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FocusLynx Commander Software and ASCOM Driver

Version 3 Driver and Software:

NEW!  Version 3 driver support for ThirdLynx controllers.
Multi-Instance Capability allows several FocusLynx hubs and ThirdLynx motors to be used on the same computer.

FocusLynxSetup_FocusLynx_Optec(3.2.7).zip
Windows OS (release date: 2021/01/21)

ASCOM StandardsAny-CPU setup program for the FocusLynx Commander Hub Control Program and ASCOM Driver. Windows driver with advanced setup options for the Optec TCF-Lynx, DirectSync and QuickSync focusers including ThirdLynx integrated controllers.  Includes multiple instance ASCOM local server software driver, and expanded help file. 
NOTE:
  You will need to unzip this file into a temporary folder and double-click the setup.exe installer program.
ASCOM driver requires Platform 6.4SP1 or later.

Software copyright 2021 - Optec, Inc. (Free to distribute.)

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NEW!! ASCOM Alpaca Driver installer packages:

ASCOM Alpaca is here!  With the release of ASCOM Platform 6.5 Optec is proud to release our new Alpaca drivers and software for FocusLynx and ThirdLynx controllers.

Installer packages for Windows, Raspberry Pi, Linux and Mac are available below.

Download the new ASCOM Platform 6.5 here.
FocusLynxFocusLynx_Alpaca-Windows(3.2.5).zip
Windows OS (release date: 2021/01/26)

Setup program for the FocusLynx Alpaca Driver. Windows Alpaca driver allows any FocusLynx, FocusBoss II, or ThirdLynx device connected to a Windows PC to be accessible across the local network by any other Windows, Mac, Linux, phone or tablet.
Software copyright 2021 - Optec, Inc. (Free to distribute.)

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FocusLynxFocusLynx_Alpaca-armhf(3.2.7).tar.xz
Rasberry Pi 32-bit OS (release date: 2021/01/26)

32-bit Raspberry Pi tarball for the FocusLynx Alpaca Driver. Special Linux Alpaca driver for 32-bit arm hf allows any FocusLynx, FocusBoss II, or ThirdLynx device connected to the Pi to be accessible across the local network by any other Windows, Mac, Linux, phone or tablet. 
Software copyright 2021 - Optec, Inc. (Free to distribute.)

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FocusLynxFocusLynx_Alpaca-aarch64(3.2.7).tar.xz
Rasberry Pi 64-bit OS (release date: 2020/07/15)

64-bit Raspberry Pi 3 or 4 tarball for the FocusLynx Alpaca Driver. Special Linux Alpaca driver for  any 64-bit aarch64 processor allows any FocusLynx, FocusBoss II, or ThirdLynx device connected to the Pi to be accessible across the local network by any other Windows, Mac, Linux, phone or tablet.
Software copyright 2021 - Optec, Inc. (Free to distribute.)

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FocusLynxFocusLynx_Alpaca-linux-x86_64(3.2.7).tar.xz
Any x86-64 Linux Distribution (release date: 2020/07/15)

Linux Tarball for the FocusLynx Alpaca Driver. Linux Alpaca driver allows any FocusLynx, FocusBoss II, or ThirdLynx device connected to a Linux machine to be accessible across the local network by any other Windows, Mac, Linux, phone or tablet.
Software copyright 2021 - Optec, Inc. (Free to distribute.)

Download TCF-S ASCOM driver
FocusLynxFocusLynx_Alpaca-macOS(3.2.7).zip
(release date: 2021/01/26)

Installer for Mac, Macbook Pro and iMac for the FocusLynx Alpaca Driver. Mac version Alpaca driver allows any FocusLynx, FocusBoss II, or ThirdLynx device connected to the Mac to be accessible across the local network by any other Windows, Mac, Linux, phone or tablet.
COMING SOON....
Software copyright 2020 - Optec, Inc. (Free to distribute.)

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Current  Firmware versions:

Optec recommends keeping your software and firmware up to date with the latest versions.  Driver software and FocusLynx / ThirdLynx firmware are available as free downloads.  Use the Firmware Update Tool (File - Upgrade Firmware...) within FocusLynx Commander.

The WiFi and Hand Control firmware are provided on a socketed 28-pin DIP package that must be ordered separately from Optec.

Optec's NEW ThirdLynx control circuit integrated into the QuickSync and DirectSync "X" series motors functions similarly to the original FocusLynx hub with the same FocusLynx drivers.

FocusLynx Hub Firmware:		v2.3.5
FocusLynx Hand Control:		v1.3.0
FocusLynx WiFi Firmware:	v2.2.0 (v1.2.0 - 1st generation)
NEW! ThirdLynx Firmware:	v1.0.0

FocusLynx Quick Start Guide

Download the FocusLynx Quick Start Guide revision 6 pdf.

FocusLynx Commander Software Help Files:

View the FocusLynx Hub Help files.
Download and print the FocusLynx Hub Help pdf.

Special Note for Windows XP Users

While Windows XP is no longer supported, we do have a batch file available for proper registration of the .msi files.  ASCOM is required, but you may wish to contact Optec support for a customized batch file if you are running into problems with your XP machine.  The most recent version of the XP Setup files are available here.