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Kipling

LabJack's new Kipling program is entering its public beta phase. For a period of time it will be released outside of the main installer, later it will be released within the main installer. Information about the original Kipling program (currently installed with the installer) can be found in the Old Kipling sub-section.

Summary

The latest software for the T7/T7-Pro is called Kipling. It is a cross-platform program designed to make using a LabJack compatible with the LJM library straightforward and convenient. It provides basic test, configuration, and self-upgrade, in a graphical interface. This program also aims to make using the T7's advanced features more straight forward and easier to understand. It will eventually replace the original Kipling.

  1. 1. Download/Install the LabJack LJM Library

    T7/Digit Devices

    T7 Digit

    Windows details
    Windows Installer 49.9 MB 2014-05-21 15:24

    This is the installation package for Windows for the U3, U6, UE9, T7 and Digit. It supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. All high-level functions within the LJM library will be available through this installation.

    This installation includes the driver, libraries, documentation, and utility applications listed below

    Utility Applications
    • LJControlPanel 2.32 - Simple configuration and testing utility for the U3/U6/UE9
    • LJSelfUpgrade 1.30 - Updates firmware on the U3/U6/UE9
    • LJLogUD 1.17 - Logging program up to 10 Hz for the U3/U6/UE9
    • LJStreamUD 1.17 - Logging program up to 80,000 Hz for the U3/U6/UE9
    • LJLogM 1.02 - Logging program up to 10 Hz for the T7
    • LJStreamM 1.03 - Logging program up to 80,000 Hz for the T7
    • Kipling 1.00.12 - Basic configuration and testing application for the T7
    • Otero 1.41 - Configuration and downloader for the Digit series loggers
    Code Libraries
    • LJM Library 1.0601 or greater - Library of high-level code functions for the T7/Digit
    • LJM Constants 2014.04.24 or later - JSON constants file for the LJM library
    • UD Library 3.42 - Library of high-level code functions for the U3/U6/UE9
    Low-level Driver
    • LabJackWinUSB Driver X.XX - Driver for Windows USB communication to and from all LabJack devices

    Tip: Uninstall previous versions before installing new versions. If a LabJack is connected during installation, unconnect and reconnect when done.

    The normal ways of uninstalling previous versions of the package are:

    1. Do Start => Programs => LabJack => Uninstall.
    2. Go to Windows Control Panel (not LJControlPanel), then go to Add/Remove Programs, then find "LabJack" or "LabJackUD".

    Here are the alternative manual steps:

    • Go to Start => Programs, find the LabJack group, right-click on it, and delete from the start menu.
    • On your hard drive delete the LabJack folder which is usually in "C:\Program Files\" or "C:\Program Files (x86)\"
    • Find and delete delete labjackud.dll in your system directory (i.e. "C:\windows\system32\" or "C:\windows\SysWOW64\").

    Mac OS X details
    Mac OS X Package 2.83 MB 2014-09-23 14:42

    This is the installation package for Mac OS X for the T7, Digit. All high-level functions within the LJM library will be available through this installation. This installation does not include any utility applications

    Installation instructions: Run LabJackM.pkg

    Code Libraries
    • LJM Library 1.0601 or greater - Library of high-level code functions for the T7/Digit
    • LJM Constants 2014.04.24 or later - JSON constants file for the LJM library
    Low-level Driver
    • Exodriver X.XX - Driver for Mac and Linux USB communication to and from all LabJack devices
    Linux
    Linux 32-bit Package 1.44 MB 2014-07-29 15:57
    Linux details
    Linux 64-bit Package 1.45 MB 2014-07-29 15:56

    This is the installation package for Linux for the T7, Digit. Select either 32-bit or 64-bit packages. All high-level functions within the LJM library will be available through this installation. This installation does not include any utility applications

    Installation instructions: Run LabJackM.run
        $ sudo ./LabJackM.run

    Code Libraries
    • LJM Library 1.0601 or greater - Library of high-level code functions for the T7/Digit
    • LJM Constants 2014.04.24 or later - JSON constants file for the LJM library
    Low-level Driver
    • Exodriver X.XX - Driver for Mac and Linux USB communication to and from all LabJack devices
  2. 2. Download/Install Kipling

    Windows details
    Windows Installer 24 MB
    Windows details
    Windows Standalone .zip 32 MB

    Kipling3 (currently in its public beta phase) is available for download/installation and trial through an un-signed windows installer and a standalone .zip file. Currently, Kipling only supports the T7 however it will eventually support the Digit as well. This program supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

    Notes:
    • When using the installer Windows 8 will display a message saying that the publisher is un-verified, you must run the installer anyways for it to work properly.
    • When downloading with google chrome, you may get a "malicious file" warning. Ex: "kipling_win.exe is not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous" with a large Discard button. You must click the drop down arrow and "Keep" to prevent the file from being downloaded. Currently the files are hosted by s3.amazon.com, this will be changed in the future.
    • Given that this program is in beta, users choosing to use the installer will be advised to un-install the program when Kipling is put in the main installer.
    Mac OS X details
    Mac OS X Standalone .zip 42 MB

    Kipling3 (currently in its public beta phase) is available for download/installation and trial through only a standalone .zip file. Currently, Kipling only supports the T7 however it will eventually support the Digit as well. This program supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Mac OS X 10.7+. Mac OS X 10.6 is not officially supported however it currently runs on 10.6.8.

    Notes:
    • Currently only available as a .zip file. Isn't integrated into our standard Mac OS X installer yet.
    • Currently Kipling3 is distributed for Mac OS X as a .zip file that should be copied into the applications directory. it contains one app and one folder that should reside in the same directory. Make a folder in the applications directory called Kipling and copy all contents into it.
    • When downloading with google chrome, you may get a "malicious file" warning. Ex: "kipling_win.exe is not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous" with a large Discard button. You must click the drop down arrow and "Keep" to prevent the file from being downloaded. Currently the files are hosted by s3.amazon.com, this will be changed in the future.
    Linux details
    Linux 32-bit Standalone .zip 43 MB
    Linux details
    Linux 64-bit Standalone .zip 46 MB

    Kipling3 (currently in its public beta phase) is available for download/installation and trial through only a standalone .zip file. Currently, Kipling only supports the T7 however it will eventually support the Digit as well. This program supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Linux & a variety of distrobutions.

    Notes:
    • Currently only available as a .zip file. Isn't integrated into any standard installer.
    • When downloading with google chrome, you may get a "malicious file" warning. Ex: "kipling_win.exe is not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous" with a large Discard button. You must click the drop down arrow and "Keep" to prevent the file from being downloaded. Currently the files are hosted by s3.amazon.com, this will be changed in the future.

Program Highlights

Comments

#1

I tried yesterday to install the windows standalone version on a windows 7 ultimate computer as administrator and was unable to install the program. And endless list of subprograms that violated the security regulations. Today I installed the kipling with the windows installer and no problems. The new version is much better than the old version that is in the windows installer package of 49,9 MB. Especially when you have a screen where you have enlarged the font size.   

 

#2

I was able to reproduce this issue with the files that get downloaded in the .zip file.  I assume you ran the "Kipling.exe"?  It hopefully came up with a windows security message and then popped up with many more?  If you run the "nw.exe" first and tell windows to remember that it is allowed to be executed, the problem should go away.  Kipling.exe loads a splash screen and starts the nw.exe program.  I believe it was recursively calling and trying to start the nw.exe program.  We are in the middle of fixing a few issues like these.  Thanks for the feedback and let us know if you have any suggestions, especially while Kipling is in its beta phase.