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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.

Download Connect Desktop app, then run/open/execute the downloaded .exe file to install Connect Desktop app.

For a brief introduction, please check this video.

 

 

 

 

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


 

Connect Desktop (MAC)

 

 

Connect Desktop app

Aside from C-Pen Keyboard functionality (scan text to cursor position), 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.

 

 

Download Connect Desktop app 

After download, open the .dmg file. To install, drag the Connect Desktop icon onto the Application folder icon.

 

 

 

Check the video for a brief introduction to Connect Desktop app.  

 

 

 

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


 

The device (LingoPen)

  1. Power On/Off & Back button: Press 3 seconds to power device on or off. Press briefly to use as cancel function in the user interface
  2. OK button: When a dialog box or options list pops up, press this button to confirm the operation.
  3. Up/Down/Left/Right: Press buttons to move focus or cursor.
  4. Scan Trigger: When scanning, the Scan Trigger is automatically pressed to activate scanning.
  5. Screen: The device’s display screen.
  6. Speaker: Used for audio output. Muted when headphones are connected.
  7. Mic: To record voice memos.
  8. Menu button: Press this button to display context menu (like mouse right click on PC) settings when available.
  9. Scanning window: Frames the text to be scanned.
  10. Headphone jack: A standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. Speaker is muted when headphones are connected.
  11. Micro USB connector: Used for charging the battery and connecting to USB Host. To charge, connect to USB charger or computer USB port.
  12. Reset button: Pressing this button resets the device. It is recommended to use this button only when the device cannot be turned off properly.

 


Scan to File (LingoPen)

Scan to File is a function allowing the user to capture notes, quotes, or excerpts from books and papers. The text is stored in txt files in the built-in memory and can be re-accessed at any time.

It is also possible to select single words and have them looked up in the embedded dictionaries.

Finally the files can be uploaded to a computer.

Check supported languages.


First use (LingoPen)

LingoPen and DictionaryPen areself-contained products that work both stand-alone and connected to a computer.

They can be used to scan and store text, look up words definition in dictionaries, listen to word pronunciations (DictionaryPen) or full text (LingoPen), and record voice memos.

Additionally, it can double as USB disk and keyboard.

But before getting started, read and watch below.

 

Power on

Make sure the product is charged. Press the On/Off button for three seconds to power on ReaderPen (boot sequence takes about 10 seconds).

Left/Right Hand

Select whether to use the product with left or right hand. Enter SettingsLeft/Right-Handed to select. Press OK to confirm and then Back to get back to Main menu.

To continue, check How to scan, and Scan to File, Dictionary, and Recorder.

 


LingoPen 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 LingoPen

A micro-USB cable (included in the LingoPen gift box)

A computer (MAC, Windows or Linux)

Current software version of your LingoPen

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

 

Upgrade instructions & information

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 we have included.

Before starting the upgrade, connect LingoPen to a computer in U-disk mode and verify available disk space to be more than 2GB.

 

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

 

 


Does DictionaryPen or LingoPen work with a computer?

Yes it does.
It is possible to connect DictionaryPen to almost any computer, phone or tablet supporting USB Host (in principle all computers) or USB OTG.

Check the video below for more information about functionality.


Battery maintenance

Maximizing battery life

Avoid extreme ambient temperatures

Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of ambient temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to ambient temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity.

Store it half-charged when storing long term

If you want to store your device long term (e.g. summer breaks), two key factors will affect the overall health of your battery: the environmental temperature and the percentage of charge on the battery when it’s powered down for storage. Therefore, we recommend the following:

• Do not fully charge or discharge the battery – charge to around 50%.
• Power down the device.
• Store in a cool moist-free environment less than 90° F (32° C).
• Top up charge to 50% every 3 months.

During regular use

Do not run battery completely flat and do not leave product connected to charger when fully charged.

 


Does the pen(s) work with USB-C?

USB-C is a physical specification compatible with the earlier protocols used by the various C-PEN models.
A USB-C to USB-A adapter is however required.

Warranty and returns

General returns: The general return policy is subject to the policy of the reseller selling the product. If you want to buy and try, check the reseller’s policy prior to making the purchase.

Warranty: Unless otherwise regulated by laws in the country where the product is purchased, 12 months warranty applies.

The warranty does not apply to defects occurring due to normal wear and tear, or if the product has been disassembled and/or altered. Further, as an exception to the general warranty, the battery of the product (if any) is warranted against defects occurring only within the first six (6) months after the product was received¹.

In case of a warranty claim, contact the local reseller.

If preferred, the defect unit can be sent directly to C-PEN for replacement (NOT refund).  Customer will then have to cover the shipping cost to C-PEN (located in Sweden, Europe), and C-PEN will cover shipping cost for sending a replacement product to the customer.

In cases where the defect cannot be reproduced, C-PEN will NOT charge any investigation fee, but return shipment to the customer will be charged.

 


¹ See Battery maintenance for recommendations to maximize battery lifetime.