Whether you use a Tajima, Barudan, Happy, ZSK, Ricoma, SWF, or any other brand, this is the answer

Simply enable at least one EmbroideryStudio e4 system with the add‑on EmbroideryConnect Element, configure the WiFi USB Stick to your WiFi network, plug the stick into your embroidery machine and you are ready to go.

Connections are now hassle free! There is no longer a need for serial ports, different interface methods or special wiring.

Multiple EmbroideryStudio e4 systems can wirelessly send designs to all EmbroideryConnect enabled machines on the same WiFi network.

Easily add machines to your network as your business grows. Just add a compatible WiFi USB Stick to each machine and EmbroideryConnect will allow you to transfer designs from EmbroideryStudio e4 to the right machine every time.

Free yourself from the constraints of cables, unreliable networks and stop wasting time walking the floor.

Leave the WiFi USB Sticks plugged into your embroidery machines, reducing wear and tear on the machine’s USB connector. Designs are pre-loaded into the stick’s local memory* and are available even if the network is down.

*WiFi USB Sticks must remain powered up to retain designs in local memory.
T&C: EmbroideryConnect is not available with EmbroideryStudio e4 Ordering, TrueSizer and TrueSizer Pro.

EmbroideryStudio e4 system requires access to a Windows shared folder available via a standard WiFi network.

  • WiFi Router: WLAN Protocol is 802.11g compatible, 2.4 GHz band (Not compatible with 5 GHz band WiFi). 
  • Security Protocols: WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA‑Enterprise.

Contact our team and find out how you can go wireless today!

  • System Requirements
  • Machine Formats

PC Specifications for EmbroideryStudio e4

Please ensure you have the correct hardware to ensure the software runs well. EmbroideryStudio e4 is compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems. If you prefer, you can also run the software on a Mac.

Note: An internet connection is required for updates and dongle registration.

The following are the minimum and recommended system requirements for EmbroideryStudio e4.

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU - Intel® Core i3 or AMD Athlon™ 64
  • Operating System – Windows 7 32-bit with latest updates and service pack
  • Browser – Microsoft Edge or IE11.0
  • Memory – 4 GB
  • Free Hard Disk Space – 40 GB
  • Graphics Card and Monitor – Support for 32bit and 1600 x 900 resolution
  • USB Ports – 2 free for installation (3 for upgrades)
  • Sound Card – Required for multimedia training
  • Internet Connection - Required for software updates and dongle registration

Recommended

  • CPU – Latest Intel® Core i7
  • Operating System – Windows 10 64-bit with latest updates and service pack
  • Browser – Microsoft Edge or later
  • Memory – 8 GB
  • Free Hard Disk Space – 256 GB or more (Solid State Drive)
  • Graphics Card and Monitor – Support for Highest Color 32bit and 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher
  • USB Ports – 2 free for installation (3 for upgrades)
  • Sound Card – Required for multimedia training
  • Backup – External hard drive, cloud storage or other
  • Internet Connection - Required for software updates and dongle registration

Machine Formats supported by EmbroideryStudio e4

The software works with all major embroidery machine brands

Wilcom’s EmbroideryStudio e4 provides all the brains to your machine. As the industry’s universal embroidery software, we offer support for all the major embroidery machines including Barudan, Tajima, Brother, SWF, Melco, Happy, ZSK and more.

Embroidery Machines

Machine Format Description
Barudan This format is used for many Barudan machines. It supports up to 9 needles. The Barudan format is suitable for paper tape, FMC disks, and the DSB file format.
Barudan Chenille This format is used only for the older BELM - A3C series of Barudan Chenille Machines with 5 Chenille colors. Newer models use Barudan FDR-II Chenille Combination.
Barudan FDR-II Chenille Combination This format is used for newer models of Barudan Chenille machines supporting 6 chenille colors such as the BEDYH and BEDSH. Using this format, you can digitize pure Chenille or even a combination of Chenille and Lockstitch in the one design.
Barudan FDR-II Lockstitch This format is currently used for BED* series lockstitch machines and is the standard for all new Barudan lockstitch machine models. It supports up to 15 needles and optional sequin attachments.
Barudan FDR-II Twin Sequin This is a Barudan twin sequin machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Barudan machine with a twin-sequin attachment.
Barudan FDR-II Twin Sequin Chenille Combination This is a Barudan twin sequin and Chenille combination machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Barudan machine with a twin-sequin and chenille attachment.
Barudan Z Series This format is used for Barudan Z series machines with 10 or more needles.
Bernina  
Brother / Babylock  
Dahao  
Happy  
Inbro This format is used for main types of Inbro machines.
Janome  
Laesser Laesser MST file format for schiffli
Melco This format is used for main types of Melco machines.
Melco Chenille This format is used for Melco-enabled Chenille machines.
Pfaff This format is used for main types of Pfaff machines.
Pocket machine  
Schiffli This format is used for Schiffli machines.
SWF This format is used for main types of SWF machines.
SWF Twin Sequin Machine This is a SWF twin sequin machine. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on SWF machine with a twin-sequin attachment.
Tajima This format is used for main types of Tajima machines.
Tajima TBF This is used for Tajima needle addressing capable machines. TBF (Tajima Binary Format) file format is a more intelligent machine format which holds needle addressing information. The design needs to be digitized using this machine format for it to run on Tajima machines with a twin-sequin attachment.
Tajima TMCE-100 This format is used for Chenille-enabled Tajima machines.
Tajima TMCE-600 This format is used for Chenille-enabled Tajima machines.
Toyota This format is used for main types of Toyota machines.
Zangs This is the format for Zangs and Marco brand machines and pre-1988 ZSK machines without trimmers.
ZSK 1 This format is for ZSK machines that have 7 or fewer needles – generally those older than 1991.
ZSK 2 This format is for ZSK machines that have more than 7 needles and those characterized by a single-top thread trimmer.
ZSK TC This format is for ZSK machines that accept Transport Code Disks (DOS format disks).

Please note that some machine formats and file formats are tied to certain elements like schiffli and chenille.

Rhinestone Machines

Wilcom software can read and write .YNG file format for Yongnam GemMaster v2.9 machines. Bling files can be send directly to the CAMS machine.

How to connect my Wilcom software to my machine?

Helpful hints and tips on connecting your Wilcom software to your machine can be found in our Support website and in the User Manual provided with your software.