Extend the Ignition Platform to the edge of your network and connect popular PLC systems.

Two products from Inductive Automation® are available in groov EPIC and the groov RIO MM2 module: full Ignition or Ignition Edge®.
  • Both Inductive Automation products give you two key connectivity pieces for your IIoT applications, OPC UA and MQTT with Sparkplug or strings payload. 
  • Full Ignition also adds external access to the OPC UA server, scripting, database support, and a wide array of Ignition modules. 


Available with Ignition and Ignition Edge in groov EPIC and groov RIO MM2 are an internal OPC UA server and drivers for some of the most popular automation PLCs and devices: Allen-Bradley®, Siemens®, and Modbus®, as well as Opto 22 groov EPICs, groov RIOs, and SNAP PACs. With full Ignition, you can also access the server from external sources.

That means you do not have to buy, configure, and maintain an industrial PC in order to view and act on data from these systems. Because groov products are built for industrial use, you can place them where you need them—in harsh environments or remote locations—and have the tools you need right there.

The following OPC UA drivers are included:
  • Allen-Bradley PLCs:
    • Logix
    • SLC
    • PLC-5®
    • MicroLogix™      
  • Siemens PLCs:
    • S7-300
    • S7-400
    • S7-1200
    • S7-1500                
  • Modbus/TCP devices
  • Devices that support Modbus RTU over TCP
  • Other drivers you have purchased


Also available with Ignition and Ignition Edge is an MQTT Transmission module. MQTT (Message Queue Telemetry Transport) is a publish-subscribe (pub-sub) protocol that’s suited to many IIoT applications because of its architecture.

With MQTT in groov EPIC and groov RIO, you can use a strings payload or the Sparkplug B payload specification. Sparkplug defines the messages that move over MQTT and verifies that data from remote devices and applications is current and valid. 

With both OPC UA and MQTT, you can move data to and from A-B, Siemens, Modbus, and Opto 22 systems in a non-intrusive way, without requiring an industrial PC, additional firewalls, or expensive network connections.

When you run Ignition on an industrial groov product, you can avoid the expense and maintenance of a PC at the edge. 

You can use either Ignition or Ignition Edge on a trial basis for two hours at a time, and you can restart the trial as often as you want. Then for continued use:

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