Software automates electrical safety testing.

Press Release Summary:

When used with Series 6000 Electrical Safety Tester, Windows-based CaptivATE allows barcode scanning of electronic product, selects and initiates proper test to perform, and saves or prints measurement results. Visual Basic program installs on local PC and incorporates statistical process control and historical database archiving. CaptivATE controls AC power source to DUT and offers multiple levels of accessibility using password verification.

Original Press Release:

QuadTech Introduces CaptivATE©, a Windows Based Testing Application Package

For Automating The Production Process Of Electrical Safety Testing

Maynard, MA - QuadTech, Inc., a leading electronic test equipment manufacturer in the electrical safety and passive component testing marketplace, announces the availability of its CaptivATE Windows based software package. When used with one of QuadTech's Series 6000 Electrical Safety Testers, CaptivATE allows barcode scanning of an electronic product, selects and initiates the proper test to perform, and saves or prints the measurement results. The application is a Visual Basic program for installation on a local PC and incorporates statistical process control and historical database archiving. Some of the outstanding features which makes this product ideal for an efficient, high speed automated production test environment include:
o Complete electrical safety testing with one setup
o Automatically loads tests for desired product model
o Control of AC power source to the device under test
o Stores and prints all test information
o Multiple levels of accessibility using password verification
o Multiple installations for plant-wide use

The CaptivATE software package, and QuadTech's Guardian 6000 Series Analyzer, combine all the electrical safety and functional testing of electronic products into one test setup. Using a bar code scanner to identify a product model and serial number, a test setup can be quickly loaded and verified, thus eliminating the possibility of a test operator selecting the wrong test. Unique to the CaptivATE product is its ability to automatically control the line voltage and frequency to the device under test through a programmable AC source. This software will also print and electronically store all measurement results and test certificates as well as product information such as model number, serial number, time and date, test name, and test operator. Three levels of password protection are incorporated (test operator, engineer, or administrator), allowing accessibility based on personnel training and specific functions to be performed. Multiple test stations (plant-wide or global) can share the same database, providing a central location that can be updated in real time.

Other features include an intuitive graphical user interface for easy, efficient operator use plus historical database search capability for tracking and trending test results. A virtually unlimited number of tests with up to 990 steps each can be stored, searched and recalled. The Quick Test function verifies a single test without running all the individual steps within a test setup.

The price of the CaptivATE Software Application Package, including CD and instruction manual, starts at $995.

For more information on this product or other products, please call (800) 253-1230; fax: (978) 461-4295 or visit for full product specifications.

About QuadTech:
QuadTech, an ISO 9001 Certified manufacturer, offers a complete line of instrumentation, LCR meters for testing passive components, Hipot testers and ground bond testers, safety analyzers, megohmmeters and milliohmmeters, as well as calibration and repair services. Based in Maynard, MA, QuadTech has a worldwide network of direct sales and distributors who service and support customers around the globe. In the United States, all of QuadTech's products carry a 45-day money back guarantee. In addition, QuadTech provides new product rental and lease plans.

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