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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MicroStrain, Inc. for Innovation in Sensor Cloud ComputingMicroStrain Connects Sensors to the Cloud Through a Unique Platform With Advanced Data Visualization Capabilities and User Programmable Online Analytics (January 05, 2012)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/05/12 -- Based on its recent analysis of the sensor cloud computing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MicroStrain, Inc. with the Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership for SensorCloud, a platform for sensor data storage, visualization, and remote data management. MicroStrain leverages advanced cloud computing technologies in SensorCloud to provide data scalability, rapid graphing, and user programmable online analytics for sensor data.
One of the unique features of SensorCloud is Fast Graph, a visualization and graphing tool that allows customers to rapidly navigate through gigabytes of data, and discover points of interest. However, it is the computational engine feature that really makes MicroStrain's SensorCloud stand out. This feature enables customers to remotely process and analyze vast quantities of sensor data in the cloud. As a result, users can quickly and easily create virtual sensors based on mathematical relationships. Scalable user options benefit academics, small companies, and large companies alike.
SensorCloud also offers unlimited data storage with triple-redundant reliability, allowing customers to affordably access and preserve long-term sensor data streams. Additionally, the product collects time data from virtually any type of sensor or web-connected source through an easy to use Open Data API. All API operations use secure HTTPS protocols to provide data encryption and authentication.
MicroStrain recognizes that sensor data, by itself, has limited use. It is the ability to collect, visualize, and perform mathematical operations on data from assets distributed worldwide -- and over long periods of time -- that makes for a rich customer experience. SensorCloud expands on this principal with a product that facilitates enhanced information sharing while giving users the flexibility to keep their sensitive data confidential.
"MicroStrain added cloud services to its product line so that low-power, miniature digital sensors can now easily communicate with the Internet," said Frost & Sullivan Industry Principal Dr. Rajender Thusu. "This one-of-a-kind technology helps to reduce the cost of operations and the challenges involved in the process."
To date, MicroStrain's diverse sensor product offering has gained acceptance across a variety of industries including automotive, aerospace, industrial manufacturing, semiconductor, environmental monitoring, oil and gas, power generation, civil structures, and defense. MicroStrain's products are preferred over competitors' due to their incorporation of more sophisticated technologies without compromising user experience.
To improve its services and product offerings, MicroStrain has utilized a premier cloud platform provider, Amazon, which provides scalable and reliable services.
"The core value MicroStrain has gained building on Amazon's infrastructure is highlighted by the fact that, in the past year, SensorCloud has had an uptime of 99.98%, which is remarkable," said Dr. Rajender Thusu.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has developed high quality products that offer innovative features and functionalities. The products enhance customer value and find immediate acceptance in the market.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
About MicroStrain, Inc.
MicroStrain Inc, a company based in Williston, Vermont, manufactures inertial measurement systems, micro-displacement transducers, wireless sensor networks, and energy harvesting technologies. (www.microstrain.com) Established in 1987, MicroStrain's sensors are utilized -- in the industrial, defense and medical space -- to test new designs, control critical manufacturing processes, and navigate unmanned vehicles. With the recent launch of SensorCloud (http://www.sensorcloud.com), it expanded its service offerings from sensors and sensor networks to information management and analysis.
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