1. Installation of the head HIE-04 Mod A and HIE-04 Mod B
After connecting this head into the USB port the PC will search for the required FTDI driver automatically using the internet network. The driver should be installed automatically. In case that the PC is not connected to the internet, you can download the driver from our website for your version of the operating system Windows:
a) Windows XP and Windows 7 - only for HIE-04 Mod A
b) Windows 7/8/10 - for both versions HIE-04 Mod A and HIE-04 Mod B
After decompression of the ZIP file, you´ll get a single EXE file. Run the file and the installation of the driver will proceed automatically.
2. Installation of the head HIE-04
To simplify the installation of the optical head under Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and 11 the utility (HIE04_default) can be used that changes the identification of the optical head in the Windows from "HIE-04" (driver ELGAS) to "USB serial port" (FTDI driver). With this change, a standard FTDI driver will be used that should be installed automatically by Windows. The utility is available for download below.
USB driver for infrared communication interface HIE-04. Version 2.08.24.
Supported OS: MS Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 (32bit and 64bit).
How to install USB driver HIE-04
1. Uninstall old HIE-04 Driver and restart.
2. Download the driver. The link for the driver download is available at the end of this page.
3. Do not plug the HIE-04 USB connector yet!
4. Check whether PC is 32-bit or 64-bit System type and then follow step 4.
For Windows XP please choose "Start - Settings - Control Panel - System". In case there has been displayed no information about system architecture or there has been information about 32-bit system, the system is 32-bit. In case there has been displayed 64-bit, the system is 64-bit. For Windows 7 please choose "Start - Control Panel - System and Security - System". The system window opens. In case there has been displayed no information about system architecture or there has been information about 32-bit system, the system is 32-bit. In case there has been displayed 64-bit, the system is 64-bit. For Windows 8 please use the WIN+X key combination. In the bottom left corner, the Win appears. Choose "System" and the System window opens. In case there has been displayed no information about system architecture or there has been information about 32-bit system, the system is 32-bit. In case there has been displayed 64-bit, the system is 64-bit. For this system, the Advanced startup mode must be additionally performed. To do this, please follow this procedure.
... now please carry on with the following these steps ...
5. For Windows 7 and 8 it is needed to run the installation driver file as administrator (right-click on "Setup_64bit_en_v2.08.24.exe" or on "Setup_32bit_en_v2.08.24.exe" and choose "Run as administrator").
6. For 64-bit System choose "Setup_64bit_en_v2.08.24.exe"
7. For 32-bit System choose "Setup_32bit_en_v2.08.24.exe"
8. Please read carefully dialog windows, which appear and follow the instructions.
Information about driver
- Version: 2.08.24
- Language: English
- Released: 18.6.2012
- Supported OS: Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 7
- Windows 7 x64
- Windows 8
- Windows 8 x64
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows Server 2008 x64
- Windows Vista
- Windows Vista x64
- Windows Server 2003
- Windows Server 2003 x64
- Windows XP
- Windows XP x64
During driver installation, Dialog Windows appeared in the Czech language
- For other information about fixed bugs please check web site www.ftdi.com
Table of heads head production dates communication speed supported OS 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
HIE-04 Mod A 2016 - 2019 to 38400 Bd Windows XP
Windows 7/8/10/11 HIE-04 Mod B 2018 up today to 115200 Bd Windows 7/8/10/11
USB driver for infrared head HIE-04, HIE-04 Mod A and HIE-04 Mod B
USB drivers and installation of the optical head HIE-04, HIE-04 Mod A and HIE-04 Mod B
There are two variants of the infrared head HIE-04 with the USB connection available on the market with the following marking on the nameplate:
HIE-04 ... head supplied in a period from the year 2013 till the beginning of the year 2016
HIE-04 Mod A ... head supplied from May 2016
HIE-04 Mod B ... head supplied from 2018
For use with the PC, it´s necessary to have a suitable USB driver installed on the PC. While the older variant of HIE-04 uses a special driver (ELGAS) the variant HIE-04 mod A uses a standard certified FTDI driver resulting in easier installation especially under operating systems Windows 8, 8.1, and Windows 10.