EHID for end-users
You need the EHID if you use a program that requires the EHID for communication. The EHID has to run on the computer where the hardware is connected. You need to install the EHID only once even if you use different programs accessing it.
With the second generation the different variants are replaced by a single EHID package and individual configuration packages for the different airplane types.
In addition you'll now need a full EHID installation for your MCDU.
Variations from the first generation
The second generation EHID is not longer running as windows service as it is a regular application now which allowed us to add a graphical user interface. It is fully compatible to the first generation EHID.
Please note due to these changes the EHID now needs a logged in user to run.
It is also necessary to install not just the EHID but the XML configuration package that fits your airplane as well. You will need to install first the EHID and the proper XML part afterwards. You just have to install the XML package that matches your airplane. Installing all wont be a problem as the EHID reads your airplane type from your license file and ignores files that do not fit it. (Note: Please do not change your license manually if the airplane type listed there doesn't fit your plane type as the EHID will not recognize your license as valid anymore. If you've got a license that does not suit your airplane just ask us for a new one.)
After starting the EHID you'll see a taskbar icon. It has a right click menu which allows you to restart or exit it. A restart is needed after modifying the INI file or after installing or changing the xml files.
From now on the EHID runs also without administrator permissions. Due to this change the log files won't get written in the program files folder anymore but in C:\Users\<YourUsername>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\EHID (this only applies to Windows versions newer than XP).
The EHID installer will uninstall any other EHID version. Please save your old INI file somewhere before running the installer and copy it back after installing the new EHID. Please note that the name of the ini file has also changed. Please rename your old INI file to EHID.ini.
All versions of the EHID can be found in the latest version on our download page.
To operate the full version a valid license file is required. This license is free of charge.
To obtain a license please send us an e-mail with the aircraft type, your name, e-mail address and name of your company. The indication of the company is only required if the EHID is used by that company. The data is part of the license and permit an unambiguous assignment if the license happen to be in circulation.
The most simple way to install EHID is using the Windows Installer. No configuration needs to be done by you. If you can not use the installer for any reason please contact us.
Are you interested in the technical details or would like to EHID use for your own hardware or software?
For more information about the EHID visit the page EHID for developers.