HMS Networks working in conjunction with Inductive Automation introduces an Ignition 8 connector module that allows Ignition users to easily integrate PLC data from any PLC based machine into Ignition. The solution leverages Ewon’s Talk2M platform to create a secure link between the Ignition server and the target machine allowing machines to be located anywhere world-wide. The system supports both read and write access and sample rates as fast as 1 sample per second.
The solution can be enabled by simply connecting the Flexy gateway to a PLC, configuring a few parameters via the Flexy GUI and installing and configuring the Ignition module. No software development is required.
To enabled fast adoption and evaluation HMS Networks has created an Ignition demo which exercises the full functionality of the connector. The module and the Ignition demo are available at no cost. Requests for access to the demo and connector module can be made here.
The HMS Ewon product line offers a broad set of edge gateway solutions for remote access and remote data solutions. Ewon gateways can be deployed on premises, at remote facility or directly connect to the public internet. Each gateway creates a secure connection to the Ewon Talk2M cloud platform, all communications between the gateway and the Ignition server are full encrypted.
The Talk2M cloud platform is a full featured device management solution. Remote software update solutions are easy to implement for both the edge gateway and other device/PLCs in the system. User administration functions allow OEMs to create accounts for internal service people as well as external end customers creating a tighter relationship with the end customer. Advance user management and user access security features are available on the platform including two factor authentication, user access rules and detailed user access logs.