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BMW ISTA-D and ISIS Software Comparison

This is good information for those who want to know if ista bmw provides technical diagrams and instructions like ISIS/ICOM.

ISIS is a BMW server platform for dealers. All updates are downloaded to the ISIS.
From there the ISIS updates ISID (diagnostics) tablets and ISSS (programming) if applicable.
The ISID runs an embedded windows xp OS.
Installed on the ISID is a program called ISTA-D (recent versions are codenamed ‘Rheingold’)
ISTA-D you can do all diagnostic functions, battery registrations etc etc. it also has wiring diagrams and guides on changing parts.
Some clever russians keep leaking the ISTA-D installer and it can easily be installed on any windows operating system. I can give you download links. They are around 10gb.
In ISTA-D you have a connection manager or how you wish to connect the computer to the odb port.
The common ones are:
BMW ICOM
EDIABAS
OMITEC USB
ICOM is BMW official cable, its predocessor was an OPPS unit. An ICOM is more than just a cable however, it has its own network adapter, mac address, cpu, cooling etc etc. Originals are expensive but you can get cheap but hq chinese clones for around $350 USD like this: http://www.obdii365.com/wholesale/bmw-icom-next-a-b-c-with-software.html
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EDIABAS is a communication protocal which requires you to have BMW Standard Tools installed aswell – which isnt a bad thing! This utilises comport access amongst other connection methods and is configured by an ini file. Most people use this method of connection as its cheap, you can get a K+DCAN cable for under $50 USD now. Just do your research first as there ar bad clones about!
OMITEC is also an original USB interface. These are very rare. K+DCAN cable are copies of the OMITEC cable.
Update: Thinking it can be used on a Mac also… I use a Mac sometimes no problem with a windows VMware XP virtual machine and ISTA-D installed.
As I said there is no better diagnostic software. Its dealer level software and It’s freely available now all over the Internet. Plus it’s very user friendly!
So price is Cable + Windows XP CD key for the virtual machine…
Hope that helps.

How to solve ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 error 94201 63031 63014

10 steps to solve ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 error 94201 63031 /63014 after boot.
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1.End the dialogue.
2.Disconnect ICOM device from the BMW.
3.unplug the car battery for 10 minutes.
4.Plug the car battery again, boot the new ISTA/P dialogue.
5.Turn on the ignition.
6.Connect the ICOM device to the BMW ICOM.
7.Choose “ICOM” in the ISTA/P connection manager.
8.Boot the programming dialogue.
If the problem is not solved, please do by following below steps.
1.End the dialogue.
2.To confirm the repair shop has no the activated ISTA/P dialogue.
3.Reboot the programming device (PC, ISID or ISSS)
4.Use other ICOM BMW to restart new programming dialogue. Connect ICOM to the vehicle with the ignition is on.
If the problem is not solved, please firstly follow the
[=>00044444EN] description to collect Log file, then contact the tech support.
Thanks to Susan who are working at www.cnautotool.com,one user bought from her one ISTA-D 4.04.12 ISTA-P 3.60.2.001 and come across the above error, with her help, the problem is solved finally.