Tecme Selects Vector Software for IEC 62304 Compliance of Safety Critical Devices

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Argentina manufacturer of intensive care ventilators utilizes VectorCAST solutions to shorten development times and reduce costs

Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software test tools for embedded systems, announced today that Tecme S.A. has selected VectorCAST for automated unit, integration, and regression testing of its Neumovent Mechanical Ventilator applications.

With over 40 years of dedication and research into mechanical ventilation and sales and service organizations in over 45 countries, Tecme S.A. is a global leader in the intensive care ventilator market.

In order to meet IEC 62304 compliance and shorten the development time and costs associated with testing their embedded software applications, Tecme turned to Vector Software’s VectorCAST family of automated testing tools.

“We evaluated a number of test tools and were impressed with the VectorCAST automated solution”, said Julieta Catania, Quality Manager. “Using VectorCAST/C++, we expect to significantly shortened our software development timelines and greatly improved our overall software development process.”

VectorCAST/C++ is an integrated software test solution that reduces the time, effort, and cost associated with testing C/C++ software components necessary for validating safety-critical embedded systems.

“The medical device industry is continually seeking new and innovative solutions to improve safety and increase productivity.” said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer at Vector Software. “Vector Software’s VectorCAST product suite allows development organizations to meet stringent IEC 62304 certification requirements while at the same time drive down costs and reduce time-to-market.

About Vector Software, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Vector Software is the leading provider of automated software testing tools for developers of safety critical embedded applications. Vector Software’s VectorCAST line of products, automate and manage the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing. The VectorCAST tools support the C, C++, and Ada programming languages.

Vector Software’s Product Family
VectorCAST/C++
VectorCAST/Ada
VectorCAST/RSP
VectorCAST/Cover
VectorCAST/Manage
VectorCAST/Requirements Gateway
Modified Condition / Decision Coverage (MC/DC) module
DO-178B and FDA Qualification Packages
More information about the products offered by Vector Software can be found at: http://www.vectorcast.com/software-testing-products

About Tecme S.A.
Tecme S.A. is one of the world´s leading players in the intensive care ventilator market. Founded in Córdoba, Argentina in 1965, Tecme S.A. has grown into an international company. Their core business is respiration at the acute point of care; the mission is to develop, manufacture and distribute mechanical ventilators which enable the highest quality of treatment in ventilation and patient care. Tecme S.A. is present with sales and service organizations in over 45 countries around the globe. Additional information may be found at http://www.neumovent.com.ar

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