How can I use the Ultimate Card II with my PE Design 6.0 or PED Basic. The Ultimate Cards ver.II (UCv.II) are designed for PE-Design type (Deco Wizard, Baby Lock Palette) and PED-Basic boxes. In PE-Design software, version 6.0 blank card formatting was changed. Therefore, all version II cards come from Vikant formatted for PE-Design boxes 6 and higher. However, this formatting procedure prevents the v.IIcard from working in PED-Basic or PE-Design 4 and 5. The “Read-only card” message is displayed.
There is a simple solution to this problem: The card has to be ERASED in the Ultimate Box (insert the card into the Ultimate Box with USB connection and click "ERASE" button)
- Current owners of Ultimate Card, version II and PED-Basic or PE-Design 4 and 5 experiencing problems should send cards to Vikant, so the cards can be re-formatted. You will only need to send the cards in if you do not have the Ultimate Box to Erase them.
- Specify on the order whether the card, version II is for PE-Design 6.0 or the PED-Basic or PE-Design 4 & 5. Use the Contact Us form at the top of the website.
Does The Ultimate Box write to The Ultimate Card, only? No, The Ultimate Box writes designs to The Ultimate Card version I & II, the Amazing (Magic, Universal Embroidery Translator, Dream Maker, Bernina box) blank card and 512Kilobyte (4Megabit) Brother blank embroidery card.
I understand that The Ultimate Box reads and saves designs to my computer from the cards it writes to. Are there any other cards that The Ultimate Box can read? Yes, it reads and saves designs to the hard drive of your computer from most of the preprogrammed Brother type design cards, except copyrighted cards.
I don't have any digitizing software and would like to use designs downloaded from the Internet, floppy or compact disks. Can I use The Ultimate Box? Yes, The Ultimate Box and The Ultimate Card are all you will need.
I have PE-Design (Palette, Deco Wizard) 4.0 software and the 3.0 version read/write box. I'd like to take advantage of the memory size of The Ultimate Card. Do I also need The Ultimate Box? You can buy The Ultimate Box complete with The Ultimate card; or you can upgrade your PE-Design(Palette, Deco Wizard) read/write box to a version 4.0 for about $200.00 and add The Ultimate Card.
Can I use The Ultimate Box with my PE-Design(Palette, Deco Wizard) 3.0 or older software? The Ultimate Box can be used in conjunction with any version of any embroidery software. You can use that software to edit designs or create new ones and save designs to the hard drive of your computer. The browsing and transferring utility that comes with The Ultimate Box only finds and sends those designs to the blank card.
I'd like to use Buzz Tools or Embird. Do I need any additional software to make it compatible with The Ultimate Box? No, any software used in conjunction with The Ultimate Box will give you a perfect package.
Which design formats are supported by The Ultimate Box? PES, PEC, HUS. Support for other formats will be added in the future.
What is the difference between The Ultimate Box and the Amazing(Magic, Universal Embroidery Translator, Dream Maker, Bernina box) Box? The major difference is that The Ultimate Box writes as many designs to the blank card as it can hold, while Amazing box can only write up to 6 designs. The Ultimate Box will also read and save designs back from the card to the hard drive, which tested versions of the Amazing box could not do. The Ultimate Box has only one card slot for Brother type cards, while the Amazing Box has four card slots for different brands of sewing machines.
When writing to the Amazing (Magic, Universal Embroidery Translator, Dream Maker, Bernina) blank card, will The Ultimate Box be able to write only 6 designs? No, The Ultimate Box writes as many designs as the Amazing (Magic, Universal Embroidery Translator, Dream Maker, Bernina) blank card will hold. You are not limited to 6 designs anymore!
What is the difference between The Ultimate Box and PE-Design (Palette, Deco Wizard) read/write module? The Ultimate Box works in conjunction with any embroidery software,or without it. PE-Design(Palette, Deco Wizard) read/write box does not work without PE Design software and vice versa.
Do I have to use The Ultimate Box and The Ultimate Card as a package, or can they function separately?If you have already spent your money on a PE-Design (Palette, Deco Wizard) 4.0 read/write module, you can take full advantage of the benefits of The Ultimate Card without buying The Ultimate Box.
I already own a blank card for the Amazing (Magic, Universal Embroidery Translator, Dream Maker, Bernina) Box and would like to use The Ultimate Box to write to it. Do I also have to buy The Ultimate Card? If the memory size of the blank Amazing (Magic, Universal Embroidery Translator, Dream Maker, Bernina) card satisfy your needs you can just use The Ultimate Box to write more than 6 designs to it. If you would like to have a larger card, then The Ultimate Card is the answer.
How is The Ultimate Box connected to the Computer? USB cable. (Included with the Ultimate Box)
When installing drivers for Ultimate Box with USB connection in WindowsXP, I received a message about Card Reader/Writer driver has not passed Windows LOGO testing, that the driver is not XP Certified and that it might harm my computer. What do I do? Use CONTINUE ANYWAY option, as this message is standard message in WindowsXP for installation of the new hardware and software that was not made by Microsoft. It will NOT do any damage or harm your computer.
I have The Ultimate Box with serial connector and would like to use it on USB port of my computer. Which USB to Serial converter compatible with The Ultimate Box? IOGEAR model# GUC232A USB to Serial converter is compatible with The Ultimate Box. (Check your local BEST BUY for availability
What kind of power supply is provided with The Ultimate Box (serial port)? The Ultimate Box is shipped with the standard 120Volt AC to 12Volt DC adapter. Our overseas customers can purchase an appropriate adapter for the voltage in their countries.