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FREMONT, CA — January 2013 — Datest, a recognized leader in PCBA testing, test engineering, and inspection services, announces that eight of its employees have successfully achieved PRO-STD-001 certification, following a comprehensive counterfeit component detection course and a test of the material presented.

The PRO-STD-001 certification course and test are designed to train and educate the Military, DoD, OEM, Medical, and EMS sectors in the detection and mitigation of fraudulent or counterfeit components upon their receipt from suspect sources. Datest participants learned, and successfully demonstrated, awareness of, if not proficiency in, the following areas of knowledge:

The PRO-STD-001 course at Datest was taught by Rick Stanton, President of Proskill Consulting and Training Group based in Melbourne, FL. Commenting on Datest's willingness to undertake such training, Rick Stanton noted that, "The diligence and dedication demonstrated by the team at Datest while undergoing the PRO-STD-001 Counterfeit Component Detection and Prevention course was outstanding. Their attitude, concern, and fortitude towards intercepting counterfeit material for their customers is highly commendable. I feel Datest will far surpass any third party test facility when it comes to the detection and prevention of counterfeit components!"

Robert Boguski, President of Datest, and an active participant in the PRO-STD-001 course, observed, "This training recognizes the complementarity of Datest's time-honored testing and test engineering skills with the growing need for counterfeit component detection services. Rick Stanton of Proskill brings the right background to the task, and Datest offers fertile ground to apply these new skills to a broad swathe of our industry needing urgent assistance with counterfeit and fraudulent part mitigation. The timing of this course for us could not have been better, and it caps a natural progression in adding PRO-STD-001 certification to our services that we have been anticipating for some time. From this comprehensive training we are pleased to offer an additional opportunity to be of service to our industry in addressing, and combating, this growing problem."

 

About Datest
Datest is an ISO9001 and AS9100C-certified, ITAR-registered provider of advanced, integrated PCBA testing and inspection services to the CM/EMS and OEM communities since 1984. Datest features in-circuit testing and test engineering development for all major platforms as well as flying probe testing, boundary scan testing, functional testing, and four kinds of x-ray inspection (2D, 3D, CT-Scan, and AXI). Datest also offers a wide variety of engineering and value-added services, including failure analysis, "bonepile" rehabilitation, and Blackfox training programs. Datest also proudly introduces counterfeit component detection services, consistent with SAE AS 5553 and PRO-STD-001. For more information about Datest, please visit www.datest.com or call 510-490-4600.