IIoT Edge Gateway Software Seamlessly Enables Simple, Secure, Scalable Connectivity
IIoT Edge Gateway Software from Cirrus Link Solutions allows you to build affordable and scalable enterprise-wide systems using Ignition Edge and Onboard devices. Ignition Edge MQTT by Cirrus Link is software that turns virtually any embedded PC or field device, such as an industrial PC or even a Raspberry Pi, into a lightweight, MQTT-enabled, edge gateway that works seamlessly with Ignition IIoT and Sparkplug enabled applications. Install Edge devices on the plant floor or in the field as close to the data source as possible. This allows you to make device data the one source of truth, improving data reliability and reducing latency. Ignition Onboard devices come loaded with all the features that make Ignition so powerful, like support for flexible and scalable architectures, modular configurability, rapid design tools, and cross-platform compatibility.
“Single Source of Truth, “ meaning every data element is mastered in one place, allows IIoT Edge Gateway software to only update once at the Edge so it is shareable without requiring human editing for all other applications throughout the Enterprise. Ignition Edge comes with unlimited tags and a variety of data-transfer protocol options, and full detail of data is provided from the Edge with proper tag naming on meta properties including scaling, engineering units, and asset IDs, and published to all subscribed devices via the MQTT server. Pushing the Source of Truth to the edge also significantly reduces configuration time and errors from the current manual processes by eliminating the multiple asset management applications required for managing each new IT application and data source.
IIoT Edge Gateway software utilizes an MQTT server to provide the decoupling of data from what typically is a proprietary SCADA implementation into one-to-many publish/subscribe architectures. This enables any device or application supporting the open standard of MQTT and Sparkplug to connect or send data to the enterprise, encouraging innovations while making it easy to adopt new technologies. This bi-directional connection also ensures efficient and secure communication, with 85-95% in bandwidth reduction from typical poll/response systems.
Ignition Edge is specifically designed and optimized for Edge devices. Onboard devices come with Ignition or Ignition Edge by Inductive Automation® installed and configured by approved manufacturers. Onboard Devices with Ignition Edge can do things like enable data buffering, publish and subscribe to data through an MQTT server, remote alarming, and more. Whatever your company’s IIoT goals are, there’s an Edge device that will help to get you there. Cirrus Link Solutions is your IIoT Edge Gateway Software expert, and we can give you a leg up on your digital transformation.