Datatex - Textile Management Solutions, supplier of ERP systems to the textile and apparel industry, has launched a new tool that interfaces its CATS (Computer Aided Textile Supervision) software with host systems.

The new product, Host-Auto, will help improve productivity of the CATS fabric inspection software, simplify the exchange of data with the host computer, increase overall efficiency and enhance production value the company says.

Linking CATS to the manufacturing management system speeds up reporting on fabric faults, while the likelihood of errors is reduced by minimising data input at the terminals through the use of barcodes.