*SilverlLink 4 has Serial and USB converter connectivity. Upgradable to DAK. Compatible with SK550 SK560 SK580 SK830 SK840 SK860 SK890 560LC LC580 LC830 AG50 Knitting Machines

Note: Special Order. "DAK8 supports both SilverLink 4 and SilverKnit. DAK8 treats both as a SilverLink 4." Jos Timmermans

Design A Knit communicates with your knitting machine via a cable between your computer and the knitting machine. Soft Byte developed during the development of Design A Knit also a set of cables to connect your computer to your knitting machine. These cables use a serial port of your computer.

In 2003 we developed the SilverLink 4 to resolve the problems concerning mispatterning caused by the fact that Windows cannot work real time. The SilverlLink 4 provides both serial and USB connectivity.

We have now also developed the SilverLink 3 USB. The SilverLink 3 USB can be connected directly to a USB port on your pc without the need for a serial to USB converter. The SilverLink 3 USB has the same functionality as the current SilverLink 3. The difference (apart from a complete new design) is that you no longer need a serial port on your PC and that the EC1 or the knitting machine is no longer required for transfer of pattern from and to the PE1. You hook up your PE1 to your PC via USB.

The SilverLink 6 USB combines the functionality of the SilverLink 3 USB and the ScreenLink USB. You can transfer patterns to the PE1 like you would do with the SilverLink 3 USB and you can knit interactive like you would do with a ScreenLink USB.

*Upgradable to SilverKnit. Serial model available on request. Ruggedized 7-pin Curl cord connector. Compatible with SK550 SK560 SK580 SK830 SK840 SK860 SK890 560LC LC580 LC830 AG50 Knitting Machines. SK500 supported via extra SK500Ex extension.
  • US Warranty 30 days replacement if defective.
  • Extended US Warranty: Extended Warranty Available
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
LC580, LC830, AG50

Works with DesignaKnit Versions: DesignaKnit 7 (7.14 and higher, 7.19 recommended)

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16/32 bit Operating Systems:
Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 2008, Windows 7

PC Connectivity: Series A USB connector, DCE RS232 connector

Power: External 110-230 V power supply

LED Green: Power is supplied to Silverlink 4
LED Red/Green: Needle is selected or not selected
LED Red/Green: Green: RS232, Red: USB
SilverLink4 v1.131 is the current and latest version of SilverLink4. SilverLink5 is not a newer version of SilverLink4 but a copy of our product made and sold by Softbyte. IBB, Netherlands

I'm confused about what is Silver Knit and what is Silver Link?

A SilverLink 4 is a "cable" to hook up an Electronic Silver Reed/Studio/Knitmaster knitting machine to DesignaKnit 7 or 8.

SilverKnit is a package that consists of a SilverKnit box (Silverlink4 box with a couple of extra functions) + SilverKnit software to drive the knitting. Same knitting machines supported.

The SilverKnit package can be used stand alone where the SilverLink 4
requires DesignaKnit.

One can see the SilverKnit package as a superset of EC1+PE1 or PC10 where one can make use of the facilites a PC provides like a large screen.

Jos Timmermans

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