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FTS Ethertest
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TranScan ISO/8583 Decode

Instructions for Download
and Installation on PCs

The instuctions below are for Windows PCs. Contact support@transcan.com for installation instructions for Windows Server.

Currently, there are 3 separate installations required to install TranScan with FTS Ethertest or FTS Serialtest.  (We hope to reduce this to 1 installation sometime in the near future.)  There are 3 files to be downloaded, corresponding to the 3 separate installs.
  1. TranScan Viewer base software
  2. FTS Ethertest/Serialtest
  3. FTS decode of TranScan ISO/8583

TranScan Viewer base software

The download file is a zip files. PKZIP, WINZIP, or equivalent is required.  The zip file contains the TranScan Viewer base software installation files. After downloading the zip file:

  1. unzip the files into a single folder
  2. double click on "setup.exe" from Windows Explorer.
  3. follow the on screen instructions

After installing the TranScan Viewer base software, start the TranScan Viewer program (from the start menu, select "TranScan" (or whatever program group you set at installation), then "TranScan Viewer".  If you haven't installed TranScan Viewer before, you will be prompted for an activation code.  If you do not have an activation code yet send an e-mail to support@transcan.com. You may use the TranScan Viewer program for a 30 day trial period without an activation code.

FTS EtherTest/Serialtest

The download file is an executable (webinstallxxx.exe, where xxx is the current FTS version number and date).  Save the files to disk, and then execute it from its saved locations.

To install FTS Ethertest:

  1. execute the FTS Ethertest installation program (webinstallxxx.exe)
  2. When prompted, enter your FTS serial number. 
  3. If asked for which product to install, select Ethertest.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

After installation, run Ethertest to verify that installation was successful, by starting Ethertest and monitoring communications line traffic.  Data will not be passed to the TranScan Viewer until after you install the FTS decode below.

FTS decode of TranScan ISO/8583

The download file is an executable (FileSetTS_yyyymmdd.exe where yyyymmdd is the creation date).  Save the files to disk, and the execute it from its saved locations. To install the Ethertest decode of TranScan ISO/8583: 

  1. Execute FileSetTS_yyyymmdd.exe (for Windows 7, right click and click "run as administrator"). Then follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. If given a choice of FTS installations, choose the one you installed above.

Set Ethertest and TranScan Viewer to Run as Administrator 

For Windows 7, Ethertest and TranScan Viewer need to run as administators.
For Ethertest, click Start/All Programs/Ethertest, then right click Ethertest, choose properties. 
  1. On “Compatibility” tab, click "Show settings for all users".
  2. Then check "run as administrator " and under "run this program in compatibility mode", check "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".  Then click “OK”, then "OK" again.
For TranScan Viewer, click Start/All Programs/Transcan, then right click "TranScan Viewer", choose properties. 
  1. On “Compatibility” tab, click "Show settings for all users".
  2. Then check "run as administrator " and under "run this program in compatibility mode", check "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)".  Then click “OK”, then "OK" again.