Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions and Facility Monitoring Systems Expand Global Partnership with Launch of FMS3 Facility Monitoring Software


Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, the world's leader in contamination monitoring solutions, joins with Facility Monitoring Systems to announce the expansion of their global business partnership and the distribution of FMS3 advanced monitoring software for the pharmaceutical and biomedical markets.

The partnership between Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions and Facility Monitoring Systems has many benefits for both companies and their pharmaceutical and biomedical customers. It will provide leading edge instrumentation, validation support, 24-hour worldwide service, software technology and also the very best in technical solutions through applications technology. Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, headquartered in San Jose, California, has offices throughout the Far East and extensive agent/distributor partnerships, that provide a unique business platform to sell and support contamination and monitoring solutions worldwide.

Facility Monitoring Systems has created FMS3 following GAMP guidelines, advanced reliable and user-friendly monitoring software for the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. This product facilitates 21 CFR Part 11 compliance and provides complete and secure monitoring of all environmental parameters such as particle counts, temperature, pressure, and relative humidity.

FMS3 software also boasts a world's first in being supplied not only in CD format for client and server applications but also pre-installed on a mini PC such as World's Smallest PC. Supplying pre-configured software on a small PC resolves many of the security issues implicit in 21 CFR Part 11 simplifying technical support. FMS3 uniquely offers "Buddy" hot standby monitoring system functionality, in the event the main monitoring computer is shut down or fails, the monitoring of critical processes continues uninterrupted.

Founded in 1982, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions is a world-leading supplier of real-time contamination monitoring systems. Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions has leveraged superior software design, data integration ability and worldwide support offices to provide customers with leading edge contamination monitoring solutions. These solutions allow Lighthouse customers to maintain high product yields through continuously monitoring conditions that may have an adverse effect on their products. Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions manufacturers a complete line of particle counters.

FMS3 SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

FMS3 SYSTEM FOR PHARMACEUCTICALS
21 CFR Part 11 compliant
Developed under GAMP guidelines
Unique "Buddy" hot standby monitoring system
Operates under 32 Bit Windows(TM); NT, 2000, XP
Non-viable particle counts
Temperature and relative humidity
Room-to-room pressure differential
Alarms to operators and other systems
Manual data entry

SECURE DATABASE
SQL database formats supported
Only main program has access to database
Mirror or duplicate databases supported
Networked back up supported
Simplifies validation by supporting multiple clients
Single database for ease-of-operation

USER ACCESS CONTROLS
Multi-level permissions
Unique user ID using passwords
Auto log out for user inactivity
Administrator can disable user access

HISTORICAL REPORTS
Historical reports can be defined by:
o Start date and time
o End date and time
o Specific measurement points

Alarm limit lines can be printed on graphs
Can display to screen or print
Readily re-creatable (supporting 21 CFR Part 11)
Can be sent to an email address automatically
Can be created as a pdf document.

AUDIT TRAILS
Provide activity record per 21 CFR Part 11
System can be set to require password for:
o Making system changes
o Acknowledging alarms

Audit trail log can be printed
Can print alarm, event, or activities logs

FACILITY MAPS
Each client can have a unique map or maps
Map points can be triggered to provide current data

BATCH REPORTS
Batch history reports can be defined by
o Start date and time
o Stop date and time
o Specific batch events
o User entered batch name

ALARMS
Four levels of alarm include:
"Low/Low", "Low", "High", and "High/High"
Alarm groups can be used to trigger events
And enunciate alarms/ alarm beacons
Supports SMS text messaging

HARDWARE SUPPORTED
Room-to-room pressure differential
Temperature and humidity
Air Velocity
PLC inputs and outputs
(Modbus TCP, OPC client/server)
Liquid parameters
(Liquid particle counts, TOC ph, and more)
Airborne particle counters
Individual counters (auto data retrieval)
Manifold/Scanner multi-port system

A full overview of the features of the FMS3 software is available online at;
www.golighthouse.com

Media Contact:
Demi DeSoto-Marketing Director
Tel: (541) 770-5905
demi@golighthouse.com

UK Media Contact:
Tim Russell
Tel: +44 (870) 241 0862
trussell @ fmonsys . com

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