Mesa’s DataTrace Pro (DT Pro) Software is the heart of the DataTrace® MPRF and MPIII process monitoring solutions. From the creation of process reports, analyzing and understanding data, and complying with your regulatory requirements, DT Pro gives you greater insight and productivity.
3 Reasons to use DataTrace Pro
In the food processing industry, we need lethality data to know whether the product is safe to eat. Autoclave customers processing for sterilization will need reporting capabilities to display pass or fail criteria for their process. All of this information can now be graphed and displayed all on one report with just one extra click for a quick, easy-to-read review of the process for anyone to check the results. The robust reporting capabilities of the DT Pro software provide beautiful reports with graphs and calculations such as lethality, pre- and post-calibration verification displays of loggers before and after the process, and a placement view of the data loggers. This is an efficient solution for a reporting engine with no post-processing required. Time and energy spent post-processing data in excel or other calculation software can be put elsewhere while the DT Pro software does that work for you.
There is a requirement to perform As Found results before use in EO, because once the gasses have affected the sensor, you need to prove that it was in calibration the next time it is used, right before use. Being able to do pre- and post-calibration on your own saves a lot of time and hassle.
The software offers a “set it and forget it” type of calibration with industry standard controls and the ability to assess to a certain specified tolerance. It can calibrate loggers directly in the software and communicate with industry standard or leading metrology equipment. This saves time and energy while giving you the control over the calibration to determine which data points are being checked and verified. Your loggers will be kept within tolerance while removing hassle from the equation. Please note, it is still recommended that you receive factory calibration once per year, but performing it in house simplifies the process.
When it comes to 21CFR Part 11 compliance, if you are not compliant, you cannot use the data loggers and software, so it is imperative to know what regulations you need to meet and whether your software is compliant. 21CFR Part 11 compliance is great for pharmaceutical communities with regulatory compliance needs under the FDA that need to show they are meeting requirements on a regular basis. DT Pro software is 21CFR Part 11 compliant and has the ability to maintain regulatory compliance while processing and handling data.
Before you Download
Please review the following information carefully
If you are new to DT Pro, please use the Full Installer Download. The Full Installer is large, approximately 2GB. It may require significant time to download. After the download is complete, follow the “Download and Installation Instructions” PDF to install DT Pro.
Software License Requirements: After a successful installation, DT Pro will be fully functional for a period of 2 weeks. After 2 weeks, many features will be disabled. You must contact customer service at Mesa Laboratories, Inc. and provide us your Installation ID to purchase a proper license key for permanent access. The Installation ID will be displayed when DataTrace Pro starts or access it via File menu > License Registration option.
If you already have DataTrace Pro installed on your computer, then use the Upgrade Installer Download. Previous saved data or configuration information will not be affected. The Upgrade Installer size is approximately 40MB. Upgrades are free and do not affect or require new license registration.
Minimum System Requirements for DT Pro v1.3 and v1.3.1:
Note: The minimum system requirements listed below is for a brand new install of DT Pro v1.3.1 and newer versions only. If an older version is needed, please refer to the section labeled “Minimum System Requirements for DT Pro versions 1.2 and older”:
|Processor Type||x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Core i5, Core i7|
x86 Processor: Pentium 4-compatible processor or faster
|Memory||Minimum: 1GB RAM for 32-bit systems|
Recommended: 2GB RAM for 64 bit systems
|Processor Speed||2.0 GHz or faster|
|Windows OS||Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)|
|Hard Drive||Minimum: 12GB|
|I/O Ports||At least one functional USB 2.0 port|
|Special Note||Requires “Administrator” privileges to install|
Minimum System Requirements for DT Pro v1.2 and Older:
Note: The minimum system requirements listed below is for a brand new install of DT Pro v1.2 and older versions only.
|Processor Type||Pentium 4 – compatible processor or faster|
|Processor Speed||Minimum: x86 Processor: 1.0 GHz|
Recommended: x86 Processor: 2.0 GHz or faster
|Windows OS||Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)|
|Hard Drive||Minimum: 1GB|
|I/O Ports||At least one functional USB port|
|Special Note||Requires “Administrator” privileges to install|
Software should only be downloaded in accordance with your company’s existing policies for software version control. If your company is required to comply with USFDA 21 CFR 11, GAMP5, EU Annex 11 or otherwise requires a formal validation and documentation packages, please consult with your organization’s Quality Assurance department prior to downloading software installation packages or upgrades.
Mesa Laboratories, Inc. provides formal validation and documentation packages at benchmark intervals and major revision changes. If your company is required to comply with USFDA 21 CFR 11, GAMP5, EU Annex 11 or otherwise requires a formal validation and documentation packages; please consult with one of our DataTrace Sales representative to purchase the Validation package.
Please note that Microsoft no longer supports Windows Vista (or older) or SQL Server 2005. For optimized functionality, Mesa Labs highly recommends that DT Pro is run on a Windows 7 or newer PC. (Among other benefits, the database size limit of 2014 Express has been increased to 10GB, as compared to only 4GB in the previous 2005 Express version.) If this is not possible, please follow the workaround below to enable DT Pro version 1.3.1.
- Download and install the older DT Pro version 1.2 build 20140116 “Full Installer.” This version will install the older SQL Server 2005 Express, which is compatible down to Windows XP.
- Ensure that DT Pro v1.2 was installed appropriately and will start up and run successfully.
- Next, run the DT Pro version 1.3.1 “Upgrade Installer.” The upgrade remains reliant on components of your existing install, and thereby leaves the older SQL Server 2005 Express in place.