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New Version - Software Upgrades

RaceLog Pro 9 Plus Upgrade
Version date: 9/16/2014 Windows 8.1 requires this version of the software.

RaceLog Pro 9 Lite Upgrade

Version date: 9/16/2014 Windows 8.1 requires this version of the software.

Free - Software Updates

RaceLog Pro 8 Plus Update (For programs purchased before 4-16-12)
Update your RaceLog Pro 8 Plus program with the latest changes for Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Fixes Print Screen functions and registration issues. Updated program will unlock with your original username and unlock code.

RaceLog Pro 7 Lite Update (For programs purchased before 4-17-12)
Update your RaceLog Pro 7 Lite program with the latest changes for Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Fixes Print Screen functions and registration issues. Updated program will unlock with your original username and unlock code.

Davis WeatherLink 6.03 Update
The latest WeatherLink Software for Davis Vantage Pro2

Free - Downloads

DataMaster Sportsman Computer Software *UPDATED ON 5-6-2012
DataMaster Analyzer Version 413.12 (5/6/2012) - Download here
Before installing this update, go into your Control Panel and Select "Add/Remove" or "Uninstall Program" and uninstall the previous version of the program, Your data files are safe in the original program folder. Then, click on "Download here" link above, and click on "Run" this file. Or, click on "Save" and double click on the downloaded file. Changes and additions are:

1. Traps an "Overflow" error if a data file is corrupted.
2. Adds use of cursor (arrow) keys for precise location points on graphs.
3. Added support for up to 12 Comm (Serial) Ports.
4. Fixes error (8020) reading comm device with some USB to Serial Adapters.
5. New Print Screen routines for Windows 7 Service Pack 1
6. New graph added to analyze Converter or Clutch slippage (Efficiency Percent).


USB To Serial Drivers - Prolific Chip

Windows 7 (32/64 bit), Vista (32/64 bit) - PL2303-Prolific_Vista_332102.exe
This one of the ONLY Prolific drivers that work with Vista and Windows 7. For a brand new computer with no drivers installed, download and install this driver, otherwise read this newsletter: Fixing Prolific PL-2303 Code 10 Error.

Windows 98 (32-bit), XP (32/64 bit) - ProlificW98XP.zip

Contains serspl.inf, serwpl.inf serspl.vxd, pserenum.vxd, ser2pl.sys, ser2pl64.sys, ser9pl.sys, prSeEnum.sys

FAQs

USB to Serial Adapter FAQs

Q. How do I find the Windows Device Manager to see my USB to Serial Adapter port assignments?

A. Every Windows operating system uses a different succession of multiple mouse clicks to eventually end up at the Device Manager. Why Microsoft chooses to make things so difficult for the end user is beyond me. However, there is a shortcut that can be used on any Windows machine to access the Device Manager directly, and at any time. It's this simple:

1. Hold down the Windows key on the keyboard, and press the "R" key.
2. In the textbox that appears, type: devmgmt.msc and Click OK, or Press Enter.

Bingo, you're in the Device Manager! Once there, Double Click on:

"Ports (Com & LPT)"

and you'll see the Com Port assignments for your USB to Serial Adapters, printer ports, and/or serial ports.


DataMaster Sportsman Computer FAQs

Q. What diameter of driveshaft will the 12 point ring fit? I think mine is 3 or 3.5". How does it attach? Is engine rpm determined from the MSD tach output? I have Altronics DRT with G-time. The car will 60' within .001 and reactions can be within .005 but the numbers on the DRT vary by as much as .3. From one day to the next my reactions went from .010's to .040's and I know I was not late but the DRT still shows about the same. Baffling information. My laptop only has a usb port. Will that work? Thank you in advance.

A. Actually, it's not baffling information, the data is just telling you that the device is not working. And, unless you have multiple pickup points and a high speed CPU, like our DataMaster, there is no way it can work, because every time you stage the car the pickup is in a completely different position. None of these devices, or any data recorder on the market today, are as accurate as the DataMaster, but it's a great way for them to get your money!

