Paragon stands apart from other organizations that resell remanufactured or used test equipment. All Paragon Next2New products are 100% Paragon Next2New re-certified by our Paragon Test Lab. Through over 18 years of experience serving the technical needs of our global customer base, Paragon has developed rigorous testing and re-certification procedures to ensure our products are trouble-free and of the highest quality. Paragon performs an eight-step diagnostic procedure to ensure the products you purchase from us are re-certified as Next2New products. When you buy from Paragon, you are selecting high-quality test equipment that you can rely on to work the first time out of the box.
Paragon's Technology Certification Laboratory (TCL)
Quality and certification have been imperatives at Paragon from the outset. Paragon's "TCL" dates back to the founding of the company in the mid
1980's. Our "TCL" Manager was one of Paragon's first four employees. Our Technology Services team has over 30 combined years of experience ensuring Paragon's products are of the highest quality available in the secondary market. Today, our TCL facility is responsible for developing and implementing testing and diagnostic procedures based on manufacturing specifications for multi-vendor platforms. The Paragon Test Lab, one of Paragon's core competitive advantages, performs and implements our eight-step Next2New re-certification program to ensure problem-free installation and use once the equipment arrives at your facility.
Paragon's "Next2New" Certification Program
Paragon's Next2New re-certification process transforms pre-owned test equipment into Paragon Next2New certified equipment. We deal with the hassles and remove the headaches inherent in buying used test equipment. When you buy Paragon Next2New equipment you receive test products that are at baseline factory state and up to the latest possible revision levels. The process includes an exhaustive series of diagnostic tests to complete the Paragon Next2New Certification Program and ensure that our equipment meets the original manufacturer specifications. Any equipment that does not meet these requirements will not pass certification.
Step 1 - Product Verification
Paragon's Test Lab verifies that the equipment and manufacturer model numbers match the specific product worksheet when it arrives at our Test Lab facility. A physical inspection of the equipment is done to verify its condition. Only equipment that qualifies as Next2New is processed for further re-certification.
Step 2- Initial Diagnostic Testing
Paragon Test Lab personnel follow an extensive diagnostic testing process to verify that manufacturer specifications are met. The process has specific checkpoints in which all functions of the instrument are tested including checking self-diagnostics and troubleshooting for electrical and mechanical failures.
Step 3 - Standards Verification
Paragon Test Lab verifies product performance and compatibility by configuring and testing all equipment under real conditions to insure proper industry compliance. During this phase, Paragon Test Lab personnel make any repairs or adjustments necessary to certify the test equipment as Next2New.
Step 4 - Retest the Diagnostic
When required engineering upgrades are made to the equipment, the product is retested at the diagnostic level to ensure manufacturer specifications have been maintained.
Step 5 - Burn-in Testing
Paragon's Next2New Certification Program includes a burn-in period where the equipment is run for an extended period of time as required to assure that the unit is free of potential thermal issues.
Step 6 - Calibration and Certification
Paragon's Next2New Certification Program includes NIST calibration of the unit upon request. Calibration Certificates and Calibration Data are also available.
Step 7 - Reconditioning
Every single piece of Paragon Next2New equipment is thoroughly detailed so that it looks like new equipment.
Step 8 - Quality Control Inspection
After undergoing this rigorous testing and certification process, Paragon Quality Control personnel review test sheets for conformance to the certification process and inspect equipment to ensure it is worthy of the Paragon Next2New Certification label.
Count on Paragon Certified Next2New Products
Paragon's objective is to save you time and money. We provide our Next2New test and measurement equipment at discounts of up to 85% off of list pricing. Paragon's 8 step Next2New certification process ensures that our customers receive only the highest quality used and refurbished test and measurement equipment available in the market place. Paragon Certified Next2New products are quality products you can count on to save you time, money, and headaches!
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