232key Pro version 0.9.7 released

Scripts can now use types defined in the System.Threading.Tasks namespace without specifying the fully qualified namespace.

Example:wait for 1 second before typing

This release also extends the expiry date of the trial to June 30, 2022. If you already have a previous version of 232key Pro installed, a prompt to download the update will be displayed upon launch. You can also get the new release from our download page.

Vote for 232key Pro at the Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Awards 2022

If you’re a satisfied user of our 232key Pro software, we would be happy if you voted for it at the Weighing Review Readers’ Choice Awards 2022.

You can find all nominations for the different categories on this page. To vote, click on the “Submit votes” button, then select an entry under “Best Weighing Companies” and “Best Weighing Software/Solutions” as shown below:

You can – of course – also pick your favorites in other categories.

Voting ends on May 20, 2022. Thank you for your support!

232key Pro version 0.9.6 released

This version comes with a new device profile for DINI ARGEO indicators, which also includes the command to request the weight:

232key pro dini argeo read command

 

It extends the expiry date of the trial to May 31st, 2022. If you already have a previous version of 232key Pro installed, a prompt to download the update will be displayed upon launch. You can also get the new release from our download page.

232key Pro version 0.9.0 released

This version introduces two new variables which are made available to your script. When 232key Pro receives data from the connected device, it tries to match a regular expression. The string matched by the first capturing group is stored in a variable named value.

The following additional variables were introduced in this version:

  • valueDouble: contains the value string converted to a Double or null if no conversion was possible.
  • valueDecimal: contains the value string converted to a Decimal or null if no conversion was possible.

Example

Data received from the scale:

Requesting the weight from a scale with the MT-SICS "SI" command

S S      5.000 kg<13><10>

Captured in value string:

      5.000

Script to output the weight only if it is greater than 0.1 kg:

if (valueDecimal>0.1m) return valueDecimal.ToString();

Output (note: valueDecimal preserves any trailing zeros, valueDouble does not):

5.000

 

232key Pro version 0.8.1 – Kern Communications Protocol (KCP) device profile added

Kern Communications Protocol (KCP) is a bi-directional protocol available on more and more Kern scales. Version 0.8.1 of 232key Pro allows you to select a “Kern KCP” device in the Input tab and to easily set the “SI” command (“send immediately”) in the Control tab to request the weight:
Kern KCP command

Further information on the Kern Communications Protocol can be found in this PDF document.

Kern has also produced a video showcasing the protocol (using their BalanceConnection software, not 232key Pro):

KERN Communication Protocol | KERN KCP

 

232key Pro version 0.8.0 – improved hotkey (keyboard shortcut) support

Many scales support a bidirectional communication mode: A command is sent from the PC to the device to query the current weight. This is also referred to as polling.

In 232key Pro, a hotkey (keyboard shortcut) is used to trigger the command. After 232key has received and processed the reply, it is entered into the target application:
Hotkey 232key Pro

The advantage of this method is that the user does not have to press a button on the scale itself.

Please note that not all scales support command mode and that you may need to configure your scale to enable it. Different scales also use different commands. As shown in the screenshot below, you can enter any command (using hexadecimal notation) or set a predefined command by clicking the Set default command button (if available). Please refer to the manual of your scale to find out which commands it supports.

In version 0.8.0 it is now possible to use individual keys such as F5 as hotkeys (previously, only key combinations including a modifier key were supported):
scale command mode with F5 hotkey

Some keys may be reserved by the operating system or other applications. Setting such a key will result in an error.

232key Pro version 0.7.7 – MyWeigh UltraShip-U2 support

We’ve included a device profile for the very affordable MyWeigh UltraShip-U2 scale in this release of our software.

Please note:

  • Only models which appear as a virtual COM port when connected to the computer are supported (this is not the case for earlier versions of this scale):
    MyWeigh UltraShip-U2 virtual COM port
  • This scale only sends the weight when the SEND button is pressed. It is not possible to use polling:
    MyWeigh UltraShip-U2 scale send button