Product Compatibility with The Windows Vista

Microsoft has finally released their Vista operating system. Many customers want to know if devices are compatible with the Windows Vista. We will be listing compatibility on individual product pages as information becomes available. We are working hard with our manufacturing and distribution partners to verify interoperability with Vista.

Part of the difficulty hardware manufacturers face is there isn't one new operating system to support, but 11. The major differences are in the 64 vs. 32 bit versions, but nonetheless, testing and fixes for Vista will take time for many devices. The following table shows how complicated this task is.

Wow? 11 Versions of Vista

Package 32-bit 64-bit
Starter * n/a
Home Basic * *
Home Premium * *
Business * *
Ultimate * *
Enterprise * *

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Individual Product Pages
Vista Ready Vista Compatibility Notes Updated constantly. If a product page doesn't explicitly state that a device is compatible with Vista, then it almost certainly is not. Look under both the 'Features and Specifications' and 'Support' headings on each page to check for compatibility. Products from some manufacturers may opt for the Windows logo program while others may not. As quick visual aids we have added one of the following icons to product pages with information related to Vista.
Vista Ready: means a product has be tested or updated to work with the Windows Vista. This may or may not mean that it is qualified under Microsoft's logo program and or have 'signed drivers.' It does mean that the item should work just fine.
Vista Notes: icons link to compatibility charts and notes for a devices' status with the Windows Vista. Often this will indicate that a device driver works with the 32-bit version only, or that the drivers work but bundled software may not. Be sure to read such information carefully.
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See the Announcements heading on this page for other information.

