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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.  


 

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.  


 

OCR is missing

Just installed C-PEN Core and it does not start properly?

Is there a “OCR is missing ” error message?

The later versions of C-PEN Core uses a newer version of the OCR engine (Optical Character Recognition) and if a previous version of C-PEN Core has been installed and not properly removed – then the new OCR is not properly installed. If this happens, or the OCR is not properly installed for any other reason this message is shown.

To resolve it we need to make sure that any old OCR is removed and the new (which is included in the C-PEN Core installer) is installed.


These steps apply to Windows 10 but are pretty similar for earlier versions of Windows.

  1. Go to Windows Settings\Apps and Features
  2. Use the search list and search for OCR.
  3. If C-Pen OCR Engine shows up – chose to uninstall it.
  4. Now download and reinstall latest C-PEN Core version.

If required, please consult How to make a clean re-install article.

 


.NET is missing

Just installed C-PEN Core and it does not start properly?

Is there a “.NET missing” error message?


.NET is a Windows component used by C-PEN Core software, the Windows software to use with e.g. our TS1 models. In Windows 10, .NET 3.5 does not always come preinstalled which will cause this error. To resole it – .NET 3,5 needs to be installed manually.

The video below shows the step.

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Go to Programs
  3. Select Turn Windows components on or off.
  4. Locate .NET 3.5 and make sure the check box is checked.
  5. Click Apply/OK to install.

 

Now get back and try to restart C-PEN Core.

 


How do I know if my TS1 is the original or the new G2 version?

Windows

Connect the TS1 to a USB port on your Windows PC

Start Device Manager (tap Windows button on the keyboard and start typing Device Manager and the option will show up)

Expand entry Cameras and check subentry. It will say either TS1 or TS1 rev2

TS1 G2 in device manager

 

Unable to load DLL ‘CPenCore.dll’

ERROR

Exception:
Unable to load DLL ‘CPenCore.dll’: The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)

This and similar error(s) may be caused by missing dependencies. As a first step a clean reinstall is recommended to make sure all dependencies are correctly installed.

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.

 


 

Troubleshoot TS1 (Windows)

 

If TS1 seems to connect properly to the computer (as seen in Device Manager) but still doesn’t connect to C-PEN Core app – please check Camera Privacy settings (applies to Windows 10).

It ay look slightly different in different versions of Win 10 but in general:

  1. Camera access needs to be ON.
  2. Apps needs to have access to camera. Especially the native Camera app and C-Pen Core desktop app.

How to install C-PEN Core on MAC