Software offers selective soldering programming solution.

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Optimized for Microsoft® .Net platform, CamConductor(TM) v2.5 enables programming PCB through-hole soldering using RPS selective soldering equipment. Programming can be done offline and supports variety of PCB input types including JPEG, TIFF, Gerber, and CAD. Features include ability to toggle between millimeter and inch measurements and program step & repeat, universal pump and axis off-set parameters, as well as vertical and horizontal point and path alignment.



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RPS Automation Releases Next Generation Programming Software - CamConductor(TM) 2.5



Manufacturer of selective soldering equipment announces major new release of popular selective soldering programming software

Spokane Valley, WA, September 8, 2008- RPS Automation LLC, a global supplier of selective soldering equipment to the circuit board manufacturing and assembly industry, today announced the general availability of the RPS programming software CamConductor(TM) 2.5.

CamConductor(TM) is a popular program developed by RPS and in use at hundreds of RPS customer sites. CamConductor(TM) enables rapid and easy programming of selective soldering solutions for PCB through-hole soldering using RPS selective soldering equipment. Key to the popularity of CamConductor(TM) is the easy-to-use graphical user interface ("GUI"), the capability to program offline and the flexibility to use a variety of PCB input types including JPEG, TIFF, Gerber and CAD.

CamConductor(TM) 2.5 is the culmination of months of programming thousands of hours of customer feedback. As a result, CamConductor(TM) represents a major software upgrade and includes an array of advancements, including: easier programming, improved system performance, superior graphical interface and much more.

Highlights include:

.Net Platform- CamConductor(TM) 2.5 is optimized for the Microsoft® .Net platform, a next generation platform that enables easy enhancement, upgrade and migration

Easier Programming- improved step & repeat, universal pump and axis off-set parameters, vertical and horizontal point and path alignment

Global Standards- easily toggle between millimeter and inch measurement standards

Run-Time Integration- seamless integration with RPS Maestro(TM) runtime programs

Backwards Compatible- all prior process programs can be accessed, run and edited

Ease of Review- transparent flux/solder paths, print the final board image and solder path/points, full Tree view control to inspect attributes of all solder points

All RPS Systems- Now available for use with all RPS Selective Soldering Systems
Free Upgrade- RPS customers receive unlimited seats and free software upgrades "This is great addition to the RPS Selective Soldering offering," said Eric Else, CO/President at EI Microcircuits, a Minnesota-based Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider that received a beta version of the software. "We see a number of valuable new features and enhancements to a programming software product that was already simple, easy to learn, and easy to use," added Mr. Else.

CamConductor(TM) 2.5 is available immediately and is free of charge to all RPS customers.

"With the input of dozens of customers from around the globe and after months of development and testing, we are proud to make this announcement," said Reed S. Gaither, CEO RPS Automation. "This release builds upon the success of earlier versions of CamConductor(TM) and further enhances the ease of use and powerful capabilities of RPS Selective Soldering Systems."

About RPS
RPS Automation LLC is a privately held company that designs and manufactures a complete line of innovative and advanced automated selective soldering equipment for electronic assembly and circuit board manufacturing. The company has over 490 installations and 300 global customers. All systems feature closed loop robotics, precision selective miniwave performance, and easy programming. RPS is regarded for high performance soldering, long term durability, and exceptional customer service. All RPS products and software are designed and manufactured by RPS in Spokane, Washington USA. More information on RPS Automation can be found at www.rpsautomation.com.

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