ISIS Applications

Monday, March 31, 2014

Updating ISIS inTOUCH NET...

Our new inTOUCH NET product has completely changed the way that our customers interact with their vehicles and the ISIS Power system.  They have a universal interface that is fast, responsive and flexible plus it doesn't require any custom apps.  Their vehicle can be controlled from Apple, Android and Windows smart devices with ease. 

Just like the rest of the ISIS Power hardware, inTOUCH NET can be updated in the field using code that we create for you.  Give our technical support team a call with the changes that you need for your inTOUCH NET and we will email you the files necessary to implement the changes. 

Here are the steps that you need to follow to update your inTOUCH NET system. 

1.       Download and install  http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/MPLAB_IDE_8_92.zip on your computer. 
2.       After it is successfully installed, reboot your computer.
3.       After the computer is rebooted, plug the USB cable from inTOUCH NET into your computer.  Let it load the drivers. 
4.       Launch the MPLAB IDE software. 
5.       Go to Configure/Select Device.  Select PIC32MX795512L from the Device drop down menu.  Then hit OK. 
6.       Go to Debugger/Select Tool and choose 10 PIC32 Starter Kit.
7.       Go to File/Import and choose the file with the name that ends in .hex. 
8.       To go Debugger/Programming/Program All Memories.  It should take about 5 seconds.  You will get a message on the screen that says programming successful. 
9.       Go to Debugger/Select Tool and None.
10.    Close the MPLAB IDE software.
11.   Connect to the inTOUCH NET server using the Wi-Fi on your laptop.  Used the SSID and password that came with your kit. 
12.   Launch Google Chrome or Firefox.  Internet Explorer will not work for this step. 
13.   Navigate to 192.168.1.50/mpfsupload
14.   Hit the browse button that appears on the screen.  Select the file with the name that ends in .bin. 
15.   Press the upload button.  You will get a message on the screen that confirms that the website was loaded to inTOUCH NET. 
16.   Connect inTOUCH NET to the ISIS system.  Shut down all power and start up again.  Wait 30 seconds for the server to initialize. 
17.   Connect to the inTOUCH NET network with your smart device. 
18.   Browse to 192.168.1.50. 
19.   The initial password to get past security is 123 [ENTER].

Your system is now updated with your new code. 

If you have any questions with these steps, give our team a call at (847) 232-1991 or email us at sales@isispower.com

Friday, March 28, 2014

Powering some of the best cars out there...


Our ISIS Power products have been used to wire some of the most complicated commercial vehicles out there.  This includes military trucks, command vehicles and RV's.  On top of that, our customers use ISIS to wire some of the most beautiful cars out there. 

Our ISIS Power team is proud to announce that two of our customers' cars made it to the Great 8 in the competition for the Ridler Award at the 2014 Autorama in Detroit.  The Ridler is the premier award for builders in the industry.  Only the best of the best make it to the Great 8. 

Congratulations to Tim Allen & Jeremy Miranda of Miranda Built for their stunning 1967 Nova, wired with our ISIS Power system. 


Also, congratulations to Al Seese from Seese Machine for his 1933 Ford Delivery Sedan, also wired with ISIS. 


Our entire team is proud to have been parts of these builds.  Please watch for additional blog posts talking about these cars in more detail. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

inCODE Application for 64-Bit Versions Windows

One of the advantages of our ISIS Power system is the ability to load new configurations to it in the field.  Our inCODE programmer has proven to be a reliable tool to update ISIS.  Unfortunately, there have been problems with running the inCODE software on computers running 64-bit versions of Windows.  The original application was designed for 32-bit versions of Windows and Microsoft significantly increased the hurdles to get USB drivers approved for 64-bit. 

We have just finished testing and evaluating the updates to the inCODE software that will operate on 64-bit versions of Windows.  This includes Windows 8.1 too.  Here are the instructions to load and run the new application. 

