New ASCOM Platform 6.5 Has Been Released #ExploreScientific #ASCOM

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

The new ASCOM Platform 6.5 has been released (a few days ago) and is available on the platform website.

Please review this document prior to updating your platform.

I have previously tested the BETA version of the 6.5 platform and did not discover any issues. That's not to say you won't have issues as there have been reports.

It is important to run the Platform Diagnostics to verify that the installation is good prior to using the updated platform.
I would suggest that you re-install the PMC-Eight ASCOM Driver after installing the new ASCOM platform version.

We are currently working on the server version of the PMC-Eight ASCOM driver that will not require the use of the 
POTH hub. NOTE that the POTH hub has been discontinued in this release and replaced with the new Device Hub.

I will probably talk about this on today's OpenGOTO Community Live!  Broadcast at 4 pm CDT (5 pm EDT, 2100 UTC)
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at
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