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Configure StenoCAT with V7 Connect

Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017 04:19PM MST
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This article explains how to configure StenoCAT computer-aided transcription (CAT) software to output to TypeWell's V7 Connect program, both of which are installed locally on your computer. Any text that you type, voice, or otherwise input into the Connect program can then be immediately transmitted to a unique webpage viewer on our Caption-Viewer platform.

See also:
  Configure Eclipse with V7 Connect
  Configure ProCAT with V7 Connect

First, you need to:
  1. Exit out of the StreamText.Net Connector program if you have it running.
  2. Download and install the HW Virtual Serial Port program if you haven't already done so.

To configure StenoCAT to connect with Connect (caption-viewer) for the first time:

Create your Virtual Serial Port (COM3)

Launch the HW Virtual Serial Port program from the list of Programs in your Windows Start menu or by double-clicking the desktop icon.

desktop icon for HW Virtual Serial Port

Under the Virtual Serial Port tab, verify that the Port Name is set to COM3, the IP Address is set to and the Port is set to 6978.

If the VSP is not already Created, click Create COM.

Virtual Serial Port Settings

The VSP section should show a Status: Created.

Virtual Serial Port status created

If the VSP section shows Status: Error, you may have the StreamText.Net Connector or another virtual serial port program running. If so, close that program and then try again.

Configure StenoCAT realtime settings

In StenoCAT, open User Preferences and select the Realtime tab.  Set the Bridge protocol to COM3.

Test connection between StenoCAT and Connect

Writing on the steno keyboard should now show up in the Connect screen.

Connect text output

To stream text from Connect over the Internet to a remote client, follow the instructions here: How to use Web Linking.

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