Keysoft 9 1 upgrade

KeySoft 9.1 Upgrade

KeySoft version 9.1 is the first major update for the BrailleNote Apex family and it is free! It does not require or use up a Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) count. Activation is possible after installation of your Product key. Your serial number and email address will be required.

What's New in KeySoft 9.1?

Version 9.1.0 includes an array of new functionalities and important improvements:

  • 1. Improved access to a variety of Word documents
  • 2. Vast new collections of electronic books at your fingertips
  • 3. Use Apex as a Braille display: input mode for QT models, new JAWS driver and command assignements
  • 4. Enjoy improved Ethernet and Wireless connectivity
  • 5. Protect the access to your confidential Apex data
  • 6. Zip/unzip files
  • 7. More efficient email
  • 8. KeySync support Windows Vista and Windows 7 (64-bits)

Version 9.1 also fixes important issues. For an extensive list of improvements, please refer to the Release Notes document accessible below.

Software Update

KeySoft version 9.1.0 is a major release. To upgrade BrailleNote Apex to a major version, 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 .hwi installation upgrade file. Installation and upgrade procedures remain the same as version 9.0.3. KeySoft English and French installations depends on license language.

Important: Once you've upgraded to version 9.1, you will not be able to downgrade to a previous version.

 

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 root directory of your Flash Disk.

Once the installation SD card is ready, please follow this procedure to install your produc 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. The BrailleNote Apex will confirm that an SD card was inserted and will install all licenses available on the card.
  • 4. You are now ready to install the Keysoft 9.1 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 software upgrade.

 

KeySoft Upgrade Procedure

Installation procedure using removable memory:

To upgrade BrailleNote Apex to a more recent version, you will need to acquire the installation upgrade file. The Installation 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 installation 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 will only take a few short moments.
  • 6. When installation is complete, the BrailleNote will restart. The new installation has been completed when the startup chime 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 9.1.

 

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 root folder. Please consult 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.

 

Download your Product Key

Download KeySoft 9.1 for BrailleNote Apex family

(If you experience difficulties downloading the hwi upgrade file to your computer or using Firefox, please download this zip file for KeySoft 9.1. Please unzip the file on your PC prior to following the installation procedure described above.) 

Download the new JAWS driver for terminal mode

Download Release Notes KeySoft 9.1