The Driftcon system is a sophisticated temperature measurement, analysis and reporting system, which is designed for temperature calibration of (q)PCR thermocyclers. The Driftcon hardware is based on a multi-channel temperature read-out (Driftcon-II/Driftcon-III hardware box) which can acquire temperature data from connected sensors, which are available in several formats. Specially designed software (Driftcon) is used to capture the temperature data from the Driftcon hardware box and store it in a data file, along with indentification parameters. The data file is secured by an encryption method. Only trained and certified technicians are allowed to perform traceable calibrations with the Driftcon system.