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Installing Custom Applications

This guide will explain how to install custom applications in the Cardinal 825 Digital Weight Indicator.

Requirements

A USB flash drive or network connection is required. The application file should be copied to the USB flash or network share. For USB it is recommended to not have a great deal of other files on it as this may slow down or otherwise cause trouble with the scanning for files.

Installing Your Custom Application

  1. From the "Application Menu" select "File Manager". If the "File Manager" option is not present use the "Configuration" "Enable/Disable? Menu" option to enable the file manager then go back to the application menu.

File Manager opening screen

  1. Updates can be performed from USB or a network share. Using a network will require that the 825 have a proper IP address and netmask setting and the network share must be reachable. The example will show using USB. Select "Choose an update file from USB Flash".

File manager - insert USB flash

  1. Insert the USB flash drive, wait a moment, and then press "Yes". The display will show "Mounting USB" and after some delay as it scans files on the USB flash drive

File manager - choose file

  1. Select the button with the "Application: xxxxx" showing the file name of the desired application to install or update. The display will show "Are you sure you want to install/update Confirm: No". Press "Y" to select "Yes" and ENTER.
  1. The file manager will check the USB flash drive to see if there is an accompanying signature file such as custapp.sgn to provide verification of the application developer. If the signature file is not found the file manager will prompt for the menu name to appear in the application menu.

File manager - prompt for menu name

  1. Type the desired menu name and press ENTER. (If a signature file is provided the menu name is set automatically).
  1. There will be some delay as the file is copied.

File manager - new menu item added

  1. Press any key. The display will return to the file manager beginning screen. Press the left navigation key or ESC to return to the application menu. The new custom item will show.

App menu with new custom item

Updating a Custom Application

  1. From the "Application Menu" select "File Manager". If the "File Manager" option is not present use the "Configuration" "Enable/Disable? Menu" option to enable the file manager then go back to the application menu.

File Manager opening screen

  1. Updates can be performed from USB or a network share. Using a network will require that the 825 have a proper IP address and netmask setting and the network share must be reachable. The example will show using USB. Select "Choose an update file from USB Flash".

File manager - insert USB flash

  1. Insert the USB flash drive, wait a moment, and then press "Yes". The display will show "Mounting USB" and after some delay as it scans files on the USB flash drive

File manager - choose file

  1. Select the button with the "Application: xxxxx" showing the file name of the desired application to update. The display will show "Are you sure you want to install/update Confirm: No". Press "Y" to select "Yes" and ENTER.

File manger - replace custom application

  1. The date/time stamps should be reviewed to make sure the correct update file is to be copied. Press "Y" to confirm. The display will show "Updating..." There will be some delay as the file is copied.
  1. The display will return to the file manager "Choose File" screen. Press the left navigation key or ESC to return to the application menu.
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