Submitted by: TechTools
However, we did add a mode to our software that prevents the production personnel from accidentally making changes to the code image or options.
You can load the hex file and set/verify all of the options. Then you can 'Disable Editing' and then save the project.
When manufacturing opens the file to do production programming, they will not be able to accidentally make changes to the image, fuses...They also will not be able to defeat verify or blank check or whatever you set up as the programming sequence.
Although this does not eliminate the need for a PC, it does help prevent mistakes in which somebody in manufacturing accidentally changes the settings and then burns a bunch of wrong parts.