Meet your Race Car’s new best friend…
With all the hi-quality data the DL10 Data Logger is capable of recording, it wouldn’t do you a bit of good without some top notch software to view it with! The guys at RPM Performance didn’t let you down, they have set a new high standard in Data Recording Software with the RPM Pro Software for Windows. After dealing with about everyone’s in the industry we flat love this software!!!
If you haven’t owned a data logger before, you have to understand that the software is the most important feature of a data logger system. It’s the heart and soul of the system which gives you a microscopic view of how your car is working.
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Available for Windows 2000, XP and Windows 7
In fact, you’ll likely spend many, many hours reviewing your log data from your runs looking for areas of improvement so it had better be good! Don’t be surprised if you call us up to ask about fine tuning a converter when we ask for your log files, it takes the whole process of dialing in a car incredibly fast compared to your Grandpa’s "seat of your pants" data loggers!
Ok, now that you know that this software is a "Gotta Have" item, let’s get familiarized with this program a bit…
The RPM PRO software for PC includes most of the features found in software packages costing $700.00 or more, as well as many additional features not yet available elsewhere for any price but get this… The RPM PRO software is FREE. Isn’t that a nice word?
Think about what FREE means.. you’ll be able to share your data with all the people you’re working with to make your car run faster – like Neal Chance, we have the software and you bet we want to review your data to help you optimize your converter setup. But don’t stop there… think for a minute about all the others you deal with that can use this FREE software to help you figure out YOUR car. Unlike others that require a software key or special user license in order to use, this software is available to anyone that needs it.
This entire program was designed with an easy-to-use operator interface which allows you to be up to speed quickly even if you’re not a wizard on the computer!
Here are a few of the main features
- Fully configurable, split graph display allows data channels to be presented as you choose. Each channel can be configured for position, color, scale and filtration. You can drag the graph seperator to make each half of the screen larger or smaller, or turn off that area easily if you wish.
- Auto load graphics control immediately displays an initial graph format of your choice.
- Four run overlay presentation for in-depth, run-to-run comparisons. This feature is great
- “Quick Graph” function allows you to easily add or remove 1 or all data curves from a run with one click.
- Fully functional Log book allows you to set it up with as few or as many entries as you like.
- On graph time slip, split times, and notes field allows you to enter and review time slip and pertinent info without having to exit the graph or open the log book. When reviewing previous run data, one click brings up the time slip.
Software Screen Shots and Details
These profiles allow you to setup the way you want the graph data to be presented. Then, each time you download a run, the data is automatically displayed according to your profile. This profile is also stored in the DL-10 Data Logger. By doing this, the system allows you to download your data into any computer and get the same display without resetting the profile. This also allows multiple racers to download into the same computer without having to change profiles.
The RPM PRO software will overlay up to 4 runs on the screen so you can easily identify differences between the runs. Also, if more than one run is selected for download, the software will automatically overlay the runs for you.
Adding or removing a channel from the graph is as simple as clicking on the digital reading for that channel. One click, it’s on. One click, it’s off.
The ZOOM function allows you unlimited enlarging of any section of the run to get a better look at the data. You can zoom in several times then zoom back out in steps.
When examining run data or comparing runs, it is useful to know the ETs and some basic information about the run. The RPM PRO software has incorporated the ability to have that information at your fingertips while the graph is displayed (which is, after all, when you need it). By right clicking on the “RUN #” in the left of the text data window, the time slip, notes line and split times information can be brought up. This information is recalled from the log book page, and you can also enter this information here without having to go to another screen to access the log book.
Sometimes it is helpful to change the color of a graph line to better identify a channel. The software allows you to change the color of a data line without leaving the graph screen. Simply right click on the text data for that channel and select the new color.
This is a very useful function when overlaying runs. With one click, you can add or remove all the graph curves for a run, or all the curves for a channel. For example, if you have four runs overlaid, each showing five data curves, you can remove all five of the data curves for any of the runs by clicking the run #. One click, the run is out, one click, it’s back. You can also remove the lines for any channel in a similar manner. Click on the channel name above the text data and that channel will be removed for all runs, click again and they’re back.
The RPM PRO graph presentation has an upper and lower graph display. This allows more curves to be presented with less confusion. The upper display is preset to cover 75% of the graph window. If you want to enlarge the lower window, simply position the cursor over the line separating the upper and lower graphs until the up/down arrow appears, then press and hold the left mouse button to “drag” the separation line and release it where you want it. The graph will then be redrawn with the new positioning.
The RPM PRO software contains a comprehensive Log Book feature. It is designed so that you can set it up to meet your needs, whether you want 1 entry or 200 entries. The time slip, notes line and split times from the log page can also be displayed on the graph window without opening the log book.
The DL10 system and RPM PRO software will allow you to view and log to file, the real time data from the data logger sensors. This is useful during warm up to view data and verify sensors.
The RPM PRO software has easy to use calibration capabilities. Most sensors supplied by RPM will come with a cal sheet that specifies the numbers to enter, but the system is designed to allow you to add a variety of sensors from other sources. With up to five cal points, the system is also capable of accurate readings from nonlinear sensors. The cal screen displays the current voltage reading from each sensor to assist you in calibrating nonstandard or application specific sensors.
Try it for yourself…
Download the RPM Pro Software and play with it yourself – it’s free! Software runs on Windows XP, 2000, Vista and Windows 7 and will run on older, low powered computers. The program has sample files to look at to try out all the functions of RPM Pro Software.