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Data Streaming and Visualization Service

Tek Streaming24 January 2019 - Tektronix launched the new Initial State data streaming and visualization service for individuals. The cloud-based data service, which includes unlimited data streaming and beautiful visualizations, is priced at $9.99 per month or $99 per year and is free for students. Tektronix acquired Nashville, Tennessee-based Initial State Technologies Inc. earlier this year.

The Initial State platform lets users access, analyze and transform data in a web browser or from a smartphone. The cloud-based Initial State platform provides a highly secure centralized repository for time-series data and untethers analysis from installed software – all visualization and analysis applications are available through a web browser. Initial State uses AWS infrastructure and enterprise-grade best practices for encryption, data and access management, and offers high uptime and full data redundancy. As a testament to its scalability and reliability, the platform processed over 100 billion data points in the last year with zero downtime.

Tektronix Initial State

"We built our new data streaming/visualization service to give engineers, technologists, scientists, and students a powerful, reliable and flexible set of data tools they can actually afford," said Initial State founder and CEO Jamie Bailey. "We are thrilled to be part of the Tektronix family and look forward to bringing our data streaming and visualization service to a much broader audience on a global basis."

The platform goes beyond data streaming and incorporates a robust set of tools that make it an essential part of the toolbox for a wide range of applications such as home/office monitoring, IoT device performance dashboards, GPS trackers, manufacturing line data collection, education and energy use tracking to name a few. In addition to unlimited data streams, the $9.99 per month price includes a web-based dashboard builder, up to 180 API calls (1,800 events) per minute data streaming, email and SMS triggering and private or public sharing of data and dashboards.

"We see the Initial State data platform as solving a very important problem for engineers, namely how to make sense of mountains of data and share results and analysis broadly at scale. As such, the Initial State platform will be a significant enabler for our customers as we expand into design validation analytics and workflow enablement," said Chris Witt, vice president and general manager of the Time Domain Business Unit at Tektronix.

Data Transformations Reveal Meaning

Among the platform's more advanced capabilities are real-time data transformations that make it easy to derive meaning from both historical and real-time data without manual calculations. Real-time triggers allow users to set alarms with SMS and email notifications. Using these tools, engineers can build hosted data applications using both historical and incoming real-time data. To improve collaboration, users can add notes, comments and emojis for specified time ranges and then cycle through annotations for presentations and review.

A popular application for Initial State is Internet of Things (IoT) data stream analysis. One such customer, eleven-x, a LoRaWAN network operator and IoT solutions provider, uses Initial State to monitor and analyze real-time sensor data from devices deployed in wells for water levels and temperature.

Availability and Pricing

The Initial State platform is available now. Following the free 14-day trial, pricing for Initial State is $9.99 per month or $99 per year.

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