Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Recently, we got some emails from customers who bought BMW ICOM ISTA(ISID ISIS) software from us but can not connect to his BMW ICOM Diagnostic interface. That because the firmware of their icom is too old for the new software. They need to update the firmware to newer version to match our software.

So, this article is telling customers how to update the firmware of their BMW ICOM
diagnostic tool.

Firstly, we need to know if the icom interface need update or not.


Please read above photo. It shows FIRMWARE in red frame, that mean you need to update the firmware of your BMW ICOM Interface. You have no need to update it if it says FREE.

Process of updating the firmware of BMW ICOM Diagnostic tool.

1.Firstly, you need to power on your icom interface by OBD cable, and connect it to computer by LAN cable. PLEASE NOTE,make sure they are connected well because your interface might be damaged if disconnection during updating.

2.After connection, open the file BMW ICOM A2 on the desktop and you will see a file named ICOM FIRMWARE UPDATE. They are 2 BINs inside of it, ICOM-APPLICATIONIMAGE-XXX and ICOM-BOOTIMAGE-XXX. They are the files needed in Step 4.


3.Open your IE and input the IP address of your icom. If you do not know what is the IP of your icom, you can use ISTA-D to find it.As below, the IP in green frame is the IP of your ICOM.

It needs ID and password to enter in, the ID is root,pw is NZY11502.


4. After entering into ICOM by IE.Click UPDATE FIRMWARE and choose ICOM-BootImage-XXX.bin,choose Image type as SYSTEM and click SEND THE FILE. Click YES when he say Write the image file to the flash? You will see the red right blinks after that.


5.Now we click UPDATE FIRMWARE and choose ICOM-ApplicationImage-xxx.bin and then choose the Image type as APPLICATION and then click SEND THE FILE. Click YES when he says Write the image file to the flash?

6.Reboot your ICOM interface after you update those APPLICATIONIMAGE and Bootimage. And you need to wait for few minutes. Go to ISTA-D again, you will see the FRIMWARE turn to FREE. That means your interface is matched to latest BMW ICOM ISTA software from OBD2TOOL.


We do hope everybody use them very good on your car. Any question please feel free to let me know.

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Cat Service Information System (SIS)

Easy access to information on more than one million parts


Do you want to stay on top of your repair and maintenance costs? Use the same tool that Caterpillar and Cat? Dealers use: Cat ET Service Information System (SIS). SIS is available by subscription via the Web, Network or DVD. CAT SIS covers every Cat product from 1977 through today. With SIS, you get access to 1.5 million part numbers, 2 million graphics and thousands of parts and service documents.

Using SIS provides fast searches, keeps you up-to-date with the latest information, eliminates outdated information in print and makes it easier to order parts, even after normal business hours. Make Cat SIS your single safe source for Cat parts and service information. Call your local Cat dealer for more on Web, Network and DVD subscriptions.

Cat Service Information System (SIS)

Improve Efficiency, Minimize Downtime
* Interactive Schematics
* 2D Hotpointed Graphics
* Streamline repair and maintenance operations with troubleshooting,
diagnostic and safety information
* Find exactly what you need with fast, efficient keyword searches
* Get the latest information with automatic updating
* View three decades worth of information on every Cat product
* Eliminate lost, missing and out-of-date paper manuals
* Take information into the field with a DVD subscription
* Rely on one safe source for parts and service information

Heavy Duty Truck diagnostic Scanner Cat SIS DVD recommended system requirements:
* 2.0 GHz Pentium-compatible processor
* 2GB of RAM
* 9-16+ GB of Free Hard Drive Space available through 2011 to allow for growth in graphics
* Optional file transfer device (such as a 3.5” disk drive or USB port and compatible Jump-drive)
* Third generation DVD drive capable of reading dual layer DVDs
* Monitor capability of supporting 1024 x 768 resolution and Open GL supported Graphics Card (Recommend 128MB+ RAM)
* Pointing device, built-in or external
* Hewlett Packard LaserJet V or compatible printer
* Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista and Windows 7)
* Microsoft Internet Explorer version 7.0 or 8.0 (must support Java Script and



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