Cogiscan and Universal Instruments Announce Support for CFX and Other Connectivity Protocols


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Cogiscan Inc. enters a new strategic development with its partner Universal Instruments.

Todd Vick, director of marketing, SM Products at Universal Instruments commented on this announcement: “Universal is dedicated to stay at the leading edge of Industry 4.0 through a combination of internal development and strategic partnerships with best-in-class technology vendors. The first and most critical element of a sound Industry 4.0 strategy is complete and accurate real-time data collection. Through our partnership with Cogiscan, we are able to leverage their Co-NECT platform to deliver machine connectivity solutions to our customers. We are extremely proud to have already delivered a CFX interface to one of Universal’s largest global EMS customers. In addition to CFX, Universal relies on the Co-NECT platform to support other required protocols, such as CAMX or SECS/GEM, as well as customer-specific integration requirements.”

“More and more leading machine and software vendors have come to rely on Cogiscan for their connectivity and integration requirements,” said Mitch DeCaire, global director - equipment partnerships at Cogiscan. “We are very pleased to expand our strong partnership with Universal. Our Co-NECT technology will provide significant value for their customers by enabling seamless integration with enterprise systems and other industry 4.0 technologies such as closed-loop M2M solutions, Advanced Analytics, AI and deep learning.” 

About Universal Instruments

Universal Instruments is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced automation and assembly equipment solutions for the electronics manufacturing industry. With a lineage of more than 50 years, Universal is the longest-standing company in the electronics assembly space.

About Cogiscan Inc.

Cogiscan is the leading track, trace and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry. The scalable Cogiscan platform perfectly integrates with all major equipment types, and is highly configurable to enable a personalized solution to each customer’s specific production needs.  Since 1999 Cogiscan has attained several international patents for TTC hardware and software, and has won multiple awards throughout the years.

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