Saturday, October 28, 2006

Press Releases
October 17, 2006

Avance Control Announces the Release of Avance 3.0 Software now offers support for real time data aquisition and OPC clients

SEATTLE, WA -- On Nov 01, 2006, Avance Control, the developer of Avance real time statistical process control and data aquisition solutions, announces the release of Avance 3.0, an integrated quality control tool designed specifically to aquire data and calculate statistical control of processes in real time. Avance offers many new enhancements, flexible charting, OPC clients, data analysis tools, a python scripting integrated environment for data analysis. First released in 2005, Avance is a 'no frills' SPC software.

The software was developed specifically for non technical manufacturers and engineers who need quality controls tools. Avance manages, in real time, data from inputs such as manual input, Excel spreadsheets, text files, serial connections (RS-232), and OPC servers.Avance includes numerous features including new options for viewing control charts, such as moving windows, logbook entries, and interactive subgroup selection.

We were struggling for some time to find a company that would design a Real Time SPC package tailored to meet or unique needs. Avance Control has provided Waterside Asset Management with the advantage of real time statistical process control tools designed specifically for our customer applications. Their attention to details is extraordinary and their desire to live the Quality Improvement Process is obvious.” Gordon Guthrie, Waterside Asset Management LLC

Significant new features of Avance 3.0 include:
Serial data aquisition — connect to any instrument such as calipers and gauges to collect data in real time via serial port connections. Real time data aquisition and SPC - data may be collected and evaluated statistically in real time.

OPC client creation - create an OPC client that writes to OPC server registers when the process goes out-of-control. OPC clients allow direct integration of Avance SPC into automated processes.

Visual Logbook - the logbook takes journal entries to help track process changes. Each entry may be displayed chronologically on control charts to help determine special causes of variation. Entries may be used to blank previous data points and take users through cycles of aquiring data, calculating statistical control, and making changes to a process. Capability reports - capability is calculated and common values for cp, cpk, ST, and DNS are reported.Specification limits - specification limits may be added to any variable and shown on capability histograms.

Pricing and Availability
Avance is available now. Pricing for an annual license is $500.00. Special consultant and educational pricing is available upon request.

About Avance
Founded in 2005, privately held Avance ( ) delivers quality control software for manufacturers, engineers, and scientists to meet quality and six sigma objectives.

In 2005, the Seattle, WA based company launched Avance, its first software product for the quality control market. Since then, Avance has been applying the practical fundamentals in statistical process control technologies.

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