Release Notes

 

The new MANTECH Pro software is available for purchase with new systems or as a software upgrade from PC-Titrate.

MANTECH Pro is only compatible with Windows 10 computers. Click here to see the minimum computer specifications required.

Training Tutorials can be found  here.

Looking to upgrade to MANTECH Pro? Click on Required Hardware Upgrades for more information.

There are multiple benefits to MANTECH Pro, including the following items:

Simple Setup and Installation

  • MANTECH Pro is easy to install and to update when newer versions are released.
    • Windows Update is not required to be disabled.
    • Virtualizing file and registry in User Account Control no longer needs to be disabled.
  • The database is simpler to manage as it is one file to transfer. No need to worry about zipping a database together for emails.
  • The database is compatible to Windows 10 computers.
  • Setting up the hardware and checking connections is easy in MANTECH Pro. Buret connections and IP addresses can be checked during hardware setup.
  • Connections are set to the computer directly for independent functioning and testing.
  • Manual control can be isolated for each piece of hardware.

User Friendly Software that is Customized to You

  • Shortcuts in MANTECH Pro are customizable. You can upload your own images and organize them under different headings. Changes to saved shortcuts can be done directly on the run table.
  • Changes made to subscripts are applied globally to all relevant main scripts. Subscripts can also be viewed in the main scripts in order to check changes.
  • Creating a new script can be done easily, without a large learning curve. Applications are named similarly to PC-Titrate, which allows for applicable previous knowledge base from the customer.
  • If the connections are not set to the same communication port, PC-Titrate and MANTECH Pro can be run on the same computer without interference.
  • The database and the scripts included are customized to your specific methods and hardware. New features can be added with our software team’s expertise.

Special Features

  • Script actions or shortcuts can be used to link to files or webpages, including training videos or user manuals.
  • Saving changes to scripts and/or templates create Subversions
    • Comments can be written every time the user save changes, and date/time is automatically allocated – Great for Auditing!
  • Alerts can be setup to send over email or text message.
  • Run errors will be explained and highlighted within the script actions, making it easy to troubleshoot any issues.
  • Before a run, the hardware that will be used for that run is homed without the need for a script action. The run does not start if the hardware is not connected.
  • Search function makes it easy to find specific scripts and subscripts.
  • During a run, MANTECH Pro can still be used for other functions, like writing a new script, loading a calibration method, or viewing past runs.
  • Titration stopping criteria can be changed, saved, and applied to the current run without interruptions.
  • Reporting is based off of the most recent run. The search data function can be used to easily find sample details, and data can be saved from the reporting tab if a hard copy is lost.
  • MANTECH Pro will automatically perform Meter Calibrations without requiring the USER to interact with the meter.

Important Notes

  • For customers upgrading from PC-Titrate:
    • Burets must be upgraded from old-style (Burivar I and II) to our new MANTECH Burets.
    • Conductivity meter must be upgrade from old-style 4310 model to our new 4510 model.
  • Burets and Conductivity Meters no longer connect directly to the Interface:
    • Burets will be configured through Ethernet to USB adapter with an associated IP address for each Buret being used.
    • Conductivity meters will require 1-port or 2-port serial to USB adapters (setup will vary depending on system).
  • Regarding MANTECH Pro software:
    • If a computer was not purchased with your system and/or performing a software upgrade from PC-Titrate, click here for instructions on how to configure your database to MANTECH Pro.
  • It is required that the Region and Regional Format settings to be set to US/Canada and English (US/Canada) respectively.
  • To operate MANTECH Pro, administrative permissions are not required to operate the software.
    • Easy access to your database by any user
  • Regarding Email Alerts and Updates:
    • The computer operating MANTECH Pro must be connected to the internet to send alerts and download updates.
      • Alert emails are being sent from alerts@mantech-inc.com to either the user email and/or additional emails depending on the alert configuration.
      • Depending on the email system, and/or if emails are sent in rapid succession daily, these alerts may be flagged as spam.
        • It is possible that alerts may be sent to your “Junk” inbox.
      • After updates are downloaded, administrative permission is needed to install the updates.
        • If installing the updates manually, which are found in the Downloads folder on the computer, be sure to close the software before updating.
  • All usernames and templates must be unique. The following examples are edited to “Test” if there are extra spaces before/after the word, and will cause errors if not avoided:
    • “Test”
      ” Test”
      “Test “
      ” Test “

PDF Version for download: Mantech Pro Release Notes

For further details, please contact the MANTECH technical team at support@mantech-inc.com.

