What Can Maker Edition Do?
Maker Edition can do almost anything standard Ignition can do. You can seamlessly connect all your data, design any kind of application with ease, and instantly web-deploy clients to anyone, anywhere — all from one platform.
How Maker Edition Compares to Standard Edition
Make Edition differs from Standard Edition Ignition in the following ways:
- Maker licenses are free. Get one now in your IA account.
- Maker Gateways can support a maximum of 10 Perspective sessions.
- Maker Gateways can run up to 10,000 Tags.
In regards to redundancy, Maker Gateways can only be set to the Independent mode.
New_in Version 8.1.4
- As of 8.1.4, it is now possible to create remote Tag Providers and Tag history providers when the provider source is a Maker Gateway.
Ignition Maker Edition has limited module support .The table below represents Inductive Automation modules that are ready to use on Maker Gateways. Modules that aren't allowed to run on Maker will be removed during Maker's commissioning process.
|Alarm Notification||Provides alarm notifications via email.|
Allen-Bradley Driver Suite
|Allen-Bradley driver suite for the OPC UA module.|
|Logix Driver||A driver for communicating with Allen-Bradley Logix5000 series PLCs, and includes firmware version 21 support.|
|Modbus Driver||A driver for communicating with devices via Modbus-TCP.|
|Omron Driver||Drivers for Omron PLCs.|
|OPC UA||Provides Ignition's OPC UA client and server functionality.|
|Perspective||A module that provides modern, responsive HTML based graphical interfaces for Ignition projects.|
|Reporting||Adds reporting capability.|
|Serial Support (Gateway)||Adds platform-level serial comm support and system.serial functions to Gateway-scoped scripts.|
|SFC||Sequential Function Charts are customizable logic execution environments.|
|Siemens Driver||Support for Siemens S7-300, S7-400 and S7-1200 drivers.|
|SQL Bridge||An OPC-to-SQL data logger and transaction manager.|
|Tag Historian||Turns any database into a powerful historian that can store and drive data in Maker Edition.|
|Twilio||Send SMS alarm notifications without a physical device allowing you to send SMS message via Python script.|
|UDP/TCP Driver||Drivers for receiving and parsing UDP or TCP packets.|
|WebDev||Allows you to create and serve basic web resources and respond to web requests through scripting.|
Third Party Modules
Module authors can allow their modules to run on Maker Edition. For more information, see the module's documentation.