LESSON

Gateway Network Overview

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The Gateway Network can connect multiple Gateways together to share data and allow control across multiple systems. Learn what the Gateway Network is and how it can be used.

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[00:00] The Gateway Network is a part of the Ignition platform that allows two or more Gateways to connect with one another and share data. By connecting Gateways in the Gateway Network, it unlocks the ability to use Ignition's distributed services, which can benefit systems that have multiple Gateways spread out across their facility. Currently, there are four major systems that use the Gateway Network, and then there are Security Zones in Server Security which helps to lock down each gateway in the Gateway Network and keep them secure. First, we have Remote Tags which are stored and executed on one Gateway, but can be shared amongst any other Gateways on the Gateway Network by setting up a Remote Tag Provider on those remote Gateways. Similarly, we have Remote History Providers, which allows you to store and query history data from any Gateway in the Gateway Network. Next we have Remote Alarms, which allows you to set up alarms remotely and utilize the alarm pipelines of any Gateway in the Gateway Network, meaning you can set up alarms on tags in remote Gateways, but have them use an alarm notification pipeline that is on a centrally located Gateway. So then, all of your alarm notifications happen in one central location. Finally, one of the last major services to utilize the Gateway Network is the Enterprise Administration Module. The Enterprise Administration Module allows you to control and maintain multiple Gateways from one central Gateway called the controller, all connected through the Gateway Network.

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