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Doorway Systems has continuously developed the Doorway BMS software since 1993, with well over £1 million in sales. Microsoft is now taking Windows into new formats where a Licence Key is very inconvenient so Doorway Systems has decided to release the Doorway software for free unrestricted use, and it no longer requires a Licence Key for product activation. Try Doorway in Client/Server mode across your Intranet, see how all features are the same as stand-alone.

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Doorway for 64 bit versions of Windows 7 and 8.

Program installer and update dated 27th July 2014.
  • Download 9.54.3 Program installer and updater - 8857K
    This release is functionally similar to the 32 bit version below except for Snapshots and Logbook.

    Doorway for 32 bit versions of Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

    Program installer and update dated 15th July 2014.
  • Download 8.54.2 Program installer and updater - 5681K.

    Manual and Help documents in PDF format. To download PDF files using Internet Explorer, right mouse click on the link and select 'Save Target As...'
  • Doorway 'Help' as PDF - 856K
    Acrobat Reader for PDF documents is on the Doorway CD, or downloadable from

    Microsoft "Access 2 Converter for Access 2003" to open Doorway Snapshot files in Access 2003.
  • Download ACC2CONV.EXE file - 341K Click on the above links, and your browser will prompt you to save the information to disk. When this has completed move the file to the DOORWAY folder or your download storage area. To install an update double click on its filename (e.g. DW????.EXE), the update program will then ask where Doorway is installed. If you experience a problem with an update return to your earlier version using a previous update or from the original CD. You can also save and run the updates from a USB memory stick.

    Previous combined updates. It is NOT necessary to install these versions to upgrade to the current release above.
  • Download 9.54.2 Program installer and updater - 8857K
  • Download 9.53.0 Program installer and updater - 8823K
  • Download 9.52.0 Program installer and updater - 8818K
  • Download 9.51.0 Program installer and updater - 8817K
  • Download 9.00.1 Program installer and updater - 8813K
  • Download 8.53.0 Program installer and updater - 5665K
  • Download 8.52.0 Program installer and updater - 5663K
  • Download 8.51.0 Program installer and updater - 5663K
  • Download 8.50.0 Program installer and updater - 5644K
  • Download 9.54.0 Library installer only - 3308K
    Drivers for USB to Serial Adapters using Prolific chipset. (eg Maplin part ZP43W)
    You must use the correct driver for your Prolific chip hardware.

    Prolific chipset version checker:
    Download Prolific CheckChipVersion file v1006 - 208K

    Devices using PL-2303H/HX/X version chips with Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 and 64 bit):
    Download Prolific driver file v1.30 - 3099K

    Device using PL2303HXA/XA/HXD/EA/RA/SA/TA/TB version chips with Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1 (32 and 64 bit):
    Download Prolific driver file v1.9.0 - 3172K

    Manufacturers notes:
    Run PL2303 CheckChipVersion tool program in Windows XP/Vista/7 to check chip version.
    Please note the following for Windows 8 Driver Support:
    - PL2303H (Not Supported) - will show yellow mark Error Code 10 in Device Manager. This chip is EOL.
    - PL2303HX Rev A (Not Supported) - will show yellow mark Error Code 10 in Device Manager. This chip is EOL (10/2012).
    - PL2303X (Not Supported) - will show yellow mark Error Code 10 in Device Manager. This chip is EOL (10/2012).
    - PL2303HX Rev D (Supported)
    - PL2303EA (Supported)
    - PL2303RA (Supported)
    - PL2303SA (Supported)
    - PL2303TA (Supported)
    - PL2303TB (Supported)
    See also
    Available from your regular BMS specialist or directly from:
    E-Mail: sales[at]doorway[dot]co[dot]uk
    Telephone: +44 (0)7973-223643
    Fax: +44 (0)1293-531923
    Doorway Systems is based in the UK.