mobile | classic
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology Magazine

Follow us on:
Follow us on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn


Electronics Buyers' Guide

Electronics Manufacturing & Production Handbook 2019


Saab Logtronics pioneers GenTest system
8 March 2006, News

South African based Saab Logtronics has developed a highly-integrated generic maintenance support system for complex electronic line replaceable units (LRUs) and systems, known as the GenTest system.

Based on practical experience in the field, and having developed similar leading-edge test base technology, Saab Logtronics says it has designed and developed GenTest to be hardware and test fixture independent. It functions on an intelligent operating system that can be re-hosted on various test platforms.

The GenTest system was conceptualised and designed over an initial two-year period after which development began. Unique to the system is its comparatively small footprint; shortened test time allowing high throughput; reduced programme set development time; versatility for upgrading; and easy-to-host legacy test systems using GenTest software, among other features.

"The generic application approach of GenTest makes it suitable for test and diagnostics on a wide range of electronic, electro-mechanical and electro-optic equipment," explains operations executive, Chris Paul. "The previous generation test station is successfully in use with various customers. The GenTest concept has capitalised on this practical experience and has combined it with the leap in commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software advances to produce a powerful and truly generic, small footprint, self-contained test capability."

The target market for GenTest is all military and aerospace electronics equipment, says the company. Saab Logtronics has established customers within the South Africa, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The GenTest system is currently at an advanced demonstration phase and Saab Logtronics says that it is ready to accept orders for this new generation test bench.

The development of the GenTest system comes at a time when the international aviation industry has faced pressing concerns around safety on aircraft. The company believes GenTest will help address these concerns by providing enhanced capabilities to undertake repairs, capture data, maintain and provide feedback to design engineers on findings captured on the flight line.

For more information contact Chris Paul, Saab Logtronics, +27 (0)12 678 8000,

  Share on Facebook Share via Twitter Share via LinkedIn    

Further reading:

  • Electronics news digest
    26 June 2019, News
    South Africa • South Africa is looking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community. Space weather events are capable of seriously disrupting modern technologies ...
  • Clearing the static: ESD testing and monitoring – Part 2
    26 June 2019, Altico Static Control Products, News
    Once you’ve identified an ESD protected area (EPA) and the combination of ESD (electrostatic discharge) control products your facility requires, continuous testing and monitoring need to be conducted. ...
  • AI on a chip
    26 June 2019, News
    Researchers have created a machine learning library programmed in C that can run on microcontrollers, and on other platforms such as PCs, Raspberry PI and Android.
  • From the editor’s desk: Local developments using solar power
    26 June 2019, Technews Publishing, News
    It’s always great to see local developers doing good work, and Dataweek always enjoys getting a chance to feature them. Sadly, people seldom share with us the interesting things they’re working on, whether ...
  • CSIR pushes to localise technologies
    26 June 2019, News
    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has pledged to work closely with the private sector and innovation partners in developing and localising technologies to support the advancement ...
  • SIMCom product seminar to be held next week
    26 June 2019, Otto Wireless, News
    Otto Wireless Solutions, in conjunction with SIMCom, will be hosting an informative half-day seminar at Riversands, Fourways on 10 July 2019. In addition to a brief product presentation by Otto Wireless ...
  • Demand for local products highlighted at LME expo
    26 June 2019, News
    The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME), held in Johannesburg in late May, managed to draw a respectable 3473 visitors in its first ever outing. “The Expo was the culmination of a vision that ...
  • Test Dynamics LabVIEW roadshows
    26 June 2019, News
    Test Dynamics is holding a series of roadshows in September and October to share the latest developments in LabVIEW 2019. The half-day training/information sessions will discuss the technologies that ...
  • Young CSIR scientists urge youth to seize 4IR
    26 June 2019, News
    Researchers at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are at the forefront of cutting-edge research related to fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies aimed at improving the ...
  • Electronics news digest
    29 May 2019, News
    South Africa • South Africa will soon join the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR Network) alongside China, India and Japan by launching an affiliate ...
  • Clearing the static: ESD testing and monitoring - Part 1
    29 May 2019, Altico Static Control Products, News
    Static energy is an unseen threat, and the only way of knowing how to control it is by testing. Depending on your industry and application, there will be specific resistivity requirements that will govern ...
  • From the editor’s desk: US-China trade war hits chip makers
    29 May 2019, Technews Publishing, News
    The escalating trade war between the US and China has the global economy on high alert, and unless things normalise soon it is going to have massive ramifications on many industries. Following US president ...

Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd
1st Floor, Stabilitas House
265 Kent Ave, Randburg, 2194
South Africa
Publications by Technews
Dataweek Electronics & Communications Technology
Electronics Buyers’ Guide (EBG)

Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Business Directory

Motion Control in Southern Africa
Motion Control Buyers’ Guide (MCBG)

South African Instrumentation & Control
South African Instrumentation & Control Buyers’ Guide (IBG)
Terms & conditions of use, including privacy policy
PAIA Manual


    Classic | Mobile

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.