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C-Pen Connect & Windows

             

 

Connect Desktop app

Aside from C-Pen Keyboard functionality, the Connect Desktop app features Text Reader and Scan to File functions. Text can be set to be read out automatically or only when prompted to. It is possible to listen to full/multiple sentences and paragraphs or a single word. One time or repeatedly, as required. Scanned text can also be saved to text files and retrieved at a later point in time and re-listened to. A nice feature to support learning.

Install and setup Connect Desktop app

 

 

For more information about C-PEN Connect, check the Product page or our Knowledgebase.  


 

Connect Chrome extension

Connect Chrome extension is OS independent and runs on Chrome web browser.

Connect Chrome extension is installed from Chrome Web Store. Once installed it opens as a (left side) panel in the open tab and uses Chrome’s built-in Bluetooth services to connect to the C-Pen Connect.

The extension is OS independent and nothing is required to be installed locally on the computer.

Connect Chrome extension can be used for multiple purposes; assistive reading, productivity and collaboration.

It can be set up to read scanned text out aloud, either automatically or when prompted. It is easy to use side by side with online collaboration services like e.g. Google Doc, MS Word online, OneNote and Evernote and is a perfect tool to boost productivity.

This is how it works…

C-Pen Connect & MAC

 

 

Two different solutions are available for using C-Pen Connect together with MAC OSX – C-Pen Core and Connect Desktop app. Both apps features our C-Pen Keyboard function, allowing text to be scanned into any app on your computer. Connect Desktop app does in addition also support (assistive) text reading and supports saving text to files. Which is the better one depends on your preferred usage scenario.  

 

C-Pen Core

This is our traditional digital highlighter/productivity solution, and it is basically a device driver that links the pen scanner to the computer, the operating system and your favorite apps. Once C-Pen Core is installed and linked to Connect pen scanner, you simply open an application of your choice and start scanning. C-Pen Core is a great option if you like to have a non-intrusive and transparent integration between the pen and your computer.

Install and setup C-Pen Core

Connect Desktop app

Aside from C-Pen Keyboard functionality, the Connect Desktop app also features Text Reader and Scan to File functions. Text can be set to be read out automatically or only when prompted to. It is possible to listen to full/multiple sentences and paragraphs or a single word. One time or repeatedly, as required. Scanned text can also be saved to text files and retrieved at a later point in time and re-listened to. A nice feature to support learning.

Install and setup Connect Desktop app

 

 

For more information about C-PEN Connect, check the Product page or our Knowledgebase.  


 

LingoPen firmware upgrade


All C610L/LingoPens are possible to upgrade.

More information will presented here when an upgrade is available.

C-PEN Connect (BT10) & iOS

1. Download and install C-PEN Connect app

2. Connect C-PEN Connect with iOS app

The C-PEN Connect app downloaded in the previous step includes a wizard on this topic.

Start C-PEN Connect app.

Power on C-PEN Connect by pressing the Power button (item#4 in the device description) for 5 seconds. Wait around 20 seconds for the LED indicator (item #3 in the  device description) to switch to flashing BLUE.

The app will now connect to the pen, and the BLUE LED will turn to steady light.

Now we are ready to scan.

3. Using C-PEN Connect and its companion app

Everything and anything scanned will end up in the C-PEN Connect app “workspace”.

Text may be SAVED in a local text file. C-PEN Conect app features embedded (offline) translation and a generic SHARE function enabling:

Upload text/file to a cloud drive.

Share text/file with a friend.

It is also possible to have the text on the workspace READ OUT loud by means of iOS system TTS.

 

Instruction video

 


 

For more information about C-PEN Connect/BT10, check the Product page or our Knowledgebase.

 


 

C-PEN Connect (BT10) & Android

1. Download and install C-PEN Connect app

2. Pair C-PEN Connect with your Android unit

The C-PEN Core app downloaded in the previous step includes a wizard on this topic.

Power on C-PEN Connect/BT10 by pressing the Power button in the device description for 5 seconds.

Wait around 20 seconds for the LED indicator (item #3 in the  device description) to switch to flashing BLUE.

Open Android Settings (usually a cogwheel in the Notification Drawer/top bar) and proceed to Bluetooth section.