Updates

v1.0.2.28
  • Added a product registration process.
    • MANTECH PRO now requires that the user register with MANTECH their product key in order to use the software.
    • MANTECH PRO now supports automated update checks and installations. These checks can be configured in preferences.
  • MANTECH PRO now supports an account level control system.
    • Users can now be assigned to user roles, which have privileges associated with them.
    • Privileges control which features of MANTECH PRO a user can access.
    • New user roles can be created and customized with a name and description.
    • User role’s privileges can also be modified in order to create a specific set of permissions for different use cases.
  • UDV’s will now auto populate when using them in a message action.
  • Custom columns in run configuration can be added for titration sample volumes, assigning UDV values, and pump dispense volumes.
  • You can now open files and websites using the misc. script action.
  • You can now save an instance of any of the live plot charts.
    • PeCOD calibration plots can now be saved automatically using QC regimes.
  • You can now export search information to CSV files.
  • Added export to CSV functionality for viewing PeCOD data.
  • Added deletion checks for probes, PeCOD sensors, calibration methods, titration methods, QC regimes, equation sets, scripts, CSV report templates, and UDVs.
    • It is no longer possible to delete one of these items if it is being used by something.
    • It is not possible to delete one of these items if it has data associated with it.
      • This restriction will be lifted in a future update.
    • It is not possible to delete subversions currently.
      • This restriction will be lifted in a future update.
  • Multiple bug fixes.
v1.0.2.29
  • Added fixes for pH temperature compensation.
  • Clean up UI for editors.
  • Updated Peristaltic Pump library for new firmware update.
  • Fixed registration needing double registration.
  • Finished UDV’s crashing while resetting UDV’s
  • Buret manual control: removed ‘other’ radio button.
  • Account inactivity now works.
v1.0.2.30
  • Fixed “None” column error triggered while running Titrations.
  • Calibration logic action is now functional.
  • Fixed CSV report not generating
  • Fixed “arithmetic overflow” error triggering during titrations.
  • Added a save button for alert configurations and save as checks for duplicate names.
  • You can now save equations with no units.
  • Units are required in the calibration and titration method editors.
  • Fixed search tool filtering for calibrations/titrations on the calibration/titration tab pages.
  • Fixed issue where if you started the program as an administrator, you could no longer run the program as a regular user
  • Made the display of Correlation Coefficients to be 4 decimal places.
v1.0.2.31
  • Multiline calibrations are now functional.
  • Fixed issues where stop button would not stop hardware immediately (Except for Buret or Robot actions).
  • When manual temperature compensation is selected in a titration method, the manual temperature value from preferences is now used.
  • Added new Change Pump Direction action (Only works for New Peristaltic Pumps).
  • Fixed custom csv reports populating UDV description. “customdescription|Value” will now appear as “Value”.
  • Fixed script editor bug where edit method button was enabled when a new script was made.
  • Fixed SampleID contains logic action.
  • Fixed Position logic action.
  • Fixed “None” custom column error for titrations.
  • Fixed conductivity stability check box, now values reset to 0 automatically.
  • Fixed horizontal scrolling in the CSV report template preview so you can view every column.
  • Changed the columns in the CSV report template preview to resize automatically so text is no longer cut off.
  • Template names that differ in case are no longer allowed. For example, pH and PH is not a unique template name.
  • Date/times should be displayed using the computer’s data/time formats.
    • You can change these formats by going to Window 10’s region settings and clicking on change data formats.
  • Fixed failure to save UDVs when descriptions were swapped.
  • Disabled the robot manual control tab pages when the robot is not connected.
  • Fixed user defined values not being loaded when creating a new database.
  • Other general bug fixes