I know the panel edition is free and hence IA wants people to stump for a server license to enjoy the benefits of trending, database access etc.
Part of my job involves looking after our on-site power generation, to us local HMIs usually enjoy certain advantages: ability to operate equipment through network outages (i.e. during power outages), pretty simple in terms of not having to worry about operating system shenanigans as well as local trending etc
The thing is I really need trending if I am going to put ignition in place instead of a panelview. Most panelview HMIs come with basic trending support.
I was thinking this could be accomplished in Ignition in the form of a specialized trending component that stores at the most a day or so of information in local memory. Obviously I am only interested in time-series, SQL tags historian style information.
You could make this so that it is only available to customers with a server license and/or a tech support contract in order to monetize this feature (i.e. separate module with its own license).
Also any update on building a jeOS for Ignition clients/panelview editions?