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Optimal Electronics Corporation Partners with Calavista

Dec 19, 2007

Optimal Electronics Corporation, a global provider of innovative software solutions for the control and optimization of the electronics assembly process, announces that it has partnered with Calavista Software, a software development resources and tools company, to further extend its capabilities.

The Calavista Software team will be working with the Optimal Electronics development team to further expand and improve the capabilities of the Optel MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software suite. This will include leveraging their software development tools, processes, and both local and remote software development engineers.

Optel is an integrated suite of industry-leading software modules that addresses all aspects of electronics assembly, enabling its customers to properly and quickly implement Lean Manufacturing. This includes the award-winning dynamic production scheduling, line balancing, multi-vendor machine programming and optimization, kitting, real-time material management, and component traceability. This offering is supported by the company's vast application experience to help manufacturers achieve their production and quality goals.

"We partnered with Calavista to accelerate our growth based on their experienced team of software engineers, their processes, and their best-of-breed tools and methodology," said Jim Havener, Chief Operating Officer of Optimal Electronics. "We have been engaged with them for many months and have been impressed with their balanced approach of local project management and engineering coupled with tools to effectively leverage low-cost development and QA resources in other geographies."

"Calavista is excited to deepen our relationship with Optimal Electronics," said Lawrence Waugh, Chief Operating Officer of Calavista. "It's a great opportunity for us. Over the past year, we've become convinced that Optel is the best product of its kind in the market, and we are looking forward to helping Optimal grow it into the industry leader."


Optimal Electronics Corporation is a global provider of innovative software solutions for the control and optimization of electronics assembly processes. The company's flagship product, Optel™, has been used in production at F500 companies since 1998, delivering a true Lean Manufacturing environment with an incredibly short return on investment (ROI). Optel is the most comprehensive and powerful Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for managing the electronic assembly process. Customers are able to control and optimize the entire manufacturing floor from their desktops, benefiting from increased agility, throughput, and quality while reducing their manufacturing costs. This state-of-the-art system comprises a full suite of modules including production scheduling, grouped setups, machine program optimization, material verification, materials management, and detailed component level traceability, all integrated by a single global database. Optel's ability to control and optimize all aspects of circuit assembly is unmatched by competitors.

Calavista has been helping companies in Austin, Boston, and Silicon Valley write software better and faster since 2001. Calavista offers services and best-of-breed software tools to improve the quality, timeliness and predictability of their customers' software. Although the company's various software tools and services stand on their own merits, they are complimentary, working together to help improve customers' overall development processes, ultimately reducing dependency on expensive, manual testing and achieving significant quality improvement and cost savings.

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