Tektronix Inc., through its subsidiary Initial State Technologies, Inc., offers a new InitialState cloud-based streaming and visualization service for $9.99/month. It includes unlimited data streaming and visualizations. Engineers, technologists, makers, hobbyists and students alike can create dashboards to visualize data being streamed from their devices and applications. (The service is free to students.) All of the new platform’s visualization and analysis applications are available via a web browser, eliminating the need for software installation.
The Initial State platform provides unlimited data streams and includes a secure, centralized repository for time-series data. AWS infrastructure and enterprise-grade best practices are utilized to provide encryption and data and access management. The service also delivers high uptime and full data redundancy. According to the company, the platform processed more than 100 billion data points with zero downtime over the last year.
A variety of tools are provided for applications including home/office monitoring, IoT device performance dashboards, GPS trackers, manufacturing line data collection and energy use tracking. The platform also provides a web-based dashboard builder and up to 180 API calls per minute of data streaming, email and SMS triggering as well as public/private sharing of data and dashboards.