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With the Mobile module installed, you can launch your projects on any modern smartphone or tablet. This ability does not require any re-design of your projects – a mobile Client launches the same projects that the Vision Clients launch.

See the Mobile Module for more information.

 

Mobile Module
4.13.1 Mobile Module Settings
There is very little setup involved with the mobile module. Usually the default settings should suffice
with the exception of the Server Address setting.
Settings
Java Path
This is the path to the Java executable on the Ignition Gateway server machine. The Java 7 JRE is
required for the mobile module. A default value of “java” assumes that Java 7 is on the path and can be
invoked merely with the “java” keyword.
Client Memory
The amount of space allowed for each mobile client that is launched. Mobile clients are virtual clients
that are launched on the server. All of the work is done on the server and transmitted to the mobile
device so keep in mind that more mobile clients means more memory and CPU consumption on the
server.
JVM Options
Command-line JVM options to use when launching mobile client VM's. Multiple options are separated
with spaces. This option is made available mostly for troubleshooting by technical support staff, but if
you are familiar with java and comfortable with command-line arguments then you can specify ones
you may find useful here.
Environment Variables
Here you can specify any environment variables in the format of NAME=VALUE.
Idle VMs
The number of client VMs to startup and wait for incoming mobile connections. These will start when
the gateway is started and sit idle until a mobile connection is made. This should be left at the default
value of 0 unless it is taking a long time to launch a mobile client. It's important to note that the VMs
that are sitting idle are not connected to a project so it will still take time to load the selected project.
Server Address
This is the address to use when launching from the QR code on the launch page. This is a setting that
often causes confusion. Initially this value is blank by default which results in the QR code pointing to
the address of http://localhost:8088. Since Ignition is not running on your mobile device this address
will not actually launch the mobile homepage. This should be set to the Ignition server address that
can be reached by the mobile device.

Networking
Callback Port
The port that the VMs use to communicate to the Gateway on. By default this is set to 45900, but if
this port is already in use then change this to an available port.
Callback Interface
The interface that mobile client VMs should use to communicate back to the Gateway on. By default
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this is localhost and makes use of the loopback adapter, however if this host doesn't have a loopback
adapter or if there are two network cards, set this to the IP address of the NIC that should be used for
local loopback.
Ajax Timeout
The max time, in milliseconds, that each request has to complete. The default is 10,000 (10sec).
Advanced Properties
The Mobile Module also has an option to allow VNC connections. This allows certain thin clients that
do not support the Java Runtime Environment and also do not have an HTML 5 compatible browser to
launch Ignition clients. The settings listed under the advanced properties section all have to do with
configuring the VNC connection.
Enable VNC
Allows direct thin-client connection over VNC.
VNC Port
The port used for the VNC connection

Project Name
The Mobile Module only allows one of the projects on the Ignition gateway to be viewed through VNC
so you have to specify that project here. Unlike the normal mobile launch screen that allows you to
choose a project, the project that you specify in this setting will be automatically launched when you
connect via a VNC viewer application.
Project Width
The width of the project when it's launched
Project Height
The height of the project when it is launched

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