How do I connect my device to Stockbook?
Before you are able to use your device in Stockbook it will need to be connected/paired with your computer. To do this you will need to follow the instructions from the device's manufacturer or contact them if you are unsure. This could be via Bluetooth, USB-Serial adaptor or Serial port. Once the device is connected/paired to the computer you can connect it to Stockbook to use in Live Entry. For a device to be connected properly, it will be assigned a COM port by your computer. If it is not assigned a COM port, then Stockbook can't communicate with it, and you will need to contact your hardware manufacturer.
If you are using a USB - Serial adaptor to attach your hardware with a cable, you will need to ensure that the correct driver for that adaptor is loaded on your computer. It is quite common for users to buy a new computer and expect their old USB - Serial adapter to work in their new computer. It will only work if you have loaded the driver, either from the CD that came with it, or you should be able to download the driver from the manufacturers website.
Connected devices can be setup from three different parts of Stockbook:
► OPTION 1:
► OPTION 2:
► OPTION 3:
Now that your device is connected you will be able to visually see from the front screen.
Green indicates that your device is sucssesfully connected.
Red indicates that your device is NOT sucessfully connected, and you need to reconnect your device.
When your devices are all connected, you can proceed to Live Entry by selecting the "Start Live Entry" button.