ProStart firmware v31

ProStart firmware v31

We recently launched ProStart firmware version 31. In this latest firmware we added the most requested feature for the new ProStart, bar graph shift tracking. Also in this firmware, we redesigned the configuration menus implementing scrolling text for clear descriptions of the configuration options.

You can download the latest firmware for your ProStart here: https://www.velocitek.com/pages/prostart-firmware

User Configuration Menus:

Magnetic Declination

  • Now displayed as "dEcLinAtion" scrolling on screen
  • Changes COG (Course Over Ground) from degrees True to Magnetic
  • Does not change your Compass Heading
  • If your declination is degrees East enter a positive number, if West enter a negative number. 

Bow offset

  • Now displayed as "b OFFSEt" scrolling on screen
  • Distance from the ProStart to the bow in 0.5 meter increments
  • Round up if your bow offset does not fall on a 0.5 meter
  • You can also leave this at 0.0, approach from below the line and ping when the bow is on the line.

Direction output

  • Two options relabeled "HEAding" or "COg"
  • "HEAding" = Heading / Magnetic Heading / Compass (the direction you are pointing)
  • "COg" = Course Over Ground (the direction you are moving)

Distance to Line (on/off)

  • Now displayed as "diSt to LinE" scrolling on screen
  • Option to disable distance to line.
  • When Distance to Line is off off, Start Mode is Countdown Timer on top, Speed Over Ground on bottom.
  • If your One Design class does not permit distance to line, we recommend you check with the technical committee or event organizers before using the ProStart with distance-to-line disabled.

Distance precision NEW

  • Displayed as "diStAncE PrEciSion"
  • Option to display distance to line in tenths of meters or whole meters
  • 0.0 = tenths of meters
  • 0 = whole meter

Heading Offset NEW

  • Displayed as "HEAding OFFSEt"
  • If your ProStart is mounted off axis with your boat use this configuration menu to align your compass.

Bar graph output NEW

  • Two options: "HEEL" or "SHIFt"
  • HEEL - heel angle displayed in 2.5° segments. In Race Mode RESET button zero's out heel.
  • SHIFt - shift tracking displayed as 2.5° per segment. In Race Mode RESET button resets reference angle for shift tracking.

Compass damping

  • Now displayed as "d LEvEL"
  • This adjusts your compass damping only.

Other updates:

1 minute countdown timer bug fix.

You can download the latest firmware for your ProStart here: https://www.velocitek.com/pages/prostart-firmware

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