PentaLogix implements Ucamco’s Gerber X2 in ViewMate and CAMMaster

Author: 911EDA News Desk
Sep 6, 2016

PentaLogix announces the completion of its Gerber X2 input and output. Working closely with Ucamco, the developer of the Gerber format, PentaLogix has successfully implemented Gerber X2. The output has been fully verified by Ucamco, who confirm it conforms to the X2 specification.

Ucamco launched Gerber X2 with a single goal in mind: to provide a robust, standardized method for automatically transferring layout data and valuable PCB design information from CAD to CAM. Extended Gerber has always done a great job of handling the first part; the image data. But now with Gerber X2, the PCB industry's de facto standard image format is even better. That's because Gerber X2 offers a new format for the additional design data that is clear, unequivocal and automatically machine-readable, and that fully supports the existing Gerber image data format. X2 maintains the trademark simplicity for which Gerber has always been known and used.

PentaLogix CEO Agustin Araujo commented: “Implementing Gerber X2 demonstrates our commitment to provide the latest product enhancements to our customers. In Gerber X2, Ucamco have given a format that provides greater transparency and information in the PCB fabrication data.”

Ucamco's Managing Director Karel Tavernier states: “Ucamco is honored that a well-respected company such as PentaLogix implemented such a robust Gerber X2 output. By supporting X2 PentaLogix not only helps its customers to remain abreast of technology, but is also a good corporate citizen helping the whole industry to move along the practical path forward." 

About Ucamco  Ucamco (formerly Barco ETS) is a market leader in PCB CAM software, photoplotting and direct imaging systems, with a global network of sales and support centers. Headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Ucamco has over 25 years of ongoing experience in developing and supporting leading-edge photoplotters and front-end tooling solutions for the global PCB industry. Key to this success is the company's uncompromising pursuit of engineering excellence in all its products. Ucamco also owns the IP rights on the Gerber File Format through its acquisition of Gerber Systems Corp. (1998).

For more information on Gerber X2, please contact Ucamco:

 Phone: +32 (0)9 216 99 00  Email:  Web:    

About PentaLogix 

The company was founded in 2002 by former employees of Lavenir Technology. It is dedicated to developing world class CAM and Test software like CAMMaster and ProbeMaster for the PCB Industry. The company is now offering a low cost yet powerful software solution “EMS Magician” for the EMS Industry. PentaLogix is committed to providing top notch technical support to their customers and to those customers that were previously supported by Lavenir. Our premise is simple: Listen first, then innovate, support and train. The results of this premise have been a continued evolution of technologically advanced, yet affordable solutions to the PCB designers and manufacturers.  

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