CIMScan can automatically generate a comprehensive batch report containing multiple processes for a pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturer. The annotated diagram below shows what the patch report looks like with the results from two processes displayed.
Measurement data, including values, alarm status, and a timestamp can be easily exported to other systems using OPC (CIMScan acting as the server), Modbus/TCP (CIMScan acting as a slave), and MQTT (CIMScan acting as a broker). MQTT is a Client Server publish/subscribe messaging transport protocol. It is lightweight, open, simple, and designed so as to … Continue reading “Must be able to Interface with Other Systems”
Many third party instruments provide one or more analog outputs for their measurements. These can be easily tied to a CIMScan remote device controller using a PD-17B analog data acquisition unit. Converting the 0-5V, 0-10V, or 4-20 mA to meaningful measurement data is easily handled by the remote device controller. The fact that CIMScan’s standard … Continue reading “Must Support the Use of 3rd Party Instruments”
The CIMScan Validation Templates consist of four documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format. The documents have been designed to minimize the effort required to formally validate a CIMScan monitoring system. The requirements document and the individual validation protocols can be easily modified to meet the needs of a specific application. The Operational Qualification Protocol … Continue reading “Must be a fully validated system”
CIMScan is an incredibly easy to use web-based system designed to monitor just about anything located anywhere that a LAN, Wi-Fi, Internet, or Cellular Telephone connection exists.
CIMScan is highly scalable from just a few monitoring points to thousands. Each numeric monitoring point can have a measurement value ±1,000,000,000,000 with measurements as low as 0.0000000000000001 without loss of precision. The system allows any unit of measure to be assigned to a monitoring point. If measurements are initially generated at one unit of … Continue reading “Must Be Flexible Enough to Meet Application Needs”
CIMScan server software has been created using GAMP 5 guidelines using standard programming languages and methodologies to run under standard computer operating systems (Windows) with the ability to run in virtual environments. The system is completely built around a standard SQL database with the ability to import and export data via a variety of standard … Continue reading “Must be standards based”
CIMScan meets or exceeds the guidance published in FDA 21 CFR Part 11 which covers the security (preventing change) of data stored in electronic form and electronic signatures. CIMScan also meets or exceeds the cleanroom environmental monitoring requirements published by U.S. Pharmacopeia in USP. This document sets practice standards to help ensure that compounded sterile … Continue reading “Must meet regulatory requirements”
All instrumentation manufactured by CIMTechniques is calibrated against NIST-traceable standards with a certified calibration certificate provided with each unit. Each unit can be calibrated in the field with the appropriate instrumentation. Our new EZcal sensors provide full 3-point calibration by simple probe replacement, eliminating the need for the instrumentation and an on-site technician.
CIMScan systems are in use all over the world and all are maintained by users with our technical support via telephone and email using our System Admin Support package. This is made possible by the fact that all interaction with CIMScan, for use and maintenance, is done using a simple web browser. In most cases, … Continue reading “Must be easy to use and maintain”
Alerts in CIMScan can be sent by email, text message, pager, or voice telephone. Administrators can define exactly what an alert message will contain by creating a simple template for each Group. This is done by accessing the Group settings and creating the templates as shown below. When a user account is created, an alert … Continue reading “Alerts must be delivered in a meaningful way”
A verity of easy to use data analysis tools are provided with the CIMScan system. Of these, the trend chart (plot of measurement values vs. time) is most often used. Users can select one or more monitoring points and display them together in a common chart. One can pan the chart left and right as … Continue reading “Must Contain Necessary Data Analysis Tools”