Installation and Setup Intro

Installation and setup of the ICA Training System (ICATS) is relatively simple.  This page provides guidance for those considering a purchase, as well as detailed instructions for installation and setup.  Browse this page from top-to-bottom, or click on a topic below to go directly to an item of interest.

Projector Selection

Projectors are not "all created equal" for this application.  Projector specifications (throw ratio, resolution, aspect ratio, luminosity) are important.  Table size (7'/8'/9'), room dimensions (ceiling height and rail clearance) and location of projector (end-mounted or side-mounted) are also major considerations. 

Numerous projectors were evaluated and ICA is recommending these projectors for use with ICATS, two for end-mount and two for side-mount.  These projectors have demonstrated good performance for typical table and room situations.  If you desire to use a different projector, or have unusual room conditions, please contact to confirm projector specifications are sufficient for use with ICATS.

The two projectors are:

End-Mount - 7' or 8' tables. Viewsonic PA503W, Infocus IN116xv. For 9' tables the Infocus IN138HD works great.

  • With 3600, 3800 and 4000 lumens respectively. The first two have a 1.55-1.7 throw ratio. The Infocus IN138HD has a 1.12 throw ratio which works well for the larger 9' tables. These projectors are mounted at the end of the table. Mounting distances vary based on table size.


Side-Mount - Viewsonic PS501W or Infocus IN138HDST

  • With 3500 and 4000 lumens respectively. Both have a .49 throw ratio, the Viewsonic projectors work well for 7' and 8' tables. The Infocus IN138HDST projector works great for 9' and 10' tables. These projectors are mounted at the side of the table. Mounting distances vary based on table size.

Setting up the Projector

Plug in the projector and put batteries in the remote. Turn on the projector and point it at a blank wall. Press the menu button on the remote. This will bring up a menu. Use the arrow buttons on the remote to scroll over to the first icon that looks like a gear and wrench. Scroll down to the projector position setting and change it to "Front Ceiling". This will make the screen turn upside down which is correct for a ceiling mount setup.


Take the projector to the end of the table you are going to using it at and hold the it over your head so that the screen’s light covers the complete bed of the table. The light can have over-coverage at the far end of the table. Mount the projector to the ceiling or place it on a high shelf at the same location it was in when you had it over your head. The diagrams below will help you visualize correct placement.


Plug in the HDMI cable to the micro-computer and the projector. Plug in the power supply to the wall and then to the micro-computer.  Further instructions on initial calibration and setup are at Operating Instructions.

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Detailed Installation and Setup Instructions

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