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FARO® Knowledge Base

USB Driver for the FaroArm, ScanArm, and Gage

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Overview

Your FaroArm®, ScanArm, Design ScanArm, or Gage works best with the latest driver. This article shows you how to download the latest or earlier drivers.

After servicing or recalibration of your device, plan to download and install the latest driver BEFORE you use the device. The factory provides the most recent hardware improvements when servicing your device, so using the latest driver may be required.

CAUTION: If you use software or hardware from a third-party vendor who makes FARO compatible products, verify the product is compatible with the latest USB FaroArm driver BEFORE you change the driver.

  • If you are using the vendor recommended driver, do not change it.
  • If you are not using the recommended driver and the vendor's product is not compatible with the latest USB FaroArm driver, see the earlier drivers list in this article to find the driver the vendor recommends.

Details

  1. Download the latest FaroArm driver:

    Version: 6.8.9

    Release Date: 15 Jul 2021

    Download
     
  2. Download the What's New file to learn what has changed in the latest version.
  3. Go to Upgrade the FaroArm USB driver installation instructions.

Earlier Drivers

Click here for details about which versions of Microsoft Windows supports different driver versions and computer processors.

Date Version Processor
Dec 2020 6.6.7 Offline edition
Aug 2020 6.6.0.15 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Jan 2020 6.5.1.4 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Aug 2019 6.4.1.2 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Feb 2019 6.3.1.5 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Nov 2018 6.3.0.11 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Oct 2018 6.2.1.9 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Aug 2018 6.2.0.26 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
May 2018 6.1.2.7 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Mar 2018 6.1.1.6 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Feb 2018 6.1.0.21 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Nov 2017 6.0.2.3 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Oct 2017 6.0.1.9 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Aug 2017 6.0.0.63 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Nov 2016 5.8.5.2 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Mar 2016 5.8.4.5 64- & 32-bit
Offline edition
Feb 2015 5.8.3.2 64- & 32-bit
Dec 2014 5.8.2.2 64- & 32-bit
Sep 2014 5.8.1.3 64- & 32 bit

For older drivers not listed above, contact Customer Support.

Hardware Support Notes:

The latest driver version is compatible with all USB FaroArm and ScanArm models. Model specific, minimum required versions are listed below.

Model/Device Operating System Minimum Required Driver
  • 8-Axis support for Quantum Series and Edge*
Windows 7 or greater 6.3.0.11
  • Design ScanArm 2.5C
  • Quantum Series with Prizm LLP
Windows 7 or greater 6.2.0.26
  • Quantum Series FaroArm
  • Quantum Series and Edge with HD/SD Blu LLP
Windows 7 or greater 6.0.0.63
  • Legacy USB FaroArm/ScanArm
Windows 7 or greater 5.8.5.2
  • Legacy USB FaroArm/ScanArm
Windows XP 5.8.4.5

*8-Axis support for the Edge requires an authorized firmware upgrade, contact your local sales representative for details