- Integrates seamlessly with other Kinesys hardware to provide easy setup, operation, real time feedback and remote configuration
- Advanced linking and timing features allow complex cues to be built and run simultaneously with four colour coded playbacks
- Safety features include three levels of login access, ‘Dead Man’s Handle’ on a channel by channel basis, group halting and error windowing
- Manual mode allows ease of use during installation or maintenance periods without the need for cues to be written
Minimum System Requirements
- 1GHz or faster processor with 2GB RAM
- 100GB hard disk (1GB free space)
- Windows XP and Above
- Ethernet port (USB port required for external Vector Keypad)
The Vector USB Keypad is an external USB keypad that is specifically designed to operate with Vector.
Specific keys are available for manual movement, group movement, moving between channels and cues and colour coded cue playbacks.
The only software required to operate the keypad is Vector.
The Vector USB Keypad can be purchased as part of a Vector license or individually, from your nearest Kinesys distributor.
Vector can be switched into simulation mode, which stops Vector communicating with the outside world. Whilst in simulation mode, no commands will be sent to any connected hoists, allowing cues to be run and tested without any real world movement taking place.
Any channels that are requested to move will not have the request sent to the device but instead will recreate the position change information internally to provide position changes on the screen as if the channel was moving. The position changes as it would in the real world at the speed that has been requested. Ramp information is ignored however so timed cues may show as completing in slightly different times in simulation mode.
Simulation mode is turned on and off in the Tools menu. It can only be changed in editing mode. Position updates are not performed in simulation mode so the current position displayed on the screen will not refresh until simulation mode is turned off. If Vector is running in simulation mode the background colour of the channel Status column will change to yellow. The status bar at the bottom of the screen will also display “Vector : Simulation”.
Vector will run on Windows XP, Vista or 7 and requires one Ethernet port to send out communications. If you wish to connect the external Vector keyboard you will need a USB port.
The recommended minimum screen resolution is 1024×768.
Once the Vector installer has been downloaded and run a license is required for it to operate. This applies even if you planning to use it with a Demo license.
There are 2 types of license available:
Demo – Vector is fully functional, but will not output any data, meaning no hoists can be moved or controlled. Shows can be built and run in simulation mode.
Full – The full license with all features enabled.
Getting a license
Once Vector is installed on your machine you have 3 days to obtain a license before Vector will lock you out. In those 3 days Vector will be fully functioning, after that time Vector will not run without a license.
Demo – Free
To obtain a demo Vector license you can use the link presented in the Vector Licensing Window, which will auto generate an email with the correct details in.
Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, please include the unlock code presented in the Vector Licensing Window.
The key you are given to unlock Vector is only valid for the machine that the unlock code was generated from. It is not possible to use the same Vector license key on multiple machines. To do this you will need to obtain multiple licenses.
Full – Paid For
To obtain a full Vector license please contact your nearest Kinesys distributor.