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Last update:
Oct 31/16 (65)
  


News Archive
   

       
Dec 31/13     
  

A new test program for the K190 on Android is available here.   
   
(Sep/15 -- removed, due to lack of interest)

Oct 21/13     
   K190TCstd software now works with the K190E firmware chip from Ozitronics.  New TMstd ("Temperature Monitor") software works with both K145 and VK011 boards (replaces the old K145TMstd and VK011TMLite softwares).  MinTermLite has been updated. 

The VBox helpers were outdated, and have been removed.
   

Sep 10/10     
   Updates to the K145TMLite, K145TMPro, and K190TCLite softwares. 
   
Dec 22/09     
   The K145TMLite software has been updated with diagramming capabilities.  This version now becomes shareware.  The previous version of K145TMLite is now available as K145TMStd ("Standard").  This version remains freeware.  

Bug fixes and minor revisions to the K190TCLite software.  Minor bug fixes to the Diagram Editor software.  A brief note about musical light control has been added to the write your own software page.  A note has been added to the OpTips page about setting up a remote disconnect alarm for the K190.  
   

Nov 25/09     
   The Diagram Editor software has been updated.  The Troubleshooting article has been updated. 
   
Oct 20/09     
   The K145TMLite and K190TCLite softwares have been updated.  Both now have the option to add a calibration value to sensor readings. 
   
Oct 11/09     
   The K190TCLite software has been revised to include a diagram interface
A new article with troubleshooting tips has been posted.  Also a new article about defective temperature sensors.
The VBox Ez-Clone software has been discontinued.  See here for more info.    
   
Sep 08/09     
   New control software with a diagram interface is in development.  Currently, the Diagram Editor and the K108CtrlLite software have been completed and uploaded.  

The general plan is to next do a diagram interface for the K190, then the K145.  After this, diagram interfaces for hardware combinations (eg: K145 with K190, K108 with K145, etc) will be developed.    

A second article about putting the K145 into a case has been added.
A 14-day plot screenshot has been added on the K145TMPro page.    
Minor update to the K190TCLite software.  

These pages and software have been removed:  
  -  the original K108 diagram prototype  
  -  the original K108CtrlLite and K108CtrlPro   
  

July 06/09     
   The K108PCLite software has been updated.  A new note has been added in the writing software section about debouncing the K108 inputs.
  
June 16/09     
   New software (K108PCLite) for the K108, for pulse counting.  
Added temperature plotting function to the K190TCLite software. 
  
May 13/09     
   Updates to the K145TMPro and K190TCLite softwares have been posted.   A brief note has been added to the OpTips page about using the K190 as a temperature alarm system.  A new note about enhancing the functionality of existing kits has been added in the writing software section.  The cabling page has been updated with a comment about hooking up a capacitor at the temperature sensor.    
  
Apr 11/09     
   Minor updates to the K108CtrlPro and K145NTMLite softwares.       
  
Mar 27/09     
   A bug (where hitting the Spacebar could cause unwanted action) in K145TMLite and K190TCLite software has been fixed.       
  
Mar 16/09     
   K145TMPro software has completed public testing.  The full version has been released for download.  Another note has been added to the Setup and Operating Tips page.        
  
Mar 10/09     
   New remote-viewing software for the K145 has been uploaded.       
  
Mar 09/09    
   Fixed a logging issue in the K145TMLite software.  A preview of an advanced version of the K145 software has been posted.  The cabling article has been revised.  Another note has been added to the Setup and Operating Tips page.  Added a new article on starting a program at system bootup.     
  
Feb 28/09    
   An advanced version of the K190 software has been published.   A couple of notes have been added to the Setup and Operating Tips page.  Also a couple of additions on the write your own software page.   
  
Jan 29/09    
   Fixed Min/Max reset issue in K145TMLite software.  New articles, one for those wanting to write their own software, and another for kit builders.  The cabling article has been updated.  Updated EzClone info on the VBox page
  
Jan 22/09    
   Fixed issue with auto-saving the log to file in K145TMLite software.   
  
Jan 21/09    
     K190TC Standard minor update.  A site map has been added to the website.  New article with operating and setup tips.  The cabling article has been updated.   
   
Jan 17/09   
   A donation link has been added to the website.  An enhanced version of the K190 software is in testing.  In the meantime, a K190 software feature comparison page has been put up.  Added a page for the K190 standard software included with the kit.  The K145/VK011 comparison page has been updated to include the new K190 board.  
   
Jan 13/09     
   New software: MinTermLite a simple terminal-like program for testing connections to serial hardware.  Negative temperature display problem fixed in the K145TMLite software.   
   
