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License Key Required

A license key is required to use HostBridge. If you are already a customer your existing license will work with this version as well. If you are not a customer you can request a license key here.

HostBridge Installation Files

So what do I do with the above files? See the Installation Instructions.

So what do I do with the above files? See the Installation Instructions.


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HostBridge IDE


The Java Run-Time Environment (JRE) must be installed on the workstation prior to executing Eclipse.

Ready to Run, Eclipse + HostBridge

Eclipse Program Files

        You can download the current version of Eclipse with the HostBridge plugin here: 

The 64 bit version of eclipse requires the 64 bit version of the Java JRE. To determine your version of Java issue the following command at the windows command prompt: java --version

  1. Unzip the package, maintaining the directory structure (usually the default).

  2. Copy the "eclipse" directory to the location where you wish the eclipse program executables to reside. We recommend "Program Files" if you have the proper permissions, but any location will do. For best performance don't use a network drive. This directory should not be concurrently shared with another user running this copy of eclipse.

  3. From within the eclipse directory, right mouse click the eclipse.exe and create a shortcut, drag the shortcut on to your desktop. Windows 7/8/10 users can "Pin to Taskbar" or "Pin to Start Menu" the eclipse.exe instead of creating a shortcut.

HostBridge Eclipse Plug-in Install from Zip

If the above method fails to install or update the HostBridge plugin you probably have a proxy server in between you and the internet.  Eclipse can be configured to use your companies proxy server (Window → Preferences → General → Network Connections) but without with out company specific instructions it may be difficult and/or time consuming to set up.  The process below avoids this problem.

  1. Download the archived(zipped) update site: update_site.zip 

  2. Start Eclipse

  3. Navigate to Help → Install New Software...

  4. Drag and drop the downloaded file on to the Available Software dialog box

  5. Select the appropriate HostBridge components, follow the on screen prompts

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