ReadMe.txt Driver File Contents (sds140.exe)

Quatech, Inc.

Quatech Device Manager for Windows NT 4.0 readme file
Release 1.71
Updated: February 2005


Readme Contents
  Section 1:  Driver & Utility Overview
  Section 2:  Devices Supported by Driver Set
  Section 3:  Installing the Utility & Driver Set
  Section 4:  Driver Files Includes with this Driver Set
  Section 5:  Release Notes


[SECTION 1: Driver Overview]

The Quatech Device Manger for Windows NT is a utility designed to allow users to install hardware, 
view installed hardware, and view or modify hardware resource settings.  The setup program for the 
Quatech Device Manager also installs (disabled) the hardware drivers required to use Quatech's ISA,
PCI, and PCMCIA serial communications products in Windows NT.  These drivers are enabled as needed 
when a Quatech hardware device is installed with the utility.

The Quatech Device Manager utility also works with Quatech's USB to Serial adapters and ThinQ SDS
(Serial Device Sever) products.  Drivers for the USB and ThinQ SDS products must be installed seperately 
from the utility.  If you run the setup for the Quatech Device Manager off of a "USB Support for Windows NT" 
cd, the USB driver setup will launch automatically at the end of the Quatech Device Manager installation.
SDS ThinQ devices are installed via the "ThinQ Install Wizard" located on the "ThinQ Serial Device Server"
CD and will likewise automatically launch the Device Manager install following the SDS installatin and 
subsquentially the USB Driver install at which time the option can be taken to continue or not install the 
USB dirvers.  

For full information on using the Quatech Device Manager for Windows NT, please see the online
User's Manual included with the product.  Start the device manager program by either its shortcut installed
to the desktop, or from the shortcut in the "Start" menu under Quatech.  To access the electronic help,
click the "?" icon in the top right corner of the utilities main window, and then click anywhere inside
the main window.  The User's Manual may also be accessed from within the WinNT "Start" menu.


[SECTION 2: Devices Supported]

The following Quatech ISA to Serial Adapters are supported by this utility & driver set:

   ES-100DS      "8 port ISA (RS-232) D-Shell Connector"
   ES-100MS      "8 port ISA (RS-232) Modular Connectors"
   QS-100DS      "4 port ISA (RS-232) D-Shell Connector"
   QS-100MS      "4 port ISA (RS-232) Modular Connectors"
   DS-100S       "2 port ISA (RS-232) D-Shell Connectors"
   DS-102S       "2 port 8-bit ISA (RS-232) D-Shell Connectors"
   QS-210DS      "4 port ISA (RS-232 & RS-422 combo) D-Shell Connector"
   QS-310DS      "4 port ISA (RS-232 & RS-485 combo) D-Shell Connector"
   QS-200DS      "4 port ISA (RS-422) D-Shell Connector"
   QS-300DS      "4 port ISA (RS-485) D-Shell Connector"
   QS-200MS      "4 port ISA (RS-422) Modular Connectors"
   QS-300MS      "4 port ISA (RS-485) Modular Connectors"
   DS-200S       "2 port ISA (RS-422) D-Shell Connectors"
   DS-300S       "2 port ISA (RS-485) D-Shell Connectors"
   DS-202S       "2 port 8-bit ISA (RS-422) D-Shell Connectors"
   DS-302S       "2 port 8-bit ISA (RS-485) D-Shell Connectors"

The following Quatech PCI to Serial Adapters are supported by this utility & driver set:
   DSC-100       "2 port PCI (RS-232)"
   QSC-100       "4 port PCI (RS-232)"
   DSC-200       "2 port PCI (RS-422)"
   DSC-300       "2 port PCI (RS-485)"
   QSC-200       "4 port PCI (RS-422)"
   QSC-300       "4 port PCI (RS-485)"
   ESC-100D      "8 port PCI (RS-232) D-Shell Connector"
   ESC-100M      "8 port PCI (RS-232) Modular Connectors"
   DSCP-100      "2 port Compact PCI (RS-232) D-Shell Connectors"
   DSCP-200/300  "2 port Compact PCI (RS-422/485) D-Shell Connectors"
   QSCP-100      "4 port Compact PCI (RS-232) D-Shell Connector"
   QSCP-200/300  "4 port Compact PCI (RS-422/485) D-Shell Connector"
   SSCLP-100     "1 port Low-Profile PCI (RS-232) D-Shell Connector"
   SSCLP-200/300 "1 port Low-Profile PCI (RS-422/485) D-Shell Connector"
   DSCLP-100     "2 port Low-Profile PCI (RS-232) D-Shell Connectors"
   DSCLP-200/300 "2 port Low-Profile PCI (RS-422/485) D-Shell Connectors"
   QSCLP-100     "4 port Low-Profile PCI (RS-232) D-Shell Connector"
   QSCLP-200/300 "4 port Low-Profile PCI (RS-422/485) D-Shell Connector"
   ESCLP-100     "8 port Low-Profile PCI (RS-232) D-Shell Connector"

The following Quatech PCMCIA Adapters are supported by this utility & driver set:
   SSP-100       "Single RS-232 Serial Port PC Card"
   DSP-100       "Dual RS-232 Serial Port PC Card"
   QSP-100       "Quad RS-232 Serial Port PC Card"
   SSP-200       "Single RS-422/485 Serial Port PC Card"
   DSP-200       "Dual RS-422/485 Serial Port PC Card"
   QSP-200       "Quad RS-422/485 Serial Port PC Card"
   SPP-100       "PCMCIA Enhanced Parallel Port Card"

The following Quatech USB to Serial Adapters are supported by this utility (Additional Driver's Required):

