moderated Re: JAWS 2021 and Pac Mate Omni BX 400 vis USB

Dan Miner

It’s under Other Devices listed by “PACmate USB RNDIS”


Device status: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)


Trying to do automatic driver updates results in no changes.  It doesn’t come out and say that it cannot find a driver but the eventual end at Software Updates claims I’m up to date.  *smile*


So, I do have the USB attached to the back of the PDA part as I see no way to attach a connection to just the display itself.  I have noticed the Pac Mate will respond to moments when my systems wakes.  So, there is some communication there.




From: <> On Behalf Of Milton Ota
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 3:08 PM
Subject: Re: JAWS 2021 and Pac Mate Omni BX 400 vis USB




I would check to see what is going on with your USB port in the device manager in Windows 10. Let me know if you need help finding the device manager.



From: <> On Behalf Of Dan Miner via
Sent: Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:18 AM
Subject: JAWS 2021 and Pac Mate Omni BX 400 vis USB


Someone gave me this braille display and I’ve managed to get it up and running as far as the Windows mobile usage is concerned.  But I really want to be able to do braille display of my desktop PC running Windows 10.  I have it connected via USB but the computer doesn’t seem to acknowledge it from what I can tell.  The device is running off the power from the port and I know the cable works as I use it for my old Book Port Plus.

I’ve tried to tell JAWS that a Pac Mate is there in the braille settings by adding a display but it just never selects it (keeps switching back to no display).    As I’m on Windows 10, ActiveSync install is impossible (stopped support at XP).  And google has failed me so far for any details other that the ActiveSync companion CD had some USB driver bundled with it for the device.  No sign of that driver either.


It just seems to be such a waste for a usable braille display that  is still serviceable as a hosted display if the PDA part is not so useful now.


Any pointers would be appreciated.



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