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Firmware Version 5.30 – 2020.11.18 – File manager

In version 5.30

 

Added or Changed Features 

  • New File manager feature
    – View images placed on the Internal storage and an attached USB storage.
    – Rename/copy/move images
    – Organize files in personalized directories
    – Double click on a DXF file to open the DXF overlay application
  • When navigating up/down in the Preset manager wrapping between top and bottom is now enabled
  • Wrapping between left and right side of the system top menu is now enabled

Firmware Version 5.20 – 2020.09.15 – Computer view 

In version 5.20

 

Added or Changed Features 

  • New Computer view option in the Camera menu:
    Choose between Camera only (default) and View all. If View all is selected menus and applications will be overlaid on the live video of the USB 3.0 output. This feature is especially useful when sharing/collaborating/demonstrating using video conferencing, as this eliminates the need for an external HDMI frame grabber 
  • The Scale bar is now also applied to images saved from applications, except TMA and Verification lines
  • Exposure mode settings can now be changed directly from within an application like TMA without having to exit/enter the application. 
  • The minimum time between auto captured images has been lowered from 10 seconds to 2 seconds. If 2 second capture time is required, make sure that any attached USB storage device can keep up the pace. Alternatively choose an image format with compression (jpg or tiff) to reduce the file size 
  • The ISO 8859-1 character set (also known as Latin1) was used for saving and reading filenames from an attached USB storage device. This could lead to question marks for characters not supported by ISO 8859-1This has been solved by using UTF-8 consistently throughout the system 
  • In the PNG reference app the magnification level and selected close-up lens is now displayed 
  • Support for additional keyboard layouts: AF, AL, AT, BR, BW, CA, CD, CZ, EE, HR, IS, LT, LV, ME, MT, NL, PH, PK, SI, SK, SN, TZ, VN, ZA 

Corrections 

  • A connected TAGARNO Lights control box will automatically be upgraded from Version 1.03 to 1.04. This upgrade solves an issue which could cause glitches of 500ms duration in the intensity of the ring light. The update will take less than 5 seconds in which period this update icon  will be visible in the center of the Ring light status window
  •  In version 5.12 the TMA would not save a lens corrected image when this feature was selected in the tool bar. This has now been corrected
  • When the Watermark application was closed, a connected TAGARNO Ring light would switch off. This unexpected behavior has now been corrected

Firmware Version 5.12 – 2020.06.18 – Bug fix 

In Version 5.1 the entire underlying operating system was updated. Unfortunately this led to some incompatibility issues, which are all corrected in this release. 

Corrections 

  • Fixed an issue where PNG reference could show Error: Failed to open file when the app was closed after a PNG file from an attached USB storage device was selected. 

  • When creating a new template in Verification lines a bug caused all lines to be 5.5 drawing units long, no matter the entered length. This does now work as expected. 

  • Across all applications the handling of filenames containing Non-ASCII characters has been broken. Files with Non-ASCII characters would either not be shown while browsing or shown with question marks, preventing these files from loading correctlySupport for Non-ASCII character has now been restored. 

 An active 120-day demo license period will remain unaffected by this bug fix. 

 

Firmware Version 5.1 – 2020.05.25 

Added or Changed Features 

  • A new 120-day distributor demo license has been implemented 
  • When the System language is changed, it will take effect immediately. No system restart is required 
  • When a 30-day trial period was active the date and time could not be changed. This has now been made possible 
  • When a TAGARNO Ring light is connected and White balance calibration at LED light change is enabled in the camera menu, switching on or off the ring light will initiate a WBC. 
  • The TAGARNO Digital Trichinoscope uses automatic WBC to avoid a change in hue if the incident light, LED light or sub stage light changes during the inspection. The automatic WBC was however enabled also when the Trichinoscope application was closed. Now the automatic WBC is only enabled when the Trichinoscope application is active 

 

Corrections 

  • When using Advanced camera settings, the setting for contrast was not recalled correctly when using the Preset manager. This has now been corrected 

 

