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Welcome to the Optima vT  Leak Tester A3 upgrade information page. Our team of service and support experts are ready to assist you with facilitating this new feature upgrade on your Optima vT tester(s).  

We’ve provided a list of commonly asked questions below to provide you with all the key information you will need. 

If you prefer to speak with a representative about the upgrade, call us at 1-855-GET USON |1-855-438-8766.


What does “A3” mean?

A3 stands for Advanced Authorization and Authentication.

Is the A3 Upgrade required?

Although the A3 upgrade is not required, we strongly recommend upgrading to enable security features that allow for, user management, permission based feature controls, audit trails, operational checks and record protection in accordance with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines and allow you to move new products into manufacturing quickly, and support Optima vT qualification and operational qualification (IQ/OQ) processes with greater efficiency.

Why should I upgrade?

The Optima vT A3 upgrade offers additional security features including user management, permission based feature controls, audit trails, operational checks and record protection that enable compliance with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines.

Which Optima vT models can be upgraded?

Optima vT 2 can be upgraded via a software update.

Optima vT 1 can be upgraded via a hardware and software update.

Uson’s support team or your local Uson representative can determine the upgrade requirements of your tester based on the tester serial number.

How does the A3 upgrade process work?

The process is simple! First you will contact us with the serial numbers of the Optima units you want to upgrade. The serial number will allow our service team to research and audit your equipment and build details to determine all the components needed to perform the upgrade.

Once we’ve collected all the information, we will coordinate the upgrade and scheduling with your local service representative. The local representative will contact you directly to schedule your upgrade service.

How long does the A3 upgrade process take?

Updating the software and installing the new A3 license takes minutes to complete. Adding new users in is easy and intuitive, once completed the users and passwords can be exported for easy import into other testers.

The additional hardware upgrade components required for the Optima vT 1 will require additional time to complete.  Our service and support team can provide you with a time estimate once we have your tester details.

How do I request an upgrade for my Optima leak testers?

To request an upgrade to your Optima vT testers you may contact your local Uson representative.

Or you can contact Uson’s Service & Support Department.

How much does the A3 upgrade cost?

Upgrade costs are dependent on many factors including age and build revision. You can contact your local Uson representative for a detailed quote, or contact Uson Service & Support for more information.

What if I don’t want to upgrade my Optima vt testers?

While upgrading your Optima testers is not required, we strongly encourage you to consider the advantages the A3 features can offer.
The Optima A3 upgrade enables security features that allow for user management, permission based feature controls, audit trails, operational checks and record protection in accordance with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines and allow you to to move new products into manufacturing quickly, and support Optima vT qualification and operational qualification (IQ/OQ) processes with greater efficiency.

Will the upgrade affect the software currently installed on my tester?

The A3 upgrade will not affect the software currently installed on your Optima tester(s).
Installing A3 will require a software update to version 2.15 or higher, this will also add additional features and refinements to your system.

I have more questions. Who do I call?

We’ve provided several ways for you to get all the information you need regarding the upgrade:


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