Founded in 1991, LiveData is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, directly between MIT and Harvard University. LiveData was an early developer of real-time integration software utilizing available object-oriented technology. Initial projects included automobile plant automation applications for General Motors. In 1995, GM Europe utilized LiveData and RFID to track work processes on the floor.
LiveData expertise in MMS (Manufacturing Message Specification) led LiveData engineers to take a significant role in the development of ICCP/TASE2 (Inter-Control Center Protocol). ICCP became the de facto standard worldwide for communication between control centers in the electric power sector and propelled LiveData to prominence in the industry. LiveData remains a leading supplier of real-time data solutions for utility companies around the world.
In 2004, LiveData developed its newest generation of software and established its leadership in smart integration technology. LiveData RTI Release 5.0, introduced at the CIGRE Exhibition in Paris, builds upon the core LiveData real-time integration architecture, adding real-time application server, executive dashboard, and data historian functionality.
In the same year, LiveData became part of the Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT) Operating Room of the Future project at Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. The U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) issued an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) award to LiveData to fund this pioneering development work. LiveData OR-Dashboard, driven by LiveData RTI Release 5.0, displays all relevant information on the patient and operation, from pre-op through the operation and post-op. It includes real-time data archiving and analysis.
In 2014, LiveData separated its Healthcare and Utilities businesses. LiveData Utilities continues to develop innovative solutions to meet the growing needs of its electric power customers. Today, LiveData OR Dashboard can be found in operating rooms of major teaching hospitals, community hospitals, and Veterans Administration medical centers throughout the U.S. as part of LiveData PeriOp Manager a comprehensive perioperative workflow solution. By allowing the two businesses to work together but separate, LiveData and LiveData Utilities can best serve their customers.