Software download and installation instructions for Mac OS X

NOTE: The software is currently tested on OSX 10.6.3 to 10.13.6. We do not have a Mac capable of running 10.14. OSX 10.6.1 is known to NOT work. Please report success or failure with 10.14 on the support forum.

Step 1: Device driver

From MAC OS X 10.9 Apple introduced their own driver; so for 10.9 and 10.10 the FTDI driver is not necessary.

For Mac OS X lower than 10.9: FTDI VCP driver, follow the instructions on the FTDI website to download and install the FTDI VCP driver.

Step 2: X11 server

Older versions of Mac OS X included an X server. New ones do not and you will have to install one.

In Finder go to Applications then Utilities then X11.

If an X server application launches, and you can run xterm, then you can move on to the next step.

If you get a webpage telling you about Xquartz then you need to download and install Xquartz as instructed on the webpage. You can download Xquartz from here.

Step 3: Download and unpack the pscan software

In Safari click on the link below. It should download a disk image, and open it.

Download this file:

Inside the disk image is a folder called Drag the entire folder into Applications.

The instructions below will only work if the folder from inside the above disk image is copied to the Applications folder in Finder.

Step 4: Run the software

NOTE: Your computer will need to be connected to the internet connection the first time that you run the software.

When X11 is running:

Note that you cannot run the pscanapp directly. It only works by running the pscanloader program from X11.

You cannot change the folder where the license.txt and the pscanmacapp files go, they must be installed into the /Applications/ folder. For this reason it seems sensible to also put the pscanloader program into the same folder.

Step 5: Plug in the interface

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