Ignition: The New SCADA

Ignition SCADA by Inductive Automation® combines an unlimited licensing model, with instant web-based deployment, and the industry-leading toolset for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) — all on one open and scalable universal platform. Ignition is The New SCADA because it solves all the major pain points of old SCADA . Ignition empowers your business to easily control your processes, and track, display, and analyze all your data, without limits.

Benefits of Using Ignition:


Unlimited Licensing:

Unlimited tags, clients, screens, and connections

Web-Based Deployment:

Web-launch clients to any device with a web-browser


Universal Platform:

SCADA, alarming, reporting, and more — on one platform

Rapid Development:

Comes with a powerful, unlimited, zero-install IDE — for free


Built on Trusted IT standards:

SQL, Python, MQTT and OPC UA

Industry-Leading Support:

The industry’s best tech support and training

“Ignition has been a very flawless SCADA system for us … it’s been very reliable and it supports all our needs now and in the future.”

– Dennis Pickle
St. Lucie West Services District

Take Data Acquisition to the Next Level

Ignition SCADA software comes standard with a comprehensive set of data acquisition tools which includes built-in OPC UA to connect to practically any PLC, and the ability to seamlessly connect to any SQL database. Ignition can also turn any SQL database into a high-performance industrial historian and connects to IIoT devices through MQTT.

Rapidly Develop Any Kind of SCADA Project

Develop at lightning speed with the Ignition Designer, the industry’s most powerful integrated development environment (IDE), which gives you all the tools you need, all in one place. The Ignition Designer is built into the platform, so it’s instantly available, it’s always the right version, it works on any major OS, and it comes with an unlimited number of concurrent design clients. Now your whole team can work on your project at the same time, from anywhere, at no extra cost!



True Real-Time Monitoring

Ignition is engineered to streamline data-throughput so you see true real-time tag values. Ignition’s real-time monitoring gives you the power to quickly see the status of your facility, on any device.


Screens courtesy of Tactical Controls



Screen courtesy of Tamaki Controls

Control Your Process with Powerful HMIs

With Ignition, you can easily start and stop processes, monitor multiple data points at multiple locations, and check the status of the entire plant floor at any given moment. Ignition comes standard with the Ignition Designer, the industry’s most powerful IDE, so you can effortlessly create optimized HMI screens to do whatever you need.

Screens courtesy of Bixby International (middle) and Kymera Systems (right)

Powerful Visualization Tools

Easily create dynamic SCADA dashboards with powerful tools for data analysis. Stay on top of your business objectives with a full library of customizable charts and tables, to monitor key performance indicators, see at-a-glance trending, and more.

Easy Web-Based Deployment, Infinite Scalability

With Ignition, you can instantly web-launch an unlimited number of zero-install, full runtime clients on virtually any device from a central server. With architectures for virtually every type of system and an unlimited licensing model, Ignition can fit any size of implementation and can easily grow with your company's needs.

Build Fully Mobile-Responsive SCADA Applications

Get all the tools you need to build full-fledged, totally mobile-responsive SCADA applications that put the full overview and control of your plant floor right on your phone, tablet, and desktop – all with one application.


Build Next-Generation Smart SCADA Applications

Ignition lets you leverage the power of your mobile device’s intuitive touch inputs, sensors, cameras, and GPS to create the next generation of SCADA applications. With Ignition, you can create pure-web SCADA applications that use HTML5 and CSS3 to run natively inside any major web browser.

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Do Even More with Ignition SCADA

SCADA Alarming

Easily stay aware of what’s happening at your facility, wherever you are.

Dynamic Reporting

Create a full range of dynamic, data-rich reports and send them anywhere.

Transaction Management
Easily log data, call stored procedures, and synchronize data bi-directionally.


Industrial Historian

Turn a SQL database into a high-performance time-series tag historian.

Store-and-Forward

Store-and-forward historical data so you never lose it.

Get Mobile Access

Get mobile access to your control system via smartphones and tablets.


Sequential Function Charts

Streamline the creation, organization, and visualization of robust logic systems.

Symbol Factory

Choose from thousands of customizable graphics for your project.

Instant Installs and Updates

Install on a server in just 3 minutes, push updates to clients everywhere, instantly.


Totally Cross-Platform

Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.

Strong Security for Today's World

Ignition features ultra-secure SSL technology and supports modern cyber security protocols such as two-factor authentication.

Concurrent Web-Launched Designers

Comes out of the box with unlimited, concurrent design clients — for free.


Unlimited Clients

Deliver data to anyone without additional costs.

Easily Scalable

Scale from a single client installation to an enterprise-wide system with ease.

Mission-Critical

Easily add fault tolerance for mission-critical systems by adding redundant servers.

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