Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for robust embedded software quality, has announced that VectorCAST has been selected by ICU tech to support IEC 62304 compliance and to automate testing activities across the company’s software development lifecycle.
Headquartered in Bern Switzerland, ICU tech GmbH is a leading hardware and software solutions provider for a variety of different sectors, including a dedicated department for medical technology. The company is certified according to ISO 9001and ISO 13485.
Working closely with their customer Schaerer Medical, ICU tech uses VectorCAST for testing critical embedded software systems used in Schaerer’s Mobile Operating Tables. These devices combine mechanics, hydraulics, and electronics into a state-of-the-art system for which the quality and security are key factors.
ICU tech chose the VectorCAST test automation platform for its advanced functionality and IEC 62304 certification. VectorCAST provides IEC 62304 tool validation in the form of qualification documents, all necessary documentation for validating embedded software components used on all classes of medical devices. These documents are built for each project, and the tests execute on the same compiler/target/runtime environment used by the customer.
“VectorCAST is a very important component in our embedded software development process,” said Markus Adam, managing director at ICU tech. “With its integrated testing capabilities and IEC 62304 compliance, the VectorCAST platform fits well in our current and future test automation environments.”