Prolific USB-Serial Driver

Flytec devices and Windows 8

With Microsoft’s release of Windows 8 and later 8.1 it is no longer possible to access flight data or configure Flytec devices through a USB cable. The manufacturer of the USB/Serial converter chip took the opportunity with Windows 8 to enforce a generation change of his products. But in the meantime we can offer a solution:

Flytec 5020 / 5030 / 6010 Series 1

Those devices communicate with a PC through an external USB/Serial converter. The newest generation of these converters, which are available from us now, is also compatible with Windows 8.x.

Flytec 6010 Series 2 / 6015 / 6020 / 6030

Here, the USB/Serial converter is built-in as a chip. New devices, which are ordered from us as of today, are already equipped with the newest version of this chip, and therefore compatible with Windows 8.x. All existing devices can be upgraded. Within the warranty period, it is for free. For older devices, the upgrade costs CHF 45 / EUR 40 / USD 45, and includes a complete cleaning and a firmware update.

The update can be performed by:

  • For Switzerland and the rest of the world (except EC and Americas): Flytec AG, Ebenaustrasse 18, 6048 Horw, Schweiz
  • For EC countries: Bräuniger GmbH, Dr.-Karl-Slevogt-Straße 5, 82362 Weilheim, Deutschland
  • For North and South America: Flytec USA, 442 Nautilus Dr., Satellite Beach, FL 32937, USA

This is how you can test if a device is compatible with Windows 8.1 (only works on a PC running Windows Vista or Windows 7!):

  • Download the file "Prolific USB Serial Driver for Windows Vista, 7, 8 " and open it
  • Execute the program CheckChipVersion_vxxxx.exe and follow the instructions given by the program

Prolific USB Serial Driver for Windows Vista, 7, 8 Prolific USB Serial Driver for Windows Vista, 7, 8 (4,026.5 kB)

Prolific PL2303 USB Serial Driver - Version 1.9.0 mit Prolific-Chip Versions Test.
Prolific PL2303 USB Serial Driver - version 1.9.0 with Prolific chip test version.
Prolific PL2303 USB Serial Driver - Version 1.9.0 avec la version prolifique de test de la puce.

Mac OS 8/9 Mac OS 8/9 (13.0 kB)
PL-2303 Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver v1.2.1r2 (DMG file format) PL-2303 Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver v1.2.1r2 (DMG file format) (62.8 kB)

For Mac OS 10.1 and above for PowerPC based Mac
For Mac OS X 10.4.x for PowerPC and Intel based Mac

1) Alten Treiber entfernen falls installiert:
Starten Sie den Finder
   gehen Sie nach Macintosh HD > System > Bibliothek > Erweiterungen
   Falls sich eine der unten aufgelisteten Dateien im Verzeichnis befindet,
   verschieben Sie diese in den Papierkorb (Trash)
     osx-pl2303.kext
     ProlificUsbSerial.kext
   Sie werden nach dem Passwort gefragt
2) Neuen Treiber installieren
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1) delete previous driver if applicable:
Start finder
navigate to  Macintosh HD > System > Library > Extensions
   If any of the following files is listed in this directory move them to trash
     osx-pl2303.kext
     ProlificUsbSerial.kext
   You will be asked for the password
2) installation of new driver.
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1) effacer le driveur précédent si nécessaire:
Commencez finder
naviguer à  HD > Système > Bibliothèque > Extensions
   Si l'un des fichiers suivants est listé dans ce répertoire les déplacer dans la poubelle
     osx-pl2320.kext
     ProlificUsbSerial.kext
   Vous serez invité à saisir le mot de passe
2) installation du nouveau driveur.

Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver v1.5.0 (PKG file format) Mac OS X Universal Binary Driver v1.5.0 (PKG file format) (50.5 kB)

For Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks (64-bit)
For Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (&4-bit)
For Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (32-bit and 64-bit kernel)
For Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (32-bit and 64-bit kernel)
Includes Driver Installation Manual

Linux Linux (4.4 kB)