Edge Computing, Data Collection, and HMI Software for the Network’s Edge

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Extend Your Network, Not Your Budget

Capturing, processing, and visualizing critical data at the remote edge of the network can be difficult and expensive. Ignition Edge by Inductive Automation® is a line of limited, lightweight Ignition software solutions designed specifically for devices used in the field and OEM devices at the edge of the network. With Ignition Edge, edge computing is easier and more affordable than ever, so you can extend your data collection, visualization, and system management all the way to the edge of your network.

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Ignition Edge Products:

Each Edge product includes Ignition Edge Core and limited versions of some Ignition modules, bundled together to perform a specific function. Products can be mixed and matched on an edge device to create powerful solutions at the edge of the network.


“Having the power of Ignition extend down to edge devices in the field offers a disruptive approach to how industrial network infrastructures are designed, deployed, and managed.”

– Arlen Nipper

Co-Inventor of MQTT


Ignition Edge Core

The Solid Foundation of Ignition Edge Solutions

All Ignition Edge solutions are built on Ignition Edge Core, which includes powerful features ideal for edge computing.

Works on Any Device

Ignition Edge solutions work on a wide variety of operating systems such as Linux, Windows (any version), macOS, and more. Ignition Edge comes pre-installed on a range of edge-of-network devices that are IIoT-ready right out of the box, and Ignition Edge can also be installed on virtually any industrial device. With support for ARM processors, Ignition Edge can run on devices like a Raspberry Pi or the latest generation of edge-of-network devices.

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Ignition Edge Cross Platform

Cross Platform

Runs on Linux, Windows (any version), macOS, and supports ARM processors to run on devices like Raspberry Pi.

Edge OPC UA Connectivity

OPC UA Connectivity

For easy PLC connections, all Ignition Edge solutions come with unlimited tags and are equipped with native drivers. Ignition Edge acts as an OPC UA server when used with the included Ignition native drivers and can connect to an OPC UA server as an OPC UA client. External access (from a third party) to Ignition Edge’s OPC UA server requires Edge IIoT.

Edge OPC UA Connectivity

Included Ignition Native Drivers

  • UDP and TCP Drivers
  • BACnet Driver
  • Serial
  • Allen-Bradley Driver Suite
  • Siemens Driver
  • Modbus Driver
  • DNP3 Driver
  • Omron Driver
  • Opto 22 SNAP PAC Driver
    (with Edge IIoT only)
  • ABB Totalflow Driver
    (with Edge IIoT only)
  • Emerson ROC Driver
    (with Edge IIoT only)

Poll Data at the Source

Ignition Edge makes edge computing easy. Install Edge right onto, or next to, devices on the plant floor or in the field so you can process data as close to the source as possible. This allows you to make device data the one source of truth, improving data reliability and reducing latency.

Works Seamlessly with Ignition

Ignition Edge is designed to be installed on devices at the edge of the network. The Ignition platform is designed to work on central servers and to be deployed to multiple clients. Using Ignition and Ignition Edge together, you can build scalable and affordable enterprise-wide systems.

Limitations of Ignition Edge Core

Two Device and External OPC UA Connections

Edge Core has a limit of two native driver device connections and two external OPC UA connections. (Additional connections are available for purchase.)

Modules Licensed for Standard Ignition Won’t Run on Edge

Edge products and additional Edge modules must be licensed for Ignition Edge in order to function.

Gateway Network Limitations

Services available over the Gateway Network vary by each Edge product or module. No services are available in Edge Panel.

No Scripting

Gateway level scripting is disabled (unless using Edge Compute).

No Database Connectivity

External database access is not available.

One Project

Only allows for one Ignition Project.

One-week Data Buffer

Data storage for up to one week.

One Tag Provider

Only allows for one tag provider.

OPC UA Client Restrictions

By default, third-party OPC UA clients are restricted without the use of Edge IIoT.

Ignition Edge Products

Mix and Match Ignition Edge products

Mix and Match to Create Powerful Solutions

There are multiple Ignition Edge products for edge computing needs such as HMIs, MQTT data transmission, and easy extension of large-scale enterprise architectures. Ignition Edge products are made up of a collection of limited versions of some Ignition modules, bundled together to perform a specific function. Each product can be used as a single solution or can be installed in combination with other Edge products and modules on a single device.

Ignition Edge Products

Ignition Edge IIoT

Turn any device into an edge gateway that publishes data to an MQTT broker.

Learn more about Edge IIoT

Ignition Edge Panel

Implement a standalone browser-based or dedicated application HMI at the edge of the network.

Learn more about Edge Panel

Ignition Edge Compute

Remotely run scripts and create REST APIs for interfacing with third-party applications.

Learn more about Edge Compute

Ignition Edge Sync Services

Synchronize data from the edge of the network to a central Ignition server.

Learn more about Edge Sync Services

Ignition Edge EAM

Bring diagnostics, automatic backup and recovery, central licensing, and project and tag synchronization to your edge-of-network device.

Learn more about Edge EAM

Additional Modules Available for Ignition Edge

In addition to the Edge products, there are also some additional modules that work on Ignition Edge. (All modules below require an Ignition Edge License to function and are subject to all the limitations of Ignition Edge Core.)

Inductive Automation Modules Made for Ignition Edge

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OPC COM DA Module for Ignition Edge

Connect to classic OPC servers using COM or DCOM.

Cirrus Link Modules Made for Ignition Edge

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Cirrus Link MQTT Engine Module for Ignition Edge

Bidirectionally communicate with edge devices via an MQTT server.

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Cirrus Link AWS Engine for SiteWise Module for Ignition Edge

Interface with AWS IoT SiteWise service to automatically discover assets and create tags.

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Cirrus Link MQTT Distributor Module for Ignition Edge

An MQTT server to connect, publish, and subscribe to device data.

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Cirrus Link AWS Injector Module for Ignition Edge

Send Ignition tag data into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

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Cirrus Link Azure Injector Module for Ignition Edge

Send Ignition tag data into the Azure IoT Hub.

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Cirrus Link IBM Cloud Injector Module for Ignition Edge

Send Ignition tag data into IBM Cloud.

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Cirrus Link Google Cloud Platform Injector Module for Ignition Edge

Send Ignition tag data into the Google Cloud Platform.

Ignition Edge Onboard

Ignition Edge is powerful, MQTT-enabled, and designed specifically for use in industrial devices. That’s why a growing number of OEMs are pre-installing and pre-licensing Ignition Edge on their products as part of the Ignition Onboard program.

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More Features


Do Even More with Ignition Edge

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Perfect for OEMs

Engineered and priced ideally for embedded applications

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Plug-and-Play

Edge is simple to implement: just install it and go.

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Optimized for Embedded Devices

Edge is optimized for peak performance on constrained, embedded devices.

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Works with Ignition SCADA

Edge works seamlessly together with Ignition SCADA.

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Integrate with a full IIoT Solution

Combine Edge and Ignition IIoT for an end-to-end IIoT solution.

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Full Integration with the Ignition EAM

Adds powerful functions when combined with the Ignition Enterprise Administration Module.

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Built on Trusted IT Standards

MQTT, OPC UA, and Python.

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Totally Cross-Platform

Works on Windows, Linux, macOS, and more.

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Unlimited Tags

Exponentially improve your data collection with unlimited tags.



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