IntraStage – IntraStage Inc.

Publish Date: Jun 02, 2009 | 17 Ratings | 4.18 out of 5 |  PDF

Table of Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Automating 100% of the process of collecting, storing and reporting on all your test data
  3. Database Technology
  4. Mining and Reporting
  5. Globally connecting your test stations to all stakeholders
  6. Integrate with NI TestStand and DIAdem
  7. Off-the-shelf, customer proven, flexible and scalable to the future

1. Overview

IntraStage is an enterprise software package for companies who design and manufacture electronic products. Our software automates the retrieval, storage, mining and visualization of manufacturing, R&D, supplier and repair test data. With a seamless interface to LabVIEW and TestStand, users can store their test data in a normalized format and have the ability to report on that data in a variety of ways.

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2. Automating 100% of the process of collecting, storing and reporting on all your test data

Today’s companies generate enormous amounts of product test data from R&D, manufacturing, supplier, field or repair functional areas.  With this test data comes the ability to identify product quality problems such as failures, yield problems etc.  The problem is freeing up critical engineering resources to focus on solving the problems, rather than just collecting, storing and reporting on the test data. Now automate that process with Intrastage, which has the ability to pull data from any source, anywhere, anytime.

Using a web based interface, IntraStage provides ready to run reports that give you real-time and historical access to all of your test data. You can access any data generated by your LabVIEW or TestStand based test systems enabling you to quickly identify trends, failure analysis and yields. You can use the built in QA routines such as Cp, Cpk, SPC and six-sigma to help you identify the main issues affecting product quality.

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3. Database Technology

 Based on industry standards, IntraStage combines the power of the latest server technologies with the database tools provided by Microsoft(TM). The application uses test data adaptors to pull data into the database from any previous or existing test station or ATE. It can do this at automatically predefined times or when specifically requested. You can even enter test data manually using the built in “Paperless Forms”. Once your test data is inside the IntraStage database, it is there for life.

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4. Mining and Reporting

Now that you have all of your data in a secure, centralized location, the power of IntraStage really comes into its own. You can create your own Meta Data fields meaning that any company specific data can be searched for and compared, this may be a job works number, product and sub assembly part number, test station ID etc. You can filter through any of the data giving you complete flexibility when looking for something specific in this data. You can even schedule automated reports to be run at times to suit you and your business.

IntraStage ships with a collection of reports that present the information most companies need. The reporting system allows users to choose from standard reports and see results like “Pass/Fail Summary” , “Failure Pareto Charts”, “CP/CPK summaries”.  User can also output the reports to HTML, PDF, or export results into any program desired using TXT or XML files.

In addition to generating engineering level reports, high level dashboards are also available. By enabling senior management  to get transparency through product quality dashboards, never before has there been the ability to track and quickly act on product quality issues at all levels of the organization.

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5. Globally connecting your test stations to all stakeholders

IntraStage is scalable to your organizations needs, whether you are using it in the lab for proof of design using a single development station or rolling it out throughout your facilities where you may have hundreds of test stations and ATE’s in different worldwide locations. IntraStage has no limit to the number of users who can take advantage of managing and analyzing their data, from development engineers’ right through to manufacturing managers. The easy to use, license free web interface and administered data access means that everyone can play an important part in improving the quality of your products.

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6. Integrate with NI TestStand and DIAdem

TestStand uses its own underlying database to store the results of sequence steps. IntraStage was designed to be compatible with this TestStand database, and therefore data can be migrated without any custom programming.

 DIAdem is one of the most powerful data analysis tools available and is available as a plug-in for IntraStage. Engineers and scientists can use data selected from IntraStage to do powerful analysis in DIAdem and to create HTML reports. Once that report is satisfactory a script can be generated to repeat the analysis. IntraStage can incorporate that report and launch DIAdem, then provide new or updated datasets according to user’s selections, and run the script to produce the similar output from new data.

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7. Off-the-shelf, customer proven, flexible and scalable to the future

It is common for organizations today to have an internal ad-hoc or custom internal data storage and reporting system. While common, these internal systems are expensive to design, implement and maintain. In addition, they are not scalable to add new products, new tests or even new ways to report on that test data.

By using Intrastage, you are getting a significant feature set out-of-the-box with less investment and a clear path to the future.

To inquire on how we can rapidly implement a solution for you, please email us at:

 info@intrastage.com or visit www.intrastage.com 

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