Are you thinking of upgrading to Creative Studio 6.0 but you are not sure if you have the right hardware, operating system, or if the new features will benefit you? If you need answers to any these questions please check out the information below.
Hardware and Operating System Compatibility:
To see if your hardware (Computer and Controller) and operating system are compatible with 6.0, review the Statler_Upgrade_Chart. (Note: Windows 7 computers are no longer available)
Computer and Operating System:
Basically, if your computer is running Windows XP you will need to upgrade the computer to a Windows 8 computer. Gammill offers two types of computers, a standard desktop PC or an All In One touchscreen. A new Windows 8 computer purchased from Gammill is currently $1495 for a desktop PC and $3495 for an All In One computer with a touch screen. Gammill highly recommends purchasing a computer through them as it is configured to work seamlessly with the controller and it comes preloaded with all of the current Gammill software, including the firmware update software for your controller. If you choose to purchase a computer from another source and you end up needing Statler support to configure it properly, be prepared to pay for the support. To order a new computer, please contact your local dealer.
In most cases, if you purchased your machine prior to 2013, you will most likely need to upgrade the controller’s firmware. To check your firmware, open Creative Studio and go Tools/Technical Support/Controller Definition/Galil Settings/ then look for ‘Controller Version’. If your version is not Q4 or later (Rx) then you need to upgrade. The upgrade involves connecting a serial cable to the Galil board inside your controller to the computer and then running the Firmware upgrade program. You can purchase the serial cable and firmware update from Gammill for $35.
What’s New in 6.0
CS 5.0 has a number of new features, enhancements, and fixes. To review the ‘What’s New in CS 5.0 document or to download the software, click here