Creating Effective Reports in Ignition

It’s important to create readable reports that provide actionable data to the viewer. This means ensuring that the most important information is separated from the rest of the report, visual aids are used as much as possible to aid in the understanding of the information you are presenting  and color choices are made sparingly and with […]

Serial Communications in Ignition with Arduino

Today we’re going to be taking a look at using serial communication devices inside of Ignition. We will be using an Arduino microcontroller as our serial device, and using the Serial Support Client Module (Download) to gain access to the serial scripting functions we need to establish communication between the devices. We will be using an […]

Ignition Versus: FactoryTalk View – Licensing and Training Costs

Today we are going to compare the cost of implementing a SCADA/HMI system with FactoryTalk View Site Edition vs the Ignition Platform. We will cover Licensing fees and Training Costs. Licensing Fees Finding a straightforward answer on pricing for FactoryTalk View is a task in and of itself. There are no listed prices on the […]

Ignition Versus: FactoryTalk View – Component Scripting Capabilities

Today we’re going to compare and contrast Ignitions component scripting abilities and interface with those of FactoryTalk View. We will be taking a look at the programming languages each program uses, their ability to access properties of components on an HMI screen, how easy they are to implement and what support is provided for extending their […]

Dynamic Input Screens Using A Template Repeater Component

Ignition has a wonderful component called a Template Repeater. The Template Repeater allows you to create dynamic displays using a single template as many times as your screen calls for. This is perfect if the number of objects you need to display can vary, or if the amount of objects is simply unknown. The Template […]