All Amptek products shipped after November 15, 2011 (FW6) can be installed with the following instructions.
If you have older hardware or firmware (FW4 or FW5) please see the Reference Information section below to determine your compatibility.
If the computer does not have access to the internet, or if you are using an unsupported operating system, install the driver manually using the Manual WINUSB Driver Installation Instructions. You will have to download the WINUSB driver package (9 MB zip file) for manual installation. Only download the WINUSB driver package for a manual installation, it is NOT needed for Windows Update automatic installation. When performing a manual installation, follow the instructions in the document precisely and carefully. Making an incorrect selection will install the wrong driver and make it very difficult, error-prone, and time consuming to remove the incorrect driver from the operating system.
Locate the DPPMCA directory from the CD or download it from here and copy and paste it to your local machine. Then run the executable in the directory (DppMCA.exe). There is no “setup,” it is a simple copy and paste to the local computer. Amptek recommends copying the software to “Program Files (x86) -> Amptek.”
TIP: Right click on the DppMCA.exe file and select create shortcut. Then drag the shortcut to your desktop for easy access.
*FW4 legacy devices must be upgraded in order to use the WINUSB driver and Windows Update. See the Windows 7 compatibility document.
The PX5 is a FW6 device. FW6 devices are only compatible with the DPPMCA display and acquisition application software. The WINUSB driver for FW6 can be installed automatically through Windows Update on all operating systems both 32 and 64 bit.
The DP4 is a legacy FW4 device. FW4 devices are only compatible with the ADMCA display and acquisition application software. The WINUSB driver for FW4 can only be installed automatically through Windows Update on Window XP 32 bit, Windows 7 32 bit, and Windows 7 64 bit. The WINUSB driver must be manually installed on Windows XP 64 bit, Vista 32 bit, and Vista 64 bit.
NOTE: All of the products in this category have been discountinued.
The installer will go to the Windows Update site but will not find the correct package. It will eventually give you an error message that the “Installation Failed”. At this point, you must follow the manual installation instructions.
Go to the Software Downloads web page. You will need to know which processor you have to obtain the correct version.
Under the USB protocol, the drivers are installed for every USB port. Each time you plug a unit into a different port on the computer, the drivers must be installed.
Yes. FW6 is NOT backwards compatible with FW5(4). It uses an new protocol. You must implement the Software Developer’s Kit (SDK). The old DPP API is NOT compatible with FW6.
Only FW6 will be supported going forward. There will be no future upgrades or bug fixes to FW5(4). All new functionality will be incorporated only into FW6. Amptek strongly recommends that users of FW5(4) migrate to the FW6 platform as soon as possible.