UPDD Console - Extensions

Revision 1.17, 26th Nov 2009











These extensions have been moved to a separate document because of the fact that they were an idea that was not fully implemented or are going to/have been catered for in a different way.† They are here so show the sort of extensions that have been considered or catered for so please contact us for further information should they be of interest

Extension Mode

The Extension mode, if enabled, shows the driverís extended Windows functionality as shown below:




If the Extensions function is disabled it can be enabled with the /ext parameter when invoking the console (i.e. dcu.exe /ext) - UPDD 4.0.4 and above.




Draw and annotate

Annotate program to annotate the live Windows desktop.


A UPDD Toolbar can be used to start, stop, pause and erase drawings and a shortcut is offered to create an Annotare toolbar.

A useful Draw program is also available and can be launched via the Launch whiteboard option.


Share data between UPDD drivers via the IP protocol.


The UPDD API allows applications to interact with the driver. Under UPDD V4 the API has been extended to be IP enabled such that UPDD functions and data can be shared via IP.† This allows for applications to be developed to interact with UPDD and UPDD handled devices across the net.

The UPDD Draw program is one such program such that UPDD Draw, running on a system defined in this dialog, would receive all data from all the other Draw programs running on other systems in the list.† All drawing from all defined systems would be seen on all the draw programs. If a draw program takes a screen shot this would appear within all the Draw programs.

This IP interface has unlimited application. For example, a application could be written to receive hardware status from the driver such that when a controller stops responding a central application could receive notification.

Periodic checks

Settings for the periodic check program used for certain touch devices, such as Infrared devices, to check for failed beams.


Associate sounds with left and right mouse pen down and up functions.


Select a cursor scheme from a defined set of four schemes.


Track video resolution

Shows video resolution associated styles.


On most monitors the desktop display is shown in exactly the same place irrespective of video resolution and therefore in most cases a single calibration is all that is required to cater for calibration in all video resolutions. However, in some circumstances, an unusual video mode may result in the display shifting to a new position and therefore, on a touch monitor, the calibration will be inaccurate whilst in this resolution.

This dialog is used to list calibration styles that have been created for a specific resolution such that they will be selected when the resolution is active.† The name of the style indicates the associated resolution, i.e. R1024x768. Styles not in this format are not associated with a specific resolution.

The active flag is used to show the current active style for the current resolution of the system. Once the driver has automatically selected a resolution specific style it will only ever switch to a new style in a different resolution if an associated style is found.

Video rotation

Shows the availability of UPDD aware rotation software and hardware within the system.


UPDD caters for rotated touch displays such that calibration is adjusted at the time rotation is performed. A rotate system tray utility or UPDD toolbar can be enabled to invoke rotation and a shortcut is offered to create a Rotate toolbar.

For more details refer to the UPDD Rotate document.

Event Selector

Event Selector options


A UPDD toolbar can also be defined to invoke rotation and a shortcut is offered to create an Event Selector toolbar.

Full details of the Event Selector are found in the UPDD Console on-line help system and can also be viewed here.



For further information or technical assistance please email the technical support team at technical@touch-base.com