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The Complete Obsolescence Management Solution

Q‑Star is an intuitive software that proactively manages component obsolescence risk with the industry’s most accurate database. Q‑Star provides a critical information solution that enables manufacturers to predict, view, and manage component lifecycles by anticipating possible degradations and disruptions to their supply continuity.

Q-Star Provides Critical Insights Into Long-Life Products,
and Answers Questions Such As…

Which devices may be at risk of becoming unavailable?

When is obsolescence risk likely to occur?

What alternates are available?

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How many suppliers and manufacturers are there?

What is the RoHS/REACH/Pb free status?​

Are any parts at risk for counterfeits?​

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Which devices may be at risk of becoming unavailable?

When is obsolescence risk likely to occur?

What alternates are available?

How many suppliers and manufacturers are there?

What is the RoHS/REACH/Pb free status?​

Are any parts at risk for counterfeits?​

Intuitive BOM Health
Status Reports

Easily manage all your bills of materials (BOMs) with Q‑Star’s Health Status Reports. This dashboard provides quick identification of parts with obsolescence risk and allows for an easy deep-dive into the underlying parts and what alternatives are available.

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Rapid Part Lookup

For quick access to specific part details, utilize Q‑Star’s Quick Search, Advanced Search or Parametric Search to find exactly what you need. Q‑Star provides a rich collection of detail, from critical to granular, on every part in the database. Access manufacturer’s data/spec sheet on a part with one click.

Industry’s Most Accurate Database

Rely on the industry’s most accurate database of electronic and electro-mechanical components. A recent case study comparing Q‑Star’s accuracy with a competitor illustrates the quality and reliability of Q‑Star’s data.

Q‑Star also has one of the largest commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) databases available on the market, giving you unprecedented clarity on alternate parts for any at-risk components.

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ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

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REACH COUNTS

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TRACKS LEAD (Pb) CONTENT

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RoHS COMPLIANT

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ANTI COUNTERFEIT

Meet Compliance Requirements and Avoid Counterfeits

Stay up-to-date and in compliance with the latest environmental regulatory requirements such as REACH, RoHS, tracking of lead (Pb) presence, and sourcing risk of conflict minerals utilized in any component of your BOM. Identify any non-compliant parts and view recommendations to rectify the issue.

Mitigate the risk of system and equipment malfunctions by avoiding suspected counterfeits with Q‑Star’s automated Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) Alerts.

Superior Lifecycle Predictions

Q‑Star’s time-tested predictive algorithms and industry-leading data quality deliver the most accurate component lifecycle information available, including Years To End Of Life (YTEOL), Life Time Buy (LTB) and an Overall Health Score for your BOM.

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Smart Recommendations to Stay Ahead of the Curve

When designing a new product, Q‑Star helps you plan for the long-haul by selecting components with lower obsolescence risk – those with multiple sources and longer expected production lives. Q‑Star also keeps you a step ahead by explicitly recommending when parts should be avoided for new designs as well as when to make critical life time buys. And when a supply disruption occurs and a component is discontinued, Q‑Star provides recommendations for alternate parts, suppliers, and manufacturers – saving you days of research.

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Active BOM Monitoring
With Custom Alerts

Q‑Star actively monitors its database of millions of parts and instantly sends you customized Product Change Notifications (PCNs) via email, alerting you to at-risk parts due to changes in availability or product content. This allows you to quickly identify any risks well before they become costly issues. Q‑Star also automatically keeps you aware of all GIDEP Alerts issued for every component in your BOM.

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Seamless ERP
Integration

For customers who prefer to work within their own systems, Q‑Star can directly interface with your enterprise resource planning (ERP/MRP) or other back end systems. We work with our customers individually to provide the coding to allow for comprehensive access to the most reliable parts database in the industry.

Unmatched Service

Our data experts do the extensive research and “grunt work”, saving our customers time and letting them focus on making decisions. Q‑Star comes with on-demand research requests, ensuring any missing components in your BOM are tracked down quickly, with a guaranteed response time of 24 hours or less.
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Industry Leaders Since 2002

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Service
Guarantee

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On-Demand Data Requests

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Fully U.S.
Based Team

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Dedicated
Account Reps

Unique Q-Star Features
Built for Efficiency & Reliability

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QTEC offers tailored solutions and competitive pricing to companies in a variety of industries based on organizational size and resource needs. Every subscription to Q‑Star includes full access to the platform with all of its obsolescence management tools as well as on-demand access to our expert team of data analysts. Reach out for a customized quote based on your organizational needs.

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