Status of the Driver and Application software supporting Microsoft Windows 8

We would like to announce the release plan for Windows 8 compatible drivers and application software for Graphtec products.
The driver and application software will be tested sequentially with the Windows 8, and it will be updated if it is necessary. It is planed in the following schedule.

Note:
there are no plans to support Windows 8 in the driver and application software for the model that is not listed in the following table.

Cutting Plotters

Notice of the Cutting Master 2:
The compatibility issue of the Cutting Master 2 with the Windows 8 OS was found.
The Adobe Illustrator or the CorelDRAW will not work if the Cutting Master 2 was uninstalled from the PC running the Windows 8 OS.
Please do not install the current version of the Cutting Master 2 until new version of the Cutting Master 2 being compatible with the Windows 8 OS is released.
If this issue occurred, the Adobe Illustrator or the CorelDRAW is required to reinstall to the PC.

Products Description Driver/Software Name Planned release date
FC series
(Grit-rolling)

FC8000 series
FC7000Mk2 series
Windows driver OPS662 Jan. 2013
Plotter controller for FC8000 OPS675 Jan. 2013
Plotter controller OPS664 Jan. 2013
Plug-in for Illustrator & CorelDRAW Cutting Master 2 Apr. 2013
CE series
CE5000 series
Windows driver OPS662 Jan. 2013
Plotter controller OPS664 Jan. 2013
ROBO Master Pro (*1) OPS661 (*1) N/A
Plug-in for Illustrator & CorelDRAW Cutting Master 2 Apr. 2013
CE5000-120AP Windows driver OPS628 Feb. 2013
FC series
(Flatbed)

FC4500 series
FC2250 series
Windows driver OPS662 Jan. 2013
D-Cut Master (*1) OPS639 (*1) N/A
Plug-in for Illustrator & CorelDRAW Cutting Master 2 Apr. 2013
Note  (*1):
The ROBO Master Pro (OPS661) and the D-Cut Master (OPS639) are not planned to release new version for the Windows 8.

Garment Pattern Cutter

Products Description Driver/Software Name Planned release date
CE5000-120AP Windows driver OPS628 Feb. 2013

Label Printer

Products Description Driver/Software Name Planned release date
LCX603 Windows driver OPS632 Jan. 2013

Scanners

Products Description Driver/Software Name Planned release date
38" Scanner
CSX500 series
(CSX510, CSX530, CSX550)
Scanning Master Pro Color OPS115 Apr. 2013
Scanning ARTS 2 for Win OPS125 Apr. 2013
TWAIN driver OPS111 Apr. 2013
Network connection Network utility Apr. 2013
36" Scanner
CSX300-09
Scanning Master Pro Color (*2) OPS115 Apr. 2013
Scanning ARTS 2 for Win OPS125 Apr. 2013
TWAIN driver OPS111 Apr. 2013
Network connection Network utility Apr. 2013
42" Scanner
CS500/CS510 series,
CS600/CS610 series,
IS200/IS210 series
Scanning Master Pro Color (*2) OPS115 Apr. 2013
Scanning ARTS 2 for Win OPS125 Apr. 2013
TWAIN driver OPS111 Apr. 2013
Network connection Network utility Apr. 2013
Note  (*2):
The Scanning Master 21 plus (OPS112) that is included in CSX300 series and CS500/CS510, CS600/CS610, and IS200/IS210 series needs to be upgraded to the Scanning Master Pro Color. The Scanning Master 21 Plus is not planned to release new version for the Windows 8.

Measuring Instrument

Products Description Driver/Software Name Planned release date
Data Acquisition
GL7000 series
Windows driver USB driver Nov. 2012
Controll software GL-Connection Nov. 2012
Configuration software GL-Config Nov. 2012
midi Logger
GL900-4, GL900-8
Wondows driver USB driver Dec. 2012
Application software GL900-APS Dec. 2012
midi Logger
GL820
Windows driver USB driver Dec. 2012
Application software GL220_820-APS Dec. 2012
midi Logger
GL800
Windows driver USB driver Dec. 2012
Application software GL220_820-APS (*3) Dec. 2012
midi Logger
GL220
Windows driver USB driver Dec. 2012
Application software GL220_820-APS Dec. 2012
midi Logger
GL200A
Windows driver USB driver Dec. 2012
Application software GL220_820-APS (*3) Dec. 2012
Paper less recorder
MT100
Windows driver USB driver Jan. 2013
Application software MT100-APS Jan. 2013
Recorder
WR300 series
WR310 series
Windows driver USB driver Jan. 2013
Application software WR300-APS Jan. 2013
Application software OPS023 (*4) N/A
Note  (*3):
The GL200_800-APS that is included with the GL800 and GL200A needs to be upgrade to the GL220_820-APS. The GL200_800-APS is not planned to release new version for the Windows 8.
Note  (*4):
The OPS023 is not planned to release new version for the Windows 8. It is required to use the  WR300-APS instead of the OPS023..