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Release 5.8 of the ToolCommander® software framework increases the transparency of equipment control and visualization in the semiconductor industry

Dresden, November 14, 2023 – Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), offers industrial software for cross-industry automation solutions through its subsidiary Kontron AIS GmbH. With Release 5.8, the latest version of the ToolCommander® software framework, Kontron AIS offers its customers in the semiconductor industry even more transparency when it comes to equipment control and visualization.

With the new release 5.8, the open software framework ToolCommander® offers machine builders maximum flexibility in terms of supplying their customers with tailored equipment control and visualization, for example in the semiconductor industry.

1. Develop completely independently.
2. Develop on a shared basis with free distribution of work packages to Kontron AIS depending on availability and experience.
3. Outsource development completely to Kontron AIS.

Various new features also provide factory owners as well as machine operators and service technicians with greater transparency for cluster, inline and batch systems. A new UI option provides permanent information about the quality of the data displayed so that potential system defects can be early identified and solved. With the unique ToolCommander® interlock handling, operators are always provided with detailed information in real time about locked actions, which can be analyzed more deeply with more information using the advanced system diagnosis. The graphical user interface also contributes significantly to the transparency and easy equipment operation. Based on customer feedback, numerous usability improvements have been made to the GUI in release 5.8. Active dialogs can be moved for better clarity, for example, so that values in inactive windows can easily be read. The trend display presents live as well as historical data both graphically and in tabular form. To individually configure the trend display, it is now possible to search and filter specific channels. Moreover, new scripts in ToolCommander® release version 5.8 support the definition of individual restore points or restore back-up databases to provide customers with reliable and intuitive data base backup.



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About Kontron

Kontron AG (, ISIN AT0000A0E9W5, WKN A0X9EJ, KTN) is a leading IoT technology company. For more than 20 years, Kontron has been supporting companies from a wide range of industries to achieve their business goals with intelligent solutions. From automated industrial operations, smarter and safer transport to advanced communications, medical and energy solutions, the company delivers technologies that add value for its customers. Kontron is listed on the SDAX® and TecDAX® of the German Stock Exchange and has around 4,700 employees with subsidiaries in more than 20 countries around the world.

About Kontron AIS
Kontron AIS GmbH sets the benchmark in industrial software – for more than 30 years and with an experienced team of over 200 employees. The proven software products and customized digitalization solutions enable machine and equipment builders as well as factory operators to break new ground in automation and secure long-term competitive advantages. Together with its customers, Kontron AIS implements worldwide cross-industry, intelligent digitalization strategies and solutions for the smart manufacturing of tomorrow. As a subsidiary of the Kontron AG, Kontron AIS offers integrated, end-to-end IoT concepts consisting of hardware and software as well as worldwide project management, service, and support thanks to a global network. Further information:






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