GT Packer Provides the easiest way to display, store, and manage images on your GU-TFT(GT-CP) module. gu-tft-gt-packer-icon

This tool provides a quick and easy way to evaluate our GU-TFT(GT-CP) module via USB or UART. This application allows you to display images on the GU-TFT(GT-CP) modules. Choose from either USB or UART to communicate with any of our GU-TFT(GT-CP) displays.

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Download Update: 10-27-2017

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7/8 (32bit/64bit) with .NET framework 4.0 or 4.5
  • Serial Communication Port (USB / UART)
  • 4MB of Hard Drive space

Application Setup:

  1. Unzip the downloaded file into a folder that you wish to keep your GT Packer. It is recommended to keep it in a new folder to avoid confusion with your existing files. You should now have the GT Packer execution file, WinUSB installer for Windows 7 and GT Packer quick start guide.
  2. The USB communication driver needs to be installed next. If you are using Windows 8.1/10, please skip forward to step 3. If you are using Window 7, please continue to the next step.
    1. Unzip WinUSBdriverForWin7.zip.
    2. Connect your GT-CP module to your PC via USB.
    3. If you have not installed WinUSB or a Noritake virtual COM port driver before, the driver installation will fail. When it does, go to your PC’s Device Manager.
    4. Right click on “GT800X480A-C903PA” and choose “Update Driver Software”.
    5. Click on “Browse my computer for driver software”.
    6. Click “Browse” and navigate to WinUSBdriverForWin7/winusbcompat.
    7. Click on “Next”.
    8. The driver should install and finish by saying that the “WinUSB Device” driver has been installed.

    * WinUSB is already packaged with Windows 8.1/10 so only install it on Windows 7.

    * If you don’t want to use WinUSB or if you encounter an error during installation, install our GU-TFT driver from this page.

  3. Connect your GU-TFT(GT-CP) module to your PC via USB.
  4. Launch the GTPackerXXXX.exe file. The main GT Packer window should appear.
  5. You can now use this tool to evaluate your Noritake GU-TFT(GT-CP).

Conditions:

Applicable Display Models:

  • GT800X480A-C903PA

Tested operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7/8 (32bit/64bit) with .NET framework 4.0 or 4.5

Revision History:

VersionDateRevision
0.8.2.39-18-2017Initial
0.8.2.410-27-2017Minor Bugs Fixed

Note:

  • This tool is supplied “As is” without any warranty.
  • Its possible to fail or malfunction under a specific combination of peripherals and PC or operating system.
  • When using “bus-powered” mode, please verify the GU-TFT module’s power consumption with the module’s hardware specification.
  • Power requirements are reported as “bus-powered” 100mA. Please check that the USB host/hub is capable of providing sufficient power. When using “bus-powered” mode, please verify the GU-TFT module’s power consumption with the module’s hardware specification.

Display a bitmap image on your GU-TFT(GT-CP):

  1. With your GU-TFT module connected to your PC and GT Packer open, select the serial port that your module is connected to or select Noritake Display if you are using WinUSB.
  2. Once the connection is successful, navigate to the image that you would like to display in Windows Explorer.
  3. Drag and drop the image to the FROM2 node on the left of the GT Packer window.
    • NOTE: The recommended image side is 800 x 480 pixels. Image processing time increases as image resolution increases.
  4. A new node will appear underneath the FROM2 node. Click this new node.
  5. The image will then load into the “Preview” section of the application.
  6. Once the image has appeared in the “Preview” section, click on the checkbox next to “on GT”.
  7. The image will now be displayed on the module.

Screenshots:

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