Nov 28/08    
   Major update to the K145TMLite software.  Added an "Acknowledgements" page.  New article on cabling for 1-wire sensors.  Revised linkage to the Articles and Resources pages.  

Kitsrus (DIY Electronics, Hong Kong) have announced the K190 Temperature Monitor and Controller kit.  This unit provides 4 channels of pc-controlled temperature monitoring and relay control, using the same sensors as the K145.  Availability at distributors is estimated to be January/09.  
  

Oct 02/08    
   Minor updates to the VK011TMLite and K145TMLite softwares, and their respective web pages.  Updates also to the K108CtrlLite software.  VBoxInfo and EZ-Clone have been confirmed useable in VBox 2.x.
  
Aug 19/08     
   Added a page for an experimental software that displays K108 relays and inputs in a Process Diagram.   Minor updates to the VBoxInfo software.
  
Aug 05/08      
   Updates to the VBoxInfo software.
  
Jul 29/08      
   Configuration settings for the VK011TMLite and K145TMLite softwares are now saved to file.  Updates to the K145CtrlTest software.
  
Oct 02/08    
   Minor updates to the VK011TMLite and K145TMLite softwares, and their respective web pages.  Updates also to the K108CtrlLite software.  VBoxInfo and EZ-Clone have been confirmed useable in VBox 2.x.
  
Aug 19/08     
   Added a page for an experimental software that displays K108 relays and inputs in a Process Diagram.   Minor updates to the VBoxInfo software.
  
Aug 05/08      
   Updates to the VBoxInfo software.
  
Jul 29/08      
   Configuration settings for the VK011TMLite and K145TMLite softwares are now saved to file.  Updates to the K145CtrlTest software.
  
Jul 19/08  
Major revisions to the K145 Temperature Controller.  Minor updates to the K145TMLite and VK011TMLite software.  
  
Jun 26/08  
New article about building an add-on board for the K145, for temperature control.  Added software for this new K145 Temperature Controller.  Minor updates to the K145TMLite software.  
  
Jun 17/08  
Updates to the VK011TMLite software.  A K145 user has reported being able to run the K145 software in Wine.  Both the K108 and K145 software have been successfully used in a Win2K guest in VirtualBox.   Branching out: you'll find a couple of VirtualBox helper utilities here
  
Apr 15/08  
Minor updates to the MyLogins program.  K108ControllerPro released as freeware.
  
Mar 14/08  
108Relays is now acting as an affiliate of Carl's Electronics.  This applies to the K108 and K145 only. See the Kit Suppliers page for more info.  Added new MyLogins software.  
  
Feb 08/08  
Updates to the K145TMLite program.  Added a Kit Suppliers page.  Added a K145 and VK011 feature comparison page.  Some revisions to text on the VK011TMLite page.  All Resource pages have been updated.
  
Feb 04/08  
Added a new monitoring program for the QKits VK011 Serial Temperature Sensor Interface (VK011TMLite).  Added this news archive page.
     
Dec 09/07  
Updates to:  K145TMLite, K145Tester, and VK011Tester.  These programs now use the computer's local settings (configured under "Regional Options") to display data and dates and times.
     
Dec 03/07  
Added a new test utility for the QKits VK011 Serial Temperature Sensor Interface.  Minor fixes to the K145 Temperature Monitor Lite software.  Some revisions to the K145 Test utility.  Added more screenshots on the K108 Controller Pro page.  
   
Dec 01/07  
A new version of K145 Temperature Monitor Lite has been uploaded.  Added a new test utility for the K145.  Information on the K108 Controller Pro software has been updated. Both the K108 and K145 software have been successfully tested on Windows Vista.  A brief note about remote access has been posted in the Articles section.
   
Nov 02/07
Uploaded a new version of K108 Controller Lite.  Updated the information on the K108 Controller Pro software.
   
Oct 07/07
Uploaded a new version of K108 Controller Lite.  Added a short article on enclosing the VK011 Serial Temperature Sensor Interface board
   
Aug 27/07
Uploaded a revised version of K108 Controller Lite.  Removed the Derby Controller pages and associated download files -- Windows timing issues make this software not suitable for race timing.  
   
Aug 22/07  
Fixed download link for the K108 Controller Lite.  Updated/added links on the Elex resource pages. 
    
June 21/07  
Revised version of the K145 Temperature Monitor uploaded.  Added some 1-Wire links in the Resource pages.  Added "News" section to home page.
 

  
   
      

  

 

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