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  1. velocitek

    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    We're completely tied up in manufacturing at the moment, but we'll try build this feature by the end of the year. Thanks for the request.
  2. velocitek

    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    If you're the guy who called earlier then you should be sorted. If you're not, please try another USB port on your computer (not a USB hub) and the supplied USB cable. From your description it sounds like the ProStart recognizes it is connected to power but the computer is not finding the ProStart. There are some USB cables which are power only.
  3. velocitek

    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    Please take a look at the Python sample code. If you have some experience with Python, you might be able to get what you need with very little effort.
  4. velocitek

    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    I'm really glad to hear it's working well. On the first 50 or so units we built, we had a problem with the USB port gasket falling out easily when the port gets opened. We have since improved the design of the gasket so it stays in place. The old gasket is black and the new one is white / translucent. Anybody that is having problems with the old black gasket can send an email to support@velocitek.com and we'll send you the new one free of charge. The new ProStart logs magnetic heading, heel, pitch, COG and SOG every quarter second. Our initial plan was to log this data to GPX files (a universal standard for GPS data) but the files ended being so big that they were a pain to work with. After consulting with the leading replay apps, Charted Sails and Njord Analyitics, we decided to work with them to develop a much more compact, open binary format called the VTK Protocol. Adding a simple utility to our website that converts VTK files to CSV and GPX is on our to do list but at the moment we're pretty tied up with increasing our manufacturing throughput and getting through the order backlog. Until then, if any developers in the SA community are interested in taking a stab at it, complete documentation for the VTK Protocol and some sample code for parsing it are here: https://github.com/velocitek/vtk_protcol
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    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    @CriticalPath, yes the ProStart Cradles fits the Deck Bracket! Yes, an L extrusion would also work but our brackets are anodized and powder coated for longevity in the marine environment.
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    Velocitek Speed Puck

    Yes, the new ProStart has heel angle displayed in the bar graph. When COG is selected as the direction output, the heel angle feature is disabled. Heel angle is also recorded in the ProStart’s data storage. Heel to starboard is shown as positive degrees. Heel to port is shown as negative degrees.
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    Velocitek Speed Puck

    Yes, the Shift has been discontinued. We were not able to produce the Shift in economical batch sizes so we had to end production. If you're looking for a Velocitek compass, check out the new ProStart and the Prism!
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    Velocitek Speed Puck

    We agree that the new ProStart is pretty sweet. But the SpeedPuck is still a great device! It's undergoing a bit of a overhaul at the moment and SpeedPucks should be available again late 2020 or early 2021.
  9. velocitek

    Thoughts on Novasail VS Prostart

    @CriticalPath here's a short list of reasons the ProStart is more expensive: Bonded Gorilla Glass display red/white backlight for all light conditions high precision magnetic compass 72 channel, 18 Hz multi-constellation GPS receiver 100 Hz solid-state 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) Onboard battery Assembled in USA
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    Thoughts on Novasail VS Prostart

    @Loose Cannon as you noted the classic ProStart's screen refresh rate was 2 Hz. This is different than the GPS update rate which you state for the other two products. The new ProStart has a 72 channel, 18 Hz multi-constellation GPS combined with a 100 Hz inertial measurement unit. @CriticalPath the new ProStart out classes the NS in all categories. But we might be a little biased!
  11. velocitek

    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    @allweather The Mast Bracket is 50 mm tall x 95 mm wide x 57 mm deep (mast to cradle). The back of the Mast Bracket is 50 mm wide. The Mast Bracket is designed to work with bullet or D cross section masts. The W-Bracket is 66 mm tall x 95 mm wide x 49 mm deep (peaks of W to cradle). The V in the back of the W-Bracket is 20 mm deep. The W-Bracket is designed to work with teardrop and round cross section masts.
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    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    @Rambler The new ProStart is assembled in house and each unit goes through a battery of non-destructive tests before they are shipped to the customer. The new ProStart also made out of new and better materials. On the dinghy/skiff/ 'w' mounting request, this ought to fit the bill: https://www.velocitek.com/products/w-mast-bracket
  13. velocitek

    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    Thanks for your interest in the ProStart! We do have European retailers and distributors. It sounds like you're in Germany. We do not sell direct into Germany because of an exclusivity agreement with Kohlhoff. Kohlhoff is our importer in Germany and Austria: https://www.kohlhoff-online.de/main/contact_us
  14. velocitek

    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    Yes, the new ProStart fits the original mounting cradle. Good question!
  15. velocitek

    All-New Velocitek ProStart

    @samc99us, thanks for your message. At the moment, you can choose between Magnetic Heading or COG for your direction output. We'll take your suggestion into consideration. Making a ProStart legal for classes that specify compass only is a tricky one. The hardware is in the box and there's no changing that. For the strictest classes, we offer the Prism: https://www.velocitek.com/pages/prism