View Full Version : McQuay Monitor or ServiceTools
11-28-2006, 04:57 PM
I have several customers with McQuay Water Cooled Self Contained units experiencing nuisance trips of compressors. I would like to get a copy of McQuay's Monitor software to query the MicroTech II controllers, but the local rep wants over $7,000.00 for a single license! I think he wants to move in next to Bill Gates. Is there a simple protocol I can use like hyperTerminal and Excel to pull out and format the MicroTech II info?
11-29-2006, 09:44 PM
Call tech support. There is a way to get the software without that exhorbitant charge. I can't recall exactly how it happens as it's been so long.
Additionally, if you need the connection kit to connect the OPM to something like a Fieldserver then you can get it for less than $100. If you got a Fieldserver FS-B20 with a custom CSV from Mac at Sierra Foothills Integration, you'll be able to see everything in the device, including the alarms, and you will be decently cheaper than $7K.
The reason it's so much is because McQuay doesn't own the software, someone else does. And there was some sort of bad blood or something that happened and the software owner changed his pricing to McQuay. If memory serves me right, they aren't getting a dime from it.
11-30-2006, 12:36 AM
Not sure if this is the right version.
12-13-2006, 04:32 PM
Thanks kwillmech! The file gives an error when I start setup.exe. I tried in Windows and in DOS to no avail. Perhaps another file or .dll is missing?
12-13-2006, 04:39 PM
Works fine for me.
12-13-2006, 05:33 PM
It worked after I dropped it on the desktop. Just proves: if all else fails, Get a bigger hammer! Thanks Again!
05-06-2008, 09:35 AM
I am looking for this software also, but this link is dead.
01-26-2012, 03:51 PM
KW anyway to get this link updated? I'm in dire need
01-26-2012, 08:02 PM
The hardware and software are Johnson Controls. FYI, it is without doubt the worst program I've ever worked with. If you have XP, sp 3 or later, the program will most likely not work. Also, it is incompatible with later versions of Internet Explorer.
There are steps that have to be taken to establish a direct serial connection. Also, the software is really less of a monitor and more of a configuration tool. There is no data logging capability.
Microtech II gets a little confusing as they use the same name for completely different hardware: Some made by Carel, others made by Johnson Controls.
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