AWS IoT Greengrass and the Cirrus Link MQTT Transmission module on the Ignition platform from Inductive Automation, industrial data from PLCs, RTUs and sensors can…

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Application Note: MQTT Recorder Module

The MQTT Recorder module receives a block of data from an MQTT Server and enters it as a record into a database table. For years data has been created in PLC’s, RTU’s and HMI’s that represent a record of information such as a ticket for a transaction. With the limitations of register-based communication protocols this…

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Efficient IIoT Communications: A Comparison of MQTT, OPC-UA, HTTP, and Modbus

Johnathan Hottell, the SCADA Supervisor from EXCO Resources, Inc. prepared this presentation for at the Ignition Oil & GAS Community Conference.  It gives great insight from the benchmark testing he carried out to compare different IIoT communication protocols.  He also details which protocol is best suited for different IIoT applications and backs up his findings…

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New Video: Sending Data to the Cloud

Check out the latest Cirrus Link video on “Sending Data to the Cloud”. This video shows how our Injector modules can save money, and still access all the tools that cloud services have to offer.  Click the image to go to the video

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MQTT IIoT Recipe for Ignition

Check out this presentation that shows each component of a MQTT architecture in Ignition. It contains how-tos for setting up and end-to-end solution that gathers data to send to the cloud.  This presentation includes the following:  How to install an Ignition Gateway How to install a MQTT server How to install the MQTT modules for…

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Eclipse TAHU Provides Open Standards for Digital Transformation

By: Kurt Hochanadel, Director of Sales and Marketing at Cirrus Link Solutions  KANSAS CITY, February 18th, 2019 – The progression of Digital Transformation has had one primary issue to overcome: access to consumable Operational Data (OT) for Information Technology (IT) enterprise services. This is important in order to access services for data analytics and Artificial Intelligence…

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