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ASTER Technologies
The ASTER Technologies
November 2011   Volume 10
Inside this issue...
1.Visit ASTER during the PRODUCTONICA 2011 Show in Munich.
2.TestWay Express: Lean NPI optimizes Test Coverage.
3.QuadView Document portal.
4.Microsoft Windows 7 support on all ASTER products.
5.TeknoSIP and ProDigital appointed as distributors.
Visit ASTER during the PRODUCTONICA 2011 Show in Munich
PRODUCTONICA ASTER Technologies will be exhibiting at the PRODUCTRONICA 2011 show in Munich, during the 15th to 18th November, 2011. Why not come and visit us in Hall A1, Stand 232? Please join us and discuss any requirements you may have relating to Board visualization, Electrical DfT analysis, Test Coverage analysis, CAD translation or Quality Management.

ASTER will also be demonstrating their advanced technology that enables lean NPI. See below for more details.

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  TestWay Express generates test programs
Lean NPI optimizes Test Coverage.
DfT de la conception au production TestWay Express is a fully integrated solution that enables electronic manufacturers to optimize the design to test flow:
  • Define the manufacturing line; including a combination of assembly, inspection and test machines.
  • Estimate the test coverage of each individual stage and optimize the combined results.
  • Generate the input files for each test stage that reflect the selected strategy.
  • Measure the real test coverage by importing the post-debug test program or coverage data.
  • Compare the early estimation with the actual measured test program coverage, identifying gaps in the overall strategy.

Test is essential for improving product quality by striving to detect and prevent faults on a product. This maximizes the number of good products shipped to the customer. It is important to:
  • Define the optimum test strategy to maximize the test coverage.
  • Produce a test specification document that defines what to test.
  • Compare the developed tests against the test requirements.
  • Understand the production process capability and determine an acceptable level of defects that can be shipped to the customer.
TestWay Express is built around TestWay, the industry leading DfT and test coverage analysis tool from the ASTER product portfolio.

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  QuadView Document Portal
Centralize production, test and assembly data through a user friendly web interface with cross-probing between documents and board viewers. Allow access only to those documents that are authorized for any individual or group. The best paperless solution to control and share documentation across the shop floor.
Doc Portal The QuadView Document Portal is an information management tool for the shop floor. As part of the Manufacturing Execution System it is used to organize the documentation and the different groups of users authorized to access it. All information is stored in a central location and visible only to authorized users. It also has powerful version control functionality. With this tool, users will have the ability to graphically access CAD data, job information, assembly or test procedures, test coverage reports as well as other design and/or manufacturing documentation.

The documents are presented in a hierarchical structure that enables users to locate the correct information quickly and easily. The ability for the user to see all of the engineering and process documents associated with a specific product build, and to facilitate navigation through this data interactively, simply makes the process a lot easier.

The QuadView Document Portal is the ideal solution for controlling and viewing detailed information on the shop floor and provides a consistent user interface, that can be used to display any and all of your documents.

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  Microsoft Windows 7 support on all ASTER products
Windows 7 ASTER is pleased to announce that ASTER's complete product portfolio is fully compatible with the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. This allows all the ASTER products to operate on any new desktop or laptop computers that are shipped with Windows 7.

  TeknoSIP and ProDigital appointed as distributors
ASTER extends their distribution and support network all over the globe.
New Distributors ASTER is pleased to announce the decision to appoint TeknoSIP (Brazil and Argentina) and ProDigital (Australia and New Zealand) as official ASTER distributors.

There are a significant number of leading contract manufacturers operating within these territories, and a growing number of design and development companies that we believe will benefit enormously from using TestWay and QuadView.

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For more information on any of the topics contained in this issue of the ASTER Technologies newsletter, please contact ASTER using the contact details listed below.
Corporate Headquarters
ASTER Technologies
55 bis rue de Rennes
Phone: +33 (0)2 99 83 01 01
Fax: +33 (0)2 99 83 01 00
United Kingdom
ASTER Technologies Ltd.
PO Box 327
Cheshire, CW6 9WD
Phone: +44 (0)1829 261557
Mob: +44 (0)7711 927840
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