Cool Stuff-- SPC for iPhone

ZONTEC DELIVERS FIRST WEB SPC VIA THE IPHONE 3G Cincinnati, OH -- Zontec Inc. today announced support for its Synergy 3000™ statistical process control (SPC) software on the Apple iPhone™ 3G. "The compatibility between these two technology leaders gives manufacturing personnel another exciting new mobile device for real-time quality assurance," says Zontec President Warren Ha. Real-time Web feedback for more profitable manufacturing Using the Apple iPhone web browser over a cellular network, quality assurance personnel or suppliers can collect real-time production data securely via the Synergy 3000 Web Operator application. Data is stored on a centralized Microsoft SQL Server® database from anywhere in the world. In addition, the Synergy 3000 Web Operator application can be used for process monitoring, SPC charting and referencing SOPs, engineering drawings and instructional guides over the iPhone's Multi-Touch widescreen display. Synergy 3000 can also be used to transmit e-mail alerts to iPhone 3G users whenever a manufacturing process goes out of control. SPC charts can easily be captured as screenshots and e-mailed to internal staff or customers to document process conditions. "The Apple iPhone 3G is an extremely flexible and cost-effective alternative to proprietary handheld data recorders for companies that are interested in automated data entry in an ultra-portable form factor," notes Ha. A global view of multi-plant operations However, the benefits of Synergy 3000 on the iPhone 3G aren't limited solely to the plant floor environment. A second, complementary Synergy 3000 browser application, the Web Manager, provides a dashboard view of enterprise-wide processes along with advanced reporting capabilities to telecommuters and staff members in remote locations. "The iPhone3G-Synergy 3000 combination reflects Zontec's commitment to be an industry innovator and bringing the latest automation technologies to its user community," concludes Ha.