Initial State

This blog is meant to talk about the analytics service provided by Initial State. There are two different licenses that can be purchased: the standard and the professional. This analytics tool is meant to stream data onto the Initial State dashboard in order to monitor devices and events from a browser. This service can work with anything that can make an HTTP request or that can output data to be streamed online.

This is a great tool for anything that the user would like to remotely monitor. It helps to show trends in activity, peak events, triggered events, and more. The service takes the data that is being streamed in and graphically represents the information in the manner of the user’s choosing. While working through this project, I was able to stream data from a thermal probe and open and close a door with a reed switch and magnet actuator. The example on the right shows the data from the temperature probe using Fahrenheit and Celsius scales when I held it to warm it up, then put it back to let it cool back down:

If there is a situation that needs to be monitored in a system that outputs data, this service is definitely worth looking at. More information about this product can be found on EEWiki, and feel free to ask any questions in the TechForum.

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Image of Pat Sagsveen Pat Sagsveen, Associate Applications Engineering Tech at Digi-Key Electronics, is responsible for assisting customers to find better ways to utilize new technology and parts to complete their projects. He joined Digi-Key in 2016 after earning his Associate in Applied Science degree in Electronics and Communication from Bismarck State College. His passion is for amplifiers and he spends much of his free time building and fiddling with them, including building 3 tube guitar amplifiers.
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