Downloading and Installing
ICATS SW Only Product
 
Thanks for your purchase of the ICATS SW Only product!  The instructions and links below will provide you the information needed to install the SW into your self-provided Raspberry Pi 3B+, and to complete the setup for a fully functional ICATS!
If you are downloading the image and programming the SD Card:
  1. Download the image

    • After purchase, a link to Dropbox will have been provided to you. 

    • Use the Dropbox Desktop App (free download) to perform the ICATS image download, as browser download has been unreliable to save the entire disk image. 

    • You'll need a computer with at least 16GB of free space.

  2. Program your SD Card

    • A 16GB minimum SD Card is needed, which provides plenty of free space for adding content.  A "class 10" card is recommended, for best performance, and cards larger than 16GB are also fine.

    • The "Balena Etcher" program (free download) works very well to program the card.

Once your SD Card is ready:

  1. Plug the card into your RPi 3B+, connect it to a computer monitor, start the system and the ICATS Pool program will start. 

  2. ICA must perform an "authorization" to allow full operation of your ICATS.  Contact support@icatraining.com to inform us that your ICATS has started.  The ICATS will be authorized and you will be notified by email/text when complete.

  3. After you are notified of authorization completion, type a "Shift-U" (Capital U) on the keyboard, which will force an update of the system and complete the authorization.  When offered to update, press "Y".

Your ICATS is now fully functional!

Finally, a few "paper" items that you'll want to be aware of:

  • Installation and Setup Guide  is HERE.  This provides instructions for projector installation and some other good information.

  • Pool Program User's Guide is HERE.  Contains operating instructions for the ICATS Pool program

  • Keyboard Shortcuts are HERE.  You should print a paper copy of this and tape one to the back of your keyboard.  You'll find the keyboard shortcuts are a very effective way to use the system (easier/faster than the menus).

Thanks for your purchase of ICATS SW Only!