This page explains the advantages of keeping your Temp-Taker® software up-to-date, how to determine if you need an update, and (if so) how to perform it.
NOTE: If you're running version 3.5.5 released December 22, 2014 (or a later version) and have Internet access, the PC software application automatically checks for updates via the Internet every time the app is started and guides you through the easy update process. If you experience any problems, please refer to Section 4 General Notes. If you're running a version prior to 3.5, then refer to Section 3 How to Update.
1 Advantages in Updating
2 Do I Need an Update?
3 How to Update
4 General Notes1 Advantages in Updating
Maintaining your Temp-Taker® PC software up-to-date allows you to benefit from any new features and enhancements as well as bug fixes that may have been implemented since your current version was released. This applies not only to the PC app, but also to the firmware that is running in your handheld devices. The PC software includes the latest firmware code available at the time of release. So updating your PC software will automatically provide you with the latest device firmware that is compatible with your device’s hardware. When the software app detects that a connected device needs a firmware update, it will prompt you to perform the update (see Figure 1.1 below).
Starting with version 3.5, the software app will, upon startup, automatically search the Internet for an available update and, if found, prompts the user to download and install it (see Figure 2.1 below).
To update from a version prior to 3.5, first obtain the latest update installer file from ITD Food Safety. The quickest way to do this, if you have Internet access, is to download it from the Temp-Taker® 3 support page.
NOTE: If you download the installer file, it may be compressed in a zipped folder. If so, you will need to extract the Setup.exe file from the zipped folder by right-clicking the folder, selecting 'Extract All...', then clicking the 'Extract' button.
NOTE: The file used to perform a fresh installation of the software will also perform the update safely and correctly. So if you receive a Temp-Taker® 3 software installation disc or flash stick from ITD Food Safety, you may proceed to use it following the same steps outlined below.
After you have obtained the latest installer, perform the following steps:
Please note the following when installing an update: