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What software components are installed onto my PC with the S.T.R.I.K.E.7 and what do they do?
Posted by Marian Corneci on 19 April 2013 05:10 PM

In order for the S.T.R.I.K.E.7 to function with all of its features a number of software elements are installed onto your system. All of these elements need to be installed in order to get the most of the product features.

If you go to Device Manager (Control Panel > System > Device Manager), you will see the hardware and driver entries for the S.T.R.I.K.E.7.

Drivers – The hardware drivers enable the product to be detected by Windows and allow programmable features.

  • Cyborg Strike7 Keyboard (Bulk) – Located in Human Interface Devices. This entry is for the V.E.N.O.M panel. Windows does not detect this as a standard input device, like a mouse or keyboard. This is why the software installation asks you to make sure the product is unplugged. We can then install the required drivers, so that Windows will recognize the device when you plug it back in.
  • Cyborg Strike 7 Keyboard (Programmable Keys) – Located in Human Interface Devices. This entry enables the programmable buttons on the keyboard and on the V.E.N.O.M panel.
  • HID Keyboard Device – Three of these entries will be added to the Keyboards section. Two of these entries refer to the QWERTY module and the Numpad Module, as they are individual USB devices. The third entry is a virtual keyboard that is added to the system as part of the programming software, allowing keyboard commands to be emitted by the macro buttons (this is required for all programmable Cyborg devices). 
  • HID-compliant mouse – Located in Mice and other pointing devices. This a virtual mouse that is added to the system as part of the programming software, allowing mouse buttons to be emitted by the macro buttons (this is required for all programmable devices).
  • Programmable Support – Contains Programmable Hotkeys, Root Enumerator and Support for Keyboard and Mouse. These entries are installed as part of the programming software drivers. They are necessary for all programmable devices.

If you go to Control Panel/Programs and Features, you will see the software programs called Sentinel and Smart Technology Programming Software listed. Here is what they do:

Sentinel – Controls and monitors the two-way communication between the S.T.R.I.K.E hardware and your PC. Sentinel consists of three software processes that run on your PC. 

  • SentinelSystemControl – Keeps track of time/date and volume data and handles any adjustments you might make.
  • MadComm – Sends TeamSpeak server data down to the V.E.N.O.M.
  • MultiplexerServer – Is responsible for communicating changes in data (volume and TeamSpeak for example) to the software that is running on the V.E.N.O.M panel.

Programming Software – This is launched by clicking the S.T.R.I.K.E icon in your system tray and then clicking Profile Editor.

  • Programming – This page allows you record macro commands to the programmable buttons on the keyboard to create control profiles for games and applications. The Edit Icons button allows you import and assign icons and images to your macro commands that are assigned to the V.E.N.O.M Panel. When your profile is active, the macro icons will be displayed in the Macros App.
  • Launcher – This page allows you to configure the Launcher App on your V.E.N.O.M Panel. Select up to 12 games, programs, documents and websites to be launched from the touch screen. Click the apply button to send the icons down to the V.E.N.O.M panel.  
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