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The IIoT plugin (formerly known as MQTT) allows this copy of Edge to push data directly into a Broker using the fast and lightweight MQTT data transfer protocol. In effect, this makes your computer (and whatever devices are attached to it) into a remote MQTT publisher. If you are already rolling out new smart devices that connect to your Broker, this allows you to connect all of your legacy devices into the same system.

IIoT plugin also allows UA clients to connect to the UA server on Edge.  

Edge IIoT activates the following modules:

  • MQTT Transmission
  • Opto22 SNAP PAC driver
  • Emerson ROC driver
  • ABB TotalFlow


Remote Tag Provider

With Edge IIoT installed, Ignition Gateways will be able to create remote Tag providers, targeting a provider on an Edge Gateway: either the system provider or the one realtime Tag provider.

For more information about remote Tag providers, see Tag Providers.

The Edge Sync Services plugin also unlocks this feature.


Expose Edge’s UA Server

The IIoT plugin enables UA clients to connect to the UA server on Edge. Applying this plugin will require that the OPC UA module is restarted before the UA server will be available publicly. 


Install MQTT modules to Activte IIoT Plugin

After you install Edge, you need to download and install the MQTT Transmission module from Cirrus Link. You can use the free trial as long as you want so you can build and test full solutions before you buy.

  1. To install the Ignition Edge IIoT plugin, first download the MQTT Transmission module from the Inductive Automation website. 



  2. Next go to the Config tab of your Edge Gateway. 



  3. On the Overview page, scroll down to the MQTT and click the Install+ button.




  4. Scroll down and click on Install or Upgrade a Module...




  5. Next click on Choose file.




  6. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded MQTT-Transmission-signed.modl, select the file, and click Open.
  7. Click the Install button. 
  8. At the License agreement, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement, then click the Accept License button.
  9. At the Trusted Certificates window, click I want to add this certificate to my trusted certificates and install the module.
  10. Click the Add Certificate and Install Module button.



  11. You'll see a message indicating the module was successfully installed. And the Module will show up on the Module Configuration page in the Edge Gateway now. 




For more information, check out the documentation on the Cirrus Link website https://docs.chariot.io/display/CLD.


Install IIoT Opto22 SNAP Pac Driver or the Emerson ROC Driver

  1. To install the Opto22 SNAP Pac driver or Emerson ROC driver, first download the driver you want from the Inductive Automation website. 
  2. Next go to the Config tab of your Edge Gateway. 



  3. Scroll down and click on Install or Upgrade a Module...
  4. Next click on Choose file.
  5. Navigate to the folder where you downloaded the driver(s) and select the file.
  6. Click the Install button. 
  7. At the License agreement, select I accept the terms in the License Agreement, then click the Accept License button.
  8. You'll see a message indicating the driver module was successfully installed. And the module will show up on the Module Configuration page in the Edge Gateway now, for example the following image shows the Opto22 SNAP Pac driver installed.







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