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Installation and Updates


The iSMA Tool is a software created for modern Microsoft Windows system, such as Windows 10. The oldest supported version of the operating system is Windows 7. The iSMA Tool is delivered as a compressed folder, which needs to be extracted in a chosen location on a hard drive, unless the access to the extracted folder is restricted by the system (e.g., Program Files is not a recommended location).  

In order to download the iSMA Tool Software Bundle, which includes all files necessary to run the program efficiently (a zipped file, go to the iSMA CONTROLLI web page and to the iSMA Tool/Software Bundle folder.

Extracting the zipped package reveals the folders and additional files described below. In order to run the iSMA Tool, open the iSMATool.exe file.

In order to download the iSMA Tool Software Bundle, which includes all files necessary to run the program efficiently (a zipped file, go to the iSMA CONTROLLI web page and to the iSMA Tool/Software Bundle folder.

Download iSMA Tool

Download the latest version of the iSMA Tool:

iSMA Tool Download

Make sure to download the JAVA version available with the iSMA Tool Software Bundle.

Folders and files after extracting

The extracted folders have the following functions:

  • Config: a folder containing a record of user’s individual settings regarding windows location and other iSMA Tool work settings, such as a language chosen for the iSMA Tool interface.
  • External: a folder containing an API .dll file.
  • home: a folder where all the data created by user are saved, i.e., device backups, applications, etc. It is also a folder where the kits library, available the in iSMA Tool, is located.
  • icons: a folder with graphical files such as the iSMA Tool interface icons.
  • Localization: a folder with the text files providing the iSMA Tool language sources.
  • log: a folder, where the logs of the iSMA Tool, which also appeared in Console window, are saved. When contacting iSMA CONTROLLI technical support, it is advised to copy the last file with logs form that folder
  • de, es, fr, it, ja, pl, Resources, ru: folders with system libraries.

To properly install and work with the iSMA Tool, the computer must meet the following minimal requirements:

  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i3-3xxx or equivalent;
  • Memory: 4GB RAM;
  • Storage: 50 GB internal hard driver;
  • Ethernet 100 Mbit or 1Gbit NIC;
  • MS Windows 7 (recommended MS Windows 10);
  • .NET Framework 4.6.2 or higher.


When the iSMA Tool is being run for the first time, it asks to accept the EULA license. The license must be accepted to run the program. Failure to do so closes the iSMA Tool.

Worth to Notice

In order to make sure that the iSMA Tool is always up to date, it needs to be run periodically at least once a month, on a computer connected to the Internet for about an hour, depending on the data transfer rate. It enables the iSMA Tool to automatically download the latest data, such as kits and updates.

The iSMA Tool is a portable software. It is transferable and it can be installed on a portable data storage device, such as a USB memory stick. It allows the iSMA Tool to be run directly from a portable data storage device on any PC, including offline ones.


The iSMA Tool has a built-in mechanism notifying the user when a new version of software is available on the iSMA CONTROLLI server. Every time the iSMA Tool starts up and it is connected to the Internet, the software checks the availability of a new version. If the new version is available, a pop-up widow, similar to the one shown below, will appear.

Updates window

The options in the Updates window are the following:

  • Yes: Allows downloading a new version of the iSMA Tool by opening an appropriate location in the user's default web browser. The new version of the iSMA Tool is downloaded as a zipped file saved locally on the computer’s hard drive and then extracted, overwriting the current iSMA Tool version.
  • No: Closes the iSMA Tool updates notification window. The window will appear again after restarting the iSMA Tool.

Before overwriting the current version of the iSMA Tool, the software needs to be closed and the user has to make sure that all important data (kits, applications, settings) are saved in dedicated folders, home and Config. These folders will not be overwritten or deleted while extracting/overwriting the current iSMA Tool version with an updated one, preserving everything the user has created.

The automatic checking mechanism, described above, may be turned on or off in the iSMA Tool settings described in Settings. When the checking mechanism is turned on and there are no new versions of the iSMA Tool, the system will display an appropriate notification: No updates for iSMA Tool on the console.

There is also a manual way of checking software updates availability. In order to do so, initiate the menu Check updates, available in upper Help menu. After initiating this option, the iSMA Tool will check the availability of new versions and display an appropriate notification. If a new update is available, a pop-up window, described above, will appear.

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