Product Release Information visionCATS 2.0 SP1


Release Number: 2.0.15069.1 (2.0 SP1)
Release Date: 10/03/2014
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This document contains the release notes for VisionCATS version 2.0 SP1. The following sections describe the release in detail and provide late-breaking or other information that supplements the main documentation.

Installation and Upgrade Notes


See the installation instructions for full details.

IMPORTANT: You must completely uninstall any previous "developer release" or "early access" version of this product before installing this release.


This release consists of the following items:

Release notes
Instrument Firmware
visionCATS installer
Example Files (you may import them after installation)

Minimum System Requirements

System Memory: 4000MB
Free Disk Space: 100GB
Operating System: Windows 7
Networking: Internet access

What's new in visionCATS 2.0?

  • Integration of the TLC Scanner 3 and TLC Scanner 4 instruments
  • Support of multiple quantitative evaluations with the scanner instrument
  • Support of multiple image based evaluations with the visualizer
  • 21CFR11 compliance
  • Import of winCATS data in a viewing mode
  • Support of multiple application steps
  • Possibility to define report templates
  • Supports electronic signatures
  • SST extended to scanner data
  • Online help

What's new in visionCATS 2.0 SP1?

  • Evaluation's concentration can now be entered with unit of choice, fg/ml is now possible
  • Corrected several minors bugs in evaluation
  • DNS queries for client/server communications have now fallback in case of unknown host
  • Slow network will now not remove edited lock
  • Corrected instrument progress display
  • Improved some sections of help    

Known Problems and Workarounds

Defect: The display in visionCATS of the version of the scanner firmware is incorrect.
Reason: There is a conversion problem between hex and dec coding. 1.14.30 corresponds to 1.20.48.

Defect: After changing of Visualizer, a Visualizer cannot be executed in an analysis having already images.
Reason: Only one Visualizer can be used in an analysis.
Workaround: Redo the analysis.

Defect:After changing of camera for a Visualizer, already opened analysis with Visualizer step waiting for execution, or Visualizer Manual control or OQ may behave strangely (using old camera, bad image corrections...).
Workaround: Before changing of camera, close all analysis with next step as Visualizer and Visualizer views.

Defect: After changing of camera for a Visualizer, Visualizer in toolbox isn't marked as having a bad Diagnostic.
Workaround: Restart the client.

Defect: While using two visualizers on a single PC, one or both camera aren't detected, or the camera of one visualizer seems to be connected to the other.
Workaround: We strongly suggest to use only one Visualizer per Instrument Service.

Defect: No image appears in Data or in Comparison after installing for the first time visionCATS on the machine.
Workaround: Restart Windows.

Defect: Sequence table doesn't allow to drag and drop a multi-selection.
Workaround: Before clicking for drag and during the drag, hold SHIFT key for dragging a multi-selection.

Defect: Applications crashes after clicking on an image or opening a comparison.
Workaround: Update your graphic driver to the latest version.

Defect: After installation, no visionCATS is installed. Also, the SQLServer service may not want to start.
Workaround: Change the name of the user which installs the application, username should be different from machine and domain name.

Defect: Instruments are not responding correctly.
Workaround: Check if you have an Intel(R) Active Management Technology - SOL COM port on your machine, and disable the corresponding COM port in visionCATS/General Settings.

Defect: visionCATS display Out of memory with only around 1.2GB of 4GB memory used by visionCATS, on a 32bit system.
Workaround: increase the applications' memory space with "bcdedit /set increaseuserva 3072" command, and restart Windows.

Defect: An error occur while importing a visionCATS 2.0 analysis with evaluation
Reason: The evaluation improvement of SP1 has changed some data type, migration is only done on system update, not on import
Workaround: export again the analysis from a visionCATS 2.0 SP1 system.