QMC Introduces Integrated Solution for Graphical Trending and SPC for FARO

Jan 28, 2010, 10:35 ET from QMC LLC

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- QMC LLC, the market leader in Product Quality Validation, today announced the release of the CM4D Reporter with Process Control for FARO, a product designed for FARO Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: FARO), the world's leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions.

Built on QMC's award-winning CM4D software, the CM4D Reporter with Process Control is an end-of-arm (and tracker) solution for graphical trend reporting and statistical process control, for use with FARO products. Featuring a complete set of the most popular statistical charts and tools, interactive 3D models, advanced filtering capabilities and powerful data management, this product represents a breakthrough for gauge-level inspection reporting.

"In the past, our customers were required to go through a manual process to chart and analyze the data for more than one piece at a time, using tools that were not optimized for the job, such as Microsoft Excel," said FARO's Vice President of Sales for the Americas, Pete Edmonds. "With the CM4D Reporter, our customers can now see and analyze the results of their measurements instantly with no manual processing—and with interactive visuals that clearly identify each measurement feature. This saves our customers time and frees up needed resources."

"We are thrilled to have executed this partnership with FARO," said QMC Vice President and General Manager, Jeff Perry. For years, CM4D software has set the global standard for measurement data management and reporting at an enterprise level for manufacturers. The CM4D Reporter now allows us to deliver this same technology right to the operator on the plant floor, for instant measurement feedback at the gauge level."

For quality-conscious manufacturers, the CM4D Reporter with Process Control offers an upgrade path to having a single data management and reporting platform for all their measurement devices.  Powered by DataSmith™, a unique data parsing device, CM4D software supports virtually any brand and type of measurement device on the market.

About QMC

Developer of CM4D software, the market leader in Product Quality Validation, QMC offers manufacturers a single automated solution for leveraging product measurement information across their enterprise so that critical quality issues are identified early, before they become larger build problems.  QMC helps OEMs and their suppliers collaborate by offering instant visibility into the quality status of parts anywhere across a global supply chain.  QMC also offers in-process metrology solutions and dimensional management services.  

About FARO

FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes. They are also employed to generate digital scans of historic sites.

Worldwide, approximately 9,200 customers are operating more than 19,600 installations of FARO's systems. The company's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.