An industrial automation software from Inductive Automation.

About Ignition Perspective

Ignition Perspective is an industrial automation sofware that lets you build powerful, mobile-responsive applications for your plant floor. By collecting all of your data, the designed industrial application can instantly be deployed to anyone in your organization via easy to use web clients.

Ignition provides fully integrated modules for SCADA, IIoT, MES, and more. All modules are hot-pluggable so they can be installed, removed, and upgraded without impacting your operations.

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Ignition Perspective Features

  • SCADA: Easily control, track, display, and analyze your processes.
  • IIoT: Make your data more accessible and efficient with MQTT.
  • MES: Track your production, manage recipes, calculate OEE, and more.
  • HMI: Build optimized screens to monitor and control your machinery.
  • Alarming: Build complex alarming systems with ease and get notifications instantly.
  • Reporting: Easily create and deliver dynamic, database-driven industrial reports.
  • Edge Computing: Capture and visualize critical data at the remote edge of your network.
  • Enterprise: Empower your teams with better data to make smarter decisions.
  • Mobile: Build mobile-responsive industrial applications using HTML5.

Ignition Perspective Modules

  • Vision Module: The visualization module for plant-floor and desktop screens. Launch unlimited rich, web-deployed clients anywhere on the network. Display charts, graphs, trends, HMI screens, and more.
  • Ignition Perspective Module: The visualization module for mobile-responsive industrial applications. Easily build visually stunning applications for monitoring and control using HTML5 for any size of screen.
  • SQL Bridge Module: Bridge the gap between OPC data and SQL databases and get a highly efficient SQL-based tag historian and transaction manager. Easily log data, call stored procedures, and synchronize data bi-directionally.
  • Tag Historian Module: Turn a SQL database into a high-performance time-series tag historian.
  • Reporting Module: Create dynamic, database-driven PDF reports with pixel-perfect layout–with ease.
  • Alarm Notification Module: Configure the logic for how, why, and when alarm notifications are delivered, manage alarm notification for groups of users, and send notifications via email.
  • Enterprise Administration Module (EAM): The EAM provides a secure and intuitive way to manage many Ignition installations from one location.
  • OPC UA Module: Connect to most major programmable logic controllers (PLCs) with the Ignition OPC UA Module. This module serves as a totally cross-platform OPC UA server with an open, pluggable driver system.

Ignition Perspective Pricing

The cost of Ignition Perspective starts at $2,620/one-time. Ignition is sold by the module and allows customer to build their own package, customize an existing package, or get personalized recommendations based on their needs.

Platform:

  • Cost: $1,000
  • Includes unlimited tags and designer clients

Visualization:

Ignition has two visualization modules: Vision and Perspective. Perspective leverages HTML5 to allow users to build mobile-responsive industrial applications that run natively on any screen. While both Vision and Perspective support desktops, HMIs, and control room displays, Perspective also offers visualization and control on any mobile device.

  • Perspective: $9,500
  • Vision: $6,500 plus option $550 Web Browser Module
  • Reporting Module: $3,300

Data and Logic:

  • SQL Bridge Module: $1,900
  • Tag Historian Module: $2,000
  • Sequential Function Charts (SFC) Module: $3,000
  • Web Development Module: $1,600

Alarm and Notification:

  • Alarm Notification Module: $1,900
  • Voice Notification Module: $800
  • SMS Notification Module: $800
  • Twilio Notification Module: $250

Enterprise:

  • Enterprise Administration Module (Single Controller or Agent): $1,350
  • Enterprise Administration Module (Controller plus Unlimited Agents): $18,900

Additional Costs:

  • Integration with Sepasoft MES Modules
  • Cirrus Link IIoT Modules

Product Overview

User Reviews of Ignition Perspective

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Submitted on September 27th, 2021 by David Lewis from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co

We find that we can overload our users with new features. It’s so easy to build stuff. We’re way ahead of the user-curve. We have found that we have to wait for them to digest what we’ve built, and then wait for them to start asking for more.

Now, all of a sudden the data is all there. It’s the keys to the kingdom. We’ve now been able to manage some pretty heavy workflow problems.

We approached the software with skepticism. There was no support among our automation engineers for using it as a control system for both philosophical and practical reasons: Philosophically, because we treat our control system as a stand-alone system—completely unconnected from any other network—and practically, because our corporate Windows-based PC network had such a rotten reliability record.

Fermentation is a 24/7 process, so our plant controls staff were in no mood to introduce Windows-style downtime to their lives. The Inductive Automation software was so inexpensive, however, that we decided to try it for data acquisition and production reporting—two areas where there were no good alternatives on the market.

It was easy to configure. The reason it’s easy is because I only had to install it on the server—one install. It took me no time, except installing it on the server. Its easiness comes from the client-side because there are no clients to install individually. There’s not a lot of overhead work to get it out to everyone in the plant.

Most of it seemed intuitive. All these functions are well documented. Python is clean and concise; which makes Jython really familiar. Jython is super easy to learn because it was familiar to what we learn in school.

But I think everyone agrees that the changes are good. We’re a growing company. Five to ten years ago when we had to make a production decision, we would simply walk over and talk to someone… but now, you can’t always find that person. Using Inductive Automation’s software, we can always find the screen. Operation is much easier than before.