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Integr8tor v8 – the power to...

Jun 11, 2013

Ucamco is delighted to introduce the latest generation of Integr8tor, the PCB industry's only sales and engineering server for auto input and design analysis. With Integr8tor v8 comes a raft of new and extended capabilities that make it a true “must have” technology for busy PCB fabricators. Fast, intuitive and easy to use, Integr8tor is a powerful enabler for sales, engineering and production professionals who want to improve their output and their profit margins.

If you are a PCB manufacturer, Integr8tor has the power to help you revolutionise your business. It does this by automatically downloading and fully analysing your clients' incoming design data, around the clock. Within minutes, it delivers accurate quote-ready data to your sales department, and in-depth design breakdowns together with design-rule, DfM and capability checks to your engineering and production departments. Which means that your business loses no more business through quoting delays, while your CAM engineers, freed of repetitive, time-consuming front-end tasks, can focus on the higher margin activities that deliver more value to your business.

But that's not all. Integr8tor is constantly pushing the envelope, thanks to Ucamco's spirit of partnership with its clients, as its Managing Director Karel Tavernier comments: “Our clients know their needs better than anyone else. Our job is to listen carefully, and apply our experience and expertise to the development of solutions that will answer those needs and improve our clients' working lives and products”. Thanks to this strong co-operation, a large US fabricator of complex boards has taken Integr8tor even further into its business  – putting it at the core of the production planning process: a function for which it was not originally intended, but for which it is ideal. This has turned out to be a stroke of genius, as Integr8tor is capable of handling even the most complex data sets, in a fraction of the time it took before using more conventional CAM software.

Another innovator, one of Europe's largest manufacturers of low volume standard technology boards, has built a highly successful business around Integr8tor, and relies on it to drive a web-based client interface through which hundreds of online requests, quotes and orders are managed automatically every day.

One of the PCB industry's most versatile pre-production tools, Integr8tor just gets better and better, thanks to Ucamco's steady focus on improvement and keeping its clients at the leading edge. For Integr8tor v8, Ucamco has revised its algorithms and broadened its capabilities still further, keeping pace with developments in the industry, such as the need to support Windows' latest operating systems - Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. It also supports more file, archive and equipment input and output formats than ever before, including the ODB++ v7 format.

Integr8tor v8's powerful new data handling capabilities make it easier to manage very complex, long-running data sets, ensure industry-leading registration and accuracy, and crucially, allow operators to view an incoming data archive and choose between its multiple data formats easily and quickly, without having to exit the system and work the data. And as if this weren't enough, Integr8tor v8 also provides even more comprehensive checks, safety features and quality reporting, enabling fabricators to catch a wider range of potential design errors, and deal with them or resolve them with the client, before they ever get to CAM.

All powerful stuff. And yet this highly sophisticated technology could not be simpler to use. Ucamco is fully aware that one of the most important aspects of any business tool, especially for a busy company with little time, is ease of introduction, understanding and use. Integr8tor v8 uses clear, simple dialogue and an intuitive, fully integrated user interface that can be used by anyone with minimal training, as Ucamco's US President Luc Maesen notes: “Integr8tor is so user-friendly that it is being used across our clients' businesses, even by people who may not be familiar with the whole PCB engineering and production process, and this means that our clients can be much more flexible in managing their human resources”.

It also means that Integr8tor v8 can be put to work within hours to increase efficiencies, input and yields, not only saving your business significant time and money from the outset, but also helping it to grow. And that's before we consider the creative new ways in which Integr8tor, and its users, are upping the ante. It's no wonder that the world's savviest PCB fabricators are turning to Integr8tor.

Contact Ucamco and find out what Integr8tor v8 can do for your business.

Ucamco (formerly Barco ETS) is a market leader in PCB CAM software, laser photoplotting and direct imaging systems, with a global network of sales and support centers. Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Ucamco has over 25 years of ongoing experience in developing and supporting leading-edge photoplotters and front-end tooling solutions for the global PCB industry. Key to this success is the company's uncompromising pursuit of engineering excellence in all its products.

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