It is becoming more and more difficult for test field managers to meet the client’s requirements for flexible and punctual order processing and at the same time to achieve high utilization of cost-intensive test resources.… More
A lot of test fields use Excel to plan, control and document test runs. The reason for this is obvious: creating an Excel application is often a quick and cost-effective way to manage test resources or schedule test activities. But with the increasing complexity of the test field, the historically grown applications inevitably reach their limits.
Vehicle manufacturers and suppliers use Peak Test Management Suite (Peak TMS) to implement integrated processes for the planning, commissioning and execution of test tasks. As a result, they achieve significant efficiency improvements in their test departments. With the new release 4.3 of the platform, Peak Solution has further expanded the possibilities for steering test processes.
Peak Solution has continued to develop the openMDM Framework over the past 12 months on behalf of the openMDM Eclipse Working Group and various user companies. Recently the working group has released openMDM in version 5.1.0 M3. As of now, additional functions for the efficient implementation of data management solutions are available.
Test facilities are faced with an increasing complexity of planning processes. The challenge is to schedule a variety of tasks, assign suitable resources such as test beds, measurement equipment and test engineers, and avoid at the same time potential scheduling conflicts across departments. Home-grown tools based on MS Excel or Outlook are increasingly reaching their limits.
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Peak Solution has released version 4.2 of the Peak Test Management Suite. This makes it possible to synchronize test requests with ODS-based systems, like openMDM©. There, the information from the test requests serve as meta data for the context-related description of measured data.
A widely used standard for the persistent storage of measurement data is ASAM ODS. Automotive manufacturers and suppliers use it primarily to set up comprehensive data management solutions for different measurement systems and data formats. In this way, they make test data usable in the long-term, regardless of the tools of individual vendors. Generally in such solutions, the search for certain measurements bases on descriptive information, the so-called metadata.
To gain more information from the existing measurement channels, Peak Solution has developed the Peak Advanced Search.
With Peak (Test) Data Transfer Tool (short: PeakDTT), Peak Solution offers a generic command line tool that convert measurement data and metadata of certain data sources into a defined data target within the scope of different processes. Currently the tool provides plugins for the following data formats: ATF, ATFx, ODS, MDF4 and ISOMME. Of course, users can add additional plugins for application-specific source and target formats at any time if required.
Peak Solution provides an extension for Peak ODS Server (PODS), which is suited for accessing and processing measurement data stored in Parquet files. In its latest technology proposal for Big Data, ASAM has recommended this format as appropriate for storing mass data.
Peak Solution has extended the Peak Test Management Suite (PeakTMS) with a lightweight module for generating test reports. With PeakTMS, a wide range of test tasks can be centrally planned, prepared and tracked. You can find more information about PeakTMS here.
Many automotive manufacturers and suppliers all over the world have used the Peak ODS Server for many years as a powerful backbone for ODS-based applications. Now, Peak Solution has released version 3.0 of the software. By that, Peak ODS Server also supports the current ASAM Standard ODS 6.0. This provides, among other things, an optimized API for accessing measurement data as well as a notification service for the synchronization of distributed ODS servers.