New database helps designers pinpoint obsolete parts

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Experts at IHS Engineering in Englewood, Colo., are offering a database they say will help systems designers analyze lists of parts for obsolescence and end-of-life issues.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Experts at IHS Engineering in Englewood, Colo., are offering a database they say will help systems designers analyze lists of parts for obsolescence and end-of-life issues.

The database, called the IHS DMS Alert Service, is for design, purchasing, and maintenance engineers to manage product obsolescence. It identifies obsolescence in entire bills of material, rather than for specific part numbers. DMS is short for diminishing manufacturing sources.

Once users pinpoint obsolescence and end-of-life issues in their parts lists, IHS can offer other databases to help locate replacements for obsolete components and parts that IHS DMS Alert Service flags.

"The IHS DMS Alert Service helps engineers save time and money," says Robert Wing, president and chief executive officer of IHS Engineering. "By analyzing an entire BOM [bills of material], we are able to offer a low-cost, managed solution for tracking product availability. The engineer simply has to send us the appropriate information and we take it from there."

For more information contact IHS by phone at 303-397-2896, by fax at 303-397-2410, by e-mail at info@ihs.com, by post at 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, Colo. 80112, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.ihsengineering.com/.

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