Virinco and Acquired Data Solutions (ADS) announce US partnership to provide remote real-time test and monitoring for electronics manufacturers.
US electronics industry set to benefit from ADS and Virinco distributor deal to roll out WATS Test Data Management Solution
DATE: Nov 2021
WATS, the award-winning global manufacturing intelligence solution from Virinco, has joined forces with Acquired Data Solutions (ADS) to support the rollout of remote testing and monitoring for electronics manufacturers in the US and Mexico.
The two companies have announced a distributor agreement. Rockville, MD-based ADS will market and implement the range of WATS solutions – including the WATS Test Data Management (TDM) platform developed to monitor and analyze electronics manufacturing and RMA (Return Material Authorization) test and repair data.
The distributor agreement is described by ADS’ CEO, Steve Seiden, as a move to support the development of the US electronics manufacturing industry – including the aerospace and defence sectors to help future-proof companies and protect front line workers in a post-pandemic world.
“Automated testing is no longer optional, particularly among organizations doing business with the federal government,” he said.
The shift to expanding the home manufacturing base in the US for electronics components, including semiconductors from defence, through to a range of components for consumer electronics, including white goods, mobile phones and computers, has boosted the market.
The US aerospace and defense market is projected to grow from USD 416.63 billion in 2020 to USD 550.78 billion, registering a CAGR of around 2.37% during the forecast period (2021-2030), reports Mordor Intelligence.
Meanwhile, according to recent industry reports, demand for aerospace and defense electronic components is up 6% from the pandemic year of 2020, while automotive bookings are up by 60%.
Steve Seiden explained the rationale for including WATS in the ADS portfolio: “In the post-pandemic world, we have to see everything, we need to be ready for when people can’t go to work the next time. Now, we need a mutual way of providing remote access and digital transformation in one go.
“Despite geopolitics, outside of protected industries, because of the pandemic, we’ve all looked for opportunities that weren’t possible with the international boundaries — we have now gone to a boundaryless world. Data has no boundaries.”
“With WATS, we provide access to real-time data directly into customers’ web browsers. This allows for an unrivalled ability to transform data into actionable insight through statistical and qualitative analysis. Business overnight becomes more agile and efficient.”
Vironco’s sales director responsible for WATS global implementation, Vidar Grønås, said: “Despite being in the ‘Information Age’ many companies in today’s electronics industry suffer from severe, but often invisible, inefficiencies. Difficulties in accessing and analyzing relevant manufacturing test data make the agreement on the necessary improvements near impossible.
The result is significant time wasted on trivial data activities, reduced quality levels, and completely avoidable recalls and warranty claims. Problems that the industry needs to get to grips with as we calibrate to the post-pandemic world. ”
Norwegian global group, Virinco helps standardize and automate manufacturing test and quality solutions, from soft- and hardware design to turnkey systems.
WATS – the award-winning Test & Quality Data Management product automates the transformation of test- and repair data into real-time actionable information for the global value chain through any web browser.
WATS connects with TestSTand or LabVIEW, stores and analyzes test data in the cloud.
About Acquired Data Solutions
Acquired Data Solutions has over 20 years’ experience providing Technology Solutions in Test, Automation, Integration, and Cybersecurity for the engineering life cycle to government agencies and the commercial sector.
To learn more visit www.acquiredata.com
About Virinco and WATS
Virinco has more than 20 years of experience designing electronics and software. Working closely with customers in a wide range of industries has resulted in comprehensive know-how and the ability to understand the needs and requirements in each field.