Rolling Meadows, IL (October 8, 2014) – Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America was awarded the 2014 Global Technology Award for Best Product—Americas for its PanaCIM® Maintenance with Augmented Reality (Maintenance AR) software solution. The award ceremony was held by Global SMT & Packaging at the SMTA International Electronics Exhibition in Rosemont, Illinois.
“We are honored that PanaCIM was selected as the Best New Product for the Americas,” said Faisal Pandit, President of Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America. “The virtual workspace brings great functionality and efficiency to the industry by effectively harnessing and using the power of integrated data.”
Regardless of the equipment brand in use, Maintenance AR prioritizes, then presents upcoming maintenance tasks to technicians on a mobile device in real-time. This helps keep lines producing, customers happy, and profit preserved.
By analyzing maintenance tasks, where technicians are, and what they’re are doing, Maintenance AR quickly prioritizes what the most urgent task is and determines which technicians are available and in the closest proximity to perform the task.
Beyond providing supporting documents, technicians can add new information via Maintenance AR, including comments, progress reports, recommendations, images, etc., thereby, improving the quality of data they will be able to access the next time a similar task is required.
The Global Technology awards have been recognizing the very best new innovations in the printed circuit assembly and packaging industries since 2005. Each year, the field of entries is scored by an independent, distinguished, international panel of judges on six different criteria: innovation, speed/throughput improvements, quality contribution, cost benefits, environmental consideration, ease of use/implementation, and maintainability/repairability—to determine the best new technologies and services introduced in the previous year.
About Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America
Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, a North American source for electronic assembly equipment (SMT), software, and technical support, provides total business systems solutions for electronic semiconductor and packaging companies in the global marketplace through one provider. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation.
For additional information: Panasonic Factory Solutions Company of America, 5201 Tollview Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com PH: +1.847.637.9600 www.panasonicfa.com
Kristin Serna (Media Relations) +1.847.637.9600 PFSAmarketing@us.panasonic.com