You can either develop a solution in-house, which some electronics manufacturers do by spending internal resources to develop an internal tool from scratch. Or you can partner with a third-party expert to standardize your data, "ARC Advisory Group [the world’s leading industry tech advisory group in the industrial space] recommends that manufacturers, machine builders, system integrators, and suppliers to machine builders use a third-party solution to speed up implementation, which will lower the total cost and speed up the time-line of providing connectivity."What is a "third-party solution" when it comes to SMT machine connectivity?
It's a software that is created by a vendor to be compatible with the products of another vendor. Our industry's most popular machine connectivity choice is Cogiscan's Co-NECT
, a vendor-neutral platform that includes a large library of plug-and-play software interfaces for each brand and model of equipment.