December 2019 Newsletter

DATRAN VI Licence Renewals

A number of installations of DATRAN VI and its constituent software applications and services have licence keys that are due to expire on January 31st 2020.

If your server or pc's are among those affected and we have not yet been in touch with you about reissuing keys, please don't hesitate to contact us with the HDD Vol ID of the relevant computers at sales@qtech.co.nz, and we will provide replacement keys as soon as possible.

The HDD volume ID or Volume Serial Number of the DATRAN server can be found in DATRAN Browser by double clicking on the machine node for the machine that requires licensing. Alternatively, the user can start a command prompt and type VOL which will return the volume ID in hex (8 characters). e.g., The screenshot below shows the HDD volume ID for a machine called QTECH25. NB The DATRAN dialog box label is incorrect in requesting the HDD Serial Number at the time of writing.

Similarly, the HDD volume ID for a pc using DATRAN software other than Trending or Supervisor can start a command prompt and type VOL which will return the volume ID in hex (8 characters). For users running Trending or Supervisor, simply go to “Help > Enter License”. E.g., The serial number in the screenshot below relating to DATRAN Trending is F43AE9A3. 

For users running Trending or Supervisor, simply go to “Help > Enter License”. E.g., The serial number in the screenshot below relating to DATRAN Trending is F43AE9A3.

DATRAN VI software licences are both transferable and valid in perpetuity, but as QTech wishes to maintain a close relationship with the owners and key users of DATRAN systems in order to ensure that the package of licences for each customer continues to best meet their needs as their SCADA arrangements change over time, licence keys for any given application and computer will be issued for a period of 5 years in order to prompt regular reviews of the system by both parties.