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Does C-Pen work with MAC OSX Big Sur?

Short answer: YES, just follow normal instructions.

If there are notifications about malicious software or unidentified developer (because not being distributed via AppStore) go to System Preferences\Security and Privacy.

  1. TS1 (G2): use C-PEN Core software for MAC OSX and follow normal instructions.
  2. Connect: use Connect Desktop (MAC) and follow normal instructions.
  3. ReaderPenReaderPen Secure and LingoPen: no software required. Connect via USB and select Keyboard or U-disk on device screen. Check THIS video.
ReaderPen Secure quick start guide (multilingual)

ReaderPen Secure firmware upgrade

Register your ReaderPen Secure to be notified when upgrades are released.

ReaderPen Secure (C610S) firmware version history.



Important notices

An update is irreversable.

Make sure your ReaderPen Secure is charged to at least 50% prior to making the upgrade.

The updates are incremental and in case there is more than one newer version, the updates have to be applied one by one until reaching the latest.

What you need

Your ReaderPen Secure

A micro-USB cable with data wires (some USB cables are charge-only).

A computer (MAC, Windows, Linux).

The firmware update file (link below with instructions).

Current ReaderPen Secure firmware version:

To find current version, navigate ReaderPen Secure UI to Settings\System Information\Version

My current firmware version

This is the latest firmware version . No update is currently available.

7.4.01 is possible to upgrade to 7.4.03.

Download firmware update file: 7.4.03

Unzip and extract the file updatesys_7.4.03.BIN.

Connect ReaderPen Secure with the USB cable to the computer.

and enable U-Disk.

A new portable disk will appear on your computer – copt updatesys_7.4.03.BIN to that disk, then select to eject the disk.

On ReaderPen Secure, navigate to Settings\Software Upgrade and press OK button. Next select Yes and press OK button to confirm.

For more information about the steps to update the firmware see Pen upgrade instructions.

How to connect ReaderPen Secure to a computer as U-Disk



Does ReaderPen (Secure) work with a computer?

Yes it does.
It is possible to connect ReaderPen and ReaderPen Secure 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.


ReaderPen Youtube guides

The below video contains multiple sections. Click the three stripes in the upper left corner for a list.

Can I upgrade the ReaderPen firmware ?

ReaderPen & ReaderPen Secure firmwares are possible to upgrade.

See upgrade pages for details: ReaderPen, ReaderPen Secure.

Can I buy and try?

Please locate your local reseller and inquire about return policy before buying.


Can the dictionary be turned off?


If the ReaderPen firmware version is 7.0.89 or newer there is a setting called Exam Lock that disables Scan to File, Dictionary and Recorder and leaves only Text Reader active.
If the firmware is older it is possible to update. Check here for details.


LingoPen firmware supports a function called Exam Lock that disables Scan to File, Dictionary and Recorder and leaves only Text Reader active.

ReaderPen Secure

For ReaderPen Secure it is not possible to turn off dictionaries.


For DictionaryPen it is not possible to turn off dictionaries.

Can the pen software be updated?

Later versions of ExamReader is possible to upgrade. Check ExamReader firmware upgrade for details.

ReaderPen is possible to update. Check the product page, update section.

LingoPen is possible to update. Check the product page, update section.

ReaderPen Secure is possible to upgrade. Check the product page, update section.

DictionaryPen is possible to update. Check the product page, update section.

For TS1, the main software is host based (Windows, MAC). Check Software and guides for latest download.


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