TracerDAQ® and TracerDAQ® Pro

 

Out-of-the-Box Virtual Instrument Suite

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

TracerDAQ and TracerDAQ Pro data acquisition (DAQ) software provides four virtual instruments to acquire, analyze, and display data, and generate signals. No programming experience is needed to create DAQ applications within minutes of installing a MCC DAQ device. TracerDAQ Pro includes enhanced features over standard TracerDAQ.

Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator

No programming required

Acquire, analyze, display data, and generate signals within seconds

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Part Number Description Qty Price
TracerDAQ® Pro Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
$199.00
TracerDAQ® Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator
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3.9 / 5
Ease of Use
3.9 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Techincal Support
3.6 / 5

83% of new reviewers recommend this product


TracerDAQ® Pro
April 26, 2017
This product has great measurement toold

This product is great for recording thermocouple data. I love that I can set the sample frequency and see live data measurements.

  • Job Title: Electrical Engineer
  • Industry: Design
  • Application: Vending Machine
  • From: Hauppauge, NY
  • Company Size: 1-100
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TracerDAQ® Pro
March 06, 2017
TracerDAQ® Pro in Houston

Great product, easy to setup and use

  • Job Title: Materials and Testing Consultant
  • Industry: Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Application: Materials Testing for the Oil and Gas industry
  • From: Houston
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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TracerDAQ® Pro
January 31, 2017
Quick, Positive Service

I recently had my computer's hard drive crash and lost all of my files. The TracerDAQ Pro customer service was extremely fast and provided a solution to where I could get the program back. It all happened in a one day time span which was great!

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TracerDAQ® Pro
June 20, 2016
Great tool, very versatile

I don't have alot of experience with this type of tool, but I found it easy to use once it is setup properly. I consulted the well-written manual, and was able to program the parameters and had a working setup in a few minutes.

  • Job Title: QA Manager
  • Industry: Test Equipment Manufacturing
  • Application: 9 point temperature testing
  • From: Fremont, CA
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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TracerDAQ® Pro
October 26, 2015
I am very happy with this product.

I am very happy with this product. It meets my needs, and I would highly recommend it.

  • Job Title: QC/QA Officer
  • Industry: New Technology
  • Application: HVAC
  • From: Danbury, CT
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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TracerDAQ® Pro
September 14, 2015
Works well for the price.

I was able to run the product right out of the box. It took a while to understand and I have not gotten through all of its capabilities. The instructions are not intuitive. The graphing and charting take some playing around with. I like the export feature of the data.

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Consumer products
  • Application: temperature mapping
  • From: Portland, Or
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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TracerDAQ® Pro
July 17, 2015
Easy to use

We found TracerDAQ pro very easy to setup for collecting data on an urgent project we had. Normally we would write code however the softwares capability was in the box and saved use considerable time.

  • Job Title: Team Leader
  • Industry: Petroleum
  • Application: Pressure and Load
  • From: NJ
  • Company Size: 1001-5000
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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TracerDAQ® Pro
March 16, 2015
Good data output options

This program was easy enough to use for someone who is new to data recording. There are several options for recording and exporting data.

  • Job Title: Assistant Operations Control Manager
  • Industry: Truck Body Manufacturer
  • Application: Temp and Pressure recording
  • From: Henderson, KY
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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TracerDAQ® Pro
February 02, 2015
Very useful

The product integrated well and allowed me to provide critical data to the client in a short amount of time.

  • Job Title: ISR Team Lead
  • Industry: Defense
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  • From: Panama City Beach FL
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: TracerDAQ

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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TracerDAQ® Pro
September 23, 2014
Still need some help otherwise good.

Would be nice if: 1 the currently opened files title was visible somewhere in the window. 2. Have the ability to add notes to the file.

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If I have a USB-2416 and an AI-EXP32, could I plot every differential input at the same time?

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry: Aerospace
  • Application:
3 weeks ago
CJ107 NY


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Yes, TracerDAQ PRO is capable of supporting up to 48 inputs from one or multiple DAQ devices and the number of differential inputs that the USB-2416 and the AI-EXP32 supports comes to 32. So you will actually have some channels to spare.

3 weeks ago
Measurement Computing

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I am using TracerDAQPro to collect 3 channels of data at 40hz. I need to continuously collect the data for approximately 53 hours. TracerDAQPro will only collect for 6 hours and 56 minutes max (1,000,000 measurements). Is there any way to extend the range without reducing the sample rate? Or is there any way to have TRACER DAQ automatically store the data and start again without having to manually do it every 7 hours?

