We are primarily an integrator of conveyor and material handling systems, but we also manufacture our own ASRS machine. I am curious how the licensing of the free Ignition software works. You have to register the free license, but who registers it- the integrator or the end user? If there are several areas of the system and they are each running a stand-alone Panel Edition would that require multiple licenses? Would that fall under the allowed use of the free software?
We are looking at other HMI software packages that offer more features and capabilities than what we are currently using (PanelView, Red Lion G3, Interact Xpress). We need something that is scalable because we do everything from large distribution warehouses to small conveyor or carousel picking applications. The full Ignition package makes sense for some applications, but not all. The limited license Vision module is attractive as well as the Panel Edition. In many cases the free software will do everything that is required but I am concerned about the licensing restictions.