  1. Temporarily disable your virus scanning software. 
  2. Go to http://www.embedinc.com/picprg/sw.htm and click on the install_picprog executable.   
  3. Run the install_picprg executable.
  4. When the installation is done, plug the programmer into the computer.  Let it find the drivers as necessary. 
  5. Reboot the computer. 
  6. Go to Programs/Embed Inc/Program PIC. 
  7. Save your hex file to your desk top. 
  8. Plug the programmer header into the ISIS cell to be updated.  Make sure that the file name matches the serial number of the cell. 
  9. Browse for the file and hit PROGRAM on the GUI.

 The new user interface for inCODE looks like this:


If you have questions, please contact our technical department at (847) 232-1991 or email us at sales@isispower.com




Sunday, February 23, 2014

V8TV S71 Video...


We first hooked up with Kelle and Kevin Oeste of V8TV in 2008.  We were just getting our legs under us with the ISIS Power products.  They have done some great videos for us following our product and customer builds. 

They have been working on a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass for some time.  It is called the S71 and it is a beautiful piece of work.  You may have seen this car in the Magna Flow booth at SEMA 2012.  You can also search through our blog archive to seen the progress on this car. 

The V8TV crew just published a great video highlighting some of the features in the car, including the ISIS Power system that controls all of the electrical functions in the car.  You can see the video here. 



They wired the car with our 3-Cell Kit and inLINK.  It is a very simple and clean install. 

This link will take you to the entire build history at V8TV. 

If you want to learn more about how you can wire your with ISIS Power, give us a call at (847) 232-1991 or email us at sales@isispower.com



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ISIS Powered Chevy Wins at WOW!

 


Congratulations to ISIS Power customer Joe P for the winning at the New Orleans World of Wheels in February 2014.  His beautiful Chevy won 1st Place for Best of Class 1955 to 1959.  They liked the car so much, that he was invited to bring it to the World of Wheels show in Baton Rouge in April. 

His car is wired and powered with a pretty extensive ISIS Power system.  He has a 3-Cell Kit, inLIGHTEN, inVIRONMENT to control his Vintage Air Gen-IV, inMOTION for his locks and windows and inRESERVE to manage his battery. 

You can see his front POWERCELL clearly right under the hood.




Congratulations to Joe for a well deserved award. 

If you want to learn more about how ISIS can power all of the electrical systems in your car, give our guys a call at (847) 232-1991 or email us at sales@isispower.com

Monday, February 3, 2014

Factory Five 33 Hot Rod First Engine Start with ISIS Power


Congratulations to ISIS Power customer Nick S. for the first start of his Factory Five Hot Rod

Nick came to us looking for a way to wire his car.  He picked up our 3-Cell Kit with inLINK and inMOTION.  You can see all of the details of his build on his blog at www.lowntubd.blogspot.ca

Here's the video of the first start.  As he pans through the car, you can see his MASTERCELL, POWERCELLs and inMOTION cell. 


It is great when you can prime the fuel pump, crank the engine and have it light up on the first time. 

Great job to Nick & his team.

If you want to learn more about how you can wire your car with our ISIS Intelligent Multiplex System, give our team at call at (847) 232-1991 or email us at sales@isispower.com



Factory Five '33 Hot Rod First Engine Start...


Congratulations to ISIS Power customer Nick S. for the first start of his Factory Five Hot Rod

Nick came to us looking for a way to wire his car.  He picked up our 3-Cell Kit with inLINK and inMOTION.  You can see all of the details of his build on his blog at www.lowntubd.blogspot.ca

Here's the video of the first start.  As he pans through the car, you can see his MASTERCELL, POWERCELLs and inMOTION cell. 


It is great when you can prime the fuel pump, crank the engine and have it light up on the first time. 

Great job to Nick & his team.

If you want to learn more about how you can wire your car with our ISIS Intelligent Multiplex System, give our team at call at (847) 232-1991 or email us at sales@isispower.com