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Summary: CAST AIP 8.3.16 introduces a number of features and changes as listed below. To view the impacts of these changes on analysis results, see: Changes in results post upgrade.


CAST Extension Downloader

Some changes have been made to switch downloads to the "next generation" CAST Extend service ( This new CAST Extend service is a replacement for the existing CAST Extend Service which will be phased out in due course. Note that to use, you will need to register a new account ( - accounts from the existing CAST Extend service have not been transferred.

Installing CAST AIP ≥ 8.3.16 from scratch

When installing CAST AIP ≥ 8.3.16 from scratch when no previous release of CAST AIP exists, the following servers will be pre-configured for extension downloads:

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Note that you can manually add the URL of the existing CAST Extend service if you prefer to use it, however, you should bear in mind that this service will be phased out in due course.

CAST Database Extractor

The CAST Database Extractor now supports: