Caterpillar VIMSPC 2015A

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VIMSpc 2015A – Release Notes
July 28, 2015
Versions Shipped with this release
Detroit Programming
* VIMSpc version: 2015A build
* Database version: 3.1.0
* Master database version: 15.2.0

New Software Features and Updates
New VIMSpc software is now available. VIMSpc version 2015A contains functionalities of the following existing software products and serves as replacement for them.

* All previous versions of VIMSpc, including 2013A, 2011A and 2009B.
* VIMS 3G Connect
* VIMS Supervisor
* TPMpc
* PCSpc

The table below compare capability to connect to various hardware platforms between VIMSpc 2015A and 2011A versions.

Compatible ECM VIMSpc 2015A VIMSpc 2013A VIMSpc 2011A
-------------- ------------ ------------ ------------
A4N4 Stand-alone TPM Yes No No
A5N2 Telematics Yes No No
A5N2 Cost Reduction Yes Yes No
A4N4 Yes Yes Yes
523 (A4G4) Yes Yes Yes
VIMS ABL2M Yes Yes Yes
VIMS 68K Yes Yes Yes
TPM ABL1M Yes Yes No
TPM Legacy Yes Yes No
PCS A4M3 Yes Yes No
PCS Legacy Yes Yes No

The following list contains the enhancements and modifications of VIMSpc version 2015A:
* Java must be installed by user before installing VIMSpc (supports 32-bit Java versions 6, 7, and 8)
* VIMSpc can no longer be installed on XP systems starting with this version
* Includes functionality of VIMSpc 2013A, VIMSpc 2011A, VIMSpc 2009B, VIMS 3G Connect, VIMS Supervisor, PCSpc, and TPMpc.
* Support VIMS A5, A4, 522, 523, ABL2M, and 68K hardware platforms.
* Added support for A5 telematics module and A4 Stand-alone TPM module.
* Added third party interface (TPI) support.
* Added support for version 2 of VIMS 3G files.
* Added support for value point data logger in trend reports.
* Added support for new productivity files in merge and reports (version 1).
* Added support for UTC timestamps in VIMS 3G data files.
* Added support for public J1939 parameters.
* Improved Ethernet connection.
* Fixed bugs found in 2013A version.

Installation Requirements
You must be an administrator to install VIMSpc. All air cards should be removed and VPN turned off prior to installation and when running VIMSpc while connecting to VIMS3G modules.

System Requirements
To successfully run VIMSpc, the following computer hardware, communication hardware and cables, and software are needed:

* IBM® PC compatible with Pentium 1 GHz processor or greater
* 2 GB RAM
* 500 MB of available hard drive space
* Supported OS: Windows 7 and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit versions)
* RS232 port with 16550AF UART (or compatible) OR USB 1.1 or 2.0 port with a USB to Serial Port adapter (P/N: 370-8059) for use with VIMS Download Cable (P/N: 127-9797) for VIMS ABL & 68K hardware
* Ethernet port for use with the VIMS 3G Download Cable (P/N: 425-6889) for VIMS 3G hardware
* Adobe PDF reader
* Java 6, 7, or 8 (32-bit version)

Support of VIMSpc
For assistance with this software, contact your Caterpillar Dealer.

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Here are the instructions for running in silent mode:


1. You must have Admin privileges. Right-click on CMD.EXE and select Run As Administrator. You cannot run this from the RUN command as this will not have Admin rights.

2. During the silent installation, the computer may reboot without warning up to TWO times. Make sure all other programs are closed before before beginning the installation. After the computer reboots, log on with the same account. The installation should resume automatically. If it does not, type the same command line at the DOS prompt that was run the first time.


'setup' in the commands below means the fully qualified path to setup32.exe or setup64.exe. For example, on a 64-bit operating system, "D:\VIMS\setup64.exe" /S /v/qn


To install this service tool silently (no user interface shown), use the following command line:

For 64-bit oparating system: setup64 /S /v/qn
For 32-bit oparating system: setup32 /S /v/qn

Warning: If a reboot of the PC is required by the install, this will happen automatically.

If a log file of the install is desired, use the following command line instead:

For 64-bit oparating system: setup64 /S /v"/qn /l*v %temp%\VIMSpcInstall.log"
For 32-bit oparating system: setup32 /S /v"/qn /l*v %temp%\VIMSpcInstall.log"

The log file will be created in your temp directory.


The 'setup' executable will have a return code of '0' if the install was successful. The return code will be '3010' if the install was successful, but a reboot is required. Any other return code indicates that the install failed.


To uninstall this service tool silently (no user interface shown), use the following command line:

For 64-bit oparating system: setup64 /S /x /v/qn
For 32-bit oparating system: setup32 /S /x /v/qn

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