This week is all about the display of Cryptoucan™. In this blog post we’re going to show you all the indicators, what do they mean and we will even introduce you to some scenarios that will be signaled by it. At the end of the post, you can watch our new video on this topic.
Every time you connect Cryptoucan™ to the computer, all of the LED lights will light up for a second to make sure they’re working properly.
The only exception to this is when you’re connecting the device to the computer for the first time ever – then the lights will stay lit for several seconds as the device is setting things up for you.
But what do all the components of the display mean?
Let’s look at all the indicators and their meanings!
Picture 1: All the LED lights available on Cryptoucan™
At the very top of the display, you may notice two lock symbols.
Picture 2: Green closed lock and orange opened lock
On the left side of the device’s display you’ll see a column of colorful numbers. These are the ones that interest us now:
Picture 3: Indicator of which PIN you’re supposed to enter
On the right side of the device’s display you’ll find three shapes of different colors. These shapes signal how many attempts you still have left for entering your PIN code.
Picture 4: Number of PIN entry attempts remaining
The counter in the middle of the display will show you how many PIN digits you’ve already entered. This will NOT reveal the PIN code itself, it’s just so you don’t get lost while entering the code.
Picture 5: Indicator of how many PIN digits you’ve already entered
There are some situations you’re going to run into that combine some or all of these indications at the same time. Here are three of them:
Whenever you’ll be asked to enter a PIN code by the app on your computer, Cryptoucan™ will also indicate which PIN code you’re supposed to enter and, on top of that, it will also indicate how many attempts you still have left.
This is what the display will look like:
During the process of entering the PIN, the counter of digits entered will change the number accordingly.
When the PIN is entered, the green closed lock will change to the orange opened lock until the process is done, then it’s going to switch back to locked position.
Picture 6: Signaling of PIN verification
When you’re changing PIN codes, you’ll always be asked to enter your current PIN first and then enter the new PIN two times.
When you’re entering the current PIN, the signaling will look exactly the same as in the previous scenario illustrated in Picture 6.
After correctly entering the current PIN, the device is going to be unlocked – this will change the lock indicator to orange opened lock – and the number of the PIN you’re now setting is going to start to blink.
If the two newly entered PINs do not match, the device is going to get locked again (green closed lock) and the red triangle is going to blink three times. If they do match, the device is going to get locked again but the green circle is going to blink three times instead.
Picture 7: Changing PIN – unlocked device indicating which PIN you’re setting up
Picture 8: Changing PIN – newly entered PINs not matching
You may encounter some unusual situations in real life. Your device might get damaged or tampered with. We’ve prepared a way of signaling in such scenarios:
Picture 8: Error signaling for troubleshooting
Here you can watch the video we made about the display of Cryptoucan™!
Video 1: Display Explained
Thank you very much for reading, we will see you next week!