Since I run Ubuntu as my primary desktop OS, I thought it would be nice to see if I could get it working there somehow. Unfortunately the programmer is married to a proprietary windows-only software, and installing that under wine was a futile endeavour.
I ended up installing a small XP 32bit image under virtualbox. I had to install guest additions, add my user to vboxuser group and reboot to have USB working. I identified the USB device by detaching it and reattaching it and seeing which entry in the list of devices changed in the vbox USB filter settings.
|TOP853 running in XP 32bit in virtualbox under Ubuntu.
Mor on this soon.