In Bluetooth settings, click the option to pair/add a new device.

When device BT10 shows up, click on it to pair.

Start C-PEN Core app.

The app will now connect to the pen, and the BLUE LED will turn to steady light. Now we are ready to scan.

3. Using C-PEN Connect and its companion app

Everything and anything scanned will end up in the C-PEN Connect app “workspace”.

Text may be SAVED in a local text file.

C-PEN Connect app features a generic SHARE function enabling:
Upload text/file to a cloud drive
Share text/file with a friend.
Send text to 3rd party translation app for translation.

It is also possible to have the text on the workspace READ OUT loud by means of Android system TTS.

 

For more information about C-PEN Connect, check the Product page or our Knowledgebase.

 


 

ExamReader firmware upgrade

NOTE: it is important that the steps below are followed and that compatibility is secured prior to making any upgrade.
AN UPGRADE CAN NOT BE REVERTED!

 

Check HERE for firmware history.

 

In order to upgrade you’ll need…

Your ExamReader

A micro-USB cable

A computer (MAC, Windows or Linux)

Current software version and serial number of your ExamReader

Go to Settings\System Information\Version and check Software version

Serial number is printed on the Examreader box and on the back side of the ExmReader itself.

Back side ExamReader

 

Upgrade options

To get started, click on the tab below that shows your ExamReader’s current software version.

 

My ExamReader software is version 7.1.73

If ExamReader serial number is 241531903xxxxxxx or higher, it can be updated to latest version (7.1.76).

NOTE: the same download file applies independent if using Windows, MAC or Linux – except that the included upgrade exe file is for Windows only.

To proceed, download THIS upgrade file.

Save the downloaded .zip file. This is a large file and it will take some time to download unless you have a really speedy internet connection.

Right click and Open the zip file to view the content. Check here for additional instructions or if you use MAC/Linux.

Right click and select Open the .exe file.

Select Extract all content.

In the new window, right click and Open ExamReaderFWUpgrade.exe to run it.

Follow instruction provided in the upgrade tool.

 


This video shows how to extract the downloaded zip and get the upgrade tool running.

 

 


 

My Examreader software is version 7.1.69

Download firmware version 7.1.73.

Unzip and extract the file with .bin extension. Place it in a folder of your choice on your computer (e.g. in the Download folder or on the Desktop).

Copy the .bin file to the USB drive (“ExamReader drive”).

Right click on the portable “ExamReader drive” on the computer and select to Eject it.

Disconnect ExamReader from the computer.

Press OK button thre (3) times and accept (Yes) to upgrade.

The upgrade may take 10 minutes and ExamReader will reboot automatically when done.

Other ExamReader software versions

These ExamReaders are unfortunately not upgradeable.


DictionaryPen firmware upgrade

Check upgradeability

All C610D/DictionaryPens are possible to upgrade to latest version.

Download and unzip latest firmware file and proceed according to Upgrade below.

For version history, click HERE.

Upgrade

Make sure the reader Pen battery is charged to at least 50%.
Connect the DictionaryPen to your computer and select U-disk mode.
Copy the two files extracted from the downloaded firmware (sysdict.bin & updatesys_7.y.xx.bin) to the C610R drive (if there are two drives pick the large one).
When copying is finished, eject the drive and disconnect it (unplug USB cable).
On the DictionaryPen, navigate to Settings/Software Upgrade and press OK button to select.
Press yes and wait for the upgrade to finish. This may take up to 10 minutes.


ReaderPen firmware upgrade

NOTE: it is important that the steps below are followed and that compatibility is secured prior to making any upgrade.
AN UPGRADE CAN NOT BE REVERTED!

 

Check HERE for firmware history.

 

In order to upgrade you’ll need…

Your ReaderPen

A micro-USB cable

A computer (MAC, Windows or Linux)

Current software version and amount of internal memory of your ReaderPen

Go to Settings\System Information\Version and check Software version

Go to Settings\System Information\Internal Storage and check internal memory.

