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For immediate release
25th February 2002

JETCAM replaces Mini-PPS with split-level product range

JETCAM International Limited today announced the replacement of their freeware Mini-PPS product with the release of two new products - JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC) Free and JOC Professional. Both products are designed to simplify the creation of orders for single components or component assemblies stored in the JETCAM Expert CADCAM system.

JOC Free replaces JETCAM's existing Mini-PPS freeware product and is 100% downwardly compatible with the previous version. Existing JETCAM users can download JOC Free from the JETCAM Online Download Wizard. JOC Professional offers many new high-end features over the freeware version on a per-license basis. These include:

  • Component preview, with extended data provided from JETCAM Expert
  • Automatic JETCAM component import
  • Import components and/or assemblies from external orders
  • Identification of JETCAM components not in the database
  • Straight-through ordering to JETCAM Expert's MRP system
  • Auto-synchronization between JETCAM Expert MRP and JOC Order List
  • Support for pre-orders (manually scheduled orders)

JOC Professional offers three modes of operation - Basic, Global and MSS. Basic is the default mode and runs exactly as JOC-Free but with the ability to enable additional automatic functions. Global mode considers a single JETCAM system to be responsible for all JETCAM orders across a network. Other JETCAM systems are considered to be available simply as work terminals that do not take orders. MSS Mode, or Multi System Synchronized mode distributes component orders to multiple JETCAM systems on a network, with visual on-screen confirmation of all orders allocated to various JETCAM systems.

Commented Ivan Stern, CEO, "JETCAM Orders Controller offers users a flexible approach to order management, both in terms of functionality and pricing. Having a free version allows companies to try the software at no risk. Once they are satisfied with the overall capabilities of the software, and that they will take advantage of the features in JOC Professional an upgrade is painless in terms of both installation and training."

JOC Free is available from April 2002 for free download to existing JETCAM users with a current maintenance contract. JOC Professional is available from all JETCAM resellers or can be ordered online from www.jetcam.com.

JETCAM International Holdings, with its two divisions, JETCAM International and CAMTEK, provides advanced CADCAM software solutions to the Engineering industry. Products are sold under the trademarks of JETCAM Expert and PEPS and cover all aspects of Sheet Metal Fabrication, Mill/Turn and Wire Erosion applications. With an extensive sales network, the company has over 15,000
Software licences installed in more than 60 countries. JETCAM International Holdings is quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of The London Stock Exchange under the symbol JTC.


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