Firmware Version 5.0 – 2020.03.02 

Added or Changed Features 

  • New PNG reference app
    • New Scale bar option in the Settings menu. When the microscope is operating in standard magnification mode without any active applications, a Scale bar can be shown in the bottom left corner of the screen. When enabled, it will be superimposed on captured images. Please note that this scale is approximate and does not take lens distortion into account.
  • Addition to System information
    • Listing of all permanent installed licenses
    • URL to the online TAGARNO manuals tagarno.com/productmanuals
  • Improved integration with a TAGARNO Ring light connected to the USB port
    • When the microscope is switched off, the Ring light will also switch off. The state of the Ring light is persisted and recalled, when the microscope is powered up again.
    • The TAGARNO Ring light indicator is now visible in all applications.
  • The Watermark app is no longer license based and is now default available.
  • Changes to TMA
    • A new Distance to line tool has been added
    • In Point-to-point measurement the base line of the arrows can be extended by pressing Ctrl. This is especially helpful when measuring the distance between parallel objects. When the line has been placed, the base line of the arrows return to their default length.
    • In Point-to-point measurement the measurement line annotation can be offset with dashed lines, if the Alt key is pressed while placing the last point of the measurement.
    • When zooming digitally in a snapshot (using the mouse wheel), the center of the zoom now follows the mouse position.
    • When zooming digitally in a snapshot pan using the mouse is now supported.
    • To ease panning during digital zoom, the tools in the toolbar can now alternately be selected/de-selected using function keys or mouse.
    • Short pressing the capture key on the control box now brings up the Save image dialog.
    • When inch is selected the length annotation has been changed from L=xx inch to L=xx” and the area annotation has been changed from A=xx inch2 to A=xx in2
  • Changes to DXF overlay
    • For each layer visibility and color can now be set individually
    • The selected close-up lens is now shown in the app
    • An attached foot switch can now be used to skip back and forth in selected search results.
    • The user is now prompted if the imported DXF file does not contain units and can choose mm, inches or custom units
  • Changes to Camera settings
  • High contrast has been replaced by an Advanced camera settings option. When this option is enabled, these advances settings are can be modified in detail for optimum visual inspection result:
    • Contrast (21 levels)
    • Saturation (21 levels)
    • Sharpness (21 levels)
    • Noise reduction (6 levels)
  • The assisted Optimal working distance adjustment was inefficient and could stop working in some setups and did not work well with +25 and +50 close-up lenses. The Optimal working distance has now been optimized to allow the user to quickly adjust the height of the microscope. This is done in two easy steps at two zoom levels, one rough at medium magnification and one fine at the highest magnification. At the screen the expected working distance is displayed as a reference for adjusting the distance
  • The number of presets in the Preset manager has been raised from 6 to 10. Presets can be selected from an attached numerical keyboard. Press 1..9 to select presets 1..9 and 0 to select preset 10
  • The default setting of White balance calibration at LED light change has been set to off
  • When the +10 (Plan 1x) close-up lens is selected, the focus level of the camera is reduced to prevent focusing inside the lens.

 

Corrections 

  • A bug prevented the user from selecting a template if the number of entries in the list exceeded 50 templates. This has now been corrected in all applications based on templates
  • A USB storage device being formatted by the microscope would not be readable by some Apple computers depending of the installed version of the operating system. This has now been fixed.

 

 

Firmware Version 4.5 – 2019.11.01 

Added or Changed Features 

  • Display update speed during pan, has been optimized.
  • Changes to TMA
    • The arrow heads of very short lines (less than14 pixels) would overlap. This has now been fixed by dynamically scaling down the arrow heads on short lines.
    • In the Diameter measurement tool a center cross has been added to the annotation.
    • Measuring the distance between the center of two circles has been made easy. The Point-to-Point and Polyline tool in will now snap to the center of a circle if Ctrl is held down while placing the start and end points.
    • An option in the settings has been added to select how line length annotations are displayed. Choose between parallel to the line (default) and horizontal.
    • The customer dot-grid drop down box has been removed to allow users to manually enter any arbitrary customer custom dot-grid pitch values.
  • In Image comparison a settings option has been added to allow the user to change the switching speed, at which the reference and captured image are alternately displayed. Selecting Slow displays each image for 1.5 second. Selecting Fast displays each image 0.3 seconds.
  • Menu/i/Ruler calibration
    • Perform a linear calibration of the Ruler using printable TAGARNO calibration rulers. Supported lenses are +3, +4, +5, +10 (Opteka) or +10 (Plan 1x). Please note that the system can only support one +10 lens at a time.
  • Changes to DXF overlay
    • The color(s) defined in the DXF file are now displayed. An option to override these colors is however still supported.
    • Line weight is now supported.
    • Hatch with solid fill is now supported.
    • Ellipses
    • Text alignment was not always displayed correctly. This has been fixed.
    • Some letters and letters with diacritics would be displayed incorrectly. This has now been corrected.
    • Navigation support has been added to assist the user in moving the inspected object when searching for text labels when the overlay is exceeding the visible screen area.
    • Wild card ‘*’ was only working at the end of a search pattern. Now wildcards can be used at arbitrary positions.
    • New font face

 

Corrections 

  • If an image with graphics overlay was captured by long pressing the capture key, the subsequently captured images would also have graphics overlay even when the capture key was short pressed. This has now been corrected.
  • When trying to import a watermark from an incorrectly formatted USB device an error beep was audible. Now the user is offered an option to format the attached USB storage device.

 

Firmware Version 4.4 – 2019.08.05

Added or Changed Features 

  • New DXF overlay app 
  • In Auto exposure mode a new Exposure compensation setting can now be used to change the internal reference brightness level. Use left/right navigation key to decrease/increase the brightness level in steps of 1.5dB. The Exposure compensation setting is persisted in the Preset manager and during power cycle.