  • Job Title: Lab Manager
  • Industry: Testing
  • Application: Data collecting
6 months ago
Chico Fredericksburg, VA


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TracerDAQ PRO has a hard limit of 1 million samples per channel. Any restart must be manually initiated. If you reduce your sample rate to 5 Hz, you can sample for 53 hours. Otherwise, please consider purchasing DASYLab lite. A free 28 day evaluation version may be downloaded from www.mccdaq.com/dasylab

6 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I am trying to collect some data using TRACERDAQpro and keep running into this error which stops data collection but then continues to display data on the dashboard.

  • Job Title: Applications Engineer
  • Industry: Chemical
  • Application: Collection of Viscometry data
8 months ago
Teerth23 New Orleans, LA


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Error 300 is not specific to TracerDAQ, but instead is bubbling up from the underlying DAQ (UL) driver. Error 300 is a catch-all for a variety of low-level bus errors. So if the DAQ device is USB based, then the problem is USB bus related. If using a USB 3.0 port, try a USB 2.0 port, and/or update the USB drivers (for your USB ports) as recommended by your PC vendor. If you are using a USB hub or USB cable extender in between the DAQ the PC, try without it. While less likely, if there are electro-magnetic or inductive events nearby, try moving those away.

8 months ago
Measurement Computing

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This is to ensure when making a software change in our product software that the timing has not changed.

  • Job Title: QA Software Test Lead
  • Industry: Medical
  • Application:
8 months ago
DD Toronto, Ontario


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TracerDAQ PRO does not have the capability of comparing a reference waveform to your acquired waveform. You could convert your TracerDAQ PRO data file into a CSV file and then use Excel to perform the comparison. Another option would be to use our DASYLab BASIC Graphical programming language. The BASIC version supports a “Reference Curve” module which allows you to compare your incoming data to a specified reference curve that you would create. A 28 Day Evaluation version of DASYLab is available for free at the following link: http://mccdaq.com/products/dasylab_basic.htm

8 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • Job Title: creator
  • Industry: Oil
  • Application: exploration
11 months ago
art1776 Houston TX


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TracerDAQ PRO is not copy protected, but it is licensed for installation on one PC at a time. It sounds like you are planning to uninstall it from one PC, and therefore you can legally install it onto another PC. If you no longer have your TracerDAQ PRO installation exe file (MCC sells PRO as download-only, not on a physical CD), then you should locate your original purchase email (which includes a link, login, and password), and download the latest version of PRO.

11 months ago

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I have TracerDAQ Pro i wanted to see how i can have the time and date scroll across the bottom for my graphs.

  • Job Title: Owner
  • Industry: Bulk Tank Cleaning
  • Application: TracerDAQ Pro
25 months ago
Rich Syracuse Ny


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The X-axis can only display elapsed time, which is the time from the start of the sampling. It cannot display time-of-day. However, the log file’s timestamps are time-of-day.

25 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Hi, I am having trouble spotting what the advantage of Pro is over the regular TracerDaq software

  • Job Title: Senior Research Scientist
  • Industry: Research
  • Application: Monitoring Sensor signals
34 months ago
AussieJim Australia


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Hello - We have a comparison chart posted at the below link that shows the differences between TracerDAQ and TracerDAQ Pro. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Comparison Chart: http://www.mccdaq.com/td-compare.aspx

34 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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My company recently purchased TracerDAQ with the hopes of using the software to record pressure tests for our equipment. After configuring the hardware using InstaCal and using TracerDAQ for logging, I noticed that the only units displayed are in Volts. I

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  • Industry: Oil Services
  • Application: Pressure test digital recording
37 months ago
fjd0001 Alaska, USA


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Hello fjd0001 - Yes, TracerDAQ PRO supports linear scaling. For each strip chart channel, you can enter a multiplier and offset.

37 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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Tracerdaq has issues with user rights on Windows 7 (possibly XP). Hardware drivers can't be installed unless you have admin privileges (Instacal generates an error) and the computer will hang if logging and the user screen times out. Is there a software u

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38 months ago
Sparky


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Hello Wizz - First, for the InstaCal error you report when adding new hardware without Administrative privileges, we have resolved that issue in newer InstaCal versions, as discussed in the following FAQ: http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50250.aspx For your TracerDAQ question, in Win7, you should be able choose either “Switch User” or Lock this computer” without affecting TracerDAQ’s operation, but you cannot “Log off”. Logging off is not possible, since Windows closes all programs, including TracerDAQ.

