Re: New PMC-Eight Firmware UPDATED STATUS #ExploreScientific #UniversalFirmware

Walter Vinci

Hi Jerry,

Thanks for the reminder, I just missed the link to the whole package,


On Apr 17, 2021, at 1:52 PM, Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering <jrh@...> wrote:

On Sat, Apr 17, 2021 at 03:20 PM, Walter Vinci wrote:
Where can I find the latest ascom drivers for the pmc eight unit?
On the ES website I realized it still downloads the 2019 version

Hi Walter,

I probably wasn't very clear on this in my original post. The download link for the Firmware 20A01 Installation kit located here:

Includes the firmware, ASCOM driver, and the new Universal Firmware Configuration Tool (UFCT). There is also a pdf document included detailing how to install the new firmware and software, and also explains in general terms each of the new and updated features. 

Additionally, on the Explore Scientific OpenGOTO Broadcast on Thursday (YouTube, Facebook) I demonstrated how to install the new firmware, ASCOM driver, and how to use the UFCT. You can find the video here:

I have provided the link that starts the video when I show how to install the kit.
There is some introduction discussion then I get into demonstrating how to install and use everything.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

Explore Scientific, LLC.
jrh at
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Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras:  QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
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Walter Vinci

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