The DataMaster gives you a highly accurate Vehicle Reaction Time (VRT) with .001 accuracy, which allows you to see if the car is repeating during roll out and hooking consistently. Personal Reaction Time (PRT) or Driver Reaction Time (DRT) cannot be measured without being able to "read" the tree. You can, however, subtract the VRT from the Reaction Time (RT) on your time slip to see if your PRT is consistent, which is what you seem to be looking for.

If you have a dragster with a coupler, the ring goes on the female half of the coupler. Otherwise, the ring goes on the machined surface of the pinion yoke directly in front of the pinion seal. It depends on the type of rear and pinion yoke manufacturer what diameter ring you'll need. There are several different sizes available, and we can machine many custom configurations. The RPM square wave signal is provided by the MSD Tach terminal. A simple USB to Serial adapter is used if you do not have a true hardware serial port.


ET Prediction Software FAQs

Q. Does this software work with a set of gauges and a computer or do I need weather station also. Will a notebook style computer with 200 memory , 1 gig ram and basic Microsoft 7 run this. Will it load with flash drive or a disc player. What gauges do you recommend. My Performaire station died and i need a small size computer at work so I was hoping to get something to do both.

A. You can use gauges that measure barometric pressure, temperature, and humidity. Old style analog gauges are not accurate and do not update rapidly, so digital gauges are preferred. Ideally, you would want a barometric pressure gauge that reads Absolute Pressure, not corrected pressure. We have a hand held gauge called the Digital Pocket Weatherman that is very accurate:

http://ifamilysoftware.com/700bar.html

The next step up would be a Davis Weather Station because it also provides wind readings that can be used in the ET Prediction result. Having a solar shield and better sensors, the accuracy is improved:

http://ifamilysoftware.com/FS-652C.html

The Weather Station can be linked to your computer and have the readings go into the program automatically using the Davis WeatherLink:

http://ifamilysoftware.com/Davis6510.html

Any notebook computer or laptop should be fine. However, there are some netbook computers that do not use a Windows operating system. The computer used must be running at least Microsoft Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Home Edition. The Windows 7 Starter Edition is very limited. If the computer can run one of these operating systems, then it has enough resources to run our software. The installation program comes on a CD or can be downloaded from our web site on the internet. It can be transferred to a flash drive if the computer does not have internet access or a CD or DVD drive.


Trailer Station FAQs
Q. What is the benefit of having the Di-Pole Antenna option versus the regular 'rubber duck' style antenna?

A. The di-pole antenna is mounted externally. If you have the transmitter located in a motorhome , the signal can travel through the glass and an external antenna is not necessary. However, if you have the transmitter located inside a metal trailer, the signal would be reduced. Closing the doors on the trailer would kill the signal entirely. Therefore an external antenna is mandatory in that application. In any event, the di-pole design doubles the radial range of a normal transmission, or can be used directionally to 'point' the signal in a particular direction such as the staging lanes.


Instructions (.PDF)

8307 Digital EGT Kit
8515 Digital EGT Kit
8525 Digital EGT Kit

DataMaster Sportsman Computer

DataMaster Software v3.5 (DOS/Windows)
DataMaster 4.13 Software (Windows XP/7)

2010 Davis Vantage Pro Paging Package Software Setup
2010 Davis Vantage Vue Paging Package Software Setup
Performaire PC Software Setup

ET-1000 ET Predictor II v6.06 with RAM
ET-1000 ET Predictor II v6.05 with EPROM
ET-1000Z ET Predictor II Palm PDA
EL-5500 III - ET Predictor v6.06

FS-1200 Paging System
FS-1250 DiPole Paging Antenna

Holley Strip Annihilator 800-200 User Manual

PageAire Pro 2
PageAire Pro 3

RaceLog Pro 3
RaceLog Pro 4
RaceLog Pro 5
RaceLog Pro 6 Lite
RaceLog Pro 6 Plus
RaceLog Pro 7 Lite
RaceLog Pro 7 Plus
RaceLog Pro 9 Plus



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