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Connect (MacOS/Windows)

Manage USB-microDigs, Wi-microDigs, iCubinos and other serial devices with the I-CubeX Connect software. A quick and easy way to organize digitizer communications via virtual MIDI ports. Includes mapping to/from OSC (Open Sound Control), posting to webhooks for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, data logging to file, firmware upload utility and a basic host mode as well as standalone mode configuration panel.

Releases

27 Jun 2018: Connect v1.4.5 (Windows)

25 Jun 2018: Connect v1.5.2 (MacOS)

24 Jan 2018: Connect v1.3.5 (Windows)

07 Nov 2017: Connect v1.4.3 (MacOS)

Please note that the posted zip file of a released version may be replaced by a newer file without notice, ie. without the newer file being tagged as a new version. If you encounter any issues with the software, please check back here to see if a newer file (ie. same version but dated more recently) than the one you are using is available.

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System requirements

Installation and user manuals, tutorials and tips

  • See the support wiki.
  • If the virtual MIDI port created by Connect is not available in an application, quit and restart Connect. You may also have to restart the application.
  • On Windows, Connect only uses LoopMIDI's virtual MIDI port driver, so installing LoopMIDI is all that's needed. There's no need to create any ports in LoopMIDI nor to even run LoopMIDI.
  • On Windows, Connect needs to have created virtual MIDI ports for I-CubeX digitizers BEFORE any software is started that needs to access these virtual MIDI port(s) that were created by Connect.

Features

  • Upload firmware to a WiDig, USB-microDig or Wi-microDig (MacOS only).
  • Manage connections to multiple USB-microDigs, Wi-microDigs, iCubinos and other serial devices.
  • Route all communications with each WiDig, USB-microDig, Wi-microDig, iCubino or other serial device via a virtual MIDI port.
  • Map the sensor output of a WiDig, USB-microDig, Wi-microDig, iCubino or other serial device to OSC messages.
  • Map the sensor output of a WiDig, USB-microDig, Wi-microDig, iCubino or other serial device to a webhook URL address for IoT (Internet of Things) applications (MacOS only).
  • Control actuator outputs of a WiDig, USB-microDig, Wi-microDig, iCubino or other serial device with OSC messages. (MacOS only)

Recently added:

  • WiDig compatibility.
  • Upload firmware to a WiDig, USB-microDig (with hardware v7.0 or greater) or Wi-microDig (with hardware 6.0 or greater). (v1.5.1 or higher for MacOS only).
  • Sensor selection menu and I2C digital sensor method entry (click on the sensor input level indicator). (v1.5.0 or higher for MacOS only)
  • Output I2C digital sensor data as named OSC messages according to their selected method.
  • Output sensor data as a POST message with JSON attachment to a webhook URL address. (v1.5.0 or higher for MacOS only)
  • Wi-microDig v5 compatibility (v1.4.1 or higher for MacOS only).
  • Input level indicators (v1.4.1 or higher for MacOS only).
  • Control actuator outputs with OSC messages (v1.4.1 or higher for MacOS only).
  • Pass-through MIDI System Realtime and System Common messages.
  • Improved reliability wrt. adding a Wi-microDig to the list of devices.
  • Basic digitizer configuration panel: turn sensor inputs on/off and set the sampling interval, switch between host mode and standalone mode, mute/unmute MIDI output and reset.
  • Output analog sensor data as OSC messages.
  • Keep virtual MIDI ports once created, even if the digitizer is disabled, unplugged or otherwise disconnected.
  • Check for updates of Connect and/or the firmware of connected devices.
  • Auto (re-)enable feature for Wi-microDigs.
  • Enable the addition of iCubinos and other serial devices, to be mapped to virtual MIDI ports.

Known issues

Please notify us if you encounter a bug or issue.

  • For correct operation, please make sure your digitizer's identifying numbers are correctly stored in the digitizer. Connect (v1.5.0 or higher) will advise you if they are incorrect, and allow you to update them. You can also use Reset_myDig (MacOS 64bit / Windows 64bit, MacOS 32bit / Windows 32bit) to restore these numbers as per the label on the bottom of the digitizer.
  • Connect v1.5.2 may not succeed in connecting to the digitizer before starting the upload of new firmware. We are working to resolve the issue. For now, restarting Connect and trying again should work around the issue.
  • On Windows 10, if you are notified that MSVCR120.dll and MSVCP120.dll are missing, install the Visual Studio 2013 redistributable packages.
  • Connect v1.4.5 may notify you with an error message when you attempt to connect both a WiDig and a Wi-microDig. This is a bug and we are working on resolving it. Please wait for the next update.
  • Connect v1.4.3 or lower: (Un)plugging a digitizer while Connect is starting up or refreshing the list of digitizers may result in incorrect display of the status of the digitizer that was (un)plugged.
  • The addition of other serial devices, including I-CubeX compatible ones (ie. iCubinos but not USB- or Wi-microDigs), is not thoroughly tested. If a device is not shown in the device list, please advise us.
  • On MacOS 10.12 (Connect v1.4.3), the icon of Connect may not be visible in the taskbar. Run Connect v1.4.1 instead. Alternatively, starting from the right in the top task bar, find the first empty space (no icons), and then clicking in this space on the taskbar. You may be able to find the Connect main menu.
  • On Windows (Connect v1.35), if you unplug then re-plug the Bluetooth adapter while Connect is running, existing Wi-microDig entries in the device list can't be enabled. Restarting connect results in new entries in the device list of these Wi-microDigs. Remove the disabled entries that are no longer usable.
  • On Windows 8.1 (Connect v1.35), the application window may be too small to show all the user interface widgets.
  • On Windows 10, if you can't (re-)connect with a Wi-microDig, it may be necessary to re-create the Outgoing serial port, in the Bluetooth settings under "More bluetooth options", in the tab "COM ports".
  • USB-microDigs with hardware v7.0 can't be updated with Connect v1.5.0 - use FirmwareX instead.

This page was updated on Saturday 30 June 2018.
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