Announcements

USB 2.0 Hub 13 Port Powered with Power Supply K13 Vista Ready
USB 2.0 Hub 13 Port Powered with Power Supply K13 (USB-HUB-K13) is ready for Vista
ExpressCard 34 to Parallel Printer (IEEE 1284) DB25 Host Adapter 1 Port C-370 Vista Ready
ExpressCard 34 to Parallel Printer (IEEE 1284) DB25 Host Adapter 1 Port C-370 is ready for Vista
Zonet PC CardBus Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Vista Ready
Zonet PC CardBus Ethernet 10/100 BaseT is ready for Vista
CFExpressPro+ PCIe ExpressCard to CompactFlash Memory Card Adapter Vista Ready
CFExpressPro+ PCIe ExpressCard to CompactFlash Memory Card Adapter is ready for Vista
MotionFlash32 USB 2.0 to 5 Slot Multi-Card Read-Writer Vista Ready
MotionFlash32 USB 2.0 to 5 Slot Multi-Card Read-Writer is ready for Vista
Elan announces tentative support for U111 and AC 850/860 under Windows Vista
Elan has posted a page and downloads for deploying the U111 with Vista. They have tentative support for the Sierra Wireless Air Cards 850 and 860. This configuration is unsupported by Synchrotech.
MB6000 Phoebus Wireless Gateway/Router for WWAN 3G/4G to WiFi/Ethernet Networks Vista Ready
MB6000 Phoebus Wireless Gateway/Router for WWAN 3G/4G to WiFi/Ethernet Networks is ready for Vista
MB6800 Wireless Gateway/Router for WWAN 3G/4G to WiFi/Ethernet Networks Vista Ready
MB6800 Wireless Gateway/Router for WWAN 3G/4G to WiFi/Ethernet Networks is ready for Vista
MB8000 MobileBridge Wireless Gateway/Router for WWAN 3G/4G to WiFi/Ethernet Networks Vista Ready
MB8000 MobileBridge Wireless Gateway/Router for WWAN 3G/4G to WiFi/Ethernet Networks is ready for Vista
ExpressCard 34 to Serial I/O (RS-232) DB9 2 Ports Host Adapter Vista Ready
ExpressCard 34 to Serial I/O (RS-232) DB9 2 Ports Host Adapter is ready for Vista
CFFire800 Pro FireWire 800 to CompactFlash Drive Read-Writer Vista Ready
CFFire800 Pro FireWire 800 to CompactFlash Drive Read-Writer is ready for Vista
SanDisk Extreme FireWire 400/800 to CompactFlash Read-Writer Vista Ready
PCM-CR-FW1ECF SanDisk Extreme FireWire 400/800 to CompactFlash Read-Writer is ready for Vista
PC CardBus Type II to CompactFlash Type II (HS-CF32A) Vista Ready
ADP-CF2-PC32 PC CardBus Type II to CompactFlash Type II (HS-CF32A) is ready for Vista
PC CardBus Type II to 5in1 Multi-Card Media Adapter (HS-DMX32R) Vista Ready
ADP-MULTI5-PC32 PC CardBus Type II to 5in1 Multi-Card Media Adapter (HS-DMX32R) is ready for Vista
PC CardBus to USB 2.0 Host Adapter 4-Port Vista Ready
PC CardBus to USB 2.0 Host Adapter 4-Port is ready for Vista
PCMCIA PC CardBus to Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3-2005 GigE) Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCMCIA PC CardBus to Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3-2005 GigE) Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to USB 2.0 Host Adapter 3+1 Ports Vista Ready
PCI Express to USB 2.0 Host Adapter 3+1 Ports is ready for Vista
PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 800/400 Combo Host Adapter 3+2+1 Ports Vista Ready
PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 800/400 Combo Host Adapter 3+2+1 Ports is ready for Vista
PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 3+2 Ports Vista Ready
PCI Express to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 3+2 Ports is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Serial I/O (RS-232) DB9 2 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCI Express to Serial I/O (RS-232) DB9 2 Port Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Serial I/O (RS-232) DB9 1 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCI Express to Serial I/O (RS-232) DB9 1 Port Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3-2005 GigE) Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCI Express to Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3-2005 GigE) Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Serial (RS-232) and Parallel (IEEE 1284) I/O 3 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCI Express to Serial (RS-232) and Parallel (IEEE 1284) I/O 3 Port Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Parallel (IEEE 1284) I/O 2 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCI Express to Parallel (IEEE 1284) I/O 2 Port Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Parallel (IEEE 1284) I/O 1 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCI Express to Parallel (IEEE 1284) I/O 1 Port Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b/a) Host Adapter 3+1 Ports Vista Ready
PCI Express to FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b/a) Host Adapter 3+1 Ports is ready for Vista
PCI Express to FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) Host Adapter 2+1 Ports Vista Ready
PCI Express to FireWire 400 (IEEE 1394a) Host Adapter 2+1 Ports is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300) 2/2 Port +PATA Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300) 2/2 Port +PATA Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300) 2/2 Port Host Adapter w/RAID Vista Ready
PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300) 2/2 Port Host Adapter w/RAID is ready for Vista
PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300) 2/2 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
PCI Express to Serial ATA (eSATA II/300) 2/2 Port Host Adapter is ready for Vista
PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Slot Drive Read-Writer Vista Ready
ExpressCard 34 to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 1+2 Ports is ready for Vista
ExpressCard 34 to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 1+2 Ports Vista Ready
ExpressCard 34 to USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Combo Host Adapter 1+2 Ports is ready for Vista
ExpressCard 34 to Serial I/O (RS-232) DB9 1 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
ExpressCard 34 to Serial I/O (RS-232) DB9 1 Port Host Adapter is ready for Vista
ExpressCard 34 to Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3-2005) Host Adapter Vista Ready
ExpressCard 34 to Gigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3-2005) Host Adapter is ready for Vista
ExpressCard 34 to Serial ATA (eSATA II) 2 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
