The Ignition 8.0.12 version contains only bug fixes and no new features.
.getSize()have been added to the Map component .
dateFormatproperties to the
infoBoxconfig so that a user can precisely control the date/time format of the date shown in the xtrace.
'titleColor,' 'valueFormat.valueAsPercent,' 'valueFormat.showPercentSymbol,' 'labels.showName,' 'labels.showValue,' labels.align,' 'labels.color,'and
'value'property to the xTrace configuration on the Times Series Chart. This new property represents the timestamp (as a Date object) of the active xTrace. Also added a searchable choice picker to the defaultStyles
'plots.axes'property in the Time Series Chart.
A new full screen mode action is available in Perspective.
Added a Session property (device.preventSleep) that can prevent a device from entering sleep mode while the Perspective App is running.
tag['parameters'], providing a reliable way to reference parameter values without having to restart the UDT.
Added the "Add Before" and "Add After" Structure options in the Perspective Property Editor context menu. They are only visible when right-clicking on an element in either an Array or Object.
For components placed on coordinate containers, the meta.rotate property has been moved to position.rotate. See Working with Perspective Components for complete information on rotating components in coordinate containers.
idpid property with
idp , which provides a string name of the identity provider.
A new option has been added to Perspective Project Properties, "Hide from Launch Page and Native Apps." When selected, the project to be hidden from the Session Launcher and mobile app project listing.
Perspective Popup Actions can now be set to use Exact Positioning, or Relative Positioning.
Added an SSL Protocols setting to SMTP Profiles , allowing users to specify which protocols will be allowed if connecting via SSL/TLS.
User Sources now have lockout settings to set the number of times a failed authentication attempt can occur before the user is locked out. The duration of the lockout window time can also be set.
With the Ignition Identity Provider in Perspective, users can be now be allowed to login with a badge instead of just a password.
A new Horizontal Menu component on the Navigation Palette was added that enables you to build a menu structure by configuring multiple links to different page URLs from the component. The Horizontal Menu occupies a large amount of horizontal space and a comparatively small amount of vertical
The new Time Series Chart component provides a efficient way to visualize data from a variety of different data sources as chart data. Time series charts, where the X-axis of the chart represents the passage of time, are of crucial importance in industrial applications like the kind built in Perspective..
Ignition 8 contains a wealth of new features including the new Perspective Module. It provides users with a powerful new view of their industrial processes that is more mobile, customizable, scalable, and secure than ever before. Some features and updates of Ignition 8 will standout, and some will be transparent to the user.
These systems are all very different in scope, some updates will definitely standout, and some will be transparent. For example, Perspective is a new way to create a user interface and may take a little while to learn whereas the Tag System changes are mostly behind-the-scenes and you will be able to dive right in and start using them immediately.
Perspective is a brand new module that is the next generation visualization system for industrial applications, optimized specifically for mobile devices. It's compatible with any device type such smartphones, tablets, touchscreens, laptops and desktop computers, and adapts to fit screens of any size and orientation, and gracefully scales when launched on any size multi-touch device.
Ignition Perspective is fully HTML5 and CSS3 compliant. With Perspective, designers can build full SCADA, HMI, alarming systems, and other applications that put users fully in control of their processes from a mobile device. It empowers users to harness the full power of mobile device's touch inputs, GPS, cameras, and other sensors to create the next generation of smart industrial applications. CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets) styles can be setup to globally change the appearance and position of anything in your project. By combining styles into themes, designers will also be able to apply and edit styles across multiple projects in an instant. Perspective Sessions (similar to Vision Clients) run on any major operating system, and the App runs on both iOS and Android devices. Perspective is built on the power of the Ignition platform and works together with all of Ignition’s modules.
Java 11 runtime is now directly embedded into Ignition 8. This change to embedded Java eliminates the need to download, install, or update Java on the server or client machines. No more worrying about what version or bit architecture of java you have. It also includes a new, more streamlined way to launch the Ignition Designer and Vision clients.
Ignition 8 introduces the transition away from jnlp (also known as Java Web Start), and to the new Ignition Designer Launcher and Vision Client Launcher. These launchers add a ton of new features including customizable applications for each project across multiple Gateways. Replacing the Native Client Launcher, these applications allow you to configure startup properties through an easy to use GUI interface. They also support the ability export these configurations another machine to make setting up multiple machines quick and easy. The greatest addition of the new launchers is the bundled java runtime allowing them to run on any machine natively.
The system commissioning process is part of the Ignition 8 installation process. It determines if a new installation of Ignition is required, or if the Ignition system was previously commissioned and a password reset is required. Commissioning enables a wizard that walks you through the steps of accepting the EULA, configuring the HTTP ports, and creating a main user / system administrator account with full privileges.
The Ignition Tag System was optimized for speed and performance, functionality, extensibility, and efficiency. It handles larger amounts of data more easily, and quicker than ever before.
The server binds only to localhost (i.e. no remote connections allowed)
The server uses port 62541 instead of 4096
The server only allows secured connections (SecurityPolicy Basic256Sha256)
The default “loopback” connection is called “Ignition OPC UA Server” (there is no longer a “-” between “OPC” and “UA”)
Ignition Perspective introduces some new and improved security features to Ignition: authentication and authorization, permission modeling, and transport layer security. These new security features are only available for Perspective 8.0. (A broader rollout of these features are planned for Ignition 8.1).
Ignition 8 introduced several project level improvements to make the design process more efficient, reliable, and quicker.
To learn more about Ignition 8, refer to the Ignition 8.0 Upgrade Guide .