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Glossary term
gloTermElecsys Director

An Edge of Network Gateway (device) made by Elecsys Corp that has hundreds of built-in drivers to communicate to various PLCs. It can communicate to devices through Ethernet or Serial and sends data back to a MQTT Server through Ethernet, Satellite, or Cellular connections.

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gloTermEnterprise Resource Planning

An information system that integrates much of a facility's information like billing and manufacturing orders. Ignition can connect to many ERP systems and pull valuable information to check against orders, etc. Commonly referred to when using MES modules.

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The standard for cabling computers devices together in a network. All new computers come with Ethernet, any reference to "network," "network ready," "LAN," "LAN connection" or "network card" implies Ethernet. Ethernet uses cables to connect devices. Many PLCs are connected through ethernet, meaning they can be connected directly to the network and the OPC server can talk to it without going through another device. A Serial to Ethernet converter (device) can be used on some older serial PLCs to make the appear on the network as a normal ethernet PLC.

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gloTermExpression Tag

These tags are driven by an expression. The expression syntax is the same as for property bindings, and allows mathematical operations, references to other tags, logic operations, and more.