HIE-04 Infrared Head (HIE-04 Mod A/B)

HIE-04 Infrared Head (HIE-04 Mod A/B)

USB infrared optical head HIE-04 can be used for communication with Elgas s.r.o. devices. HIE-04 has been designed according to EN 62056-21 standard (former IEC-1107 standard). HIE-04 can communicate with the baud rate up to 115200Bd.

Next, to the optical head HIE-04 supplied in years 2013-2015 it´s now available (since May 2016) the modified version marked as HIE-04 Mod A. This variant replaced the previous version. It´s the same optical head with a difference in used USB driver. The optical head HIE-04 Mod A uses a certified USB driver from FTDI.

Basic features

  • Infrared optical interface according to EN 62056-21 standard (former IEC-1107 standard)
  • Designed to be used in hazardous areas ZONE 1 a ZONE 2.
  • Housing made of Aluminum with a permanent magnet inside. This lets to attach HIE-04 to the front panel of the device
  • Serial interface USB 2.0
  • Cable length 2,25 m or 4,5 m
  • Communication baud rate 115200Bd
  • EC Certification FTZU 08 ATEX 0267X, classification II 2G Ex mb II T4

Please note:
Elgas s.r.o. devices are usually equipped with several communication interfaces (port RS232, RS485, an infrared optical interface, modem, etc.). If the infrared head has been attached to the device, the only optical communication interface is being activated. At this time other communication interfaces are not active – it is not possible to communicate via these interfaces.

Table of heads
head   production dates communication speed supported OS driver
HIE-04 2008 - 2015  to 38400 Bd Windows XP, Windows XP x64
Windows Vista, Windows Vista x64
Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 x64
Windows 7, Windows 7 x64
Windows 8, Windows 8 x64
Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 x64,
Windows Server 2008 R2
USB driver for optical head HIE-04, driver version 2.08.24
HIE-04 Mod A 2016 - 2019  to 38400 Bd Windows XP
Windows 7
CDM v2.10.00 WHQL Certified.zip
      Windows 7/8/10 FTDI driver from Windows
or CDM v2.12.10 WHQL Certified.zip 
HIE-04 Mod B 2018 up today to 115200 Bd Windows 7/8/10 FTDI driver from Windows
or CDM v2.12.10 WHQL Certified.zip 

Drivers to download:

To download USB driver for infrared head please click here.

Files for download:


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