Thermadata Studio - Auto-Archive Feature
As an extension of our installation guide for ThermaData Studio, today we present to you the fantastic function automatic archiving of the ThermaData Studio software. This is a very convenient function that allows you to configure the software so that it download and archives automatically data transmitted by the device and captured by ThermaData Studio. Auto-Archive is a fantastic time-saving feature that's perfect for compliance HACCP and the audit checks. You will never forget to Download your data - it does it for you!
To configure automatic archiving, just locate the button in the top bar of the tab "Welcome". You can see here that the third line down in the new window is titled "Instruments", from which you can choose the unit recording you want to add and enable automatic archiving.
We can then define the intervals at which we want the device to record the temperature; however, you cannot set the interval at which the device transmits stored data to the studio software. L'option Auto Archive transmits automatically data and archives them accordingly every 4 hours, this is to maximize the battery life of each instrument ThermaData WiFi.
Although the recommended transmission frequency may seem too long for some people, if at any time recording interval records a temperature outside the alarm limits high or low current, the instrument will send automatically a new transmission containing all the latest data, which will allow you to be informed as soon as possible. If you want the data to be transmitted more frequently, you have to disable automatic archiving and modifier the settings accordingly in the instrument settings, which however means that you will have to to register and archive manually your data.
As part of automatic archiving, you can also create groups. This addition to AutoArchive allows you to group several recorders when the data is archived. For example, recorders fridge and of freezer can constitute a group and, in this group, the data will be archived by year, then by month. To create a group, select the tab "Band" in the AutoArchive window and enter the name of the groups you create, one by one.
Once a group has been created, just switch to the tab "Instruments" and click on the ones you want to add as follows:
The last page of the AutoArchive section is arguably the most important :
First, you choose the location (file path or "directory") where all archived data will be saved automatically. It can be anywhere on a local PC or on a shared drive. To modify this directory, simply click on the icon [...].
Then you have the choice between various methods customizable to sort all your data. There are 3 options, and each will create a folder inside the other for you to manage easily all your data archived automatically.
Below is an example of an easy sorting method, but the user is entirely free to choose.
The last box on the 3 always corresponds to the form under which the data file is checked in. So, in this case, each saved file will contain the data one month. If the last selection was "week", the saved file would only contain one week's data, and so on...
Also, if you don't choose to trier by instruments at any given time, multiple instruments will be registered in the same file. This can be useful if you have regroup your recorders.
If you click on the preview, you will get a example how the selected options are arranged.
For each file saved in the automatic archive, you will also get a rapport pdf saved automatically. This report shows all alarms that were triggered during the time period of this file. Each time each logger transmits data to ThermaData Studio, these files are updated. It is therefore possible that they are not displayed at the end of the configuration or during the first start-up of the ThermaData Studio.
Practical tip: if you close accidentally ThermaData Studio, or if your PC performs an automatic update overnight, the next time you start up ThermaData Studio, and if each logger transmits data successfully, automatic archiving will collect all data unregistered that are in the internal memory of each logger, and will update all your saved files.