Terian ID Creator v1.20 Released

Slightly sooner than I had anticipated in the previous post, I have just released v1.20 of Terian ID Creator. You can download it from the official website here

Terian IDC v1.20 Changelog

The primary focus of this update is the Camera Control functionality outlined here.

In addition to this, several bugs have been fixed as well as better support for OS Authentication mode in Database connections has been included.

The default folder structure has been adjusted slightly too, the new default structure is as follows…

%ProgramFiles(x86)%Sjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDocs
%ProgramFiles(x86)%Sjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCSystem
%ProgramData%Sjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDataDB
%PUBLIC%DocumentsSjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCData
%PUBLIC%DocumentsSjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDataExports
%PUBLIC%DocumentsSjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDataForms
%PUBLIC%DocumentsSjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDataImports
%PUBLIC%DocumentsSjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDataLogs
%PUBLIC%DocumentsSjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDataPhoto CDS
%PUBLIC%DocumentsSjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDataPhotos
%PUBLIC%DocumentsSjones LimitedTerianTerianIDCDataReports

One small issue that remains is that while official support for SQL Server 2008 R2 has been dropped, there is still a requirement for the SQL Server 2008 R2 Native Client (this can be installed separately). Unfortunately removal of this requirement was going to delay testing significantly, so I am planning to have this requirement removed in a future version.


Terian ID Creator v1.20 Testing Continues…

Just a quick note to say that the testing for Terian ID Creator v1.20 is taking a little longer than anticipated.

This is primarily due to some changes we are making to the default installation folder structure and the testing related to the installation process.

Also, one more slight change to look forward to…

Database Configuration Form

It may not seem like much, but we’ve made a user interface change to make it easier to configure Windows Authentication for connecting to the Database Server.

While this facility was supported previously it was not an intuitive configuration option. This interface change will make selecting either “Windows Authentication” or “SQL Server Authentication” as the authentication mode used to connect to the Database Server considerably easier.

In addition to Terian ID Creator, testing for Terian Image Capture Pro v3.20 has also been extended and the release of both products will hopefully be in the not too distant future.

Terian ID Creator v1.20 in Testing

Early last week Terian ID Creator v1.20 entered Beta testing. The plan is to continue testing for the next week or so, and hopefully the public release will follow shortly afterwards.

Terian IDC v1.20 Changelog

Added Camera Control:

We now provide functionality to support controlling the camera where supported by the device. This includes adjusting the cameras ability to pan, tilt, roll, zoom, as well as changing the exposure, iris and focus settings.

This functionality is provided by the device driver, and if the driver exposes such functionality it will be made available within the camera control form of the capture window.

Camera Control Form

Increased User Interface Font Size

To improve support on touch devices and High DPI screens the default font size has been increased 20% and forms have been adjusted to increase the space between form controls. This should help improve readability and reduce incorrect control activation when using touch devices.

Other Fixes:

Support for Indesign CC 2017.1 has been improved, as well as a few other minor fixes. Changes have been made to the development environment and the SDK used for Video Capture.


If testing progresses well and no major hurdles are encountered, as stated above i hope to release to the website within the next couple of weeks.

I also plan to migrate the improved capture functionality to Terian Image Capture Pro in a future release.

Terian Compatibility Issue with Windows Defender

A recent definition update from Microsoft has caused a compatibility issue with Terian ID Creator, and Terian Image Capture Pro.


Under Windows 10 (also affects Windows 7), when using Windows Defender, from Windows Explorer if you attempt to right click on the application executable for Terian ID Creator, or Terian Image Capture Pro it may take a considerable amount of time before the popup menu appears, and if you select ‘properties’ there is also a considerable delay before the dialog appears.


This appears to be related to a recent definition update from Microsoft and we have discovered the issue affects both Windows Defender running on Windows 10, and Forefront Endpoint Protection running on Windows 7. If you disable real-time protection with either of these products the issue does not arise, however we do not recommend disabling real-time protection.


If you add a file exclusion to the real-time protection of Windows Defender, or Forefront Endpoint Protection there is no delay for displaying the popup dialog on the application executable.

More Info:

The issue is caused by the 3rd party registration protection mechanism we utilize, and we are waiting to hear back from the vendor whom is working with Microsoft to resolve this issue. We have been informed that this issue is not an isolated case, and multiple 3rd party registration protection systems are affected.

At this stage we are not aware of other Anti-Virus applications having this issue.

Final Note:

While there is a delay with displaying the popup menu in explorer, the application should still not be flagged as malware or a virus. This is the case under our testing with the builtin Windows 10 Defender, and Forefront Endpoint Protection. If either of these or other Anti-Virus applications flag the program as malware or a virus, then please be vigilant and ensure you have a legitimate copy of the applications, which should be dual code signed with our Digital Signature.

Digital Signature

The timestamps in your Signature List may be different from the screenshot above depending on the application (Terian ID Creator, or Terian Image Cpature Pro) and the version you are running.

Terian ID Creator v1.14 Released

Just a quick note, I have just released v1.14 of Terian ID Creator. You can download it from the official website here

Terian IDC v1.14 Change Log

This is a quick update that helps resolve and issue where sometimes ‘Integer Overflow’, or ‘Divide by Zero’ message boxes would appear after creating a card.

An initial fix was released with v1.13, however it was discovered that while v1.13 helped reduce the number of times the error message appeared it didn’t completely remove the issue.

Terian ID Creator v1.12 Released

After an extended testing period I have publicly released v1.12 of Terian ID Creator. You can download it from the official website here

Terian IDC v1.12 Change Log

Fortunately no additional bugs were uncovered during testing, however some late packaging issues (incorrect documentation version included) were found, but for the application itself the changes remain the same as outlined in a previous blog entry here

Also, this new release is dual code-signed as discussed in this blog entry.

Terian ID Creator v1.12 Testing Continues….

Just a quick note…

I had previously hoped to be completed testing of Terian ID Creator v1.12, unfortunately a premises move and delay in getting broadband connected has in turn put a spanner in the works for testing.

However good news, new premises now has broadband connected, so testing can continue, and I hope to publicly release v1.12 in the next couple of weeks.

Terian ID Creator v1.12 in Testing

Just a quick note as I’ve compiled Terian ID Creator v1.12, and will be putting it through testing for the next couple of days hopefully with a public release within the next week or two.

Terian IDC v1.12 Change Log

New Capture Library:

Following on from the recent release of Terian Image Capture Pro v3.00 which incorporated the capture library migration to the DataStead VideoGrabber SDK, Terian IDC now also utilises the new capture library.

Other Fixes:

A few additional fixes have also been included in this release, with a slight noticeable change to how the Menu Bar interacts on the main application form.

Terian IDC New Dock Menu

Now instead of a zoom effect, a simple highlighting effect will take place when hovering over each menu item.   Changes to the menu bar helps resolve an issue where the menu was sometimes displayed incorrectly.


If testing progresses well and no major hurdles are encountered, as stated above i hope to release to the website within the next couple of weeks.