Corrections 

  • The calculation of L*, a*, b* values presented in Speck counter did not account for the gamma correction performed by the camera. This led to inaccurate measurements, which has now been corrected. 
  • In some rare cases the USB 3.0 live image stream would not startup correctly if the microscope was warm when turned on. This issue has now been corrected.  

 

 

Firmware Version 4.31 – 2019.05.06 – extraordinary release

Added or Changed Features 

  • In the application tab, Image analysis is now visible on all TAGARNO FHD models and is available as a part of the new 30-day trial license feature.

Corrections 

  • Fixed an intermistic problem where a previous selected menu action could be selected after capturing an image. 
  • In Image analysis, the focus level at which the microscope was factory calibrated is recalled at start up. This correction serves as a precaution to prevent incorrect measurement of length if the optimal working distance (distance from the lens to the inspected subject) is not adjusted correctly. With an optimal working distance this correction has no effect on the measurements. 

 

 

Firmware Version 4.30 – 2019.05.01

Added or Changed Features 

  • New 30-day trial license feature.
    • All applications requiring a commercial license can now be tested using a free 30-day trial license.
    • The free trial license period is activated by selecting any unlicensed application in the application menu.
    • In System information the state of the Trial license is shown (Available, Remaining time and eventually Expired)
  • Preset 1 to 6 can now be accessed using key 1 to 6 on an attached numerical USB keyboard. This allows for fast and easy access to presets. This feature also allows for effortless user restriction in applications where operators are not allowed to modify the configuration of the microscope. When the required presets have been configured, the XPLUS control box can simply be removed.
  • The Image analysis/Speck counter application has been improved to display L*, a*, b* values for the analyzed flour sample.
  • New option in the Camera menu:
    • Assign image name
      • Default off. When this setting is active the microscope will prompt for an image name before storing a captured image.
  • In System information a letter A, B or C has been added in the Hardware revision to identify the revision of the embedded SD card, serving as the internal storage of the microscope.
    • -A-Initial type used at first customer shipment June 2016
    • -B-In mid-2017 a high capacity brand was introduced. Unfortunately these cards deteriorate over time and can exhibit read/write errors causing malfunction of the microscope.
    • -C-Current industrial type introduced November 2017
  • The frame rate of the camera has been changed to match the selected video format. For historical reasons the camera would run at 59.94 FPS when selecting 1080p60 and 29.97 FPS when selecting 1080p30. The difference in frame rate resulted in a frame being dropped periodically. Dropped frames become noticeable when inspecting slowly moving objects. Now the frame rate of the camera matches the selected video format.

Corrections 

  • Removing a USB storage device while in use by the system could prevent usage of an attached USB storage device later on.  Now the system will detect this issue and re-initialize the USB storage device driver to maintain its functionality.

 

 

Firmware Version 4.1 – 2019.02.28 – Bug fix

Correction 

  • An unfortunate error prevented applications from saving images to an attached USB storage. This has now been corrected. 

 

 

Firmware Version 4.0 – 2019.02.01

Added or Changed Features 

  • Addition in System information
    • URL to the TAGARNO Firmware Download, tagarno.com/firmware-download.
  • Changes to TMA:
    • A dot-grid calibration is now up to 10 times faster, while maintaining the same precision.
    • Measurement annotations are now kept when a new calibration is selected and all measured values are recalculated based on the selected calibration.
    • Measurement annotations are also kept and recalculated when entering/leaving Lens correction mode.
    • Changing the measurement units will now take immediately effect on all measurement annotations.
    • The selected measurement annotation tool now remains selected after entering/leaving Lens correction mode.
    • General performance improvement for measurement annotations. The Polyline measurement could appear laggy depending on the number of line segments. Now it appears smooth no matter the number of segments.
    • In Angle measurement the presentation of the result has been changed to use ∠ = xxo instead of A = xxo.
  • Changes to Image Comparison:
    • When a template is created it is now possible to select a region of interest. This new feature is enabled by pressing Shift + C. The area outside the region of interest will be grayed out. The feature is especially useful when comparing a reference PCB with a sample PCB typically placed at different locations in a panel.
  • General changes to all applications:
    • A confirmation dialog will now appear during deletion to prevent users from deleting a template unintentionally.
    • When saving the user is now prompted to prevent overwriting existing files unintentionally.

 

Corrections 

  • In TMA a measurement tool could appear to be selected even though it was not. This has now been corrected.
  • Fixed a rarely occurring issue where the microscope application would restart when switching between different applications and TMA.
  • Fixed an issue where the XPLUS Control Box could be unresponsive a few seconds after emitting an error beep.
  • Image preview would always start up being enabled. The selected state of Image preview is now persisted.
  • When Image preview was disabled the image capture text dialog could sometimes be visible at the center of the screen in standard operating mode (no applications active). Now this dialog is always shown in the top center of the screen.