Updating ARC

Periodically, ARC will be updated with new features, bug fixes, or security fixes. There are three different distribution channels of ARC that are each updated within their respective schedule.

ARC Pro (recommended)

It is updated immediately (often weekly) with bug fixes, new features, and security fixes. Unlock all ARC features with the Pro edition. Create mobile apps, unlimited speech recognition commands, cloud storage, use high-resolution cameras for object detection, and much more. This version is the most popular ARC installation because it also receives the latest updates and bug fixes.

ARC Teams/Free

It is updated every four months with bug fixes, new features, and security fixes. Teams & Free can be used by either Pro or free users, respectively. The main difference between Teams and Pro is the update cycle. Most schools will choose this edition because it is updated only every four months. The downside to this edition is that it takes longer to experience bug fixes and new features.

ARC Runtime

It is updated immediately (often weekly) with bug fixes, new features, and security fixes. The runtime edition allows loading any robot apps, whether created by free or Pro edition. There are no limitations to the number of robot skills or speech recognition, etc., in this edition. This edition is runs existing robot applications for robots. One noticeable difference with this edition is the lack of Add Control and Config buttons.

ARC Mobile (Android & iOS)

The mobile app version of ARC is maintained for legacy support of bug fixes only. Updates occasionally as required every few months or up to a year. The Mobile edition of ARC was created for on-the-go remote control of robots and is therefore limited in functionality. The mobile edition does not contain the ability to load third-party robot skills, and many build-in skills are not available. Review the manual for the Interface Builder robot skill to see what skills are available.

How To Update

When a new ARC Windows update is available, a message will be displayed upon loading. The message will contain information about the new version and a few options. There is an option to automatically perform the update immediately, or skip the update for a set time. Also, there is an option to view the release notes to see what new features, bug fixes, or security fixes have been included in the recent update. If the

  1. Press to automatically download and update the ARC software to the latest version.
  2. Select a timeframe to skip an update.
  3. Once the timeframe has been selected to skip, press this button to acknowledge skipping the update for the specified period of time.
  4. Press to view release notes about the latest update.