NOTE:

Free [memory] as referred to on ReaderPen in Settings = disk space available for user files

Free [memory] as referred to in the upgrade tools below = actual free space on disk

 

Upgrade options

Upgrades are incremental which means that you may have to upgrade several times to reach latest. Each upgrade may take 10-30 minutes subject to how much new stuff it includes.

To get started, click on the tab below that shows your ReaderPen’s current software version.

 

NOTE: the same download file applies independent if using Windows, MAC or Linux – except that the included upgrade exe file is for Windows only. Link to additional instructions for MAC and Linux is found below.

 

My ReaderPen has software version 7.0.102 installed

Congratulation – your ReaderPen already have the latest software version!


 

My ReaderPen has software version 7.0.100 installed

Your ReaderPen is possible to upgrade to version 7.0.102.

 

To proceed, download THIS upgrade file.

Save the downloaded .zip file. This is a 600+ MB file and it will take some time to download unless you have a really speedy internet connection.

Right click and Open the zip file to view the content.

Select Extract all content.

Click here for further instructions.

 


This video shows how to extract the downloaded zip and get the upgrade tool running.

 

 


 

My ReaderPen has software version 7.0.97 or 7.0.98 installed

Your ReaderPen is possible to upgrade to version 7.0.100.

 

To proceed, download THIS upgrade file.

Right click and Open the zip file to view the content. Check here for additional instructions or if you use MAC/Linux.

Right click and select Open the .exe file.

Select Extract all content.

In the new window, right click and Open ReaderPenFWUpgrade.exe to run it.

Follow instruction provided in the upgrade tool.

 


This video shows how to extract the downloaded zip and get the upgrade tool running.

 

 


 

My ReaderPen has software version 7.0.89 installed

On ReaderPen, go to Settings\System Information\Internal storage and check Internal memory.

If Internal Memory (total) is 8GB, the ReaderPen is possible to upgrade to version 7.0.97.

 

To proceed, download THIS upgrade file.

Right click and Open the zip file to view the content. Check here for additional instructions or if you use MAC/Linux.

Right click and select Open the .exe file.

Select Extract all content.

In the new window, right click and Open ReaderPenFWUpgrade.exe to run it.

Follow instruction provided in the upgrade tool.

 


This video shows how to extract the downloaded zip and get the upgrade tool running.

 

 


 

My ReaderPen has software version 7.0.76 or version 7.0.86 installed

On ReaderPen, go to Settings\System Information\Internal storage and check Internal memory.
If Internal Memory (total) is 8GB, the ReaderPen is possible to upgrade to version 7.0.89.

 

To proceed, download THIS upgrade tool for Windows.

Right click and Open the zip file to view the content. Check here for additional instructions or if you use MAC/Linux.

Right click and select Open the .exe file.

Select Extract all content.

In the new window, right click and Open ReaderPenFWUpgrade.exe to run it.

Follow instruction provided in the upgrade tool.

 


This video shows how to extract the downloaded zip and get the upgrade tool running.

 

 


 

My ReaderPen has software version 7.0.69 installed

Your ReaderPen is unfortunately not upgradeable to any newer software.

 


 

My ReaderPen has software version 7.0.51, version 7.0.52 or version 7.0.63 installed

Your ReaderPen is possible to upgrade to version 7.0.69.

Check here for additional instructions or if you use MAC/Linux.

 

To proceed, download THIS upgrade tool for Windows.

Right click and Open the zip file to view the content.

Right click and select Open the .exe file.

Select Extract all content.

In the new window, right click and Open ReaderPenFWUpgrade.exe to run it.

Follow instruction provided in the upgrade tool.

 


This video shows how to extract the downloaded zip and get the upgrade tool running.

 

 


 

Can't find your version?

Please contact C-PEN Support: support [at] cpen [dot] com

 


 


C-PEN Core software for MAC OSX

C-PEN Core for MAC OSX 10.13-10.15

Compatibility


C-PEN Core for MAC OSX 10.9-10.15

Compatibility


C-PEN Core for MAC OSX 10.6-10.8

Compatibility

 


 

To update:

  1. Go to System Preferences\C-PEN Core settings and un-check the Enable Input Method checkbox.
  2. Run the new installer.
  3. Reboot.

 

User guide: User guide (C-PEN Core for TS1)