Installation (T2, T4, I3 & L5 Consoles)

If installing Vista V2 software on a Vista T2, T4 and I3 console for the first time, the hard-drive in these consoles must be re-imaged from CD or USB stick, using the Vista V2 Console Image file.

  • Installation of this software on a console will erase all saved shows and other data. You must manually backup or archive all your existing show data (the contents of the /data/ directory) to an external storage device.

When T2 and T4 consoles start in Vista V2 for the first time the inbuilt Tablet / LCD and any additional monitors, touch screens or tablets may not be configured automatically. This may result in incorrect operation of the pen, and an upside-down display in some consoles. See the Known Issues section of these release notes for details on how to rectify this.

After installing the Vista V2 Console Image for the first time, subsequent Vista V2 Console Images can be applied with a “Re-use” option, which retains the existing hard-drive partitions, screen configurations, and User Data files. Also, application-only update packages can be applied using the Vista V2 Console Update files, and update package files for Vista 1.13 – if your console is setup for dual boot.

To install the Vista V2 Console Image:

  1. Download the latest Vista V2 Console Image file and burn it to a CD, or create a bootable USB drive. Instructions for how to create a bootable USB drive can be found in Appendix 3 – creating a bootable USB device on Page 16-22.
  2. Insert the CD or bootable USB drive and restart the console. Note the BIOS settings in some older consoles may not have USB enabled as a boot device. If you have connected your bootable USB drive to your console, but the console still boots normally, please download the Vista T Series BIOS Restore Instructions from and verify the BIOS settings are correct.
  3. When the console is finished booting, the Console Software Installer will open. Note the Pen will not work during installation; use the touch pad or a mouse instead.
  4. To install the dual boot software make sure that both the Vista1 and Vista2 check boxes are selected and click the Next button. The Confirm Installation window will open.
  5. Select a Hard Disk to install to in the Target Disk Device box and select ‘Yes’ in the Proceed with Installation box.
  6. Select ‘Initialise’ in the Partitions box, or if Vista V2 has been installed previously select ‘Re-use’, and click on the ‘Next’ button to start the installation. Note this will completely erase the hard disk – be sure you have already backed up any important data.
  7. When the installation is complete, click the ‘Next‘ button
  8. Click the finish button to eject the CD (if present) and shutdown the console. Remove the USB drive or CD from the console.
  9. When the console has fully shut down, press the Power button to restart the console.

To install a Vista V2 Console Update package:

If Vista V2 has been previously installed on a console, it is possible to apply most new software updates via a smaller Vista V2 Console Update package. To install a Vista V2 Console Update, first download the update file onto a USB flash drive, or FTP the file into the /Vista V2/UserData/Updates directory on the console.

  1. Boot the console into Vista V2.
  2. If updating via USB stick, insert the USB stick into a console USB port.
  3. Select File Quit Application. Wait for the System Settings dialogue to appear.
  4. Click on ‘Apply Update’.
  5. Click ‘Browse’.
  6. If updating by USB, click on the USB flash drive in the list. If the file has been transferred via ftp, navigate to /Vista V2/UserData/Updates.
  7. Select the desired update file and Click “Open”.
  8. The update package will appear on the left hand side of the dialogue. Click on the update package. The package contents are now inspected – wait until the cursor changes back from the hourglass.
  9. Click ‘Apply Update’. The software will now install the update package. When complete, a new dialogue will appear, warning that the console must be rebooted for the update to take effect.
  10. Click ‘OK’.
  11. Click ‘Quit’. T series consoles will now power down, while I3 consoles will reboot.

Unlike Vista 1.13, in Vista V2 there is no simple way to revert an update. If it becomes necessary to revert to a previous version the console must be re-imaged.

Installation (Windows XP, Vista & 7)

The Vista V2 software can be installed on a Windows PC running XP, Vista, or Windows 7. Both 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows are supported. The recommended PC specification is an Intel i3 CPU, 2GB RAM, and 500MB disk space.

  • If you want to run Vista 1.13 on the same machine, the 1.13 version must be Build 5295 or later.

To install Vista V2 Windows Update files on a PC:

  1. Close all open applications on the PC.
  2. Switch off and disconnect all Jands Vista USB devices.
  3. Launch the Vista V2 Windows Installer file. If an earlier version of Vista V2 is already installed on the PC, there’s no need to un-install it – simply install the new version over the top of the old one.
  4. Click ‘Next’.
  5. A location for the installed files is selected automatically. If required you can change the location. Click ‘Next’.
  6. A location for the User Data folder (your show files etc) is selected automatically. If required you can change the location. Click Install.
  7. When the installation is complete, click Finish.

Connecting to the console via FTP

You can take advantage of the Vista’s built-in FTP server to move files from a Mac or PC to the Vista or vice versa using FTP (File Transfer Protocol, a common method of file transfer).

Hardware setup

Connect the console and computer to an Ethernet hub or switch using a standard Ethernet cable, or connect the two devices to each other using a crossover Ethernet cable.

Vista software setup

Open the Network window from the Control panel option on the File menu, and check the ‘IP Address’ setting. If the IP address is already set, make note of the address and close the Control panel. If there’s no IP address or it’s set to, you’ll need to assign one. The address is four groups of numbers from 0 to 255, all connected by periods. Typically, you’ll use an IP addresses starting with 192.168 (e.g.,

Computer software setup

Check that the computer’s TCP/IP properties are set to a different IP address in the same subnet (, for example). The subnet mask should be,

If necessary refer to your computers documentation for how to set the IP address.

Using FTP

On the computer start an FTP client such as Filezilla, FTP Commander or CuteFTP and open a connection to the consoles IP address ( The connection requires a username and password as follows:

Username: byron
Password byron

If you use a graphical FTP client such as those mentioned above the contents of the consoles Show Data directory and sub folders will be displayed in a window such as this:

Files can now be transferred to and from the Vista by dragging them between the Vista ( ‘remote site’ window) and the PC ( ‘local site’ window).

  • If the console is not booting properly it maybe possible to copy files using this method.