Problem with Windows 8 or Windows 10

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With Microsoft’s release of Windows 8 and later 8.1, access to flight data or configuration of older Flytec devices through a USB cable is no longer working. 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 (Bräuniger IQ Competino / IQ Compeo / IQ One+ 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 and later

Flytec 6010 Series 2 / 6015 / 6020 / 6030 (Bräuniger IQ One+ Series 2 / IQ Basic GPS / IQ Competino+ / IQ Compeo+)

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 and later. All existing devices can be upgraded. Within the warranty period, it is for free. For older devices, the upgrade costs CHF/EUR/USD 45, and includes a complete cleaning and a firmware update.

Updates for 6010 / 6015 (IQ One+ / IQ Basic GPS) can be performed by any of our Flytec Repair Centres.

The update for 6020 / 6030 / 6040 (IQ Competino+ / IQ Compeo+) is offered by:

  • For Switzerland and the rest of the world (except EC and Americas): Volirium, Allmendstrasse 18, 6048 Horw, Schweiz
  • For EC countries:
    • Vario-Service, Färbergasse 31, 82362 Weilheim, Germany
    • Naviter, Planina 3, 4000 Kranj, Slovenia
  • For North and South America: Flytec USA, 677 W. Pine Rd., Melbourne, FL 32904, USA