Software Updates

FTDI Driver Required for USB on GTOCP4 and GTOCP5

For Windows:   https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM21228_Setup.zip 

For Mac: https://ftdichip.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/FTDIUSBSerialDextInstaller_1_5_0.dmg

For Linux: https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/VCP.htm 

Java Required for Utilities and Keypad V5 Update

https://www.java.com

Utilities 

USB/Serial Utilities (VSU-09) USB/Serial Utilities is a simple program for performing maintenance actions on your GTOCP5 and GTOCP5 and limited function for the GTOCP3.  It uses a USB or serial connection to your CP3/4/5 and allows configuration of the Ethernet and Wi-Fi interfaces (CP4/5 only), firmware updates (CP4/5 only), manual command entry, and NVM archiving and restore. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java.

Find Mounts (VFM-01-04) to find current GTOCP4 IP addresses and other network information via Ethernet or WiFi. Works for any computer - Windows, Mac or Linux running Java.

ASCOM Platform & AP V2 Driver

ASCOM V6.6 Platform  for use with the V2 Driver and APCC - Thanks to the ASCOM Initiative

ASCOM V2 Driver current version 

APCC

APCC Download Center

Retrieve APCC License or Change Your Email Address Click if you have lost your APCC license or wish to change the email address associated with APCC. 

GTOCP4 Control Box Firmware Update

GTOCP4 current version - P02-15 - Not necessary for GTOCP4 to upgrade from P02-13 unless you have absolute encoders on your mount.

Keypad Modeling License - for GTOCP4 control boxes with serial number LOWER than CP4-1423

GTOCP4 previous version - P01-14 - Only use with SkyX non-ASCOM (proprietary) driver

GTOCP5 Control Box Firmware Update

GTOCP5 current version - P02-15

Keypad V5.010 Firmware Update (only use with GTOCP4 and GTOCP5)

Keypad version 5.010 for Code only or Code & Database Load - uses Java Keypad Loader.  Keypad serial # must be 1565GTO or HIGHER due to more memory requirements.

Keypad version 5 Database Load -Uses Java Keypad Loader 

Keypad V4.19.3 and V4.19.5 Firmware Update

Code (Program) load options: 

Keypad version 4.19.5 Code (Program) Load only, Java-based - The Java-based Keypad Loader requires a GTOCP4 control box with P02-01 or later version firmware for the loading process.  However, a keypad with 4.19.5 can be used with any GTOCP1, GTOCP2, GTOCP3 or GTOCP4 control box to control your mount in the field. Keypad serial # must be 1565GTO or higher due to more memory requirements.

Keypad version 4.19.3 Code (Program) Load only, Non-Java - Does not use Java. Use with GTOCP1, GTOCP2, GTOCP3 and GTOCP4 with P01-xx version firmware. Do not use with GTOCP4 with P02-01 or later firmware or GTOCP5 control box

Database reload options, two download methods depending on your control box firmware version. The actual database is the same for both: 

Keypad v4 Database Load Only, Java-based - Uses Java Keypad Loader, Requires GTOCP4 with P02-01 or later. Use with any keypad with v4 firmware. 

Keypad V4 Database Load Only, Non-Java - Does not use Java. Use with GTOCP1, GTOCP2, GTOCP3 and GTOCP4 with P01-xx version firmware. Ddo not use with GTOCP4 with P02-01 or later firmware or GTOCP5 control box

GTOCP3, GTOCP2 and GTOCP1 Control Box Upgrades

Upgrade information

Other Tools

WiFi Poll for GTOCP4 and GTOCP5 Ethernet Application (2016-0711) to find current IP addresses and other network information. It also can open the GTOCP4 or GTOCP5 webpage in IE. Requires AP V2 ASCOM Driver and a USB or serial connection to the control box.

Default IP Address Calculator and Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter This link has two handy tools:
     ** IP Address Calculator - will take the CPx serial number and return the default IP address for the device. While the Wi-Fi poll and FindMounts look at your actual system and find devices, this only does a basic calculation without looking into your computer.
     ** Latitude/Longitude Coordinate Converter - Enter local coordinates in decimal degrees, and press Calculate Coordinates to get the Degree:Minute:Second format.