   SSU-100        Single-channel USB to RS-232
   DSU-100        Two-channel USB to RS-232
   DSU-200/300    Two-channel USB to RS-422/485
   QSU-100        Four-channel USB to RS-232
   QSU-200/300    Four-channel USB to RS-422/485
   ESU-100        Eight-channel USB to RS-232
   ESU-200/300    Eight-channel USB to RS-422/485
   HSU-100        Sixteen-channel USB to RS-232
   HSU-200/300    Sixteen-channel USB to RS-422/485

The following Quatech Serial Device Servers are supported by this utility & driver set:

   SSE-100        Single-channel ethernet to RS-232
   SSE-200/300	  Single-channel  ethernet to RS-422/485
   DSE-100        Two-channel ethernet to RS-232
   DSE-200/300    Two-channel ethernet to RS-422/485
   QSE-100        Four-channel ethernet to RS-232
   QSE-200/300    Four-channel ethernet to RS-422/485
   ESE-100        Eight-channel ethernet to RS-232
   ESE-200/300    Eight-channel ethernet to RS-422/485
   HSE-100        Sixteen-channel ethernet to RS-232
   HSE-200/300    Sixteen-channel ethernet to RS-422/485


[SECTION 3: Installing the Utility & Driver Set]

The Quatech Device Manager for Windows NT is currently distributed on the sources listed below.
* Quatech USB Driver Support CD
* Quatech Communication Products Drivers & Manuals CD
* Quatech ThinQ Serial Device Server CD
* Online at

If your installing off either of the first two CD distributions, simply run "Setup.EXE" from the Windows NT
drivers directory, on the ThinQ CD the Setup.EXE can be found in the "Device Manager subfolder under the 
"ThinQ" main folder.  The setup program will install the NT Device Manager utility, and the drivers
required to use any of the ISA, PCI, or PCMCIA devices listed in Section 2 above.  The Device Manager
setup program will start the USB driver setup automatically when it finishes if you are running off
the Quatech USB Driver Support CD or the ThinQ SDS CD.

The Quatech Device Manager for Windows NT utility is distributed online as a self extraction EXE file
named "NTDeviceManager.EXE".  To install or update an existing installation, download "NTDeviceManager.EXE"
and execute the file.  The file will decompress and automatically launch the same setup program
which the CD version has.


[SECTION 4: Driver Files Includes with this Driver Set]

The set consists of all driver files required for both Windows 98/ME and Windows 2000.  Following is 
a list of the files required for each OS and their destination directories, where d: is the drive on 
which Windows is installed.  

   Destination directory d:\winnt\system32\drivers\
In addition the Quatech Device Manager utility is installed by default in the following directory.

C:\Program Files\Quatech\NT Device Manager


[SECTION 5: Release Notes]

Rev 1.70
Checked in:     Feb 9 2003 8:30:38
* Added support for 1 thru 16 port SDS boxes.
Rev 1.6 
Deleted the 422/485 "Clocks" option
from the connector setup settings.

Rev 1.50
Checked in:     Apr 4 2003 
* Simplified USB device property pages by deleting controls no longer supported by the drivers.
Rev 1.42
Checked in:     Mar 03 2002 16:48:40
* Fixed bug in Port View where an HP Deskjet driver put a Device "HPR1" in the registry where
  LPT ports are listed and the Port View code caused exception trying to enumerate an LPT port.
Rev 1.41
Checked in:     Mar 22 2002 17:29:28
* Added the ability for a single PCMCIA card to have multiple CardID strings written to the PCMCIA
  Database Key in the WinNT registry. 
* Added Support for DSP-100 and DSP-200 Rev "G3" cards.
* Modified utility so that if a user is logged in as "Guest" to WinNT, or any other user without
  Administrator rights,  the program will function correctly in read only mode.  If the user attempts
  to add hardware or update an existing configuration, they will receive a friendly error message
  telling them to log in as Admin or ugrade their user's rights.
Rev 1.40
Checked in:     Feb 27 2002 15:01:18
* Re-formatted and re-wrote the online User's Manual 
* Moved PCMCIA and USB hardware description strings and other parameters into an ASCII text 
  file which is read at startup.  This info was hardcoded into the exe before.
* Other misc changes to make program flexible enough to be used by multiple vendors.
Rev 1.33
Checked in:     Nov 27 2001 18:04:18
* Fixed bug where exception would occur if the "Add" button was pressed and no branch of the 
  device tree is selected.
Rev 1.32
Checked in:     Nov 05 2001 17:10:34
* Fixed bug where SPP-100 would be shown as disabled if configured as LPT1 and no COM1 existed.
* Added "Driver" information tab for all PCMCIA devices to list actual drivers used by cards.
Rev 1.31
Checked in:     Sep 24 2001 12:20:52
* Modified Add Wizard to start with device type user had selected in main tree view.
* ISA and PCI device options form now shows the "Driver" tab with info on SerialQ.SYS.
Rev 1.30
Checked in:     Aug 30 2001 11:57:38
* Added support for 8 and 16 port USB boxes, and for the SPP-100 PCMCIA card.
* Minor bug fixes and a few small enhancements.
Rev 1.20
Checked in:     Aug 21 2001 10:47:16
* Added the View Ports utility.
Rev 1.10
Checked in:     Aug 21 2001 10:42:42
* Debugged and enabled the Add New Hardware wizard for PCI, PCMCIA, and ISA.
Rev 1.00
Checked in:     Aug 21 2001 10:35:40
* Initial release.
* Supports USB to Serial products, this Version sent out with USB Driver Support CD v1.0
* Support for PCI, PCMCIA, and ISA hardware developed, but the "Add" button is disabled since the
  feature was not needed or fully tested for the USB release.


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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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