Virtual Keyboards for Windows CE

The Media Nav unit does not come equipped with a keyboard, nor is it simple to connect one. Yet, there may be cases, such as editing parameters in MICOM Config or renaming files in storage, that require text input. This is where virtual keyboards become useful. In Windows, virtual keyboards are called Soft Input Panels (SIP). One rather known example is the On Screen Keyboard included in desktop versions of Windows. In the case of Media Nav, the whole process revolves a small tool called sipselect.exe.

Note: Given the size and resoluton of the Media Nav display, a stylus pen may be welcome for using virtual keyboards.


SIP PackageMedia Nav VersionCompatible FirmwareDownload Link
sipselect.exe (1)MN1 & MN2ALL (1.0.2 – 9.1.3)DOWNLOAD
sipselect.exe (2)MN1 & MN2ALL (1.0.2 – 9.1.3)DOWNLOAD
sipselect + MortScript (1)MN1 & MN2ALL (1.0.2 – 9.1.3)DOWNLOAD
sipselect + MortScript (2)MN1 & MN2ALL (1.0.2 – 9.1.3)DOWNLOAD
Note: X denotes any digit from 0 to 9.

Note: Not all packages are guaranteed to work on all firmware versions, as there may be incompatibility issues.

How to use

– a tablet, laptop or desktop equipped with an USB port
– USB flash drive, FAT32 formatted, max. 32 GB capacity

Step 1. Download a virtual keyboard from one of the links in the table above.

Step 2. Extract the ZIP archive and put the files on the flash drive.

Step 3. Boot the Media Nav unit, either directly into Windows CE, using DBoot, or by accessing Windows CE from TEST MODE.

Step 4. Insert the flash drive into the USB port and start the application sipselect.exe. If no keyboard shows up, depending on the package chosen, some other options should be tried, such as showSipLKb.exe or Keyboard.exe.

Step 5. The virtual keyboard is displayed in a movable window and, after no other text inputs are required, it can be closed like any other application.