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Hi everone,

So as the title says what race managment software do you use?

I am using ssdc for the digital race night meetings and it has a lot of features
but is there anything missing from it that a digital club might need?

I would like to see a couple of features

1. Be able to tie a driver to a car for a race meeting
2. Be able to add a stop and go penalty

Anyone know if this can be done already and i missed it or anything you like in a different package you may use

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As far as I know, Stop& Go is possible with PC Lap counter in combination with PB Pro and Pit Pro. Downside-for me at least-, PC Lap counter does not support auto track call.
 

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post up on the SSDC website. They ask for new idea's.......
 

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Well we don't use auto track calls so that is not a problem

Also with the availability of cheap 7" tablets is it possible to use these as driver station displays just showing each indervidual driver info

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QUOTE (Michael363672 @ 27 Oct 2011, 09:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Anyone use any thing to run their race nights

We use SSDC and according to Andy's website a Penalty system with "Stop & Go" is currently being planned and may be in the next release.

Like the idea of tying a driver to a car for a whole race meet, not sure if I could see a 7" screen nowadays, I just went out and got a new 24" inch screen for the SSDC display so I could see things
 

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No we are not but was wodering if it was possible as I recall reading that someone had individual driver displays

I suppose with very few digital clubs the software seems to be more home based

Anyone using pclapcounter?

Or anything else for that matter
 

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We use PCLapcounter, which for us has been much more stable and feature rich than SSDC. Although it does not have an automatic track call feature at the moment, it does implement stop and go penalties. It is also much more customizable and reliable. I purchased SSDC first but had continual issues with power (after stopping races, etc.), car control, etc. Many of these are well documented on this forum and some of the problems remain outstanding for me. PCLapcoutner has worked flawlessly with precisely the same cars, hardware, etc. It also keeps more comprehensive statistics, can use more external control systems for lights etc (e.g., phidgets), and seems to be updated more often. One can also call up remote displays with an internet connection, which might be useful for your personal control stations. Finally, in my opinion, PCLapcounter is much more "small display friendly" due to the panel docking paradigm in SSDC. While both can serve well as basic lap counters, there are only two benefits that I can see in favor of SSDC. First is the price (SSDC is cheaper). Second is variable pace cars, although those are very difficult to get working effectively.

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Sorry Scott. Working to many hours.

I would like to hear from more people using pclapcounter. After going to the site it seems this is what I am looking for.

Very Good topic.
 

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Here is the PCLapcounter link for future reference, although I see you have already found it.

http://pclapcounter.be/

While I believe that PCLapcounter is better software for us than SSDC, I'd like to ammend my last post with one bit of pure opinion. I am rather new to this forum and to digital, but there is one other benefit of SSDC that might be important to consider. From my crash course reading over the past several months, it is clear to me that Andy Wallace, who is the developer of SSDC, RichG, RikoRocket and several others have contributed immensely to the _development_ of the SSD platform (PitPro, In-CarPro, Improved Firware for the powerbase), not just its support. So, purchasing items from them not only provides us with fun upgrades, it may also help promote further improvements.

Scott
 
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