The X-Tracker is a MS-Windows
based software utility for managing and tracking X-Key activity. An
authorized personnel roster is set up and enables these personnel to
"log-on" to an X-Key, which enables it to communicate with and enable
an Xeptor. The personal ID and a time and date stamp are stored in an
encrypted redundant file system on the PC and in the X-Key. When the
X-Key is used to enable changes to the "learned coins" of an Xeptor,
this same information is stored in the Xeptor and the serial number of
the Xeptor is stored in the X-Key. Responsibility for the X-Key is
terminated by X-Tracker "log off". This disables the X-Key and stores
the log-off information, including the Xeptor serial numbers in the
redundant encrypted PC log files.
Who Is Authorized To Use X-Tracker?
This utility may be freely downloaded by anyone from this Web page.
However, the application will not run until you enter an Authorization
Code from IDX. When you first start the application it give you
specific instructions for contacting IDX with specific information,
and for negotiating payment of the $300 sales price. Upon approval of
the information and payment method, IDX will provide you with an
Authorization Code for enabling the application.
What Are The System Requirements For Operation?
If your computer runs any version of MS Windows, you should have no
trouble running this application... famous last words. It doesn't take
much memory, disk space, screen size or "Pentassium" to make it
work... just a simple MS Windows computer that doesn't crash much will
be fine.☺ Note: If you have
a newer budgetary computer without a real serial port, then you will
have to get a USB to serial port adapter from a local electronics
retailer... but they are not all made equally. For example, we know
the Radio Shack adapter has worked on Win98 and WinME, but will give
you the "blue screen of death" on WinXP. However, the Belkin F5U109
adaptor, available at Office Depot and other retailers, is rated to
work with Win98 through WinXP and does so quite well.
What Are The New Version 1.4 Features You Can't
First, we have expanded the number of employees
that you can register in your Security Roster to 36, and have
organized them into three shifts. we have made future updates as
simple as clicking a button... so long as your computer is internet
connected. Second, we have upgraded the Connect To Xeptor function to
include capability to examine the configuration of the newer X-20,
X-22, and X-60 coin acceptors. Third, we have added a COM Port Test
capability so you don't have to blindly guess which port might work.
And finally, we have made future updates as simple as clicking a
button... so long as your computer is internet connected.
Download The X-Tracker Application
1. The application files are in a single
zipped file you Click Here
to download. The file size is about 2.9 MB.
If your operating system is not Win 2000, skip this step.
If you have Win 2000... lucky you... the special needs guy...
then you must Click Here For Win 2K
When prompted for how to download the file, you
can choose to save it to disk in a place of your choice, however
we recommend that you click
from the choices, which in most MS Windows systems will
unzip and display its contents directly as shown in the second
graphic on the right.
Either Windows or WinZip should open the zipped
file folder automatically and show three files. Double-click
the one called setup.exe
to start the
installation of the application software. Note, with some older
versions of WinZip you will have to first extract the files to
another folder (or drag and drop them to the desktop) to get
setup.exe to run when you double-click it.
Follow the instructions and suggestions of the installation
program as it progresses. You may encounter a warning about one of
the system files trying to over-write a newer version already on
your computer. The proper response is
to keep the
newer one already on your computer.
When it's done, you may want to put a shortcut
icon on your desktop to make finding the program easier. To do so,
Programs - X-Tracker,
then right click on the icon for the
and then click
Sent To - Desktop
Double-click the X-Tracker shortcut icon to start the program..
If you are upgrading from a prior version, you will not loose any
of your prior log files or security roster information and will
not be required to re-register with IDX to install and operate