The New Software Version is VU5A!
We have resolved several software issues and have an update
to the WatchDog and WatchDog LT Programming Software. A few notable changes are listed below.
Additional COM Ports 9 – 16
Your PC Control Panel "Device Manager" lists the COM Port assigned to the WatchDog
Programmer, for example, Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM4). Previously, if
you had a number of USB devices connected to your PC and the WatchDog Programmer
COM port was assigned to something other than COM 1-8, you had some reconfiguring
to do. That is no longer the case as COM Ports 1-16 are now available for use.
No Need to "Read" Twice
There was an issue with the previous programming software version where after clicking
the "Read" button, certain default pager values appeared on the screen instead of the
pager’s programmed values. If you clicked the "Read" button a second time, you
usually got the correctly programmed pager data. This issue has been resolved in
the software upgrade and only one click is now needed to "Read" the WatchDog and
WatchDog LT pager programming information.
Black Text and White Backgrounds
The Model Name, Serial Number, and Power up message screens had been "blacked" out on many
computers depending upon the Theme that was configured for that particular computer. If
the computer configuration was set for black text and black background, you couldn’t read
the information. The text background setting in the new software has been forced to
display white and is no longer dependent upon the computer Theme configuration. Black
text on a white background is now readable.
"Special Text" Option Removed
The Standby screen on the previous Programmer’s Display Tab allowed a selection from three
options: "Special text", "Time & Date" and "Channel Name". If "Special text" was
selected, you had the option of selecting "Special text" or "2 tone address number"
from the "2 tone address special text" screen. The "Special text" selections were not
often requested and therefore have been removed in this latest version. The "Time & Date"
and "Channel Name" options remain.