ExpressCard 34 to Serial ATA (eSATA II) 2 Port Host Adapter is ready Vista
ExpressCard 34 to Serial ATA (eSATA II) 1 Port Host Adapter Vista Ready
ExpressCard 34 to Serial ATA (eSATA II) 1 Port Host Adapter is ready Vista
USB 2.0 to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot Linear/ATA Flash, SRAM OMNIDriveUSB2 LF Vista Ready
The PCM-CR-U2EX-LF USB 2.0 to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot Linear/ATA Flash, SRAM OMNIDriveUSB2 LF is ready Vista
MicroU2E USB 2.0 to USB 2.0 Mode ExpressCard 34|54 Host Adapter Vista Ready
The MicroU2E USB 2.0 to USB 2.0 Mode ExpressCard 34|54 Host Adapter Vista Ready
USBMicroHub4 for connecting 4 USB Instruments via 1 USB Port Vista Ready
The USB-USBMICROHUB4 USBMicroHub4 for connecting 4 USB Instruments via 1 USB Port Vista Ready
USBMicroHub2 for connecting 2 USB Instruments via 1 USB Port Vista Ready
The USB-USBMICROHUB2 USBMicroHub2 for connecting 2 USB Instruments via 1 USB Port Vista Ready
USB 2.0 to Multi-Card Read-Writer 5 Slot Vista Ready
The PCM-CR-UEMUL02 USB 2.0 to Multi-Card Read-Writer 5 Slot Vista Ready
ECA16 PCMCIA PC Card Type II to USB 2.0 Mode ExpressCard 34 Adapter Vista Ready
The ADP-PCM-EXPUSB/ECA16 PCMCIA PC Card Type II to USB 2.0 Mode ExpressCard 34 Adapter Vista Ready
DuelAdapter ExpressCard 34 to PCMCIA PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer Drivers now Vista Ready
DuelAdapter ExpressCard 34 to PCMCIA PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer Drivers now Vista Ready
PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer Front Vista Ready
PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer Front Vista Ready.
PCI Bus to PC CardBus Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal Rear Vista Ready
PCM-CR-PC2IR PCI Bus to PC CardBus Read-Writer 2 Slot Internal Rear now Vista ready.
PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer Internal Front PCI1510 Vista Ready
PCM-CR-PC1IF32-(W/B) PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer Internal Front PCI1510 now Vista ready.
PCI Bus to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Rear 5 Volt Only Vista Ready
PCI Bus to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot Internal Rear 5 Volt Only now Vista ready.
Deploy PCMCIA SRAM PC Cards Under Windows Vista!
The PCM-CR-U2EX-SR USB 2.0 to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot ATA + SRAM allows use of PCMCIA SRAM PC Cards under Windows Vista systems with a USB 2.0 or 1.1 connection.
PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer Internal Front R5C843 Vista Ready
PCM-CR-PC1IF32R-(W/B) PCI Bus to PC Card and CardBus Read-Writer Internal Front R5C843 now Vista ready.
Synchrotech PC Card Type II to 5in1 Multi-Card Media Adapter Vista Ready
Synchrotech PC Card Type II to 5in1 Multi-Card Media Adapter now Vista ready.
ExpressCard 34 to CompactFlash Memory Card Adapter (EX-HC-34) Vista Ready
Now Vista Ready. Use an ExpressCard 34 or 54 slot to access CompactFlash including the latest UDMA4 high speed cards.
ExpressCard 34 to Multiple Memory Card Adapter (EX-PRO34) Vista Ready
Now Vista Ready. Use an ExpressCard 34 or 54 slot to access any of the SD Card, SDHC (SD Card 2.0), MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard 4.0, xD Picture Card, xD Picture Card Type M and H, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro.
Elan has Certified its U132 Drivers 32-bit Vista Ready
The [Uxxx] adapters work in Vista 32-bit with the current driver release. For the U111, modified INF files are required for the data-cards as well. So for the moment, we list 32-bit Vista as a supported operating system only with the U132 and the U142.
Elan has Certified its U142 Drivers 32-bit Vista Ready
The [Uxxx] adapters work in Vista 32-bit with the current driver release. For the U111, modified INF files are required for the data-cards as well. So for the moment, we list 32-bit Vista as a supported operating system only with the U132 and the U142.
Synchrotech CompactFlash Memory Cards Vista Ready
Synchrotech CompactFlash Memory Cards have been verified as Vista ready.
Synchrotech MultiMediaCard Memory Cards Vista Ready
Synchrotech MultiMediaCard Memory Cards have been verified as Vista ready.
Synchrotech SD Cards Vista Ready
Synchrotech SD Cards have been verified as Vista ready. This includes our own high quality offerings, as well as those from Sandisk and Lexar.
Synchrotech ATA Flash PC Cards Vista Ready
Synchrotech ATA Flash PC Cards have been verified as Vista ready. This includes our P-Series, Y-Series, and M-Series in both standard and industrial temperature ranges.
Keyspan releases BETA 32-bit drivers for USB to 1 Port Serial Adapter High Speed RS-232
These drivers are for 32-bit Vista versions, and BETA status only!
Status of FarSync products operation on Vista
FarSite has a press release regarding that status of their product line with Vista.
PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer PC/Mac Vista ready
Our EXP54-CR-PCEIR1-2 PCI Express to ExpressCard 34|54 Drive Read-Writer PC/Mac is Vista ready.
OMNIDriveUSB2 Pro Card Reader ready for Vista
Our PCM-CR-U2EX-SR USB 2.0 to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot ATA + SRAM is ready for The Windows Vista.
EasyReader ready for Vista
Our PCM-CR-U2EX-ATA USB 2.0 to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot ATA Flash EasyReader is ready for The Windows Vista
OMNIDriveUSB2 Pro Card Reader ready for Vista
Our PCM-CR-U2EX-SR USB 2.0 to PC Card Read-Writer 1 Slot ATA + SRAM is ready for The Windows Vista.
Select Smart Card Readers ready for Vista
Our PCM-CR-SCR38 and PCM-CR-SCK39U-B PC/SC Smart Card Read/Writers are ready for The Windows Vista.
PQI Vista Compatibility Announcement
Many of PQI's devices are certified or know to work with the Windows Vista.
Ratoc Systems Vista Compatibility Page
Ratoc now maintains a page entitled 'Windows VISTA Compatibility and where to get the drivers.'
New Drivers Enable P-Series Readers with The Windows Vista
Elan has released new drivers and documentation to enable their P-Series PCI to PC Card readers to work with the Windows Vista 32-bit.

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