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FactoryPMI is a legacy software product by Inductive Automation - a forerunner to Ignition. A . It is now encapsulated in the Vision module for Ignition. It is a sophisticated HMI/SCADA package that uses any SQL database as the primary data store. Runtime and Design environments are web-launched, rather than being installed by hand on each workstation. PMI stands for Plant Management Interface stands for PMI.
The part of FactoryPMI that designs applications. This is what Integrators mostly use as they design their project.
The service/server portion of FactoryPMI. This is a webserver that is used to both launch the Designer and the Runtime, and to service requests from those two applications.
The runtime is the application that runs a FactoryPMI project. This is what end users (equipment operators, factory managers, and so on) useFactoryPMI had a similar Gateway, Designer, and Runtime (client) to what Ignition has now.
A FactorySQL is a legacy software product by Inductive Automation, . It is now encapsulated in the SQLBridge module for Ignition. It is a sophisticated communication bridge that synchronizes and/or logs data between PLCs and SQL Databases.