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Critical Manufacturing releases Navigo 3.0 Solar Edition in Valencia

August 31, 2010

cmNAVIGO to be showcased at the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, in Valencia, Spain

Portugal, August 31st, 2010 – The developers at Critical Manufacturing have once again propelled Manufacturing Execution Software to new heights with the release of cmNavigo 3.0 Solar Edition. The new release provides additional functionality focused on driving manufacturing efficiency and enabling cost reduction in complex automation environments. Critical Manufacturing will showcase cmNAVIGO 3.0 Solar Edition at 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, in Valencia, Spain, on Booth L2/H3/A22.

“The strategy behind cmNavigo 3.0 Solar Edition is to provide even greater visibility and management tools to increase productivity and reduce costs in production lines; without the complexity and high maintenance requirements of integrating various technologies into a loosely coupled MES-like suite. cmNavigo was built from the ground up on a single IT stack to provide significantly lower total cost of ownership without sacrificing functionality” explains Jeff Peabody, Critical Manufacturing’s VP of Sales & Business Development.

cmNavigo 3.0 Solar Edition includes enhancements and features for all levels of stake holders within an organization. In addition to a rich set of existing KPI capability, new out-of-the-box ERP integration functions provide vital order and production data to facilitate business processes. Production managers now have enhanced features for visual real time line monitoring and enhanced equipment maintenance tracking. On the other hand, engineers can take advantage of the new visual failure cataloging, and advanced data mining algorithms for fault identification and root cause analysis. All these functions are accessible through a single high-performance, new generation Silverlight web-based graphical user interface.

cmNavigo 3.0 Solar Edition is available now. Go to for more information. This upgrade is available free of charge to existing customers on maintenance contract.


Critical Manufacturing is an enterprise founded from the established business of Critical Software and the inspiration and experience of a team of international renowned industry experts, that creates leading edge software solutions for the advanced manufacturing industries of solar, electronics and semiconductors. The company is part of Critical Group, a private group of companies founded in 1998 to provide solutions for mission and business critical information systems. Critical Manufacturing has its headquarters and main technical centre in Portugal and additional facilities in Germany and China.

ABOUT 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition

The 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, will take place between the 6th and the 10th September at Feria Valencia, Convention & Exhibition Centre, Valencia, Spain. This World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion will bring together the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, the 36th US IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference and the 20th Asia/Pacific PV Science and Engineering Conference.

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