Aceeca Releases 64-bit Palm OS Hotsync Drivers
Ruggedized PDA manufacturer Aceeca has done what many thought impossible by releasing USB drivers for users of 64-bit Windows and Palm OS Garnet devices.
While the driver is primarily intended to work with the company's Garnet-based handhelds such as the new PDA32, Aceeca is encouraging unsupported testing on other Palm OS devices running some version of Garnet (i.e. Palm OS 5.4 or higher). Compatible Palm Inc. devices, in theory, should be the T5, E2, LifeDrive, Z22 and TX handhelds along with the Treo 650, 700p, 755p, and Centro smartphones.
The driver is digitally signed so as not to cause any unsigned device drive alerts in Windows. Thus far, users reports from the community indicate that the older Palm Inc. 4.1.4 version of Palm Desktop from 2004 intended for Windows XP has a higher success rate working with this 64-bit driver than the newer Vista-compliant Palm Desktop 6.2 released in 2008.
Aceeca's Hotsync drivers currently only officially supports Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, which is by far the most popular and compatible 64-bit version of Windows to date. A stickied thread on the HP Palm support forums giving advice on driver installation and Hotsync setup is here, while Aceeca's forum thread detailing the driver release is here.
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