KeySoft 9.2.2 Upgrade

Users upgrading to version 9.2.2 from a version earlier than 9.2 must obtain a product key. Please see below for the procedure to obtain this Product key. If you already have KeySoft 9.2.x installed and want to install KeySoft 9.2.2, you can do so without using a product key.

What's new in KeySoft 9.2:

KeySoft PDF Converter:

It is now possible to convert a PDF document to a text file. The text file opens directly in KeyWord, thus allowing it to be read and edited at your convenience. This capability allows for any PDF document with imbedded text to be converted to a text file, allowing professional documents to be received as attachments by email on your apex, and opened and read without the use of a computer or other external converter. To initiate the conversion process, a "Convert PDF file," option has been added to the file manager menu.

PDF Files In KeyBook:

If you are planning on reading the contents of a PDF document but do not intend on editing the file, KeySoft's book reader allows for a simple and efficient method to accomplish this task.

Full QWERTY input and control when using WindowEyes:

The Apex driver has been submitted to GW Micro and will be available in their next update of Window-Eyes. With this new version, the Apex QT keyboard can be used to either represent the computer's keyboard, to input text and perform windows commands, or by pressing function plus B the ASDF and JKL; keys can emulate a Perkins style braille keyboard for commands and data entry. When the new Window Eyes version is available, you can simply select the, "BrailleNote with keyboard input," option when choosing a Braille device in Window-Eyes.

Version 9.2.2 also fixes important issues. For an extensive list of improvements, please refer to the Release Notes document available below.

How To Upgrade to KeySoft 9.2.2:

To upgrade to KeySoft 9.2.2 you will need to:

•1- Acquire a Product key from the Humanware license site at http://license.humanware.com/ your serial number and email address is required.
•2- Acquire the software installation upgrade file. Installation and upgrade procedures remain the same as version 9.1. KeySoft English and French installations depend on license language.

Product Key installation procedure:

Prior to installing KeySoft, you will need to install the Product Key. The Product Key file has an .hwl extension. You will also need a memory media such as an SD card or a USB thumb drive, (it will be referred to as the Installation SD card later in the text) to perform the installation.

To prepare the installation SD card, follow the instructions below:

1. Insert the SD card in the computer's SD card reader. You may also use an external SD card reader connected to the computer's USB port.
2. Download the product key file to the PC.
3. Make sure to save this file in a location you will be able to locate.
4. Copy this file into the root directory of your SD card. It does not matter if there are other files and folders present.

Note: If you use KeyWeb from your Apex to download the license, save the file into the "none," folder of your Flash Disk.

Once the installation SD card is ready, please follow this procedure to install your product key:

1. Make sure the BrailleNote Apex is powered on.
2. Verify that there is no SD card in the BrailleNote's SD card slot and that the USB drives are not being used.
3. Insert the installation SD card. You will receive a message that the SD card has been inserted.
4. You are now ready to install the Keysoft 9.2.2 update.

Note: If you use KeyWeb to download the license, simply perform a soft reset when the download is completed to install the license on your unit.

If the product key license has been successfully installed, you will hear the following message: "1 valid license installed". If this message is not heard, do not proceed with

 

KeySoft Software Upgrade Procedure:

Installation procedure using removable memory:

To upgrade the BrailleNote Apex to a recent version, you will need to acquire the software upgrade file. The software upgrade file has a .hwi extension. You will also need your installation SD card previously used.

To prepare the installation SD card, follow the instructions below:

1. Insert the SD card in the computer's SD card reader. You may also use an external SD card reader connected to the computer's USB port.
2. Download the software upgrade file to the PC.
3. Make sure to copy this file in a location you will be able to locate.
4. Copy this file into the root directory of your SD card. It does not matter if there are other files and folders present.
Once the installation SD card is ready, please follow this procedure:

1. Connect your BrailleNote Apex device to a power outlet. Neglecting to do so may cause device memory corruption.
2. Make sure the BrailleNote Apex is powered on.
3. Verify that there is no SD card in the BrailleNote's SD card slot and that the USB drives are not being used.
4. Insert the installation SD card. The BrailleNote Apex will confirm that an SD card was inserted. You will be asked to perform a soft reset. When the Apex has rebooted, it will ask you if you want to install this new software version. Press Y to proceed with installation or N to abort.
5. Beeps and progress messages will be heard throughout the installation process. This Procedure can take up to five minutes to complete.
6. When installation is complete, the BrailleNote will restart. The new installation has been completed when the startup music is heard and you are in the main menu. Note that the installation file has been deleted from the SD card.
7. You are now ready to use KeySoft 9.2.2.

Installation procedure using the Apex internal memory:

Alternatively, you can download the installation upgrade file directly on the Apex Flash disk. When downloaded, the file should be saved in the Flash Disk's "None," folder. Please consult the user guide for information on downloading files.

In case of problems during installation:

If an installation failure message is heard, do not reset the device. Remove the installation SD card and insert it again. If the problem persists, contact technical support.

 

After reading the above instructions, download the files from the below links to upgrade to KeySoft 9.2.

Download your Product Key

Download KeySoft 9.2.2 for BrailleNote Apex family

(If you experience difficulties downloading the software upgrade file to your computer or using Firefox, please download this zip file for KeySoft 9.2.2 . Please unzip the file on your PC prior to following the installation procedure described above.)

Download KeySoft 9.2.2 release notes