38 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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I wish to know if Tracer DAQ Pro is capable of making a strip chart of the difference between two channels. What i need to do is multiply a constant with the linear scaling to this difference. In Other words i want to do this operation : Constant*(tempera

  • Job Title: Asistant Engineer
  • Industry: Automation
  • Application: Sap Flow sensor
49 months ago
Dario Mexico


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Unfortunately, TracerDAQ PRO does not support mathematical functions with the exception of linear scaling in the form of (m(x) + b. However, we do have a product called DASYLab that would in fact allow for mathematical calculations to be performed on your input signals then displayed on a strip chart. More information along with a FREE 28-day Evaluation version of DASYLab can be found here: http://www.mccdaq.com/products/dasylab_lite.htm

49 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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  • Job Title: battery Engineer
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Application: battery temperature record
18 months ago
Mohammad Cincinnati, OH


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Before launching TracerDAQ, you must first run InstaCal - to have the hardware recognized (and possibly also configure the hardware). Then close InstaCal and re-launch TracerDAQ.

18 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I am trying to record a data with PMD-1208LS. Is it possible to use it with TracerDAQ Thanks

  • Job Title: Research Assistant
  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Application: Seismic Data Recording
19 months ago
Ridvan Kalamazoo


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Hello, Yes - the PMD-1208LS (now the USB-1208LS) is compatible with TracerDAQ.

19 months ago
Measurement Computing

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Marker values just display 0.00 while graphing and output works.

  • Job Title: Acoustics Tech
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25 months ago
ShawnP Framingham, MA


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The marker values do start at zero. The markers values are updated each time you move (with the mouse) one or the other marker. i.e. live data scrolling across the screen, in and of itself, does not update the marker values.

25 months ago
Measurement Computing

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I need data logged over long periods of time (hours). If I set it to sample slow enough so that the on-board storage doesn't fill up, I only get say 1 data point per second. My signal is something like a PWM, so I end up getting random points between 0 and 1. Instead I need it to sample fast, create an RMS value, and then just store the RMS value rather than tons of data points. Is there any way to create long strip charts that don't just sample 1 point per second or so? Instead, I need something like 1000 points per second, averaged into 1 point per second.

  • Job Title: Component Design Engineer
  • Industry: Consumer Electronics
  • Application:
26 months ago
horta1212 Columbia, SC


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Hello - TracerDAQ PRO does not offer any averaging capability. You should consider DASYLab Lite, as it can perform RMS (Quadratic Mean) in its Averaging module. A free 28-Day Evaluation version of DASYLab may be downloaded from: http://www.mccdaq.com/DASYLab-Resources.aspx

26 months ago
Measurement Computing

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After reinstalling windows 7 and installing tracerDAQ, when started the program encounters an error that states "Input string was in incorrect format." and does not load. Reinstalling tracerDAQ several times did not help.

  • Job Title: Technical Assistant
  • Industry: Research&Development (university)
  • Application:
28 months ago
STigges Duisburg, Germany


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This error message is relatively new, but as of yet has not been very common. We have not been able to duplicate it ourselves, and do not yet know a solution, but it is possible that the following FAQ will help: http://kb.mccdaq.com/KnowledgebaseArticle50559.aspx

28 months ago
Measurement Computing

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28 months ago
BK0630 United States


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TracerDAQ does not support the use of an arbitrary file for outputting analog data. However, TracerDAQ PRO does. The file must be in .CSV or .TXT format and you can easily convert your TracerDAQ PRO strip chart data file to either format within the application. One caveat is that TracerDAQ PRO, along with the data includes information regarding the experiment in a header that is not compatible with the function generator and needs to be edited out. You will have to open the .CSV or .TXT file and edit this out prior to using it with the function generator. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

28 months ago

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Hi, when I open strip chart software on tracerdaq and try to set the scan rate to 500 HZ it says the maximum time frame data can be recorded is 1 minute an 4 seconds (only 32,000 samples). From your product page it says it can record up to a million samp

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32 months ago
JoseC


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Hello JoseC - The standard version of TracerDAQ can sample up to 32,000 samples per channel. The PRO version, sold separately, is the one that can sample up to 1,000,000 samples per channel. More information on TracerDAQ Pro may be found at: http://www.mccdaq.com/daq-software/tracerdaq-pro.aspx A comparison chart showing the differences between the Standard and Pro versions may be viewed at: http://www.mccdaq.com/td-compare.aspx

32 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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When I open the strip chart a button shows up on the task bar but I do not get a strip chart display on the screen. How do I get the main display?

  • Job Title: Technician
  • Industry: Electronics
  • Application: We build oceanographic research instrumentation
41 months ago
RossG Wetlabs


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Hi Ross - This quirk was fixed recently in TracerDAQ 2.3.0.0. In earlier versions, if you shut down your PC when TracerDAQ was minimized, TracerDAQ comes up the next time as minimized. You should be able to enlarge it by right clicking on it in the task bar. If you are using Windows7, you may first need to left click to pick which of the two TracerDAQ windows on the task bar you wish to reference, and then right click, and select “Maximize”.

41 months ago
MeasurementComputing

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