QuadTech Announces CaptivATE 3.6 – The Latest in Automation Software

October 20, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Marlborough, MA October 20, 2011 QuadTech, (http://www.quadtech.com) a leading provider of electrical safety test and passive component measurement solutions, as well as AC/DC power sources and DC Loads, has released CaptivATE 3.6, the latest version of its electrical safety test automation software. Designed for manufacturers who do not have the time or resources to create and validate their own software, CaptivATE automates electrical safety testing by combining all tests into one system. Benefits of CaptivATE include increased throughput and reduced operator error, through a simple user-interface and minimal user interaction.

CaptivATE Software features the ability to collect data electronically and allows users to output the test data to a CSV, XML or Word file. This function eliminates the need for handwritten data and produces quality control records. Compatible with Windows 7 and Windows XP operating system, CaptivATE supports Word and Excel documents in the Office 2010 or 2007 environment.

One of the newest features of CaptivATE 3.6 is the ability to create a limit report that shows pass/fail limits for each step in the test program. This makes it quick and easy to see actual measured value versus limits.

QuadTech VP of Technical Operations, Robert M. Brown, says, "QuadTech has made changes to CaptivATE that allow more customers to benefit from the automation software. We have expanded our line of CaptivATE enabled products to include our 31000 AC Power Source Series, the Guardian 500VA Plus and the use of 4-wire DCR measurements with the Hybrid 2000. In doing so, more QuadTech customers will be able to use and benefit from CaptivATE Automation Software."

CaptivATE's test screen features a simple GUI. The operator simply enters or barcode scans the model number and serial number, and the test is automatically selected for that model. Once the test is complete, the data can be automatically printed and saved.

As with previous versions of the automation software, CaptivATE 3.6 complies with QuadTech's documented Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) process to ensure built-in quality. QuadTech's SDLC meets medical device manufacturers' validation requirements for off-the-shelf (OTS) products. In addition, CaptivATE enables compliance with the FDA regulatory requirement of "Good Manufacturing Practice" (GMP) for medical devices by providing an Installation Qualification and Operational Qualification (IQOQ) protocol, allowing customers to verify the installation and operational parameters.

Additional CaptivATE enabled products from QuadTech include: All Sentinel Systems, Guardian 6100 Plus Electrical Safety Analyzer, Guardian 6100 Electrical Safety Analyzer, Guardian 6000 Plus Electrical Safety Analyzer, Guardian 6000 Electrical Safety Tester, Guardian 1000 Multi-Purpose AC/DC/IR/SC Series Hipot Testers (CE Mark), Guardian 1050 Ground Bond Tester and the Hybrid 2000 AC/DC/IR/DCR Analyzer.

About QuadTech
QuadTech is a solutions provider of electrical safety testers, passive component measurement testers, as well as AC and DC Power Sources, DC Loads and automation software. These testing solutions enable manufacturers in the medical device, aerospace and alternative energy industries, as well as other manufacturing industries to test the safety and quality of their electrical products while ensuring compliance to regulatory agencies. Based in Marlborough, MA, QuadTech offers calibration and repair services, and has a worldwide network of direct sales and distributors who service and support customers around the globe. QuadTech is dedicated to doing everything in its power to assist the customer in achieving their testing objectives. QuadTech is an ISO 9001-Registered company.