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PCB-POOL® has recently introduced a new realtime service.
The PCB-POOL concept convinces two
hundred new customers a month to use
this service. It’s a low cost “cost
sharing” principle, combined with first
class customer service.
For the past few years, the ability to
track an order online has been available.
PCB-POOL has spent the last 18 months
developing a way to increase the scope
of that information. Watch “ur” PCB® is
the result of this work. With Watch “ur”
PCB, the customer can not only find out
that their order has been processed,
they can also watch the progress of their
printed circuit board(s) through each
manufacturing stage. Customers can
log into their personal account and
view high resolution photographic
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images of their current order.
Whether it’s at the drilling,
exposure, tin stripping, UV curing, or
hot air levelling (surface finish) stage,
the customer can view the PCB as a
Previously, customers would only
receive a PDF file of the data prior to
production. The problem with such
files is that they do not show the actual printed circuit board manufacturing
image. They are simply drawings,
so potential errors and faults are
extremely difficult to spot.
The advantage of Watch “ur” PCB is
that it’s an easy and convenient way of
monitoring the progress of a prototype
order. If there is a layout problem or a
data issue, the customer can discover
this long before the board is completed.
The customer can react much quicker
and send PCB-POOL new files for an
immediate restart of production.
If the board is perfect, customers
can begin preparation for the component assembly.
Using the Watch “ur” PCB production monitoring service, customers can
be informed by email whenever a new
picture is available to view. The files
can be archived for future reference.
For more information, contact:
Beta Layout Ltd (PCB-POOL). Call toll
free at 1-877-390-8541, email at
email@example.com, or go to
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