090513 POTW_MEI PPM Advance_300The introduction of the PPM Advance represents the next generation of support tools for MEI products. Software management and performance monitoring have never been easier—further lowering cost of ownership associated with SC Advance.

Whereas the PPM (portable programming module) was a one button flash tool, the PPM Advance is a portable version of MEI’s STS (support and test systems) software. The PPM Advance features a display screen and menu navigation buttons to allow operators to perform fast and easy in-field updates for currency data; configuration data and software; performance diagnostics; and audit data reporting.

PPM Advance delivers value through newfound customization. Increased memory to store multiple variant firmware, along with the ability to function under multiple languages, make the PPM Advance a more powerful tool. Operators will also have the ability to label firmware for individual needs, which, as an example, could be used for OEM-specific identification.

Additionally, the PPM Advance can be configured to offer an upgrade to Bluetooth functionality with phones and tablets on the Android platform. Operators will now be able to remotely download software from their secured internet/intranet locations as well as add EASITRAX Soft Count asset numbers.

For more information, visit www.meigroup.com.