Phone: (585) 624-3760
Fax: (585) 624-9879


Finger Lakes Instrumentation's device interface software is open source, making it easier for our customers to directly interface FLI's devices. The SDK is supported on the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.x, Linux and Apple OSX. FLI's SDK is open source, please note the license agreement located in a comment block at the top of each file.


SDK Documentation

Example Code

SDK Download (1.104)

Windows Binaries (1.104)

Linux Kernel Module (1.3.2)


Product Warranty



Return Procedure

Customs Information



FLI Software Installation Kit

The FLI Software Installation Kit installs FLI's applications, USB device drivers, and ASCOM driver for the focuser products. You will need to remove any previous FLI software before installing this package.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 32-bit
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 64.bit


MaxIM Read Me First!

(Updated 04/29/09) - This PDF lists the steps for proper installation of FLI cameras for use in MaxIM DL. - Download



(Updated 2/24/2013) - Unzip these files into the MaxIM DL/CCD directory for the latest Plug-In (1.2.3) with support for speed changing and RBI elimination. - Download


TheSkyX by Software Bisque

Plug-in support for TheSkyX is distributed in the software installation for TheSkyX and/or TheSkyX daily build. Windows users will still need to download the FLI Software Installation Kit (above) for device driver installation.


INDI Support

INDI is a cross-platform system designed for automation and control of astronomical instruments. INDI drivers are available for FLI CCD cameras & filter wheels. INDI supports autoguiding & autofocus and runs on multiple clients such as KStars, and Sky Charts. Read more about INDI and download the latest version directly from the INDI web site (link).


Labview Support

FLI's SDK (available in the right pane) works natively with LabVIEW. If you need further support, including training and integration, contact Sixclear Sixclear provides ready-to-use support for all of FLI's products.



In the event that your FLI product needs service please open and briefly complete the appropriate RMA form (see below). Once this is completed please e-mail to FLI here or fax this form to 585-624-9879. If you have any questions or trouble with the RMA form please contact FLI here or 585-624-3760.


RMA Forms

For Lima products, click herePDF

Examples: MicroLine, ProLine, Hyperion, Standard Filter Wheels, PDF and DF-2 Focusers


For Binghamton products, click herePDF

Examples: Atlas Focuser, High Speed Filter Wheels, and CenterLine Color Filter Wheel


RMA Terms and ConditionsPDF

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