eTemperature Features

eTempeature is a powerful, yet easy to use, software solution which helps you get the most out of your Thermocron temperature logger. It allows you to configure the logger, download results, and then analyse and compare them.

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Graphing

Display Results as Graphs

“A picture is worth a thousand words”. A graph is the quickest and easiest way to see the results from your logger. A large amount of data can be visually displayed on one screen. Extreme highs and lows are easily identified.

Graph Zooming and Panning

Since so much data can be displayed in one graph, it is critical to be able to zoom in on a particular section. This allows you to see the “big picture” as well as the fine detail. Panning then allows you to move along the graph to the next or previous sections.

Colour Coded Graph

Points that are outside the limits can be a different colour to points within the limits. This allows you to instantly identify high or low readings.

Copy Graph to Clipboard

The graph can be copied as an image to the clipboard. This then allows you to paste it into applications such as Microsoft Word or into a graphics editing program. So if you are building up a report and need graphs to make a point, then eTemperature can help.

Multiple Logs on one Graph

By overlaying multiple sets of results, it is possible to easily compare different locations. It also makes it possible to extend a graph over a number of runs.

Graph Annotations

eTemperature can place a marker on the graph with text. This allows you to mark up the chart with explanations. These annotations can also be printed on the reports.


Results and Data

Display Results as Table

The table shows every result including the date, time and temperature. It is the “raw” data that allows you to know exactly what happened when.

Export to Excel, CSV, Word, Clipboard

The table can be exported to a number of other applications to allow you to do further analysis or reporting.

Delete beginning or end for data cleanup

Often the results may contain unwanted data at the start or end of the run. eTemperature will allow this data to be deleted for reporting purposes. The information is NOT deleted from the saved results, just the displayed and reported results. It will NOT delete records midway through results so users can’t doctor results.

Save to file for later recall

All results can be saved to file for later recall. Files can be emailed to other users. eTemperature can be freely used to view and analyse saved files.

Simple Data analysis including min, max, range

Information such as minimum and maximum temperatures, start and end dates, and average temperature are automatically calculated.

Advanced data analysis including ice days and Mean Kinetic Temperature

For the more scientific, calculations such as ice-days and mean kinetic temperature are also calculated. Ice days is a value that is growing in popularity as an indicator to how “fresh” items are. It is a reliable indicator of the rate of perishing/aging of items that should be kept refrigerated.

Interval Selection

The analysis can be run over the entire range or over user selectable intervals. It is quick and easy to do an analysis over a day, week, hour or “run”.


Reporting

Configurable Reports

eTemperature has two standard reports with options that provide either full detail or various levels of summarising.

Include Graph

By exporting the graph on the report, readers are able to get the instant “big picture”.

Daily Min/Max

Many existing clients (e.g. pharmacies) are used to collecting the daily minimum/maximum readings. This report summarises the days readings down to the minimum and maximum.

Daily Min/Max with Alarm Points

This report is the daily min/max report but with the added feature of displaying every reading that is outside the high or low limits. This overcomes the shortcomings of the min/max thermometer where you only know that there was a problem but you don’t know when or for how long. This report will give you all of that information, and usually still on oa single page printout.

All Readings

This level of detail will display every reading.

Save as PDF, HTML or Image

Reports can be saved as pdf, html or images making them easy to distribute to other people.

Email Results

Where Windows security allows it, results can be automatically emailed using either Microsoft Outlook or any generic email programs.


Configuration

Flexible Configuration

Temperture loggers can have customised descriptions, sampling rate, starting options and alarm limits.

Unit Description

The standard option is to store a single “description” in the Thermocron. This description is kept with the logger, displayed when retrieved, stored in the save file, and also used as the basis of the saved file name. It is ideal for containing the location of the logger, the shipping reference, customer name, or any other useful information.

Option to store customised data with logger

Extending the basic description that is stored with the loggers is the option to have a set of data. The format and contents are completely user configurable. This acts as a “portable database” with reference data kept with the logger.

Sample rate and display when data will be full

A key feature of all temperature loggers is to either stop logging when the memory is full, or to overwrite the oldest data. In either mode it is critical to know how long it will be before this occurs. If you retrieve the results before this you guarantee to get all the readings. If you don’t, then you will lose some data. To make this easier, as you change the sample rate, eTemperature will display when that critical moment will occur. This assists in knowing if you need to slow the sampling rate down, or if you can make if faster if need be.

Allow rollover when data is full or stop logging

This will determine if the logger will stop when the memory is full, or keep logging. If you are shipping goods and have no control over how long it will take for the logger to be returned then turn rollover off. In this case the unit will stop logging once the memory is full and retain the initial journey. Alternatively, if you leave the logger permanently in place and always want the most recent data then turn rollover on.

Start delay by fixed date/time or relative time

When using the optional start delay, it is possible to set it in either terms of a fixed date and time (e.g. start on the 11th June at 9pm) or a relative time (e.g. start in 3 days, 4 hours). This makes it very easy to synchronise loggers, start at a given time, or provide yourself with time to get the loggers into the field.

High, low alarms

The high and low alarms will determine the default alarms when displaying the results. This is useful for where the start retrieving the results aren’t aware of the expected temperatures.

“Fast Start” buttons for instant settings

Since most users have standard requirements, a series of 6 “fast start” buttons have already been configured with the most common sets of parameters. These include settings for freezers, fridges and room temperature for 1 week and 1 month. This allows users to program loggers with a couple pushes of a button.

Configurable “fast start” buttons

Since not all users are the same, it is possible to change the settings for the fast start buttons. This allows them to then be set to what ever settings you use the most often.


Other Information

Temperature Units:

Easily change between reports being in °C or °F.

User defined date format

Easily customise the format in which dates appear to match your locale.

Automatic calibration and compensation

(depending on logger)

Calibration results at time of manufacture

If the calibration data at time of manufacture is stored in the device then it will be displayed and a calibration report is available. Note that this is not the same as a NATA Certificate, but the manufacturer is NIST certified which is the US standard.

Security Features

Optional password access to configuration, settings and results. This allows installers to then block users from having access to parts of the software. For example, a “read only” copy of eTemperature will ensure that users do not stop and incorrectly reprogram the loggers. These settings can also be modified on the installation CD allowing IT managers to have these restrictions in place on all installations.

Compatibilty

Works with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, & 10.
Both 32 and 64-bit drivers are available. eTemperature will probably still work with older versions of Windows but we would recommend a PC upgrade anyway.

All features available in one program

There are no extra expenses for a “full” version or for the more advanced features. For the one fee you have access to all features.

Free Upgrades

Upgrades are freely available for the life of the software. There is no annual subscription fee, no upgrade fee, and no support fee.