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December 27, 2012 - Working in unison with existing systems, ATS Inspect v5.5 is used for attribute and variable data collection in manufacturing. Reference documents – text files, PDFs, images – can be associated to checklist questions, and optional filter lets operator view only checklist questions that haven’t been answered or contain out-of-spec answer. Multiple instances of some services can be run on application server, and each service can then connect to different database.

ATS Unveils New Version of Their Manufacturing Quality Software

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ATS International
Columbia Center II, 14th Floor 101 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI, 48084

Press release date: December 1, 2012

ATS International B.V. is proud to announce the release of ATS Inspect 5.5. ATS Inspect is our quality control software for attribute and variable data collection in manufacturing. It’s designed to reduce the costs associated with scrap, rework, warranty claims and production bottlenecks in many different fields of manufacturing. Working in unison with existing systems it will raise the quality of the manufacturing process and the final product Working alongside customers we’ve introduced many new features and enhanced a large number of the existing capabilities. At ATS we pride ourselves in developing software that is constantly moving forward and breaking new ground. We can therefore say that ATS Inspect 5.5 is at the forefront of attribute and variable data collection.

The following list shows the main developments contained in the new version

Reference Documents for Checklist Questions
To aid operators, reference documents, such as text files, PDFs and images can now be associated to checklist questions which can then be viewed by the operator answering the checklist questions in Data Collect. The files that can be displayed are limited only by the available viewers installed on the client machine.

Checklist Questions can be Supplemented with Reference Documents

Checklist Question Filters
Having dozens of questions to wade through trying to find the few that you haven’t answered can be quite irksome. For that reason we’ve added an optional filter that’ll allow the operator to view only questions that haven’t been answered or contain an out of spec answer. When time is of the essence this significant addition could make all the difference

Oracle Databases
Our customers running Oracle databases will now enjoy all of the existing and latest functionality, from version 4.1 to version 5.5. No complex porting or middle layer – just a simple, direct integration between the software and your data.

Support for Languages with Double-Byte Characters
ATS Inspect now Supports in Languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean etc.

Multiple Service Instances
It is now possible to run multiple instances of some services on the application server. Each service can then connect to a different database

Multiple Service Instances Allow Connections to Different Databases

Tracking Point Groups in Triggers
Tracking Point groups can now be selected, as well as individual tracking points, when creating Quantity per Time and Quantity per Unit triggers. This means that units that go by any of the tracking points in the group and satisfy the other variables will cause the trigger to go off and a notification to be sent. Instead of creating an individual trigger for each tracking point you can now create one that covers them all

And Much More …
We’ve also improved the setup process in several areas. For example, the method of associating reference documents to parts, concerns and repairs has been improved to give it a more intuitive approach. Also, when browsing through checklist questions in Inspect Admin you can now filter the list using a search field. By listening to the customers and operators who are using our products on a day to day basis we can identify and carry out those small changes that make the biggest difference
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