We are happy to announce a new TriggerBox Test IO release
TriggerBox Test IO version 1.3.0 now includes optional LabStreamingLayer (LSL) marker output. You can download the new TriggerBox Test I/O release 1.3.0 here.
The TriggerBox is a tool to merge triggers from different sources. In addition, the TriggerBox can act as a virtual serial port. As such, you can use the Triggerbox as an interface between experimental control software and EEG amplifiers. In this way, you can send triggers with a timing accuracy below 1 ms. To use the TriggerBox as virtual serial port, you need to install a small application, the TriggerBox Test IO. This application installs the required drivers. It is required for interfacing the TriggerBox via the serial port, no matter the stimulus presentation tool.
Moreover, the TriggerBox Test IO tool itself is useful for several things. If the TriggerBox is connected, you can turn on/off individual bits. Or, you can cycle through all bits with an arbitrary cycle period. Additionally, you can use it to demonstrate LSL functionality and to test your experimental setup. For example, you can see if the network connection is stable and if all the connections are done right.
TriggerBox Test IO with LSL
The newest version (1.3.0) now comes with optional LSL marker output. When activated, it immediately creates a stream. Subsequently, whenever a hardware trigger is set, it sends a corresponding LSL marker via this LSL stream as an integer.
TriggerBox Test I/O is compatible with TriggerBox revision 2 or later. You can find more detailed information in our newsletter article TriggerBox 2 – millisecond precise trigger without a parallel port. Further, this recent bci.plus blog post presents more information about using the TriggerBox Test IO with LSL.
Get more details and download the new TriggerBox Test I/O release here.