Kontron adopts PC-Doctor Network Factory 5 diagnostics software
10 April 2005. Taipei, Taiwan (PRWEB). PC-Doctor Inc. a leading global
developer of hardware diagnostic and system information tools, announced
that Kontron America , a part of the Kontron AG group has adopted the newly
introduced PC-Doctor Network Factory 5 software to be used in its
manufacturing and service organizations.
Kontron is one of the world's largest suppliers of embedded computer
technology to the communications, automation, mobile, medical, military,
aerospace, test and measurement, and encryption security markets. The
three-year agreement for the software represents an expansion of the
manufacturer’s relationship with PC-Doctor.
“Kontron’s innovative PC-based products push beyond the boundaries of the
traditional PC market into fields where customers have strict expectations
for reliability,” said Aki Korhonen, president of PC-Doctor. “As a
long-standing user of our diagnostics, Kontron understands how the common
diagnostics core of PC-Doctor software contributes to both higher quality
products and lower costs through reductions in Out of Box Failures and No
Trouble Found warranty returns.”
Kontron’s initial use of the software is to test PC-based systems
manufactured for a leading vendor of intrusion detection systems.
“PC-Doctor has provided us with terrific support through the years, which
made the decision to migrate to the new PC-Doctor Network Factory 5 easy,”
said Michael Fish, Kontron’s director of manufacturing. “Not only do they
understand our technical needs, but they are quick to respond and willing to
adapt as those needs change.”
“Our migration to Network Factory 5 represents an opportunity to reap
even more benefits from the diagnostic software, particularly as it relates
to the new software’s data collection capabilities,” he added.
PC-Doctor Network Factory 5 is a networked diagnostic test system with
centralized management and database results storage. Unveiled at the Intel
Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco last month, the new software is used
by manufacturers, repair centers and many other customers to reduce costs,
improve productivity and enhance product quality.
The software consists of four major elements: server software, an
SQL-compliant database, Unit Under Test (UUT) software and the Monitoring
Designed for Intel-based systems that run Microsoft Windows or Linux in a
networked environment, Network Factory 5 software tests all critical
hardware components used to manufacture PC-based systems such as
microprocessor, memory, interfaces, audio and video processors, and storage
devices. Network Factory 5 scales from small manufacturing operations to
volume factories that test hundreds of systems simultaneously. Each Network
Factory 5 test generates diagnostic and general system data that can be
stored in the included SQL-compliant database or in a commercially available
database from Microsoft, Oracle and others. Manufacturing and service
organizations can use the database to analyze reliability and failure trends
for systems and components.