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

A product of Inductive Automation®, Ignition Edge® gives you two key connectivity pieces for your IIoT applications: OPC UA and MQTT/Sparkplug.


Available with Ignition Edge in groov EPIC 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 and SNAP PACs.

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 EPIC is built for industrial use, you can place it where you need it—in harsh environments or remote locations—and have the tools you need right there.

The following OPC-UA drivers are included with Edge in groov EPIC:
  • 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 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, you can use the Sparkplug payload specification. Sparkplug defines the messages that move over MQTT and gives you a way to make sure that data from remote devices and applications is current and valid.

With both OPC UA and MQTT/Sparkplug in groov EPIC, 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. Check out the two-hour free trial in groov EPIC to see if Ignition Edge is right for your application; then purchase an Ignition Edge license (GROOV-LIC-EDGE) to use it fully.

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